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The Hole in Our Holiness: Filling the Gap between Gospel Passion and the Pursuit of Godliness based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Kevin DeYoung is the the Senior Pastor at University Reformed Church (RCA) in East Lansing, Michigan. Kevin is the author of several books including his most recent, The Hole in our Holiness. The title of this book is of course a play on words the “hole” that exists in our holiness is that the average Christian doesn’t seem to care much for holiness, or the real crux of the matter is that they don’t understand it. Who knows why this happens? Maybe the pursuit of holiness seems legalistic? Maybe it feels like one more thing to worry about in an already overwhelming life? Maybe the emphasis on effort in the Christian life appears unspiritual? Or maybe people have 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. Hole in our Holiness is a book for those who are ready to start taking holiness more seriously, it’s for people who are ready to be more like Jesus, and it’s for people who are ready to live in light of the grace that produces godliness. As a pastor I am always critiquing books based on how “heady” and “weighty” they come across. I am always looking for books to recommend to the congregation and I am pleased to say that Kevin’s voice is very sociable. Listening to Kevin’s voice is like being in a conversation with a friend. This book is not a brow beating where the author rakes you over the coals and scorns you for not being “holy enough.” Rather, DeYoung writes a book that is both to the point and inspiring that I think most people will find refreshing. Thanks so much to Crossway who provided this book for a fair and honest review.