This great classic needs no commendation. All who read it remember its counsels clearly, and recommend it to others. It imparts an education in sanctification, assurance, growth, and love for Christ. This has changed many lives.
Holiness: Its Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties, and Rootsis perhaps J. C. Ryle’s best-known and, arguably, best-loved book. Although many things have changed since 1877, when this book was first published, one thing remains the same: ‘real practical holiness does not receive the attention it deserves.’ It was to remedy this attention deficit, and to counter false teaching on this most important subject, that Ryle took up his pen. The twenty-one chapters in this enlarged edition highlight:
the real nature of holiness
the temptations and difficulties which all must expect who pursue it
the life-transforming truth that union with Christ is the root of holiness
the immense encouragement Jesus Christ holds out to all who strive to be holy.