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Rediscovering Holiness: Know the Fullness of Life with God

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"There was a time," writes renowned theologian J. I. Packer in this classic book on biblical holiness, "when all Christians laid great emphasis on God's call to holiness. But how different it is today! To listen to our sermons and to read the books we write, and then to watch the zany, worldly, quarrelsome way we behave, you would never imagine that once the highway of hol...more
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Published September 15th 2009 by Regal Books (first published June 1992)
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Eric
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Dr. Packer’s Rediscovering Holiness is an excellent and comprehensive guide to understanding and experiencing holiness, as God designed. He starts the book off with defining and showing why holiness is important in the Christian life. He then talks about salvation and sanctification as they relate to holiness. In these chapters he not only talks about the general truth of holiness but how it applies practically in our lives today. The final chapter is focused on perseverance and sufferi...more
Jerry Simmons
Holiness is often equated with legalism in our minds. We think of it as strict rules, lists of what you can or cannot do, and guilt and condemnation for missing the mark. Holiness is actually about relationship with God and living in that relationship. Holiness is about grace, mercy and love, as well as purity. Understanding this brings great refreshment to the soul!

This is the first book that I have read from J.I. Packer, so I was not sure what to expect. From this book I would describe his wri...more
Rachel
I thoroughly enjoyed the format of this book. Very organized and full of Scripture passages to illustrate his points as Packer reminds us of the Christian's call to Holiness. "Be holy, as I am holy."
I found his sections on repentance and endurance through suffering particularly helpful and thought provoking.
Packer gives lots of helpful suggestions of questions to ask yourself or passages to meditate on regarding your own personal growth.
This is a book I will definitely plan on reading again.

Ted Dettweiler
I am essentially finished this book and I must say it was one of the most important books that I have ever read because of the circumstances in my life that were concurrent with its reading. This shows the power of not just looking into the word and going on one's way but applying what one sees in the word. The wisdom in this book instructed my attitude when I was going through difficult circumstances. God sent me this word from J. I. Packer.
Brad Ormonde

J.I. Packer really explains the fundamental truths of Christianity. Rediscovering Holiness is very detailed in how the Christian ought to view the realm of holiness. As the Christian matures, holiness becomes more acknowledged in that person's life & Packer does a great job of portraying how we can work towards our goal of being holy as Christ is holy.
Alicia
An amazing and thought-provoking book. Almost every page has a sentence that deserves underlining and further meditation. Recommend this to anybody interested in the topic of holiness from a Christian perspective.
Indrajeet Pawar
A marvelous and soul searching read. Packer is a modern day Puritan. Not only does he freshly mine old truths but contextualises in a most helpful way.
JJ
A modern classic. A lesser-known work of Packer's, but an important one. The bits on suffering are especially nourishing.
Ellen
Another 5-star J.I. Packer. So helpful. Fuller review later.
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What do J. I. Packer, Billy Graham and Richard John Neuhaus have in common? Each was recently named by TIME magazine as among the 25 most influential evangelicals in America.

Dr. Packer, the Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College, was hailed by TIME as “a doctrinal Solomon” among Protestants. “Mediating debates on everything from a particular Bible translation to the acceptabi...more
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“The shape this book has taken reflects my belief that there is need to blow the whistle on the sidelining of personal holiness that has been a general trend among Bible-centered Western Christians during my years of ministry. It is not a trend that one would have expected, since Scripture insists so strongly that Christians are called to holiness, that God is pleased with holiness but outraged by unholiness, and that without holiness none will see the Lord.” 1 likes
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