I’m excited to share this gospel rich resource with you. Jason Garwood is a pastor who loves God, loves the church, and loves the gospel. That seeps through the pages of Be Holy. From the back cover:
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.
Also, here are what a few of the earlier readers are saying.
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, he 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.
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.
—Phil Whipple, Bishop of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA.
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.
—Marc Herron, Associate Pastor of First Baptist Church, Caro, MI
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 . . . . This is why I’m thrilled to recommend Be Holy: Learning the Path of Sanctification. 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. . . . Jason 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 Be Holy and pray the Lord will powerfully use it in the life of His people, and for the edification of the Church, for His glory.
—Dave Jenkins, Executive Director of Servants of Grace Ministries and Executive Editor, Theology for Life Magazine
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.
—Bogdan Kipko, Author Of Forward: How To Get Unstuck & Become Unstoppable.
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!
—Brandon D. Smith, Editor of Make, Mature, Multiply: Becoming Fully-Formed Disciples of Jesus and Associate Editor of the Criswell Theological Review.
Mathew B. Sims is the author of A Household Gospel: Fulfilling the Great Commission in Our Homes and a contributor in Make, Mature, Multiply (GCD Books). He completed over forty hours of seminary work at Geneva Reformed Seminary. He also works as the managing editor at Gospel-Centered Discipleship and the assistant editor at CBMW Men’s Channel. He regularly writes for a variety of publications. Mathew offers freelance editing and book formatting. He is a member at Downtown Presbyterian Church in Greenville, SC.