Kevin DeYoung is concerned that there is a hole in our holiness. The hole is that we don't really care about it. We "don't take seriously one of the great aims of our redemption and one of the required evidences for eternal life."
In response to this perceived problem, he has written this excellent book, The Hole in our Holiness.
Over 10 chapters, he outlines some of the reasons as to why there is a hole in holiness, what holiness is, the many motivations that Jesus gives us to pursue holiness, that holiness is possible, and how we grow in holiness. I particularly appreciated the way he clears up some of the misunderstandings about what holiness is and isn't.
Jammed packed with Bible references that support what is written, The Hole in our Holiness is a great starting point for any believer thinking about this subject. Not only that, DeYoung writing style makes him both easy to read and interesting to read [I share his view on camping!]
A much need, clear approach to the much neglected subject of personal holiness. The section on union with Cheist is excellent. Easy to read easy to understand. Encouraging for those who strive for holiness and a wake up call for those who are unaware of its necessity. A must read for all Christians.
I bought this book looking for something on the subject. I will keep it close and use it over and over to guide my scriptural study (since it is packed full of scripture). I don't think any book has stopped me in my tracks and challenged me so much before. Read it.
A compact little gem (for whatever reason most books on the topic of holiness are normally significantly larger, J.C Ryle, for instance) but for all its brevity it is full of great thinking and reflection on the subject.
"the sky is not falling, and wont until Jesus fall from it first"
"Union with Christ may be the most important doctrine you've never heard of"