The Hole in Our Holiness

The Hole in Our Holiness: Filling the Gap between Gospel Passion and the Pursuit of Godliness

By Kevin DeYoung

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About The Hole in Our 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.


Kevin DeYoung (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is senior pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan, and chancellor's professor of systematic and historical theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. He blogs at the Gospel Coalition and has authored or coauthored numerous well-known books such as Just Do SomethingThe Hole in Our Holiness, Taking God At His WordWhat Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality?, and The Biggest Story, as well as the award-winning books Why We’re Not EmergentWhy We Love the Church (with Ted Kluck), and Crazy Busy.

Table of Contents

1.  Mind the Gap 
2.  The Reason for Redemption 
3.  Piety’s Pattern 
4.  The Impetus for the Imperatives 
5.  The Pleasure of God and the Possibility of Godliness 
6.  Spirit-powered, Gospel-driven, Faith-fueled Effort 
7.  Be Who You Are 
8.  Saints and Sexual Immorality 
9.  Abide and Obey 
10. That All May See Your Progress


Category: Christian Living
Format: Hardcover w/Jacket
Page Count: 160
ISBN-10: 1-4335-3334-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-3334-1
Size: 5.25 in x 8.0 in
Weight: 9.7 ounces
Published: August 31, 2012

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