After we've come to faith in Christ, God leaves us in this world for a very clear purpose: his own glory. But how are we to glorify God for the rest of our lives? The Bible reveals that God has laid before every Christian two infinite journeys which we are to travel every day: the internal journey of growth into Christlike maturity, and the external journey of worldwide evangelism and missions. This book is a roadmap for the internal journey, laying out how we are to grow in four major areas: knowledge, faith, character, and action.
In this book, we'll learn how God grows us in knowledge, faith, character, and action. We'll also discover that spiritual knowledge constantly feeds our growing faith, faith will transform our character, our transformed character will result in an array of actions more and more glorifying to God, and our actions will feed our spiritual knowledge. This upward spiral will lead us to become more and more like Jesus Christ in holiness.
Includes a Foreword by Nathan A. Finn
About the Author
Andrew Davis has been Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church (FBC), Durham, NC, since 1998. He came to faith in Christ his junior year in college. In 1984, he graduated with a BSME from MIT, and worked for ten years as a mechanical engineer. Davis received his MDiv from Gordon–Conwell Theological Seminary in 1990 and his PhD in Church History from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1998. He was married to Christi in 1988, and they served together on the mission field in Japan for two years. They have five children. The central passion of Davis's life is the glory of God as revealed perfectly in the written word of God.
Publisher: Ambassador International
Publication Date: January 2014
ISBN 10: 1620202360
ISBN 13: 9781620202364
“Rarely have I read a book on sanctification that is simultaneously serious and fresh, at once reflective and accessible. Andy Davis combines analytical astuteness with pastoral passion. Those who think of themselves as Christians but who have no desire to grow in holiness need this book; Christians who want to be increasingly conformed to Christ will cherish this book.”
– D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
“We can be grateful to Andy Davis for writing a much needed book on sanctification. The book is biblically grounded but also pastorally warm and wise. Readers who desire to grow in Christ or who long to teach others about spiritual maturity will find this book to be an invaluable resource.”
– Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Associate Dean of Scripture and Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“An Infinite Journey is a labor of love from the heart of a faithful pastor who dearly loves his people. It is a marvelous treatment of the doctrine of sanctification and a call to grow in Christlikeness. It is biblically grounded, theologically rich, and practical in application. It felt like I was reading a modern Puritan. Do not be hesitant to delve into this treasure because of its size. The precious nuggets of truth that leap from its pages will make the investment a wise one indeed.”
– Daniel L. Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
“I love Andy Davis' extraordinary mind. I love the breadth of his reading. Most of all, I love his terrific understanding of the Christian life and his grasp of the gospel. he is a faithful brother, and this book is a gift to the church.”
– J.D. Greear, Lead Pastor of The Summit Church; author, Stop Asking Jesus Into your Heart, and Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary
“Besides the Bible, it would be difficult to find any other single resource with more biblically sound, theologically rich, pastorally helpful, and practical insight about Christian growth than this book. Moreover, it’s not just a book about progress in Christlikeness, for I know Andy Davis and I can affirm that there’s a life of growth in grace behind the book. I recommend it to anyone on the Infinite Journey.”
– Don Whitney, Associate Professor of Biblical Spirituality and Senior Associate Dean for the School of Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary