Devoted to God

Blueprints for Sanctification

Weight .85 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.4 × .7 in
ISBN 9781848716902

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Christian Living, Christian Thought, Sanctification

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Oct 5, 2016

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Devoted to God is a brilliant work and one that I think is fit to enter the rare company of the Christian classics. It is an advanced work, perhaps overwhelming for the newest Christians, but challenging for even the most seasoned. It displays a deep knowledge of Scripture, a penetrating understanding of the human heart, and a great longing to “be holy, because I am holy.” There is not a Christian alive who will not benefit from reading and re-reading it. Not surprisingly, then, it receives my very highest recommendation.’ — TIM CHALLIES

‘This is not a PHD dissertation on sanctification. This is written in everyday English, with sentence structures and vocabularies that would fit any person who reads in your congregation. Excellent in the area of sanctification, it’s penetrating, it’s profound, it is easy to read.’ — TOM RICHWINE

Book Description

Christians are transformed by the renewing of their minds. They understand that in large measure how they think about the gospel will determine how they will live for God’s glory. They learn to allow the word of God to do its own work, informing and influencing the way they think in order to shape the way they live.

In a series of Scripture-enriched chapters Sinclair B. Ferguson’s Devoted to God works out this principle in detail. It provides what he describes as ‘blueprints for sanctification’—an orderly exposition of central New Testament passages on holiness. Devoted to God thus builds a strong and reliable structural framework for practical Christian living. It stresses the foundational importance of fundamental issues such as union with Christ, the rhythms of spiritual growth, the reality of spiritual conflict, and the role of God’s law. Here is a fresh approach to an always relevant subject, and a working manual to which the Christian can turn again and again for biblical instruction and spiritual direction.


Table of Contents Expand ↓

Introduction ix
1 The Ground-Plan 1
2 All of Me 31
3 Prepositions of Grace 55
4 A Different Kind of Death 71
5 Conflict Zone 93
6 The New Rhythm 111
7 In for the Kill 139
8 The Law Goes Deep 161
9 Keep Going 189
10 The Ultimate Goal 213
1 The Trinity in the New Testament 237
2 ‘We Died to Sin … He Died to Sin’ 241
3 The Conversion of Saul of Tarsus 257
4 The Fourth Commandment 261
5 The ‘Blueprint Passages’ 271

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  1. Robin

    Dr. Ferguson has one again written a book that is an amazing gift to the body of Christ. Justification is just the beginning of the Christian life, Sanctification and Holiness must follow – without which we will not see God. Dr. Ferguson’s new book removes the overwhelm many people feel when thinking about or praying about sanctification and makes the subject not just understandable but so attractive that you will gladly throw open your heart and life to the process. ~ Robin Monroe, Christian blogger and church social media specialist.

  2. Nate Wagner

    “Devoted to God” is a rare blend of practical, straightforward, and richly theological exposition on the doctrine and praxis of sanctification. The balance that Dr. Ferguson strikes in this work is grounded in the 10 “blueprint” passages that form the foundation of the work. In a way that edifies the Word of God, Ferguson teaches his readers how to read the Bible, communicates God’s will for his people, and leads us through a comprehensive yet brief survey of Biblical teaching on the treasure of definite and progressive sanctification. This is a book that is plain and simple enough for a new believer while containing enough depth and insight for the mature believer. This work is a wonderful grace to whomever picks it up and dives into the riches of the scriptures it is build upon.

  3. Robert Norman

    I always come away from books by Ferguson with a great sense of blessing. Never have I ever read a book by him that was bad. This book is likewise a great book. Showing the vital components as laid out in Scripture as to how sanctification works. I’m sure that in the span of my life this book will be reread many times and worn with its usage.

  4. Shannon Adams

    The 4th chapter and the 2nd appendix alone are worth 100 times what you’ll pay for this book whatever you pay for it!!

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