God’s purpose for His children is that we might be conformed to the image of His Son, Jesus Christ. But what does that look like in the here and now? How do we become increasingly more like Jesus during our earthly sojourn as we face the world, our flesh, and the devil? And how do we know we’re making progress toward that end? The following resources, curated by the Ligonier editorial team, seek to provide clarity on what it means to grow in grace and bear fruit to the glory of God.
A Little Book on the Christian Life by John Calvin
This new translation of a Christian classic by John Calvin features the Reformer’s key teachings on the mortiﬁcation of sin, self-denial, the call to Christian living, the right use of the present life and its comforts, and other issues pertinent to living a life of faith. It reveals the heart of a man concerned that the people in the pew would live pious and godly lives, and it is a recommended guide for those who are seeking to live faithfully before the face of God.
The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
For centuries, Christians have looked to The Pilgrim’s Progress and its imaginative depiction of the Christian life from our conversion to our arrival in heaven. Readers will gain a better understanding of the foes we face on the way to the Celestial City and the many comforts we ﬁnd along the way.
Living the Christian Life by Albert N. Martin
As Christians, we are seeking to honor the Lord Jesus Christ and to produce fruit to His glory. This book is a practical guide to living a fruitful Christian life, as it seeks to help readers understand what bearing fruit looks like and how we can increase our yield.
Healthy Christian Growth by Sinclair B. Ferguson
What does healthy Christian growth look like as we progress toward spiritual maturity? This book looks to Scripture to answer this question, exploring the pattern of how God works in our lives and giving guidance for how we can evaluate our spiritual growth.
Sons in the Son: The Riches and Reach of Adoption in Christ by David B. Garner
Scripture tells us that one of the reasons that Christ died was so that we could be adopted as God’s children. This work considers the doctrine of adoption, explaining the many beneﬁts that come with being adopted as a child of God.
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