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The Hole in Our Holiness: Filling the Gap Between Gospel Passion and the Pursuit of Godliness

The Hole in Our Holiness: Filling the Gap Between Gospel Passion and the Pursuit of Godliness

Written by Kevin DeYoung

Narrated by Adam Verner


The Hole in Our Holiness: Filling the Gap Between Gospel Passion and the Pursuit of Godliness

Written by Kevin DeYoung

Narrated by Adam Verner

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5/5 (33 ratings)
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4 hours
Released:
Aug 31, 2012
ISBN:
9781610454728
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Description

The "hole in our holiness" is that evangelicals don't look particularly holy, and, despite the flood of gospel-centered discussions, there seems to be a greater focus on personal depravity than on the pursuit of holiness. Looking to right the balances, Kevin DeYoung presents a popular-level treatment of sanctification and union with Christ, helping readers to see what matters most--being like Jesus. He shows how one can be like Christ in being joined to Christ. The market is ready for DeYoung's timely book, ready to avoid legalism and ambivalence, and they are ready for someone to articulate the inextricable relationship between grace and holiness.
Released:
Aug 31, 2012
ISBN:
9781610454728
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

About the author

Kevin DeYoung (PhD, University of Leicester) is the senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina, and assistant professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary (Charlotte). He serves as board chairman of the Gospel Coalition and blogs at DeYoung, Restless, and Reformed. He is the author of several books, including Just Do Something; Crazy Busy; and The Biggest Story. Kevin and his wife, Trisha, have eight children.


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  • (5/5)
    Wonderful narration of a theologically deep book. The inflections of the reader aided in understanding content and made this deep text enjoyable.
  • (5/5)
    The need of the hour for church is holiness. And its amazingly put in this book. Worth listening once again.
  • (5/5)
    A much needed message in today’s world. Read it slow and take time to ponder its message.
  • (5/5)
    I highly recommend this book. It has helped me view sanctification more correctly and helped me have a more Biblical view of my sin and of my union with Christ. I listened to the audiobook, and it was so so helpful that I plan to read it again.
  • (4/5)
    Some books are written as a response to others. The idea is to balance the scales on a topic or even to contradict another author outright. This book is somewhat like that, but I think in a much more helpful sense.There have been dozens of books published lately on the glorious gospel of Christ and how that gospel is all about grace through faith and that it is no work that we perform. In these books, which are wonderful, helpful, and timely (and I think DeYoung would agree with that) the emphasis is placed almost entirely on Christ's work in justification and sanctification. Very little emphasis, in some cases none at all, is placed on what we do in terms of sanctification.This book is meant to provide some thoughts on that subject. It is like taking the multi-faceted jewel of the gospel and turning it ever so slightly so that it catches the light in a different and equally beautiful way. It is the Romans 6 of all these other gospel books. It is timely and relevant in its own right.DeYoung is very careful to remind the reader, even to the very last sentence that sanctification is a work of grace. He is also careful to remind us however, that this does not mean we sit back and do nothing.I found this book challenging and helpful. It did not diminish the wonder I have when I consider the gospel of Christ at all. Instead, it inspired me to pursue holiness with greater energy because of what Christ has done for me.
  • (4/5)
    The hole in our holiness is that we don't seem to care much about holiness. Or, at the very least, we don't understand it. And we all have our reasons too: Maybe the pursuit of holiness seems legalistic. Maybe it feels like one more thing to worry about in your already overwhelming life. Maybe the emphasis on effort in the Christian life appears unspiritual. Or maybe you've been trying really hard to be holy and it's just not working! Whatever the case, the problem is clear: too few Christians look like Christ and too many don’t seem all that concerned about it.This is a book for those of us who are ready to take holiness seriously, ready to be more like Jesus, ready to live in light of the grace that produces godliness. This is a book about God's power to help us grow in personal holiness and to enjoy the process of transformation.