"There was a time", writes renowned theologian J. I. Packer in this classic book on biblical holiness, "when all Christians laid great emphasis on God's call to holiness. But how different it is today! To listen to our sermons and to read the books we write, and then to watch the zany, worldly, quarrelsome way we behave, you would never imagine that once the highway of holiness was clearly marked out for Bible-believers."
In this revised and updated edition of Rediscovering Holiness, the highway is once more clearly marked out for a new generation of listeners, pointing to true freedom and joy, both now and in eternity.
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Holiness is often equated with legalism in our minds. We think of it as strict rules, lists of what you can or cannot do, and guilt and condemnation for missing the mark. Holiness is actually about relationship with God and living in that relationship. Holiness is about grace, mercy and love, as well as purity. Understanding this brings great refreshment to the soul!
This is the first book that I have read from J.I. Packer, so I was not sure what to expect. From this book I would describe his writing as very thorough and meaty. He goes through the subject of holiness with great detail and care. Breaking down our misconceptions and providing the Biblical foundation for truth about holiness. This is not a light and fluffy read.
The contents are good but something about the language, the authors metaphors and style, were challenging to me.
I recommend the book but understand anyone finding it a difficult book in which to stay in context at times.
I look forward to reading/listening to this again at a later date in hopes the voice & style feel closer at hand for me on 2nd consumption of the delivery.
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