Do you want to experience Christ in new ways but feel frustrated when nothing seems to work? Are you discouraged by those areas of your life that never change because that's just the way you are? Do you feel like you're not the person you were meant to be?
If you answered yes to any of these questions and want to find true fulfillment, The Glorious Pursuit can help. By examining the virtues of Christ, you'll be introduced to a new way of experiencing Christ that is authentic and gives meaning that lasts.
"When we practice the virtues of Christ," says Gary Thomas, "we become who God created us to be and experience Christ in a whole new way." The Glorious Pursuit examines how we can experience the long-term change that comes from following Jesus and reveal Him in our behavior towards others. Experiencing Christ is possible. The Glorious Pursuit will show you how.
Praise for the Print Edition
In a culture of pop religion and instant everything—including Christianity—this call for growth in the Christian life by pursuit of the classic Christian virtues is in itself a virtue. Gary Thomas has put believers in his debt by not only calling attention to the importance of the virtues, but also by describing them in everyday language and offering practical suggestions for growing in them. A valuable book.
—Gordon D. Fee, Professor of New Testament and Dean of Faculty, Regent College
The Glorious Pursuit is a timely call for Christians to reflect the character of Christ more consistently, not just by focusing on externals, but by becoming more attuned with Him internally. He makes it clear that personal change and growth are possible through the daily practice of biblical virtues. Insightful and filled with positive suggestions, this book can help its readers improve the quality of their discipleship and witness.
Making full use of his flair for anecdote, Gary Thomas profiles Christian characters with pungency and power, opening his heart wide to us so we may open our hearts wide to God. Eager, unsentimental, and down-to-earth, The Glorious Pursuit is a fine account of what it means to mature in Christ.
—J. I. Packer, Professor, Regent College
When Gary Thomas embarked upon his pursuit of the classical Christian virtues, he began a journey that has benefited us all. He points us toward our own glorious deeply satisfying book as our guide.
—George Grant, Professor of Humanities, Bannockburn College
Gary Thomas' concern in this unique and exciting book is to explain the place of virtues—chiefly humility and love—in the Christian life. He explains that virtues are the force that bring joy to living by transforming our lives from the inside out.
—John Ashcroft, U.S. Senator, Missouri
- Title: The Glorious Pursuit: Embracing the Virtues of Christ
- Author: Gary L. Thomas
- Publisher: NavPress
- Publication Date: 1998
- Pages: 192
About Gary Thomas
Gary Thomas is the founder of the Center for Evangelical Spirituality, a publishing and speaking ministry that integrates Scripture, church history, and the Christian classics. He is a frequent conference speaker who emphasizes spiritual discipleship through conformity to the character of Christ. A frequent contributor to Christianity Today, Gary lives with his family in Washington.