Renovating Holiness

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It is my great honor to be one of over a hundred leaders selected to write essays for a book called Renovating Holiness. I’m so grateful to editors, Thomas Jay Oord and Joshua Broward, not only for  including me among these amazing leaders from around the world, but also for taking the time to put together such an unprecedented and needed resource for holiness denominations. In trying to figure out the best way to review a book like this with so many diverse authors, I decided the best thing to do might be to let the authors speak for themselves by including some snapshots from some of my very favorite selections of the book. I would encourage anyone to read this book but I especially would recommend it to young people who have become disheartened with the Church of the Nazarene, wondering if there is a place for them in a holiness denomination in the 21st century. I believe these essays will strengthen our journey as a follower of Christ and help us discover where we are as a denomination. As a minister in the Church of the Nazarene, I give you my highest recommendation.

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These excerpts are by no means the only great parts of the book, they are simply moments that stood out to me while I was reading Renovating Holiness. I also included the first page of the essay I wrote, hoping that all of these excerpts will make you want to read more. These excerpts were written by

Brannon Hancock, Catherine Lebese, Chad Maxson, Craig Drurey, Dick Eugenio, Donnie Miller, Emily JoAnn Haynes, Frank Mills, Greg Arthur, Hank Spaulding, Jacob Lett, Jamie Gates, Janine King, Jason Rowinski, Joe Gorman, Jon Middendorf, Megan Pardue, Michael Scarlett, Myra Oomit, Nathan Napier, Rick Lee James, RJ Strickland, Rusty Brian, Ryan Patrick McGlaughlin, Ryan Scott, and Thomas Jay Oord.

You can also hear a conversation I had with editor Joshua Broward on Episode #132 of the Voices In My Head Podcast.

Voices In My Head Pocast #132 Promo Pic

LISTEN HERE:

Excerpts:

Rick Lee James
Rick Lee James

 

 

Thomas Jay Oord
Thomas Jay Oord

 

 

Ryan Scott
Ryan Scott

 

 

Ryan Patrick McGlaughlin
Ryan Patrick McGlaughlin

 

 

Rusty Brian
Rusty Brian

 

 

RJ Strickland
RJ Strickland

 

 

 

Nathan Napier
Nathan Napier

 

 

Myra Oomit
Myra Oomit

 

 

Michael Scarlett
Michael Scarlett

 

 

Megan Pardue
Megan Pardue

 

 

Marco Velasco Sosa
Marco Velasco Sosa

 

 

Krista Klosterman
Krista Klosterman

 

 

Keith M. Devenport
Keith M. Devenport

 

 

JR Forasteros
JR Forasteros

 

 

Joshua Sweeden
Joshua Sweeden

 

 

Jon Middendorf
Jon Middendorf
Joe Gorman
Joe Gorman

 

 

Jason Rowinski
Jason Rowinski

 

 

Janine King
Janine King

 

 

Jamie Gates
Jamie Gates

 

 

Jacob Lett
Jacob Lett

 

 

Hank Spaulding
Hank Spaulding

 

 

Greg Arthur
Greg Arthur

 

 

Frank Mills
Frank Mills

 

 

Emily JoAnn Hanes
Emily JoAnn Hanes

 

 

Donnie Miller
Donnie Miller

 

 

Dick Eugenio
Dick Eugenio

 

 

Craig Drurey
Craig Drurey

 

 

Chad Maxson
Chad Maxson

 

 

Catherine Lebese
Catherine Lebese

 

 

Brannon Hancock
Brannon Hancock
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