It was Christmas of 1992, during my sophomore year of college, that my father gave me the book The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges. My father's love for me was evident in his desire for my holiness, and I am eternally grateful for his training which helped, and still helps, a sinful believer like myself to strive for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.
I grew in Christ through reading that book, and I would like to recommend it to you, as well. During the month of January Christianaudio.com is offering a free download of the audio version of The Pursuit of Holiness. If you have time while you are driving or while you are working in the kitchen to listen to some edifying and convicting material, then download the book and listen to it. Don't ever get to the point in your life where you forget the pursuit of holiness!