Endorsement #1: For all who earnestly desire to grow in Christlikeness, Uneclipsing the Son is a must read. In these stirring pages, Rick Holland reminds every believer of the most essential components for spiritual growth, namely, a living, vibrant, dynamic relationship with the risen Lord, Jesus Christ. Simply put, this book is a soul-gripping charge and powerful call to singular loyalty and unwavering allegiance to the Son of God. But the Christian life is not simply about Christ, as this gifted author rightly notes; it is Christ Himself. This radiant Son must not merely have a place in our lives, but the unrivaled preeminence above all. I firmly believe that you will be both challenged and compelled by this book. But most of all, you will want to know Christ more deeply and follow Him more closely. -Steven J. Lawson, Senior Pastor, Christ Fellowship Baptist Church Endorsement #2: We become like whatever we worship (Psalm 135:15-18). So the key to sanctification and spiritual maturity is a simple principle: As we set our affections on Christ and keep Him at the center of all our thoughts, activities, desires, and ambitions, we are transformed into His likeness (2 Corinthians 3:18). -Phil Johnson, Executive Director, Grace to You Endorsement #3: It is possible to get so close to someone you no longer see them for who they are and what they are worth. Tragically, it is possible to do this with Jesus. In Uneclipsing the Son, Pastor Rick Holland brings us out of the shadows and into the glorious light of the Son of God as he is revealed in the Bible. Jesus is a great Savoir who accomplished a great salvation for sinners. Perhaps it is time for you to get reintroduced to this great King. This book will help you do just that. -Daniel L. Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Endorsement #4: As I read Rick Holland’s Uneclipsing the Son, I imagined that I was sitting in a pew listening to him preach. His words always are crisp and clear and penetrate the heart. Someone said long ago that we should keep the main thing as the main thing. The main “thing” in the Christian life is Christ! While that may not sound like radical news to many Christians, it is so true that many other “things” in our lives, even some good ones, often eclipse the Son as the focus of our love and devotion. Rick recognizes that Jesus is the “main thing” and resolutely pursues the goal of unveiling Him, even as the Apostle Paul vowed, “This one thing I do… .” If you want a snack, you will not find it here. If you want the food that leads to eternal life, welcome to a feast for your soul. I daily pray that I will know Jesus more clearly, and love Him more dearly, and follow Him more nearly. This book comes as an answer to that prayer. May it be an answer to your heart’s desire to know and love and follow the Savior who Rick Holland un-eclipses before your eyes. --Dr. William Varner, Professor of Biblical Studies, The Master's College Endorsement #5: Rick Holland is a gifted preacher, a faithful expositor, and he possesses a keen theological mind. His focus on the Christian life and the preeminence of Christ is both timely and truthful. Read it and pass a copy to a friend. -Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
About the Author
Rick Holland is the senior pastor at Mission Road Bible Church in Prairie Village, Kansas. He is also the executive director of the Resolved Conference and director of D.Min. Studies at The Master’s Seminary.