The best book in the world to read is the Bible, also known as the Holy Scriptures (Romans 1:2) and the Word of God (Mark 7:13). And is, in fact, the most extensively read book in history. More than any other book on earth, it has been translated into the most languages and has been written in the most. The bible is actually unparalleled.
Can one grow in holiness? Yes of course. Just as the Lord expects you to grow in other Christian graces, He also expects you to grow in holiness. You really can become holier than you are now.
The Christian should daily or regularly examine himself to enable him to KNOW himself, whether he is still standing in the original faith or not.
God has always been in the habit of visiting men. Both the Old Testament and the New Testaments reveal to us instances, forms, and purposes of God’s visitation.
A pastor should not speak to men about God until he has spoken to God about them. You are an intercessor. When you pray well for a man, you can talk well to the man.