Note: I wrote the following book review for The Presbyterian Outlook. The review was published in the March 16, 2015 edition of the magazine.
The word “holy” is not always well received by modern ears. For instance, to be “holier-than-thou” speaks of a moral superiority with which many have grown increasingly uncomfortable. To “be holy” conjures up images of a sanctimonious and self-righteous individual that, in their need to have all the perfect answers and live a perfect life, become nearly impossible to associate with.
The result is often to compartmentalize our lives so that our spirituality is on display only when participating in spiritual activities. The act of living out our faith becomes something relegated to the comfort and privacy of our own homes and hearts, rather than a calling to which we dedicate our lives. But living a compartmentalized life leaves us with an incomplete picture of who we truly are, and we find ourselves struggling with significant questions: What is my identity? Where and to whom do I belong? What is my purpose in life?
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