In a world consumed with self-discovery, self-absorption, and self-worship, the people of God need regular reminders to lift our eyes to a higher Object than this earthly plane can offer. Jackie brings to bear her prodigious gift with words on the Bibles message of Gods transcendent holiness. She offers us not just a God worthy of our worship, but of our complete trust and obedience.
Jen Wilkin, Author and Bible Teacher
Art and theology have met. Many times reading theology can feel so impersonal that many people view it as irrelevant. However, when art and theology meet, we get the Psalms, Parables, Prophets, and more. I'm glad that this generational voice is a symphonic blend of the sorts. Holier Than Thou is a must read. Many in this generation and beyond may find this work as a gateway into theology and more importantly to understanding the holiness of God and their call to reflect it in and through Jesus Christ.
Dr. Eric M. Mason, Lead Pastor of Epiphany Fellowship Church
Holier Than Thou by Jackie Hill Perry is a surprising book. It doesnt scold us into holiness. It lifts us into holiness. How? By helping us see and understand God more clearly, and by helping us feel more seen and understood. Jackies book helped me. It can help you too.
Ray Ortlund, Renewal Ministries, Nashville
Too oftenand to our dismaywe try to be holy apart from knowing Him who is holy. Holier than Thou by Jackie Hill Perry offers an awe-inspiring view of God as she invites us to celebrate the goodness, majesty, and glory of Gods holiness in all of his justice, righteousness, and purity. With biblical wisdom and theological insight, Jackie turns our gaze upon the beauty of the Lord in his holinessfaithfully reminding us that by beholding, we believe, and so we become.
Melissa Kruger, author and director of Womens Initiatives for The Gospel Coalition
What attracts us to God? When asked this question, our answer typically revolves around His love toward us. What offends us about God? Here our answer usually centers on His holiness and how we dont measure up. "Holy"this feels grand yet intimidating, doesn't it? Awesome yet terrifying. Impressive, yet inaccessible. Pictures of God's holiness have been painted with brush strokes too broad. They capture the grandeur of the house, but leave off the finer details such as the WELCOME mat out front. Jackie paints with a much finer brush. She helps us understand that while Gods holiness is connected to His justice and His righteous anger against sin, it is also connected to so much more than thatit is meant to draw us closer. Holiness is attractive and inviting. And Jackie doesnt just tell us, she shows us. She uses a finer brush to paint a more nuanced and beautiful picture of the holiness of God. Every page and paragraph sings about the beauty of what "holy" meanswhich is rare for books in this genre. My heart is full knowing that this work will find a home in the canon of other great books written about the holiness of God. It is the missing puzzle piece in works on this topic.
John Onwuchekwa pastor of Cornerstone Church, Co-Director the Crete Collective, Co-founder Portrait Coffee