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- How Does Sanctification Work? (2017)
- Devoted to God: Blueprints for Sanctification (2016)
- Pleasing God: Discovering the Meaning and Importance of Sanctification (Classic Theology Series) (2012)
- Sanctification (New Studies in Dogmatics) (2017)
- Five Views on Sanctification (1996)
- Sanctification: Explorations in Theology and Practice (1900)
- Possessed by God: A New Testament theology of sanctification and holiness (New Studies in Biblical Theology) (2001)
- Christian Spirituality: Five Views of Sanctification (1989)
- The Power of the Blood of Jesus – Updated Edition: The Vital Role of Blood for Redemption, Sanctification, and Life (2017)
- The Doctrine of Sanctification (2016)
The 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.
Christians 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.
Pleasing God: Discovering the Meaning and Importance of Sanctification (Classic Theology Series) (2012)
Dr. 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.
The 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.
Five Views on Sanctification (1996)
Christians 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.
Often 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.
Possessed by God: A New Testament theology of sanctification and holiness (New Studies in Biblical Theology) (2001)
In this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume, David Peterson challenges the common assumption that the New Testament views sanctification as primarily a process.
How 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.
The Power of the Blood of Jesus – Updated Edition: The Vital Role of Blood for Redemption, Sanctification, and Life (2017)
Seek 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.
Spiritual 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.
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
How Does Sanctification Work?
Author(s): David Powlison
ID: 2923022, Publisher: Crossway, Year: 2017, Size: 197 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
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