Holiness is perhaps J.C. Ryle’s best known and, arguably, best loved book; ‘real practical holiness does not receive the attention it deserves.’ pp. HOLINESS. J. C. RYLE. 2. FOREWORD. One of the most encouraging and hopeful signs I have observed for many a long day in evangelical circles has been a. 73 quotes from Holiness: ‘A true Christian is one who has not only peace of conscience, but war within. He may be known by his warfare as well as by his.

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Not a hint here of moralism, but yet sweat, effort and striving aren’t discounted either. These things are sad indeed, but there is hope, even for you. If a preacher of religion is only clever and eloquent and earnest, they appear to think he is all right, however strange and heterogeneous his sermons may be. Introduction Faith in Christ is secret of beginning to be holy and continuing to be holy. Ryle is a genius at communicating and grandly espousing this complicated but necessary topic.

Read Ryle if you want to learn how to preach plainly.

A true Christian is one who has not only peace of conscience, but war within. What possible enjoyment could you feel there? He lived from As Ryle puts it, “People will never set their faces decidedly towards heaven and live like pilgrims, until they really feel that they are in danger of hell.

There is a splendid mix of theology and devotional writing. My very favorite chapter was the chapter on Lot.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He was headed for a career in politics, but then was called to the ministry. Now perhaps you love the company of the light and the careless, the worldly-minded and the covetous, the reveller and the pleasure-seeker, the ungodly and the profane.


Return to Book Page. Each chapter is a separate paper written by J. I felt that I didn’t share the experience he described as so common among Christian believers a lack of “assurance” but by the end of the chapter I was chalking it up to cultural differences and semanti This review so far refers only to chapter VII “Assurance” pp. The last chapter entitled “Christ Is All” was a fitting ending for such a work.

I recommend this to every Christian. Beginning immediately at Chapter One, where Ryle explains the terrible subtlety of sin and its power to trip up believers even though they are free from its domination, he takes nothing for granted. There are many other books that are helpful, but Ryle is in a class of his own.

You will be blessed immensely! View all 3 comments. Even his titles were straightforward, the longest of which is only five words “A Woman to be Remembered”, on Lot’s wife! Ryle is also clear that sanctification is absolutely necessary to our final salvation, as a required evidence that we have been truly justified.

J. C. Ryle – Holiness

It is also a book that feels very fresh and jjc even though it was written nearly years ago. You must read it- read it slowly and savor it- and be changed as he points you to Christ. Refresh and try again. The Lord saw fit why it would take me this long.

Let us live TO Christ. Sometimes I see Ryle’s books published in modern paraphrased versions, and I am at a hlliness to know why!

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Much of his work was among working class people, and it is evident in readin Summary: Only turn from lingering, and confess your folly, and come—come at once to Christ. Lingering means sure destruction of happy Christianity, as our consciences will give us no peace as long as we persist in it.

Oh, doubt not, but earnestly believe that He will yet holoness His work within you! In chapter 9, Lot is presented as a beacon to avoid, under a quote from Genesis 9: What has this Christ done for you, that you should make so much ado about Him? As God does nothing that is outside of His character, and if He is holy and righteous, this means He does no wrong.


I love the way Ryle teaches. This is not only in our behaviors and actions, but also in the moral sense. I was that perishing creature. We see a bright example of this in the behaviour of David when Shimei cursed him, and of Moses when Aaron and Miriam spake against him 2 Samuel It is doing our duty in that state to which God has called us–like salt in the midst of corruption, and light in the mc of darkness–which is a primary element in sanctification.

But at the same time, we need prayer and the work of the Spirit in our lives to conquer sin. Though “assurance” was the topic, he completed the chapter with timeless nuggets of advice for the Christian journeyer, no matter what his or her experience of assurance may be: He was a 19th century Anglican clergyman primarily in the Liverpool area. First, Ryle uses this verse to explore the peculiar feeling of a true Christian towards Christ, i.

Next follow 4 chapters considering some examples of holiness, positive and negative, from the pages of scripture: The chapter then finishes with a particularly helpful section on rye similarities and differences between justification and sanctification.

There was not one chapter in which I did not underline, mark, star, and highlight special statements and truths. It truly is a legendary work.

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