What is Holiness?

Being one with God and God's people

by Thomas Van Dyke



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/26/2024

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781665758390
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781665758406

About the Book

What is Holiness? Is it a title we give to religious leaders or special religious movements? Is it an expression to describe the extreme righteousness and purity of God and people? Or is it simply a vague, ethereal term we use to express the nature of someone or something? The Bible states that because God is holy, people must be holy, and without holiness, no one will see God. Such statements should compel us to explore this topic and give it a high priority in our lives. In this book, the author attempts to provide us with a working definition of holiness and how it applies to our lives. He explains holiness as a relational term as opposed to a behavioral term such as righteousness and shows how it should characterize not only our relationship with God but all relationships in God’s creation. Finally, the author explores the various characteristics of holiness, such as its beauty, power, discipline, and peacefulness.

About the Author

After earning a BA in education and science from Hope College in 1964, Tom worked as a secondary school teacher and administrator for 17 years. He earned an MA in educational administration from Michigan State University along the way. He also served as a pastor and assistant pastor in three churches for 40 years. He is retired but still works as a volunteer chaplain in adult care facilities and writes as time permits.