The Quest for Holiness—From Deadly Sin to Divine Virtue

David Long

What does it really mean to be a follower of Jesus? How is the ungodly nature within us to be transformed into the image of God? These are among the questions that have stirred serious believers since the early days of the church, leading to the template of seven sins and their counterparts: seven virtues. How is pride seen in our life, and how is this replaced by the virtue of humility? How does the follower of Jesus grow from anger to patience, from envy to brotherly love? These couplets contrast the nature of a life lived for the glory of self versus a life lived for the glory of God.

The foundations of spiritual formation are examined in the first book The Quest for Holiness—From Shallow Belief to Mature Believer, anchoring God’s plan for our transformation in his revelation that we are created in his image. Theology is meant to not only be understood but also to be lived out. Thus, this second book delves into the application of spiritual truths into the daily life of a disciple of Jesus, with the purpose that as followers of Jesus we will grow into greater love of God and love of our neighbor.

Also available is a set of eight, eight-minute video sessions designed to provide additional teaching from the author and better facilitate small group meetings. 

Preview the first chapter here and the first video session here.