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Ryle speaks to the heart and soul of every man. He wields the sword of the Spirit like a skillful surgeon, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow. He addresses hard and trying subjects which most modern evangelicals have chosen to ignore: the power and depth of indwelling sin, the necessity of a holy life, the struggle and fight of faith, counting the cost of following Christ... and that's only in the first 5 chapters! 'Holiness' is one of four volumes of what has been called Ryle's body of 'Practical Theology.' Each of these volumes is infinitely worthy in its own right, but 'Holiness' stands just a little taller than the rest. It is unique, not in its content--for Ryle's message is the message of scripture--but in its simplicity and singleness of focus.
Ryle just plain makes sense. His treatment of the texts which head the chapters is based on plain interpretation, common-sense exegesis and practical application. As he is fond of saying when interpreting plain-as-day passages which are often twisted and confounded by scholars and skeptics, 'If words have any meaning at all, then this is what the passage says.' But what is more astounding is that he does not side-step the difficult issues.Read more ›
Ryle says that any true Christian must hate the world, Satan and sin to be a child of God. Without this inward warfare, there is no faith. Ryle has become my favorite author. After reading Holiness, I have ordered all of his other writings. His commentaries on the gospels are superb. I recommend Knots Untied as well. He was a plain speaking man whose heart burned with a holy passion for God.
Ryle has been called a theological vertebrae, and rightly so. This work will leave you examining your walk with Christ with a desire to live for Him like never before.
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This is the first Ryle work I have ever read, but it certainly will not be the last.
Thoroughly scriptural, profoundly deep and penetrating, hard and challenging, yet so... Read more
An amazing look into the lives of all who follow Christ. I for one have more assurance of my salvation since reading this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
Probably the best book on Holiness ever written outside scripture.Published 1 month ago by DMJ4Truth
This is a very poorly done edition that leaves much to be desired. There is no table of contents, no index, no footnotes, or anything. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Josiah Armes
I got this to replace an old copy that we had lost. The book cover photo was very disproportioned and awkward w big white empty space at the bottom... Read morePublished 2 months ago by JA
This is a timeless classic by J.C. Ryle. It deals with personal holiness for the believer. He looks to preach the whole counsel of God in regard to holiness. Read morePublished 2 months ago by OILERS BLUEJAYS
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