“Be holy as I am holy,” says the Lord.
It’s the most extravagant—and audacious—invitation ever sent: Or in
the words of Jesus: “Be perfect as your heavenly Father is
perfect.” But can that really happen? Is holiness an achievable
goal for sinful human beings? That’s the ultimate focus of this
thoughtful, thorough, and engaging study of what it means to be
holy. Drawing on the Bible and Christian thinkers through the ages,
Simon Ponsonby affirms that because of God’s gracious love and
desire for communion with us, he has done what is possible for us
not only to pursue holiness, but to achieve it. While we can never
count on attaining moral perfection in this life, we need not
settle for less than increasing victory over sin. And as more and
more Christians choose to partner with God in the ongoing process
of sanctification, we set the stage for revival.