Holiness: Pitfalls, Struggles, & Victory
by David W. Cloud
This book deals with every aspect of Christian holiness or sanctification, both doctrinal and practical.
It begins with the author’s experiences as a young Christian looking into Pentecostal, “entire sanctification,” and “deeper life” teachings (e.g., The Calvary Road and The Green Papers). The other major sections are “Principles of Holiness” and “The Path of Holiness.”
The author emphasizes that there is no one “key” to holiness. The biblical way of holiness involves a multiplicity of things. Other lessons that are emphasized in the book include the importance of understanding position and practice, standing and walk, relationship and fellowship; the progressive character of holiness; an intimate walk with Christ; dying to self and living to Christ; abiding in Christ; patient continuance; the power of God’s Word and how to protect the seed of the Word in one’s life; knowing God’s will; confession of sin; separation from sin; living by faith; the armor of God; God’s chastisement; humility and servitude; and separation from false teaching.
The book can be used as a course for Sunday Schools, Bible Institutes, Home Schooling, and private study. Most major New Testament passages dealing with holiness are exegeted, including Matthew 11:28-30; John 15:1-17; Romans 4:17-21; 6:1-13; 8:9-23; 12:1-21; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 4:22-4; 5:18; 6:10-20; 2 Timothy 2:15-18; Hebrews 12:1-13; 2 Peter 1:3-11; 1 John 1:5 - 2:2.