The Holiness of God, written by Dr. R C Sproul, is a Christian classic all by itself. Eleven chapters, 216 pages that brings the essence of God’s attribute of Holiness to a new dynamic. There are many books that deal with the Holiness of God but by far I must agree with Dr.Sprouls approach to the subject. Every chapter deals with the scriptural context of Holiness and ends with applicable questions that allow God’s Holiness to touch the reader’s life. My favorite chapter would have to be on the trauma of Holiness and to quote Dr. Sproul,
“It is the job of the leader to know what the next step is, even if there is no possible next step.”
The Holiness of God, if feared and revered in its biblical meaning, will excel Christ in you to become effective in life and calling. God has communicated His word, so the saints may rigorously pursue the Kingdom of God that provokes sinners to repentance. The author’s purpose in writing this book is to solidify the accuracy of what Holiness is not. Sproul delineates, through scriptures, the appropriate meaning by biblical illustrations and some personal reflections. There is even a hymn at the end of the book if you care to sing along. To say that this book challenged me is an understatement. Overall, The Holiness of God, is a must read for a greater awareness, understanding and encounter that pictures God in all His splendor and mercy.
Soli Deo gloria.