Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Chase by Jerry Bridges

Depend upon it, you and I do not grow holy by going to sleep. People are not made to 

grow in grace as plants grow, of which it is said, “They grow ye know not how.” The 

Christian is developed by actively seeking growth, by earnestly striving after holiness, 

and resolutely endeavouring to obtain it.  - C.H. Spurgeon


The Chase by Jerry Bridges is adapted from the classic, The Pursuit of Holiness, by the same author.   The content is the same but it is written for a younger audience.  This book is about how to chase after holiness, or become more Christlike, in our everyday lives.


The Chase is written in the dialect of today's teen.  I found this distracting because apparently I, now in my 30's, no longer speak this language.  Phrases such as, "before that totally trips you up" and "but don't get all bummed out" are commonplace in this book.  The content, however, is excellent and applicable to everyone.  This book is serious about calling sin what it is - sin.  The author also does a great job of offering practical ways to pursue holiness.


This book would be a wonderful resource in discipling a young person.  A short study guide in the back of the book would have been valuable addition to aid this goal.  Perhaps if they revise the book when the language becomes outdated (:-) they can add this feature.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from NavPress Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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