Holiness: Its Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties, and Roots is perhaps J. C. Ryle’s best-known and, arguably, best-loved book. Although many things have changed since 1877, when this book was first published, one thing remains the same: ‘real practical holiness does not receive the attention it deserves.’ It was to remedy this attention deficit, and to counter false teaching on this most important subject, that Ryle took up his pen.
The twenty-one chapters in this enlarged edition highlight:
Holiness, as with all of Ryle’s works, is clear and concise, penetrating and practical.
Table of Contents:
|10||A Woman to be Remembered||219|
|11||Christ’s Greatest Trophy||243|
|12||The Ruler of the Waves||261|
|13||The Church which Christ Builds||287|
|14||Visible Churches Warned||305|
|15||‘Lovest Thou Me?’||321|
|19||Wants of the Times||391|
|20||‘Christ Is All’||415|
|21||Extracts from Old Writers||439|
About the Author
J.C. Ryle (1816-1900) was appointed the first Bishop of Liverpool in 1880 and was the leader of the Evangelical party in the Church of England for more than half a century. He is highly regarded for his plain and lively writings on practical and spiritual themes, and their usefulness and impact have been consistently recognized and remain as wise and relevant today as when he first wrote them.
"…this book is simply the best of Ryle the Puritan-type pastor. Real Christians will find it a gold mine, a feast, a spur and a heart-warmer, food, drink, medicine, and a course of vitamins, all in one." - J.I. PACKER