Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What I'm Reading - The Utter Relief of Holiness

My Thoughts

In The Utter Relief of Holiness, John Eldredge shares about how we have come to believe that holiness is out of our reach. That most people feel that it is impossible. But he reminds us that it isn't  about following a list of rules, but instead it is more about our hearts. That we don't need to strive to please Him as He is already pleased with us. It is about encountering Jesus and how He calls us to live a life of holiness out of that experience.

This is one of those books that I will read multiple times and get something more out of it each time. 

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About the Book

What a relief it would be to be set free from all that plagues us -- the inner struggle with anger, or contempt, the habitual sins. Is such an experience possible? John Eldredge believes it is, and in THE UTTER RELIEF OF HOLINESS, he shows readers how they can be that free, through the healing work of Christ in their lives. It begins when we discover what the salvation of Jesus Christ means for our own restoration and find that holiness is an expression of the healing of our humanity.

About the Author

John Eldredge is an author, a counselor, and teacher. He is also president of Ransomed Heart, a ministry devoted to helping people discover the heart of God, recover their own heart in his love, and learn to live in his Kingdom. John earned his master's degree in Counseling from Colorado Christian University, under the direction of Larry Crabb and Dan Allender. He worked as a counselor in private practice before launching Ransomed Heart in 2000. John and Stasi live in Colorado Springs with their three sons.

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