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Holiness: Its Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties, and Roots [Paperback]

By J. C. Ryle (Author)
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A lost treasure, written by one of the great Anglican writers of the 19th Century. Among England's most influential evangelical leaders, Ryle wrote passionately about personal holiness, the life we live behind closed doors with our families and closest friends. He reminds readers that, though we are justified by faith alone without works, we are sancrified by faith and works. " A religion that costs nothing is worth nothing," stresses Ryle, and "A cheap Christianity, without a cross, will prove in the end a useless Christianity, without a crown."

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J. C. Ryle's "Holiness " is a lost treasure, written by one of the great Anglican priests and writers of the nineteenth century. Hendrickson reintroduces this classic text, largely unavailable today, on living a Christ-like life. "Holiness " is considered to be one of the most profound books on discipleship in the English language. Christians have recognized anew the critical importance of discipleship and spiritual formation to the life of the individual believer, the local church and to the Kingdom of God. Ryle's "Holiness " ranks among the core library of teachings on being a disciple of Jesus Christ.

In this book, Ryle encourages the reader into a life of holiness, drawn completely from the Bible and not from contemporary books or preachers, or from any of the fads that were popular during his lifetime, much as they are today or in any era. He is writing about personal, or private, holiness, the life we live behind closed doors with our families and closest friends.

"I have had a deep conviction for many years that practical holiness and entire self-consecration to God are not sufficiently attended by modern Christians in this country. Politics, controversy, or party-spirit, or worldliness, have eaten out the heart of lively piety in too many of us. The subject of personal godliness has fallen sadly into the background."
--"J. C. Ryle "

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Hendrickson Publishers
Pages   418
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.91" Width: 6.11" Height: 1.08"
Weight:   1.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2007
Age  21
ISBN  1598562223  
ISBN13  9781598562224  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! JOHN CHARLES RYLE (1816-1900) was born in Cheshire County, England. He attended Eton and then went on to Oxford, finishing his Oxford studies in 1837. In 1841 Ryle was ordained as a minister in the Anglican Church, and in 1880 he was named the first Bishop of Liverpool. Throughout his ministry he became known and beloved as a defender of the evangelical reformed faith.

J. C. Ryle was born in 1816 and died in 1900.

J. C. Ryle has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Christian Heritage
  2. Daily Readings

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Great Book for...  Sep 15, 2008
If you are looking for a solid book, theologically, then look no further. Ryle is an excellent theologian and practical as well. He wants his readers to understand the work of Christ and salvation in the life of a believer. It is great for Bible studies or personal growth.
my heart burns with in me  Aug 22, 2008
I would recommend this work to any true believer "working out their own salvation in fear and trembling". It is sound, very comforting and at times very sharp. It is worth every penny and it pays for itself after the first page. Buy it now!!!
Sanctification, Prepare for Heaven  Oct 27, 2007
The author believes man is Justified byu Faith alone, but believes a Christian Faith is identified by its fruits. This is good, though I do think at times it may seem he believes otherwise. The book sometimes explains something in a thousand words that some may explain in two hundred. It is interesting read considering the book was written some hundred twenty years ago. He complains about easy conversersion without counting the cost of departing from your oldways (sins). That giving life to Christ is not a simple prayer but athoughtful process where you stand before God. He expresses the difference between having more Christians and having less Christians but more devoted. He also disdusses the visible and invisible Church. Those who are members of a local body of Christ but have not truly repented for sins and seek Jesus as God, Savior, and Lord. I found the exposition very interesting at times. A few times I wish he get to the point.
Holiness  May 18, 2007
This book is very detailed and covers the subject very well. It is not written in the easy to read style of modern books and demands concentration. Ryle backs up his thoughts with plenty of references to scripture. His thoughts would be in line with the Puritans. The book is both challenging and encouraging.
Holiness  May 13, 2007
Excellent treatise on holiness and the Christian life. I would highly recommend it.

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