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Because We Love Him: Embracing a Life of Holiness [Paperback]

By Clyde Cranford (Author) & Henry Blackaby (Foreword by)
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Identifies two basic steps including striving to know God and pleasing Him, offering guidelines on how to live a holy life that incorporates daily quiet time, Scripture, witnesses, worship, overcoming temptation, forgetting oneself, and realizing God's will. Original.

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What does it mean to be holy? A holy life is the only true way to show our love for God, according to Clyde Cranford, who spent his life perfecting this way of being. Now in heaven himself, Cranford passes on his discoveries about pursuing holiness, revealing two practical steps for the reader to follow in his deep yet simple book: First, strive to know God, then, to please Him. This accessible and life-changing guide offers unique "how-to" sections on daily quiet times, why and how to memorize Scripture, witnessing, worship, forgetting self, dealing with temptation, and knowing God's will. Readers will find inspiration and empowerment to live their love for God out loud.

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Because We Love Him: Embracing a Life of Holiness by Clyde Cranford & Henry Blackaby has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Publishers Weekly - 02/11/2002 page 182
  • CBA Retailers - 04/01/2002 page 84

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Studio: Multnomah Books
Pages   320
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.58" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.76"
Weight:   0.89 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 6, 2002
Publisher   Multnomah Books
ISBN  1576738655  
ISBN13  9781576738658  

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More About Clyde Cranford & Henry Blackaby

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Clyde Cranford earned his master of divinity degree from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in 1985. After serving as minister of music in several churches, then spending three years in an itinerant ministry of singing in revivals, Cranford began a ministry of one-on-one discipleship, Life to Life Ministries. He continued this ministry for the last seven years of his life in spite of serious physical ailments. Cranford lived in West Memphis, Arkansas.

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One of the best books ever on practical holiness!  May 14, 2007
This great Christian author was a personal friend of my pastor. He lays out a path of practical holiness for all Christians. This would also be a great book to give to non-Christian friends or to those who are struggling. Very encouraging.
Read SEVERAL Times  Apr 26, 2007
This book is THICK with spiritual substance! I was introduced to this book by a young disciple of Mr. Clyde Cranford. I read the book as I was on a missions trip in Thailand & it changed how I view my relationship with Christ. This book is SO meaty because it is FILLED with Scripture! From what I know about Clyde Cranford, he was an incredible man of the faith, dedicated to creating disciplined followers of Christ & men who loved the Lord & had an intimate relationship with Christ.
When Clyde passed away there were MANY at his funeral. The pastor asked for those who were "discipled" by Clyde to please stand (that is what Clyde lived for). Many men stood up in the crowd. The most important part of this story is what happened next. The pastor asked for those who were discipled by these men to please stand... most of the other men in attendance stood. The Legacy of Mr. Clyde Cranford will live on right up until Christ's return.
You hear of a lot of great books, but very few of them were written by great men. This book is the heart & life work of a great man.
The greates book on Holiness  Sep 28, 2003
THis book is awesome in so many ways. Brother Clyde is a Holy man. I highly reccoment this book to new and mature christians.
Agree  Aug 14, 2003
I have to agree with Brian. This book will change your life if you take the time to slowly go through the book while looking up all scripture references and meditating on them along with what Clyde had to say. I find his hard hitting words very necessary and exactly what the church of this age needs to hear!! Conservative...yes! Written with humility...definitely!! The person from publisher's weekly has no clue what he is saying. Clyde had a zeal for the glory of God and keeping the intergrity of God's work.

This book should be read by all who are serious in deepining their relationship with Christ and conforming to his image!!

Not so!  Apr 15, 2002
I feel I must respond to the Publishers Weekly review of this title. Here we have an example of pearls cast out for trampling!

In Cranford's book, we hear the voice of a seasoned Christian who knows well how to wield the Sword that cuts to the soul. This cutting is the very thing wanting in Christ's church.

Contrary to the reviewer's opinion, you will find the author's words to be in keeping with the Scriptures upon which he expounds. Will God apologize for his tone when he cries out for His bride to be either cold or hot? Is that too "strident" for us?

As for the "antiquated language," I can only proffer some of the great texts of Christendom from which the late Cranford no doubt draws. Reviewer, have you read John Owen, Jonathan Edwards, The Pilgrim's Progress, Charles Spurgeon? Or, are these authors too "smug" to your politically correct thinking? None of these authors bothered to neutralize their masculine pronouns.

Our Reviewer states that Cranford posits solutions that are too simplistic, citing a passage regarding temptation. Does an act of obedience lessen the power of tempation? Of course it does! It's called "growing in grace." Christians do and must mature. God always opens a "way of escape" in temptation, and he commands us to "add to our faith...self control." God would not command what he cannot enable us by His Spirit to obey. I suppose, for our Reviewer, such biblical principles are too utterly simply.

You see, we don't have time for all this nonsense. We need to hear the truth--unmixed and undiluted. The Lord is coming for a chaste bride, and He is coming soon. I commend this book to your soul's health.


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