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Monday, February 14, 2011

"The Chase" by Jerry Bridges with Jay and Jen Howver

This is a contemporary adaptation of "The Pursuit of Holiness," which is also from Navpress publishers. Things like definitions, examples, advice, habits, and duties may seem like simple things to cover, but that isn't exactly the case when something as sensitive as holiness comes up. Some people think they've got it; others think they'll never achieve it. This book dives deep into what holiness is and how to get closer to it. The contemporary language in describing the Scripture and giving advice is very nice and flows well. However, newer translations of certain Bible verses may not evoke the same feelings from readers that are used to other translations. Still, I've reviewed the regular "The Pursuit of Holiness" and see this as less academic (for Bible scholars) and more laid-back, while still delivering the punches of theological teaching.

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