Monday, December 13, 2010

Book Review: The Practice of Godliness

Jerry Bridges and NavPress have once again produced an extremely valuable tool for the ministry of discipleship. They have produced a product that incorporates the meaty material of Bridges book, The Practice of Godliness and a set of questions for study and discussion. This manual or guide also has been produced with wide margins for notes, outlines, questions, thoughts, or even prayers.

NavPress reduced the original eighteen chapters of Bridges book to twelve chapters or sessions specifically geared for individual or group study. Each session records one or two chapters from The Practice of Godliness. Those chapters are followed by a set of questions. Therefore one does not need to buy the original book and this manual.

This book is very easy to read and very easy to use. Anyone can use it for personal devotions and find it to be very beneficial. It can also be used as a real tool to facilitate discussion in a small group or Sunday school class session.

This book through its unique and ingenious format is designed to explore the means that the Holy Spirit produces the fruit of the Holy Spirit in a disciple’s life. The questions are designed to drive the student to the scriptures in order to “dig out” biblical truths and principles. They are also designed to develop and enhance discussion.

I highly recommend this small-group curriculum. It is affordable, practical, and well thought through.

I received a free book in exchange for this review and nothing else. I was not required to provide a favorable review in order to receive this book. This review is my opinion and not necessarily the opinion of Jerry Bridges or NavPress.

1 comment:

JD Curtis said...

Christians need guidance in their day to day living. Thanks for this recommendation.

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