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Summary

What does holiness look like? For starters, it doesn’t look anything like perfection. And it doesn’t necessarily look like victory. Mostly, it consists of effort, prayer, grace, and obedience. “Scripture speaks of both a holiness we have in Christ before God, and a holiness we are to strive after,” writes Bridges. We can ignore neither Christ’s role nor our own if we are to successfully pursue holiness. It is as simple as refusing to smudge the truth on a tax return or as complicated as forgiving the person who has most viciously hurt us.

Bridges takes holiness out of the realm of the impossible and brings it into the real world of your daily life and decisions. Whether you’re continuing your pursuit of holiness or just beginning, the principles and guidelines in The Pursuit of Holiness will challenge you to obey God’s command of holiness.

When Jerry Bridges speaks, I listen. His teaching in holiness is not an exercise in abstraction; it is an expresssion of a passion that has gripped his life and ministry.”
—R.C. Sproul

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