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As the renowned scholar Thomas Oden noted, “No subject of Christian teaching is more prone to fanaticism and novelty and subjectivism than that of the Holy Spirit.” The Bible’s own metaphors for the Spirit are as elusive as they are evocative―wind, oil, flame, water, dove―making pneumatology a mysterious study. But shying away from the topic is no solution.
Gordon Smith encourages us to seek both fresh understanding and fresh experience of the Spirit through openness to learning more, no matter what our theological tradition. In this way, as we hold biblical convictions firmly but gracefully, the guiding principles of discernment and humility will help us intentionally live Spirit-responsive lives day by day.
Welcome, Holy Spirit is a much-needed master class with a trustworthy and encouraging teacher. How can we cultivate an understanding of the Holy Spirit that helps us experience the presence of the Spirit in worship, in witness, in joy and sorrow, in seasons of blessing and times of difficulty alike, all the while honoring the fullness of the Trinity? That is the objective of the reflections in this book: an attentiveness to the Spirit, not to replace Christ as the focus of our lives and worship but to bring us truly into the presence of the living and ascended Lord.
It is to this end that we pray, “Welcome, Holy Spirit.”
In the early church, miraculous workings of the Holy Spirit were normal and normative. Today an ever-increasing number of Christians worldwide self-identify as Pentecostal or charismatic. William A. Simmons argues that this means the church needs a Spirit-centered interpretation of Scripture informed by a Pentecostal lens.
In The Holy Spirit in the New Testament, Simmons provides an accessible New Testament introduction that discusses themes and passages of particular interest to Pentecostal readers. Each chapter explores the presence of the Spirit in a biblical book, then offers devotional applications to help readers respond to the text. In Matthew, for example, we discover that there is no Messianic era apart from the Spirit. For Paul in Romans, the Holy Spirit is the authenticating power and emotive heart of God. And Revelation is permeated with the illuminating voice of the Spirit from beginning to end.
A Spirit-centered reading breaks down divisions between reason and spirit, mind and emotion. This book opens a dialogue between the academy and the church, demonstrating how sound exegesis speaks to Spirit-filled Christians. In the world and writings of the New Testament authors, we continue to encounter the revelatory presence of God.
In this grab bag, we have 6 e-books on Biblical & Theological studies. The prices and sale dates that they have provided are under each e-book cover.
Ends Jan 31
In this grab bag, we have 4 e-books on vision & vocation. The prices and sale dates that they have provided are under each e-book cover.
In this grab bag, we have 7 e-books on prayer from Intervarsity Press. The prices and sale dates that they have provided are under each e-book cover.
Gospel e-books is working together with Christian publishers to allow you to choose what e-books you’d like to have discounted. Cast your vote below and the book with the most votes in each poll will be placed on sale soon after. If there are less than 100 total votes in a particular poll, the winning book will not be discounted.
Intervarsity Press: Wisdom from Babylon: Leadership for the Church in a Secular Age by Gordon T. Smith vs. Reimagining Apologetics: The Beauty of Faith in a Secular Age by Justin Ariel Bailey
New Leaf: Keeping Faith in an Age of Reason: Refuting Alleged Bible Contradictions by Dr Jason Lisle vs. Discerning Truth: Exposing Errors in Evolutionary Arguments by Jason Lisle
Good Book Company: Closer: A Realistic Book About Intimacy for Christian Marriages by Adrian Reynolds & Celia Reynolds vs. Is God Anti-Gay? (Questions Christians Ask) by Sam Allberry
Crossway: When Pain Is Real and God Seems Silent: Finding Hope in the Psalms by Ligon Duncan vs. Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament by Mark Vroegop
David C. Cook: Calling: Awaken to the Purpose of Your Work by Pierce Brantley vs. Yes or No: How Your Everyday Decisions Will Forever Shape Your Life by Jeff Shinabarger
In this grab bag, we have 10 e-books from Intervarsity Press. The prices and sale dates that they have provided are under each book cover.
In this grab bag, we have 8 e-books on spiritual growth from Intervarsity Press. The prices and sale dates that they have provided are under each e-Book cover.