I’m excited to share with you that as of today, you can purchase my latest book Be Holy: Learning the Path of Sanctification!
This has been an incredible journey, and a humbling one at that. The book has been something I’ve dreamt about for a long time, and it is hard to believe that we have come this far. I pray that you find it to be challenging, both biblically and practically, as well as refreshing. Sanctification can be a tricky thing, but the call to be holy as God is holy is a serious one we must consider.
Two quick acknowledgements: I am grateful for Mathew B. Sims for not only helping get this project finished, but also writing the foreword. I am also thankful for my brother and Red Bag Media for the incredible design work. (Go check out their stuff!)
From the back cover:
Whether we admit it or not, sanctification is often misunderstood, misapplied, or ignored altogether. There is a danger in attempting to follow Jesus apart from His commands, provisions, and promises. Without a coherent, biblically informed understanding of God—His holiness, His attributes, His character—any grace driven efforts of Christian growth will be truncated at best. Now that Christ has saved us, how does that work itself out in love? What are some of the things we should know as a follower of The Way? What if I just don’t feel like growing in the Lord?
Inside Be Holy: Learning the Path of Sanctification, Jason Garwood explores the terrain of sanctification in a comprehensive and easy to understand way. It’s saturated in Scripture and rooted in the church’s history of holiness—the ups and downs of growth and change in the Christian life. And at the center of Be Holy sits the reigning King Jesus and the work of the trinitarian God in the gospel. May God stir up your affections as you behold His glory and walk the path of sanctification.
What people are saying about the book:
In Be Holy: Learning the Path of Sanctification, my friend Jason Garwood gives us a crisp and clear treatment of biblical holiness that will rock the illusion of self-righteousness. With biblical precision, Garwood gives us simple, yet profound insights. Be Holy will serve as an indispensable teaching tool for many years to come. You may just have to rethink the way you view holiness altogether. Read it, teach it, preach it…often!
—Pastor Doug Logan, Jr., Lead Pastor & Founder of Epiphany Fellowship of Camden, NJ.
We are living in a time (and culture) when great confusion exists in the Church regarding how we are to grow in Christ. While many people rightly teach the biblical balance between grace and effort in the Christian life—some overemphasize grace to the neglect of effort. Understanding the difference between grace and effort is critical. This is why I’m thrilled to recommend the book, Be Holy: Learning the Path of Sanctification by Jason Garwood. Garwood understands firsthand the struggles people face because he deals with them every day in his own life and pastoral ministry. He writes to help Christians and the Church to think through the issue at hand in order to more fully understand what sanctification means. As he does this, he roots the explanation of our new identity in Christ to our growth in Christ. Christians are to live from their new identity in Christ; we are to return to the basics of who we are in Christ, remembering what He has done to transform us. Our union with Him informs our communion with Him, which makes not only repentance possible, but provides the basis for our slaying the “dragon of sin” in our lives. This excellent book follows in the tradition of the Reformers and the Puritans, and contemporary authors like John Piper and Kevin DeYoung, who understand this biblical balance. I highly recommend this book, and pray the Lord will powerfully use it in the life of His people, and for the edification of the Church, for His glory.
Pursuing holiness will often hurt but it also helps and heals. In his book Be Holy, Jason Garwood carefully curates a thesis that practically explains why being holy may not be popular but it must be pursued. Taking the fabric of the full gospel, the book connects the theological with the practical. After reading this book, the reader will be inspired to not just hope to live a holy life but rather will be able to experience it—not because of what they do, but because of what Jesus has already done.
In Be Holy, Jason Garwood tackles sanctification, a subject that is often talked about but rarely considered in its entirety, in a fresh and accessible way. A talented writer and able theologian, Garwood makes the doctrine of sanctification relevant without sacrificing robust, biblical depth. Read this and be encouraged in your faith!
Holiness is a challenging concept that Jason Garwood has done a great job in breaking down to help us understand it. Let’s not let the challenge of sanctification keep us from engaging in a lifelong pursuit of holy living.
Be Holy is a timely and modern primer on the doctrine of sanctification. The book takes a clear and direct approach to the issue at hand, expressing deep truths in a concise manner. Jason issues a straightforward and provoking “call to arms” for all followers of Jesus.
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Oh, and one more thing… I’m giving away 3 FREE copies of the book! This Saturday evening the contest will be over and I will select three winners, and each will receive a copy of the book. (So be sure to check your email! Winners will also be announced on my Facebook page.)
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