John Charles Ryle’s best known works have been reissued and widely read over many years. The fine qualities of his writings have ensured that his books are still popular and useful. This volume has become a classic work and is known and loved by many throughout the world.
In days when evangelical preachers are accused of being either superficial or dull, we have here a great example of one who was neither of these things. As Bishop Ryle explains and applies his texts with his customary simplicity and directness, the listener will find his conscience pricked and his soul examined. Ryle addresses hard and trying subjects that 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 five chapters. Ryle’s Holiness has become essential reading on this most important subject, and the first chapter, “Sin”, has rarely been bettered.
J. C. Ryle (1816-1900) was appointed as 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; their usefulness and impact have been consistently recognized and remain as wise and relevant today as when he first wrote them.
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Book was a recommendation by my Pastor and I was not disappointed. This was considered by many to be Ryle's opus and I don't discount that. His insightfullness and inspired writing will stand the test of time owing to the fact this was written in the late 1870's and is needed now more than ever.
Loved Cosham's reading of "The Screwtape Letters" which made this book even more enjoyable.
If you are a believer then "Holiness" will benefit you immensely.
If you are not a believer then "Holiness" can show you the importance of being saved. As Jesus Christ said, "It is not those who are well who need a physician, but those who are sick." Take heart and believe in Him.
Excellent book on Holiness and this reading is very nice to listen to.Thank you! I'll be looking for more books narrated by Ralph Cosham.
This was an excellent book. It was written over 100 years ago but is a timeless subject. It is very detailed and Ryle's assertions are back with scripture. The reader, Ralph Cosham, is the best audiobook performer I've listened to. His voice is easy to listen to and reads the material like he owns it. Great book! Recommended to anyone interested in Christianity and Holiness.
Glass Chewing Calvinist
Deep. Rich. Filled with truth.
I'm not sure what J.C. Ryle sounded like in real life but I bet it was close to the voice of Ralph Cosham.
"JC Ryle's Holiness is immense tool for Christians seeking Sanctified Life... Sadly, errors disappoint."
Print version is a must-get for serious Christians. Unnecessary liberties in pre-narration editing are unfortunate in audio version. Errors like incorrect cover image ("In" instead of "Its") display lack of serious overall effort on publisher's behalf.
This is one of the best books I have ever read on being a Christian. Do not pass this book up.
This is an essential work for any Christian and/or bible student. The good Mr. Ryle brings us a true and practical view of holiness that is rare in this modern day.
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