Sinclair Ferguson, Your Trusted Guide on Sanctification

Justin Dillehay | January 2, 2017


Becoming like Jesus. Walking in the Spirit. Growing in grace.

How are such feats to be accomplished? Answers abound. In the world of contemporary publishing, few topics are as filled with fluff as Christian living and sanctification.

Thankfully, there’s always Sinclair Ferguson.

For longtime Reformed readers, Ferguson has become almost synonymous with the doctrine of sanctification. Whether it’s mining the riches of the Puritans in John Owen on the Christian Life, explaining the basics in Grow in Grace, examining the law and grace debate in The Whole Christ [20 quotes], or contrasting the nuances of Reformed spirituality with Lutheranism in his contribution to Christian Spirituality—few guides are as reliable as Ferguson, now preacher at St. Peter’s Free Church of Dundee in his native Scotland, where he recently returned after spending much of his adult life in the United States.

When it comes to the Christian life, few guides are as reliable as Sinclair Ferguson.

Ferguson’s latest release is Devoted to God: Blueprints for Sanctification. For those acquainted with his previous works, this will offer much that’s familiar. He confesses on page one that the book “contains no novel teaching” (ix). And yet with its length (296 pages) and rigorous…


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