JC Ryle (1816-1900)

My frugal self (read cheap) has prompted me to seek the best buys in terms of the most/best reading material for my e-reader. I have collected (but not yet read all) works by Spurgeon, Calvin, Edwards, Milton, Finney, Moody, etc., all of which tend to be quite inexpensive. I have recently been reading “Top 7 Classics on Holiness” by some familiar authors, but it also includes works by names with which I was unfamiliar.

One author in particular has caught my attention; that being Bishop J.C. Ryle, (1816-1900), the first Anglican Bishop of Liverpool (J.C. Ryle). His book, “Holiness: Its Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties and Roots” , written in 1877, is included in this anthology. The book’s 21 chapters constitute an amazingly thorough treatise on Holiness, but, if you are strapped for time, I recommend reading Ryle’s own introduction to the book. It will surely open your eyes to some of the greatest theological thinking of the nineteenth century.

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