04 March 2011
The Chase by Jerry Bridges, Book Review
If you are familiar with Jerry Bridges' work and particularly The Pursuit of Holiness you will soon realize The Chase, Pursuing Holiness in your Everyday Life is similar yet this time is aimed at the younger generation.
To quote Jerry Bridges: "We must have conviction that it is God's will that we seek holiness - regardless of how arduous and painful the seeking may be. And we must be confident that the pursuit of holiness results in God's approval and blessing, even when circumstances make it appear otherwise."
For all of us who can no longer claim to belong in the "younger" category, we find in this version Bridges, with co-authors Jay and Jen Howver, uses teen language and clearly draws from The Message as well as NLT, NIV and the NASB.
Well written and to the point, as we have come to expect from the Author, this is an informative book with clear references and thoughtful insights leading to a better understanding of Holiness and what God expects of young adults.
The authors have provided much information in the short chapters making it ideal for small groups or as an excellent addition to the family library.
I consider this one to be ideal for any Youth Minister's resources! Here is the answer to many questions!
I give it a 4 stars!
If you are not yet familiar with the Author I recommend reading a very good interview with Jerry Bridges.
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