Biblical holiness in heart and life: concept, history, hindrances, growth, and joy.
Set Apart for Christ – from the Introduction: "There is a simple yet profound word which occurs nine hundred times in the Bible. You see it first in Genesis, as we are informed how God created heaven and earth. You see it last in the Bible’s final chapter, where we are told about God’s creation of a new heaven and a new earth. One entire book, Leviticus, is devoted to the subject of this word. Yet this word is strangely overlooked today. Though it describes the uniqueness of God and the calling of all His children, it is largely ignored. This short yet awesome word is holy. Among other words, saint, sanctify, and sanctification are obtained from its root. What does holy, holiness mean? What is the scriptural call to holiness? How must holiness be practiced? Why does the church so desperately need holiness in our day?" Joel Beeke effectively answers these questions, using the Scriptures as authority and guide.