Another book came in the mail today from Navpress – The Practice of Godliness by Jerry Bridges. It was during my 17th spiritual birthday, in March 2002 that I figured I had to follow up giving total control over my life to God a few years before that. I was backslidden for a good few years before that. I then regularly attended BSF meetings with one of my godparents which practically jumpstarted my hunger for nourishment for God’s word as my appetite went beyond just wanting plain “milk.”
“Godliness has value for all things.” 1 Timothy 4:8
As Jerry Bridges talks about Devotion in the first few chapters of the book, he emphasizes the importance of having the proper motivation and how to arrive to that place. Each chapter thereon focuses on godly traits, namely: humility, contentment, thankfulness, joy, holiness, self-Control, faithfulness, peace, patience, gentleness, kindness, goodness and love. All these godly traits is not new to any of us. Even non-Christians are familiar with all these. But the lovely thing about this book is how Bridges is able to articulate the practical guidance on how we can develop that. It is downright amazing!
I so love this book that I am not only dropping the book I’m still not done reading about detoxification. I am also soon to use this as a tool for my discipleship with the ladies in our church. My encouragement is for you to grab hold of it yourself. Use it as for study guide, Sunday school classes, small groups or discipleship lesson. It is anything but intimidating. The Practice of Godliness will do everything but force you to become godly against your will. It is so practical that I hope I could afford to give a copy to all my loved ones. I pray that The Practice of Godliness book is already locally available.
Disclosure: I received this book free from NavPress Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review.