Monday, March 23, 2015

Why Holiness Matters - A Book Review

Why Holiness Matters by Tyler Braun is a book about pursuing a holy life.  In today's world people seem to have a "whatever makes you happy" type attitude.  It seems like the old ways have long been forgotten.  I do believe there are still some Christians that are trying to live a holy life, but sadly these people are often deemed as "holier than thou" individuals.

Tyler Braun shares the struggles he has faced and is very open and honest about the "skeletons" in his closet.  He shares with the reader how as a teen he lost his way and how he came back to Christ.  The main point of the book is that true holiness comes from a relationship with Christ.  There are many quotable points made in the book and I found myself reaching for a highlighter on several occasions.  Some of his statements really spoke to my heart.

There were a couple things that I didn't care for.  The book was written for the millennial generation and I have to admit that before this book I had never heard that phrase before.  I actually had to google what the millennial generation was and had I of known before hand I would reconsidered getting the book.  Another thing that I did not care for is the repeated reference to different movies.  Not only did the author refer to certain movies, he quoted them frequently throughout the book.  Now this may be something that would be appealing to the millennial generation, but for this 40 year old, I just found it annoying.  I would much rather be pointed towards Bible verses or quotes from great men of God, not from Hollywood.

There were definitely some good points in this book and I do feel that it would be a helpful resource for someone who needs encouragement in their Christian walk, but overall I think it is best suited for young adults.

***This book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Greetings from Guarulhos, Brazil!
    Hi Sheila, thanks for your review, it is great to get reading tips about holiness issue. Although you are right (I am a forty and something old girl) I think that some old books about holiness are a bit boring.
    Thanks again!