Released in the UK January 2021
Released in the US January 2021
Royale Hardback 234 X 156 | 464 Pages
9781527106116 • £29.99 $39.99
BISAC – REL012120
A profound biblical examination of the divine work of sanctification.
The mandate for holiness is based in the very character and person of God: we are to be holy because God is holy. His grace never leaves a man where it finds him. Grace always transforms the sinner into a saint—a holy man. God’s will is for His people to be holy, and the explanations of why and how we become holy are throughout the Bible.
Explaining the tension between positional and progressive holiness, Joel Beeke and Michael Barrett expound the doctrine of sanctification and show that it is the application of the gospel to our daily lives. If you’ve ever considered why, if we are saved by grace alone, holiness matters, this book is for you.
Joel R. Beeke
Joel R. Beeke is President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and Pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Michael P. V. Barrett
Michael P. V. Barrett is vice president for academic affairs, academic dean, and professor of Old Testament at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is a minister in the Heritage Reformed Congregations.
Anyone who ever teaches you evangelical obedience and holiness has done you the greatest favour on this side of eternity. That is what Joel Beeke and Michael Barrett have done for all of us. In this book, as they have opened up the subject of holiness, they have plumbed the depths of doctrinal and exegetical clarity, spied out the land of practical Christian living, and then soared to the heights of devotional ecstasy. Read this book for your good, for the good of your family, and for the good of your church. You will be glad that you did so!
Pastor of Kabwata Baptist Church and first Chancellor of the African Christian University, Lusaka, Zambia
This is the perfect book for those who still think the message of sola gratia is a threat to living a holy life. This is also the perfect book for those who still think that calling for sanctification is a threat to preaching justification. But most of all this is the perfect book for anyone—young as well as more mature believers—longing to live a God-pleasing life. In brief, Drs. Beeke and Barrett have provided us a great tool to assist us in practicing biblical holiness.
President, Theological University Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
I heartily recommend this valuable resource of solid spiritual food at a time when many are tempted to get by on fast-food substitutes.
Emeritus Minister, Free Reformed Church, Brantford, Ontario
In recent days, we have witnessed a renewed interest in Reformed theology, and in this we rejoice. But there is one area that has been sadly overlooked and needs to be addressed, namely, the doctrine of sanctification. This book, A Radical, Comprehensive Call to Holiness, provides the necessary antidote to this omission. Well-designed and thoroughly studied, this volume by Drs. Joel Beeke and Michael Barrett is certain to be a valuable and trusted aid in your Christian walk.
Steven J. Lawson
President, OnePassion Ministries and Professor of Preaching,The Master’s Seminary, Sun Valley, California