On Holy Ground

Standing on Holy Ground by Joshua A. McClure | Deep River Books
ISBN: 9781632694799

Author: Joshua A. McClure


Winner in the “Religion: Christianity” category of the 2018 International Book Awards!

In the contemporary church, dialogue on holiness is rare or even nonexistent. Yet there can be no conversation of God unless his name is synonymous with his holiness. Nor can there be meaningful discussion about relationship with God unless it includes what his call to be holy means in our lives.

Award-winning author Joshua A. McClure’s On Holy Ground is an insightful, powerful portrayal of the sovereign God and his effect on those who respond to his call to be “set apart” to him. McClure emphasizes God’s appeal to his people “to be holy because I am holy” and presents a question: how can we attain to the holiness God wills for us?

God’s divine call to holiness is not a physical appeal to a place or station, nor does it have any relation to worldly apparel. Rather, it is being totally devoted to God, set aside for his special use.

This book is a must read for all people serious about their God-given life in today’s society.


“It is obvious as we read McClure’s book On Holy Ground that he is being led and fed by God. This book will whet the reader’s appetite to better understand his or her need to follow God’s dictate to be holy.”
—Rev. Dr. Vincent F. Thompson, Jr., pastor, Community Baptist Church, Newport, RI

On Holy Ground is a refreshing new take on how the Holy Spirit can lead us to a deeply satisfying life where God is ever present and glory is all around.”
—Rev. Dr. Clayton A. (Cal) Lord, Jr., pastor, Central Baptist Church, Westerly, RI


Author Bio

Joshua A. McClure served 27 years as Senior Pastor at The Pleasant Street Baptist Church, Westerly, Rhode Island. He was a successful businessman until December 1976, when God revealed His “vision of ministry” to him. Joshua returned to school, graduating with a BA in Biblical Studies from Barrington College, receiving the school’s Biblical studies award. He later studied at Andover Newton Theological School and received a Certificate of Advanced Theological Studies. In 2010 he received the First Annual Heroes of Faith Life Achievement Award, by the Rhode Island State Council of Churches. Joshua has been awarded Doctor of Theology and Doctor of Christian Education degrees by the Evangelical Theological College of Africa, Ibadan Nigeria.

He has authored seven books, Can These Bones Live?, Almost Persuaded: Now To BelieveThe Crimson Thread of the BibleWho Do You Say I AM?, Made for Glory: In the Image and Likeness of GodOn Broken Pieces, and his latest book, On Holy Ground.

Joshua lives in Bradford, Rhode Island, with his wife, Ida.

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