The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul
It’s dangerous to assume that because a person is drawn to holiness in his study that he is thereby a holy man. There is irony here. I am sure that the reason I have a deep hunger to learn of the holiness of God is precisely because I am not holy. I am a profane man—a man who spends more time out of the temple than in it. But I have had just enough of a taste of the majesty of God to want more. I know what it means to be a forgiven man and what it means to be sent on a mission. My soul cries for more. My soul needs more.
The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges
It’s a modern-day classic. Follow it up with The Discipline of Grace. That makes an ideal one-two punch for a new Christian.
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney
How else do we pursue holiness but through the spiritual disciplines?
Tempted and Tried by Russell Moore
Moore looks at Christ’s temptation and shows how we, like Jesus, can overcome Satan’s temptations.
The Hole in Our Holiness by Kevin DeYoung
A contemporary and pull-no-punches look at the challenge of holiness.
J.C. Ryle’s classic Holiness
If you are up for a challenging but brilliant and rewarding read, try John Owen’s Overcoming Sin and Temptation.