Holiness by Grace: Delighting in the Joy That Is Our Strength
"Be Holy, because I am holy." --1 Peter 1:16
How can God expect us to be as holy as he is? Isn't it unrealistic, given that he is infinitely pure and we are clearly imperfect? Such a standard seems either to ignore our frailty or to impose certain failure--until we understand how God views us. Then we are reminded that, thanks to what Christ accomplished on our behalf, our perfection is not the requirement for entering his kingdom. Yet that very grace still calls us to live righteously--for the sake of our well-being, yes, but most of all, because it glorifies God.
In this challenging yet heartwarming work, Bryan Chapell illustrates the principles of grace, the practices of faith, and the motives of love in living a life of holiness. You will journey through reassuring Scripture passages that show good works and obedience to be, not a means of establishing or maintaining salvation, but a grateful response to God's mercy. And in Bryan Chapell's encouraging words--drawn straight from the heart of God--you will understand that your holiness is not so much a matter of what you achieve as it is the grace that God provides. A grace so rich as to make the pursuit of his holiness your soul's deepest delight.
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Great book for Christian growthUser Review - Dan Pruitt - Christianbook.com
This is one of the best books on Christian growth I have read, along with The Bookends of the Christian Life by Jerry Bridges. Both books talk about how the Gospel is the source of our justification and sanctification. If you want to grow in grace (2 Peter 3:18), this book is for you. Read full review
Great book!User Review - Kathy - Christianbook.com
This book has been such an encouragement to me. It presents such a winsome yet Biblical viewpoint of the great love of God for His people, and demonstrates how our desire to be obedient is grounded in His love for us. Read full review
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