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John Charles Ryle’s best known works have been reissued and widely read over many years. The fine qualities of his writings have ensured that his books are still popular and useful. This volume has become a classic work and is known and loved by many throughout the world.
In days when evangelical preachers are accused of being either superficial or dull, we have here a great example of one who was neither of these things. As Bishop Ryle explains and applies his texts with his customary simplicity and directness, the listener will find his conscience pricked and his soul examined. Ryle addresses hard and trying subjects that most modern evangelicals have chosen to ignore: the power and depth of indwelling sin, the necessity of a holy life, the struggle and fight of faith, counting the cost of following Christ - and that’s only in the first five chapters. Ryle’s Holiness has become essential reading on this most important subject, and the first chapter, “Sin”, has rarely been bettered.
J. C. Ryle (1816-1900) was appointed as the first bishop of Liverpool in 1880 and was the leader of the Evangelical Party in the Church of England for more than half a century. He is highly regarded for his plain and lively writings on practical and spiritual themes; their usefulness and impact have been consistently recognized and remain as wise and relevant today as when he first wrote them.
Public Domain (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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By slug69 on 10-08-12

Heavenly Inspiration.

Book was a recommendation by my Pastor and I was not disappointed. This was considered by many to be Ryle's opus and I don't discount that. His insightfullness and inspired writing will stand the test of time owing to the fact this was written in the late 1870's and is needed now more than ever.

Loved Cosham's reading of "The Screwtape Letters" which made this book even more enjoyable.

If you are a believer then "Holiness" will benefit you immensely.

If you are not a believer then "Holiness" can show you the importance of being saved. As Jesus Christ said, "It is not those who are well who need a physician, but those who are sick." Take heart and believe in Him.

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By Adrian Garcia on 08-23-16

Blown Away

Probably the best book I've ever encountered outside of Holy Scripture. I will definitely continue to revisit this book.

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By R. Baldwin on 01-28-18

Desire holiness, read this.

A book of great value for our day, and for living God's way. I would read it again.

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By Netta on 12-29-17


One is convicted to examine his/her standing in Christ in the light of God's word.

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