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.
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
This book has come to you at this moment to help you magnificently to address your life, and increasingly so, to this incredible end of attaining more and more of the holiness of God. What a goal! What a heavenly purpose for daily living. Pursue it by His sufficient grace!
Conference Speaker and author, Aberystwyth, Wales
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, Kabwata Baptist Church, Kabwata, Zambia; Founding Chancellor, African Christian University, Lusaka, Zambia
The biblical emphasis of this book, strongly reinforced by excellent Puritan teachings, makes this volume a golden treasury for the modern reader. All who are travellers on the road of true holiness have heaven itself as their sure destination.
Emeritus pastor, Free Church of Scotland (Continuing), Scotland