Why Holiness Matters. [A Review]

John Wylie —  August 25, 2012 — 7 Comments

Why hello there!
This is a book review. Not a boring one.
I hope you’ll enjoy my review of ‘Why Holiness Matters.’

Why Holiness Matters‘ is a book written by one of my most favorite people to follow (both on his blog and) on Twitter, Tyler Braun.

look at that smile…!

This book tackles the serious issue of holiness, and why we need to take it seriously.

I will admit, when I first got the book, I was a bit cocky and thought I could read, write a review, and give away a copy in a couple days…boy was I wrong!
If I had only known how much meat was packed in these pages…I would have seriously reconsidered the timeline I gave myself.
There is so much truth, so much honesty, so much conviction packed in to each little page.

Braun challenges the current, future and past 20-something believer to take their holiness very seriously.
And to pursue our holiness above all else.

This book has convicted me more than nearly any other book (other than the bible).
These 161 pages will revolutionize the way you think about your faith, and how you live it out.
Each page was wither a slap in the face, or punch in the gut, about how seriously I take my faith-life, sin and holiness.

I HIGHLY recommend this book.
No doubt it will be one of my regular reads…just to make sure I am still ‘in check’ with what I claim so boldly to believe.
Braun brings a great light to a path that so many of us (either knowingly or unknowingly) stray away from.
He (and Christ) calls us to a life above normality. A life of authentic holiness.

And now for the sweet part!
I am giving a copy away!

What do you have to do?
Well…nothing, really. Just share this blog post using the nifty ‘share’ buttons down below here – and then leave a comment telling me what book you’ve recently read that has challenged you in your faith.

ready, set GO!

John Wylie

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John Wylie is the man behind the cartoon - a guy who enjoys drumming, hanging out with friends, and traveling. John is currently attending the SevenTen Discipleship Program with Ryan Dalgliesh in Texas - he plans to use this education to preach & teach all over the country (and hopefully, the world). John also feels very awkward typing in third person.
  • Billy

    Recently read book has been, Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung. Great book!

    • http://www.ivoryjohn.com John Wylie

      I am going to check out some reviews :)

  • http://jskogerboe.com Joshua Skogerboe

    Hey John. Thanks much for the review. I’ve long followed Tyler as well, but just recently saw that he had published this book. I’m very much looking forward to it.

    I’ll give you triple your money’s worth for book recommendations. All three of these books I have read in the last month, and all three have left a distinct impact on my life and faith:

    (1) “Counterfeit Gods” by Tim Keller (see my review here. > http://bit.ly/N73Cr8)

    (2) “Wrecked” by Jeff Goins (See my review here. > http://bit.ly/OJ1YMy)

    (3) “The Affections of the Heart in Art” by Jason Harms. I’m still in the middle of this one, but it has been transformative in my understanding of the calling of an artist ion the Kingdom of God. Can’t recommend this one highly enough. I haven’t reviewed it yet, but you can get more info about the book and the author (as well as download a free ebook or pdf) here. > http://bit.ly/TS8LrZ

    I’m hoping Tyler sells a million copies… but I’d love to win one for free. :-) God bless.
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    • http://www.ivoryjohn.com John Wylie

      neat! thanks so much for sharing those reviews :)

  • http://www.inlightofeverything.com Josh

    Sounds like a great read!

    If you’re looking for some fun and thought-provoking reads, two books that have recently resonated with me “Imaginary Jesus” and “Night of the Living Dead Christian” both by Matt Mikalatos

    The first continued to challenge the box I had placed Jesus in – the latter prompted the question of “Why do I claim the transformative power of Jesus, but live like I’m half-dead” (Or “mostly dead” to put in Princess-Bride-ese)
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  • http://jonstolpe.com Jon Stolpe

    The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson was definitely one of my top books so far this year.
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  • http://www.twitter.com/rodpitts Rod Pitts

    “The Transforming Power of the Gospel” by Jerry Bridges is one that I’ve read recently that has had a huge impact on my life. Such a great book!