Message of Holiness: Restoring God's Masterpiece (Bible Speaks Today Themes Series)
'We are all flawed masterpieces,' says Derek Tidball. 'In one way or another, and to one degree or another, the image of God in which we were formed has become marred and corrupted. Holiness is about the restoration of that...
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'We are all flawed masterpieces,' says Derek Tidball. 'In one way or another, and to one degree or another, the image of God in which we were formed has become marred and corrupted. Holiness is about the restoration of that image. In his innermost nature God is holy, and to be fully and truly human is to conform to and reflect his holiness in our lives.'
^^The concern for 'holiness' has been central to the evangelical movement since its inception - and the way evangelical Christians have understood it has been far from uniform. In this wide-ranging volume, Tidball expounds key biblical passages by letting them speak for themselves, rather than adopting a systematic perspective. His ultimate objective is to see the lives of God's people increasingly transformed, in conformity with his character
^^Christians universally agree they aspire to holiness, but to what, really, are they aspiring? Derek Tidball surveys the Scriptures for a comprehensive biblical understanding of this elusive mandate from God to "be holy as I am holy." The triune God of glory, he contends, sets us on paths that lead us through encounters with God, ourselves, our enemies and our companions to our ultimate destination, where we discover that we have been reshaped by God into his own image.
The Foundation of Holiness ^ Visions of Holiness The Transformation of Holiness ^The Dimensions of Holiness Pathways To Holiness The Destination of Holiness^
Derek Tidball is Visiting Scholar at Spurgeon's College, London. Previously, he served as Principal of the London School of Theology, as pastor of two Baptist Churches, as a tutor at London School of Theology, and as head of the mission department of the Baptist Union. Currently he is Vice-President of the Evangelical Alliance and Visiting Scholar at Spurgeon's College. He is the author of numerous books including Skilful Shepherds: An Introduction to Pastoral Theology (Apollos), Builders and Fools: Images of Pastoral Ministry in Paul (IVP), and The Message of Leviticus ((The Bible Speaks Today series) and The Message of the Cross, and most recently Ministry by the Book
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