By Tori Allen
Ever feel like you need a change? A chance to reconnect with God and learn to live the way he intended for you? If this sounds like you, then look no further! Aldersgate Press has just released their first publication, Heart and Life: Rediscovering Holy Living, an intricate compilation of holiness stories written by authors of various denominations. Aldersgate Press is an extension of the Global Wesleyan Alliance, a group focused on interdenominational cooperation and a commitment to the fulfillment of the Great Commission. In accordance with the principles of the Global Wesleyan Alliance, Aldersgate Press has created Heart and Life with the intention of forever changing lives.
Barry Callen, member and co-editor of Heart and Life, explains the holiness lifestyle as a conviction to be Christlike in our everyday routines: “A holiness lifestyle means that we need to be relevant to the world, but we must also be holy. That life can’t be of today, but rather for today.” Supporting the call to prioritize a higher standard of living, we are convicted to must become holy as Christ was, but also engaging to the world around us. In order to fully live out the holiness lifestyle, readers must also allow their hearts to undergo transformation. This alteration may be difficult, but Callen explains, “The inner person becomes reflected in a new style of living.”
Heart and Life is an astounding look at the Holiness Movement, and critics agree its message will transform readers everywhere. Church of the Nazarene General Superintendent Stan Toler calls Heart and Life, “Refreshing…an instant classic in the Wesleyan tradition.” John Rittenhouse, lead pastor of Living Spring Christian Fellowship in Garden Grove, California, says, “It challenges the reader to become like Christ.”
This book is not just for the individual; it can be used alongside family and friends. Every chapter begins with an overview and concludes with meaningful questions, reflection, and serious group conversation. The message of Heart and Life will stay with you long after you’ve finished turning the pages.
Heart and Life is now available for purchase, so get your copy today!