Few theologians in our day have had the impact of Dr. R.C. Sproul. Whether through his writing, teaching or preaching, Dr. Sproul has made a huge impact to the glory of God and for the advancement of the Kingdom of God. In his latest book in the Classic Theology series Pleasing God: Discovering The Meaning And Importance of Sanctification, Dr. Sproul writes to help Christians understand how to connect what they believe about God’s sanctifying work in order to help them apply that truth to their daily lives.
Sanctification is not an everyday word. Regardless of trends, culture, or opinion, being sanctified, that is being set apart from the world—remains a vital part of our journey with Christ. Pleasing God is an in-depth examination of God’s plan and pathway for spiritual maturity. By clearing away the confusion of religion and dogma, the author reveals how every believer can experience lasting life change through a relationship with God.
The one part of this book that I appreciated the most was how Dr. Sproul connects biblical teaching with everyday life. In fact, chapter 14 is titled Doctrine and Life where the author connects what we believe with our everyday lives. Whether you’re a new or seasoned Christian, Pleasing God by Dr. Sproul will help you to clear away the confusion of religion based on rules by understanding that the same grace that called you to salvation, also calls you becoming more like Jesus.
This book would be excellent to use in one-on-one discipleship or in a small group setting where new and mature Christians can together learn to apply who they are in Christ by the grace of God. This biblically faithful book provides not only great biblical instruction, but also practical guidance to anyone longing to live a life that honors Jesus Christ.
Author: R.C. Sproul
Publisher: David Cook (2012)
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Dave Jenkins is happily married to his wife, Sarah. He is a writer, editor, and speaker living in beautiful Southern Oregon. Dave is a lover of Christ, His people, the Church, and sound theology. He serves as the Executive Director of Servants of Grace Ministries, the Executive Editor of Theology for Life Magazine, the Host and Producer of Equipping You in Grace Podcast, and is a contributor to and producer of Contending for the Word. He is the author of The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy and What To Do About It (House to House, 2021), The Word Matters: Defending Biblical Authority Against the Spirit of the Age (G3 Press, 2022), and Contentment: The Journey of a Lifetime (Theology for Life, 2024). You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, or read his newsletter. Dave loves to spend time with his wife, going to movies, eating at a nice restaurant, or going out for a round of golf with a good friend. He is also a voracious reader, in particular of Reformed theology, and the Puritans. You will often find him when he’s not busy with ministry reading a pile of the latest books from a wide variety of Christian publishers. Dave received his M.A.R. and M.Div through Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.