The Hole in Our Holiness


One of the advantages and privileges of being in full-time ministry is the opportunity to spend more time in prayer, devotions, as well as reading and studying the Bible.  It also gives me the time to read other books that are spiritually helpful.

Over the next few weeks, I would like to share my personal insights into one of those books, The Hole in Our Holiness by Kevin DeYoung.  This book challenges us to examine our lives in the mirror of Scripture in the matter of holiness.

“The hole in our holiness is that we don’t seem to care much about holiness. Or, at the very least, we don’t understand it. And we all have our reasons too: Maybe the pursuit of holiness seems legalistic. Maybe it feels like one more thing to worry about in your already overwhelming life. Maybe the emphasis on effort in the Christian life appears unspiritual. Or maybe you’ve 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.

This is a book for those of us who are ready to take holiness seriously, ready to be more like Jesus, ready to live in light of the grace that produces godliness. This is a book about God’s power to help us grow in personal holiness and to enjoy the process of transformation.”

I highly recommend that you purchase your own copy as we go through this uplifting and challenging book as we explore “Filling the Gap between Gospel Passion and the Pursuit of Godliness.”


“You shall be holy, for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:16 (ESV)

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