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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Book Review: The Practice of Godliness

The Practice of Godliness by Jerry Bridges is the sequel to The Pursuit of Holiness.  While The Pursuit of Holiness focused on dealing with sin in our lives, The Practice of Godliness focuses on growing in Christian character.

The author states that “the practice of godliness is an exercise or discipline that focuses upon God.”

We cannot please God without taking time to walk with Him and develop a relationship with him.  This new book teaches readers that devotion to God always results in Christian character.  It’s impossible to get closer to God, without taking on more of His character and attributes.  I would venture to say that EVERY Christian should read this book, at least once a year.   Whether you’ve walked with God your entire life or are a brand new Christian – there is something that everyone can learn from this study.

Some of the topics covered are: Devotion to God, Training Yourself To Be Godly, Humility, Contentment, Thankfulness, Joy, Holiness, Self-Control…all very good character traits that no one has perfected.  The study is well written, easy to understand and broken down into “digestible” pieces so that you have time to really absorb the point of each chapter.

A companion discussion guide is available for this book which makes a fantastic study resource either for an individual or a group.  The study guide helps the reader to go deeper into the topic, and offers opportunity for personal reflection and examination.  


This book and companion study guide were provided free for review by NavPress.

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