The May 2010 issue of Tabletalk seeks to provide a clear articulation of the doctrine and practice of sanctification. Here is a list of helpful resources that will complement your study through Tabletalk this month.
The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges
As Jerry Bridges explains in this helpful work, there is a holiness we have positionally in Christ and a holiness that we must work toward possessing. Bridges explains and helps us understand what pursuing holiness means.
Paperback, 160 Pages, (Retail $13) $10.40
__Holiness by J.C. Ryle
This important work is a classic on the holiness of God and how it is to be reflected in the life of every believer. It is well worth adding to your library or giving as a gift to friends and family.
Paperback, 352 Pages, (Retail $18) $14.40
Desiring God by John Piper
Desiring God is one of the most influential works calling for God-centeredness in all of life that has been published in the past thirty years. John Piper explains that true and lasting joy is found only in the Lord and that enjoying Him should be our chief end in all things.
Paperback, 400 Pages, (Retail $15) $12
The Sermon on the Mount by Sinclair B. Ferguson
The Sermon on the Mount is one of the most beloved parts of the Bible. Dr. Ferguson brings a pastor-theologian’s wisdom to Matthew 5–7 in this book, helping us learn how to live as the light of the world.
Paperback, 171 Pages, (Retail $8) $6.40
Pleasing God by R.C. Sproul
This classic series on sanctification from R.C. Sproul looks at how we may confront and defeat our three enemies: the world, the flesh, and the Devil. It is recommended as an especially useful introduction to the doctrine and process of sanctification.
3 CDs, (Retail $24) $19.20
The Mortification of Sin by John Owen
Even those of us who are in Christ cannot afford to be passive in the face of sin, for the remnants of our old nature are forever trying to take control of our lives and our directions once more. This helpful work by John Owen looks at what it means to put sin to death while relying on the grace of God in Christ Jesus for personal holiness.
Paperback, 130 pages, (Retail $9) $7.20
__Five Things Every Christian Needs to Grow by R.C. Sproul
Now updated and expanded, Five Things Every Christian Needs to Grow is a resource that explores Bible study, prayer, worship, service, and stewardship, demonstrating their importance and guiding us in their practice. Special case pricing is available at www.ligonier.org.
Hardcover, 135 Pages, (Retail $15) $12
___The Christian Life by Sinclair B. Ferguson
_Sinclair Ferguson looks at the great doctrines of the Christian faith and how they inform and empower the Christian life. It is a recommended antidote to many of the superficial presentations of Christian living that are on the market in our day.
Paperback, 218 Pages, (Retail $10) $8
__Charity and Its Fruits by Jonathan Edwards
Charity, or love, is the basic fruit of the Christian life from which other godly traits grow. This exposition of 1 Corinthians 13 by the famous preacher Jonathan Edwards is a classic treatment of Christian charity.
Hardcover, 326 Pages, (Retail $27) $21.60