This classic work by John Ryle is a study of holiness, or Christian perfection. Ryle works to debunk many of the popular beliefs of his day concerning holiness. Reviewers praise his balance of honest, tough-love messages and compassionate, pastoral care. An intense but readable book, Holiness has been inspiration for living a Christian life for over a century. Believers looking for instructions on how to improve their lifestyle and continue the process of sanctification will value this book, which discusses grace, God's love, and, of course, holiness.
John Charles Ryle (1816-1900) was the first Anglican bishop of Liverpool. Ryle was educated at Christ Church, Oxford where he was also a gifted athlete who played cricket and rowed. From a wealthy family, he was headed for a career in politics before God called him into the ministry. Ryle supported the evangelical school and was a strong critic of Ritualism. Ryle was a writer as well as a pastor. Ryle’s writing strongly advocates his beliefs yet has a comforting disposition for the reader.