The Book Of Ryle's Book Summary

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This book, full of Scripture and doctrine, is much different than the self-help Christian books of today.
After that introduction, what does Ryle have to say about holiness? In his introduction, Ryle expresses his misgivings about the new movement of “holiness by faith” and offers in the first seven chapters expounds on holiness and its ramifications. In fact, the first edition of this work consisted of the introduction and those seven chapters. In the second edition, and all editions since, fourteen additional chapters were added, mainly sermons of Ryles on the subject of holiness. The titles of the chapters tell the structure of the book. The first seven chapters sum up the theme: 1. Sin: what it is, where it came from,
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Next to Holiness, the most used book of Ryle today is actually a four volume set: Expository Thoughts on the Gospels. As the title would suggest, these volumes were not full commentaries on the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John but instead were produced as insightful thoughts to be used for family devotions. Thus the chapters are brief and non-technical written in a simple style. They are articulated in a popular style but the biblical truths are clearly presented in a depth that will surprise. As Ryle shows, simple does not have to mean simplistic. It is a great series to put by one’s nightstand and dip into before one retires for the night or to read each morning to begin the day with one’s mind on the things of the Lord. How can one go wrong studying the life of Jesus under the wise tutorage of J.C. Ryle? If you wish a more direct follow-up to Holiness, then explore Ryle’s volume entitled Practical Religion. In nineteen chapters, Ryle discusses in his usual plain manner the “daily duties, experiences, dangers, and privileges of professing Christians”. Here you will find discussions on everything from where one is now in their Christian life (self-inquiry) to where one will end up in…show more content…
Light from Old Times is a collection of essays regarding Christian leaders of the early English Protestant Church. He begins with the first man to translate the Scriptures into English, John Wycliffe, talks about the English Protestant martyrs (no Roman Catholic martyrs mentioned here), writes on people famous, Hugh Latimer, Richard Baxter, and William Gurnall, and people less famous, John Rogers, Rowland Taylor, and Samuel Ward among others, while extoling the courage of all who fought, and died seeking the purity of the English Faith. Christian Leaders of the Last Century (which would be to Ryle the 18th century) picks up where Light ended with the ministries of those who preached during the 18th Century revivals in England and America. This was a very rich time for preaching the evangelical truth and Ryle accents many of its greatest leaders with examinations of George Whitefield, John Wesley, Daniel Rowlands, William Romaine, and Augustus Toplady among others, maybe not as well-known but just as important to the spread of the Gospel. As Ryle says in his preface, echoing the themes of Old Paths, “I am bold to say that we want nothing

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