When reading this book, the reader should start with the last chapter, then return to the first. In that last chapter, Dr. Lorritts sets forth the theme of the whole book: "I believe that the church needs to be called back to the high ground of holiness." Dr. Lorritts makes a powerful and cogent argument that the process of change in the life of a Christian, the process of sanctification or becoming like Christ, is a process of continual repentance. In the book Dr. Lorritts addresses:
The need for Christian believers to comprehend sin in their own lives through God's eyes, using Scripture as the standard of human conduct, as opposed to a societally imposed standard;
The effects of sin in the lives of believers, in terms of both eternal and temporal consequences;
An understanding of repentance as both a point and a process, turning from sin and making a way back 'home' to God's path;
The need to have an appropriate fear of God, as the Lord of the Universe, and an understanding of what that ought to mean in daily life;
The need for the church, as the Body of Christ, to be a vehicle to help believers to come to grips with their sin and work through the process of repentance, as opposed to mitigating the sinnner's understanding of the stain that sin is on their lives.
This is a fine book, well worth reading and re-reading.