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Best Sanctification Books Reviewed & Ranked

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1. How Does Sanctification Work? (2017)

 Best Sanctification Books Reviewed & RankedThe process of sanctification is personal and organic—not a one-size-fits-all formula. Many popular views try to reduce the process of Christian growth to a single template. For example, remember past grace. Rehearse your identity in Christ. Avail yourself of the means of grace. Discipline yourself. But Scripture portrays the dynamics of sanctification in a rich variety of ways. No single factor, truth, or protocol can capture why and how a person is changed into the image of Christ. Weaving together personal stories, biblical exposition, and theological…
Author(s): David Powlison

2. Devoted to God: Blueprints for Sanctification (2016)

 Best Sanctification Books Reviewed & RankedChristians are transformed by the renewing of their minds. They understand that in large measure how they think about the gospel will determine how they will live for God’s glory. They learn to allow the word of God to do its own work, informing and influencing the way they think in order to shape the way they live.In a series of Scripture-enriched chapters Sinclair B. Ferguson’s Devoted to God works out this principle in detail. It provides what he describes as ‘blueprints for sanctification’ an orderly exposition of central New Testament passages on…
Author(s): Sinclair B. Ferguson

3. Pleasing God: Discovering the Meaning and Importance of Sanctification (Classic Theology Series) (2012)

 Best Sanctification Books Reviewed & RankedDr. R.C. Sproul is one of the most vital and renowned theologians of our time. For over 40 years Dr. Sproul has encouraged, educated, and enlightened millions through his books, teaching, and ministry.  How can imperfect people hope to please a perfect God? The answer is both simple and challenging: sanctification. Pleasing God takes an in-depth look at sanctification and its essential role in the life of every believer. Filled with Biblical insights, this release guides both new and seasoned Christians through God’s path for transforming His people….
Author(s): R. C. Sproul

4. Sanctification (New Studies in Dogmatics) (2017)

 Best Sanctification Books Reviewed & RankedThe holy has been defined existentially and sociologically, and churches too often allow their expectations regarding holiness to be prompted by existential aspirations or the social mores of the Christian community. Perhaps it is not surprising that many view holiness as accidental or expendable, even as a legalistic and conformist posture opposed to the freedom of the gospel. But sanctification is one of the gifts of the gospel of Jesus Christ, so we must think about the way in which he makes his redeemed holy as a grace.Sanctification, the latest volume in the New Studies in Dogmatics series, patiently defines holiness in theological…
Author(s): Michael Allen, Scott R. Swain

5. Five Views on Sanctification (1996)

 Best Sanctification Books Reviewed & RankedChristians generally recognize the need to live a holy, or sanctified, life. But they differ on what sanctification is and how it is achieved. Five Views on Sanctification brings together in one easy-to-understand volume five major Protestant views on sanctification. Writing from a solid evangelical stance, each author describes and defends his own understanding of the doctrine, and responds as well to the views of the other authors. This book addresses such practical questions as: How does one achieve sanctification in this life? How much success in…
Author(s): Melvin E. Dieter, Anthony A. Hoekema, et al.

6. Sanctification: Explorations in Theology and Practice (1900)

 Best Sanctification Books Reviewed & RankedOften treated like the younger sibling in theology, the doctrine of sanctification has spent the last few decades waiting not-so-patiently behind those doctrines viewed as more senior. With so much recent interest in ideas like election and justification, the question of holiness can often seem to be of secondary importance, and widespread misunderstanding of sanctification as moralism or undue human effort further impedes thoughtful engagement. But what if we have missed the boat on what sanctification really means for today’s believer? The essays…
Author(s): Kelly M. Kapic

7. Possessed by God: A New Testament theology of sanctification and holiness (New Studies in Biblical Theology) (2001)

 Best Sanctification Books Reviewed & RankedIn this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume, David Peterson challenges the common assumption that the New Testament views sanctification as primarily a process. He argues that its emphasis falls upon sanctification as a definitive event, “God’s way of taking possession of us in Christ, setting us apart to belong to him and to fulfill his purpose for us.” Simply to identify sanctification with growth and holiness, he contends, obscures the emphasis and balance of New Testament teaching and creates unrealistic expectations. Throughout this study Peterson builds his case on the careful exegesis of relevant passages, with a keen eye for the…
Author(s): David G. Peterson, D. A. Carson

8. Christian Spirituality: Five Views of Sanctification (1989)

 Best Sanctification Books Reviewed & RankedHow can we grow closer to God? Is there a secret to spriritual life? Do we need a second blessing? Is sanctification God’s work or ours? Is it instantaneous or is it a process? The nature of Christian spirituality has been widely debated throughout the history of the church. The doctrine of sanctification was one of the main fissures separating Luther from the Catholic Church. Even today different groups of Protestants disagree on how we draw closer to God. What distinguishes the different poisitions and what exactly is at stake in these recurring debates? To answer…
Author(s): Donald Alexander, Gerhard O. Forde, et al.

9. The Power of the Blood of Jesus – Updated Edition: The Vital Role of Blood for Redemption, Sanctification, and Life (2017)

 Best Sanctification Books Reviewed & RankedSeek to enter more deeply into the perfect reconciliation with God, which is yours by the shed blood of Christ. Live by constantly exercising faith in the assurance that the blood cleanses from all sin and yield yourself to be sanctified and brought near to God through the blood; let it be your life-giving nourishment and power. You will thus have an unbroken experience of victory over Satan and his temptations. He who walks with God will rule as a conquering king over Satan….
Author(s): Andrew Murray

10. The Doctrine of Sanctification (2016)

 Best Sanctification Books Reviewed & RankedSpiritual sanctification can only be rightly apprehended from what God has been pleased to reveal thereon in His holy Word, and can only be experimentally known by the gracious operations of the Holy Spirit. We can arrive at no accurate conceptions of this blessed subject except as our thoughts are formed by the teaching of Scripture, and we can only experience the power of the same as the Inspirer of those Scriptures is pleased to write them upon our hearts. Nor can we obtain so much as a correct idea of the meaning of the term "sanctification"…
Author(s): Arthur W. Pink

Best Sanctification Books Reviewed & Ranked

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Author(s): Michael Allen (author); Michael Allen, Scott R. Swain (editors)
ID: 2169241, Publisher: Zondervan, Year: 2017, Size: 634 Kb, Format: epub

Sanctification: Explorations in Theology and Practice

Author(s): Kelly M. Kapic
ID: 1392926, Publisher: IVP Academic, Year: 2014, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Five Views on Sanctification

Author(s): Dieter, Melvin E.;Gundry, Stanley N.;Hoekema, Anthony A.;Horton, Stanley M.;McQuilkin, J. Robertson;Walvoord, John F
ID: 2671752, Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Publishing;Zondervan, Year: 2011;1987, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

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