The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges

What do you do when you are asked to review a book that you have read before, and didn’t particularly like when you read it?  Of course, you read it again and hope you were wrong the first time.  What is the book?  It is “The Pursuit of Holiness” by Jerry Bridges.  This is a classic book on our responsibility to lead holy lives. The first half or the book sets out the Biblical basis for holiness, and the last half makes some good and profitable applications.  Our lives are to be different because of the indwelling Holy Spirit.  We are God’s children and there must be a family resemblance.  Bridges emphasizes that holiness is not an option, but it is an opportunity to let the world see what the Lord Jesus Christ can do with our lives.

reviewed by Gary Simpson