Holiness: Its Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties, and Roots

Holiness: Its Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties, and Roots

Ryle, J.C.


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Listen to a sermon by Rev. Gerald McFarland from 1 Peter 1:10-12 entitled Holy Living through Studying the Holy Word. (Requires a free account at Westminster Theological Seminary).

Publisher's Description

In days when evangelical preachers are accused of being either superficial or dull, we have here a great example from one who was neither of these things. As Bishop Ryle explains and applies his texts with his customary simplicity and directness, the reader will find his conscience pricked and his soul examined. Ryle’s Holiness has become essential reading on this most important subject and the first chapter on ‘sin’ has rarely been bettered.

About the Author

John Charles Ryle served for almost forty years as a minister of the gospel before being appointed as the firest Bishop of Liverpool in 1880. HIs other published works include Churches Beware!, Practical Religion, and Daily Readings from All Four Gospels (based upon Expository Thoughts).

Book Details

324 Pages
Publisher: Evangelical Press
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN 10: 0852341369
ISBN 13: 9780852341360

“I am immersed in J. C. Ryle because I plan to give a biographical study of his life and thought at the Desiring God pastors’ conference (2012). He was a 19th century, evangelical, Anglican bishop of Liverpool. One thing that gives him power as a writer is the density of biblical saturation.

"Human opinions don’t get very far with me without explicit Bible foundation. So I like Ryle. He doesn’t take many steps without a Bible stone underneath his foot. I am riveted.” Read the entire post at Desiring God
– John Piper, Founder, desiringGod.org; Chancellor, Bethlehem College and Seminary

“Holiness is by far Ryle’s most important doctrinal and practical work, and I am pleased to see it in print, in a quality unabridged edition, for the first time in nearly half a century.... In any list of must-read books, this one should be somewhere near the very top. It is simple, clear, practical, and biblical—a clarion echo from an earlier time, but still an ideal corrective for this generation. I am thrilled to have a part in helping to get it into people’s hands.”
– John MacArthur,