Holiness

Holiness Book Summary

Ryle calls us to live a life set apart from the world and set our minds on things above.

Bishop J.C. Ryle served the Lord in ministry in the Church of England for almost the entire length of the Victorian Age. Although Ryle was committed to all forms of evangelism, his heart beat strongest for mass evangelism in the cities. Much of his immediate influence on Victorian evangelism stemmed from his prolific number of tracts. Several million copies of his more than 200 different tracts were distributed in a variety of languages throughout the Land.

Bishop Ryle's desire, and his answer to the issues of his day, was the pursuit of personal revival of Scriptural holiness. This holds just as true for today, as it was in his time.

Title:Holiness
Edition Language:English



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  • Natalie Vellacott

    I thought it was about time I read this classic. It is practical and helpful. Recommended....

  • Sean

    A remarkable number of books that promote 'formulas' for living the Christian life have had their day on the Christian bestseller lists, only to fade away as time goes on. Yet J.C. Ryle's Holiness, wh...

  • Tim

    Ryle's work is a classic Reformed defense of the pursuit of sanctification as an active enterprise against various late 19th century denigrations of that understanding. He is, in a way, a Puritan out...

  • Ethan Smith

    Thank the Lord for the wonderful man J. C. Ryle is.It just got better and better every chapter, with the pinnacle being the last three chapters... This book is a BANGER. ALL CAPS!...

  • Amy Ivey

    WOW!!! This book was written in the late 1800s, but it reads like it was written today!! Each chapter is a separate paper written by J.C. Ryle, some were sermons, all focused on SCRIPTURAL holiness. R...

  • Tom Sussex

    This book will change your outlook on what it means to live a life worthy of the Gospel. Despite writing in 1877, Ryle speaks so clearly to the reader, and so insightfully into a society that has surp...

  • Suzannah

    Review available on Vintage Novels....

  • Rachel Schultz

    First read (2013): lovedSecond read (2019): still loved...

  • Peter Jones

    An excellent book on a much neglected topic in our day. The first few chapters are particularly helpful. At times his too repetitive and could hurt tender consciences if he is read wrongly. But overal...

  • Ben Hartman

    A great read. It took me a long time, but I finally finished it. Holiness constantly looks Christward, exhorting Christians in the living of a holy life. One of the most often quoted texts was Hebrews...