Cannonball Read IV #59
My very favorite blogger is Angie Smith. I have reviewed all of her books on here (I think!) and have mentioned her several times in others posts. So when, in a post of her about God’s holiness, she mentioned The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul, I ordered it online and waited impatiently for it to be shipped to me.
Sproul’s book is a very detailed looked at the holiness of God (big surprise, given its title!), focusing initially on Isaiah 6. He uses other verses from both the Old and New Testament to help readers understand God’s holiness.
I was talking to a friend about this book the other night, and he said, “I just love how Sproul makes these things so easy to understand.” A different friend in the room was like, “Um. No, it’s still hard to understand!” I would say his books fall right into the middle. They’re by no means light, fluffy beach reads, but he takes difficult concepts (in this case, the holiness of God, which is baffling if you ask me!) and makes them digestible. This isn’t the kind of book you race through. It’s the kind of book you read a chapter at a time, really answering the questions he presents and taking the time to read and reread and rereread. But in the end, hopefully all readers will, like me, have an entirely new understanding of God’s holiness.