The Utter Relief of Holiness

January 8, 2013

How God’s Goodness Frees Us from Everything that Plagues Us

Utter Relief of Holiness, John Eldredge

What a relief it would be to be set free from all that plagues us — the inner struggle with anger, or contempt, the habitual sins. Is such an experience possible? John Eldredge believes it is, and in THE UTTER RELIEF OF HOLINESS, he shows readers how they can be that free, though the healing work of Christ in their lives. It begins when we discover what the salvation of Jesus Christ means for our own restoration and find that holiness is an expression of the healing of our humanity.

Here is a book that explores the beauty of the genuine goodness available to us in Jesus Christ, and guides the reader through the process whereby God makes us whole and holy by his love. Readers will be relieved. Utterly.

The Utter Relief of Holiness, John Eldredge [link]
Published by FaithWords: January 8, 2013


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Editor Buzz: John Eldredge and Jesus

August 9, 2011

Beautiful Outlaw:Experiencing the Playful, Disruptive, Extravagant Personality of Jesus

Editor Buzz with FaithWords Editor Joey Paul

Over the years, I’ve read several books on the person and work of Jesus Christ. I’ve even had the privilege of publishing several, but I have to say, the new book by John Eldredge, Beautiful Outlaw, is the most compelling and insightful book of Jesus I’ve ever read. Where John’s book Wild at Heart set masculinity free from the “nice guy” mentality of the church, Beautiful Outlaw sets Jesus free from the numbing religious stereotypes by helping readers discover the “personality” Christ demonstrated while here on earth (which was often extravagant, disruptive, and playful). The author believes that reading the gospels without the personality of Jesus is like watching television with the sound turned off. The result is a dry, two dimensional person doing strange, undecipherable things.

Beautiful Outlaw, John EldredgeEldredge shatters the stained glass to reveal stunning new insights in familiar stories, including the fact that the wine Jesus created at Cana amounted to 908 bottles, late in the celebration – an act of scandalous generosity.

The book presents three major themes. The first is the personality of Jesus – it is often scandalous and it is utterly engaging. The second is the way we can experience him in our life – that same Jesus is available to us, here and now. The third is what his life actually means for ours – we get to live a life of the same quality, the same power.

John Eldredge is the founder and director of Ransomed Heart Ministries located in Colorado Springs, CO, an organization devoted to helping people live their true identities in Jesus Christ by living from their heart. Ransomed Heart hosts several events around the country each year.

If you read only one serious book this year, you’ll do yourself a favor by reading Beautiful Outlaw.

BEAUTIFUL OUTLAW pubs 10/12/11.

Joey Paul is an Executive Editor at FaithWords, an imprint of the Hachette Book Group.

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