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A Journey in Purity Grace and Truth Books
  • ISBN: 9780-92570-3392
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Page Count: 224
  • Publisher: Richbarry Press

A Journey in Purity (Richard Belcher)

  • Author: Richard Belcher

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The continuing story of a young pastor in his heart-breaking struggle to bring purity to the corrupt and impure church he is laboring in. From the initial, terrible events which force him to bring Jesus’ requirement of church purity to their attention, through the final resolution of these trials, standing almost alone in the battle, Pastor Pointer applies clearly Biblical convictions about holiness and discipline in the church.

 

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A Journey in Purity

The continuing story of a young pastor in his heart-breaking struggle to bring purity to the corrupt and impure church where he serves. From the initial, terrible events which force him to bring Jesus’ requirement of church purity to their attention, through the final resolution of these trials, standing almost alone in the battle, Pastor Pointer applies clearly Biblical convictions about holiness and discipline in the church.

Review by Tim Challies

It took me seven years to pick A Journey in Grace from my shelf and finally read it. I so enjoyed it that I immediately turned to the sequel, A Journey in Purity which had been sitting beside it all this time. Where the first title in this series of theological novels addresses the doctrines of grace (i.e., the 5 Points of Calvinism), the second title examines the purity of the church.

The story of young pastor Ira Pointer picks up precisely where it left off in the final pages of A Journey in Grace. Ira is faced with a church with a huge membership, but with low attendance. The book describes his struggle in attempting to purify the church by making membership meaningful. He leads the deacons of his congregation through the long process of discovering what the Scriptures teach about church membership, responsibilities and discipline and then leads them through a difficult time of change as the leadership attempts to purify the church. There is plenty of intrigue and some fun plot twists that keep the book a novel rather than solely theology.

I was delighted to see that A Journey in Purity is even better fiction than its predecessor. Richard Belcher is still more a theologian than a story-teller, but this title shows a marked improvement over the first. And as with the first novel, this one presents deep theological truths in a way that is accessible to anyone who enjoys reading a story. I recommend this series.

Having finished this book I did a bit of research and found that there are more titles (note: now 30 more!) in this series and they cover a wide variety of topics. I doubt I will ever read them all, but I do intend to purchase the next two books at some point so I can at least read that far.

The full series of Journey books includes:

A Journey in Grace

A Journey in Purity

A Journey in Authority

A Journey in the Spirit

A Journey in Inspiration

A Journey in Providence

A Journey in Eschatology

A Journey in Salvation

A Journey in Revival

A Journey in Baptism

A Journey in Roman Catholicism

A Journey in God’s Glory

A Journey in Faith

A Journey in God’s Sovereignty

A Journey in Evangelism & Missions

A Journey in Christian Heritage

A Journey in Heresy

A Journey in Dispensationalism

A Journey in Baptist History

A Journey in Matthew 24

A Journey to Eternity

A Journey in Sanctification

A Journey in Predestination

A Journey in Genesis

A Journey in a Dying Church

A Journey in the Biblical Parables

A Journey with Christ in the OT

A Journey with Temptation

A Journey in Romans

About the Author

Dr. Richard Belcher is the author of numerous books in the field of Bible study, theology, language and biography, including 29 theological novels, beginning with A Journey in Grace. Dr. Belcher has been active in ministry for over 50 years and taught for 26 years at Columbia International University.  He has trained thousands of students in Systematic Theology, preaching, and hermeneutics, and not merely from the podium but with a mentoring heart that has come alongside many young men during difficult times in their ministries.

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