Author, R.C. Sproul, is without doubt one of the great preacher/theologians of our time, and this is surely one of the treasures that has come out of his ministry. I still vividly remember the effect that The Holiness of God had in my own life.
After I finished college back in 1986 I began work that Summer as a Youth Minister. I struggled to prepare Bible studies and plan activities and provide discipleship to the young people I served. And I certainly found myself tempted to follow the prevailing trend of orienting the ministry around the “felt needs” of people, rather than the glory of God. But then, in God’s gracious providence, I got a copy of this book, and as I began to read it I felt as though someone had removed a canopy from over my head. For the first time I was able to see unimpeded the majestic splendor of God. This book truly revolutionized the way I saw God and the way I saw my life and my ministry in relation to Him.
To see God as He is, “high and lofty” (Isaiah 57:15), is the beginning of seeing ourselves as we truly are—sinful and needy. It is the beginning of getting our lives into proper focus and it is also the beginning of finding in the Lord the satisfaction of our deepest desires. Another author has said, “people are starving for the greatness of God.” If you are hungry, this book is a feast.
Pastor Ty Blackburn