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Books I Recommend: Holiness

The Christian life is a pursuit of holiness. Here are several books I recommend on the subject of holiness.

Top Recommendation

The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul.

It’s dangerous to assume that because a person is drawn to holiness in his study that he is thereby a holy man. There is irony here. I am sure that the reason I have a deep hunger to learn of the holiness of God is precisely because I am not holy. I am a profane man—a man who spends more time out of the temple than in it. But I have had just enough of a taste of the majesty of God to want more. I know what it means to be a forgiven man and what it means to be sent on a mission. My soul cries for more. My soul needs more.

Other Recommendations

While I have not reviewed it, I highly recommend J.C. Ryle’s classic Holiness. If you are up for a challenging but brilliant and rewarding read, try John Owen’s Overcoming Sin and Temptation.