Reviews of Word & Spirit Resouces

The Message of the Holy Spirit

Keith Warrington contributes an excellent volume to the The Bible speaks today: Bible Themes
series.  Warrington does a lot in this book.  The book is packed with helpful anecdotes.  His
applications throughout each chapter are excellent.  He even includes a study guide!  This was
intended to be and is a useful book. Warrington hits on all of the primary themes regarding the Holy
Spirit, touches on all of the primary passages and applies them all in helpful, practical ways.  He has a
gift for bridging the gap between those who are familiar with the Spirit in Scripture and in life and
those who are not; he adeptly takes a person from one side to the other. He constrains himself to
use only biblical metaphors and does not make use of the images beyond the warrant of Scripture. A
very strong, very useful exploration of the person of the Spirit.
David Griffiths, Fellowship Bible Church, Palmyra, Wisconsin

The role of the Holy Spirit is often treated with hesitancy within the Christian life; language of who
exactly he is, or even his role, tend to be vague and uncomfortable.  Keith Warrington’s helpful and
concise book has attempted to reassert the importance of his place in our lives and that of the
Church, in a non-patronising and challenging manner. The book seeks to direct the reader to use of
Scripture when exploring and attempting to understand a personal relationship with the Holy Spirit.
Its aim is to encourage the reader and guide them via biblical evidence through both the Old and
New Testaments, examining the Spirit in his many manifestations. It would provide a helpful text for
both individuals and groups wishing to develop their understand of the Holy Spirit.
Joseph Walsh, Christianity Magazine

The author describes this book as “a theological exploration, practical and biblically based, of the
person of the Holy Spirit” who “desires a relationship with believers and not theological enquiry into
a doctrine”.  This is not to say that the book is light on theology; quite the reverse.  It is an extremely
scholarly overview of the work of the Holy Spirit. This topic is potentially a Christian ‘hot potato’, but
the author is very balanced in his approach and does not allow any one aspect of the Spirit’s work to
overwhelm the others.  If there is a main emphasis, then it is upon the on-going, active presence of
the Spirit in the life of the Christian, a Spirit whose work cannot be contained or summarised by any
man-made systematic theology. This book will certainly challenge you to examine again your
presumptions about the Holy Spirit.
Roger Coode

An excellent book, well-structured and well thought out. The way in which the author tackles the
subject is methodical. I bought the book because I was going to be teaching on the Holy Spirit in
Rwanda and I wanted something to brush up my thinking. Reading this book really helped me think
through how to present the subject to people through an interpreter. Having used it in that way, I
am considering using the study guide at the back for my monthly Bible studies in my churches on the
English-Welsh Border. Probably the best book I have read on The Holy Spirit – informative, spiritual
and level headed, but staying true to scripture. Buy it!
Pauline Jones

If you want an excellent overview of the Holy Spirit based on the Old and New Testament, this is a
great book to have in your library. Dr Warrington does a splendid job of explaining the background,
position and the role of the Holy Spirit in the Trinity. I recommend it as it provides information on
and illustrates his role based on the Bible. This book provides a good basis for the study of the Holy
Dennis Blake

The Holy Spirit is expertly drawn by Keith Warrington from all across Scripture in this helpful volume
that’s part of the Bible Speaks Today (BST) series. I’ve used BST volumes on various books of the
Bible for a long time but have really started loving these ones on Bible Themes. The design is simple
but laudable: develop the doctrine directly from properly exegeted texts. After a bibliography and a
brief Introduction, this book jumps in at Genesis and starts finding the Holy Spirit. The flow of
argument follows the path the best works on the Holy Spirit do. We have two chapters on the Holy
Spirit in the Old Testament. Next, the author lingers over the relationship of Jesus and the Holy Spirit
in six chapters covering the Holy Spirit in the Gospels. In my estimation, this section carried the most
bullion on its pages. Part Three, as you would expect, presents the Holy Spirit in the Book of Acts.
The final seven chapters on the Holy Spirit in the Epistles covers many additional doctrinal subjects
involving the Spirit such as gifts, his role in salvation, sealing, unity and filling. You need not agree
with every point made to glean from this careful walkthrough of the most important biblical
passages on the subject. I enjoyed this book, underlined many sentences, wrote the most important
page numbers in the front to be able to return to them; it clarified many points along the way. What
more could I ask for from this book – well worth seeking out.
Jimmy Reagan

Pentecostal Theology. A Theology of Encounter

This is an encyclopaedic source for the details of and nuances within Pentecostal theology. It is
written from an insider’s perspective, but does not fail to note the tensions, contradictions and
variations within Pentecostalism both in the United States and globally. It does not engage secular
scholarship, but is in conversation with other scholars within the Seminary tradition.
Susie Meister
An excellent introduction to the distinctive aspects of Pentecostal theology. While other Pentecostal
systematic theologies repeat what is the consensus of the Christian Church at large, Warrington concentrates
on the “distinctive elements of Pentecostal belief and praxis” (p. vii). Pentecostalism, as Warrington
contends, is a theology of the dynamic, seen through the lens of experience, and it explores ‘beliefs’ in the
context of praxis. This is an excellent title. It relies heavily upon recent literature, mostly from the 1990’s
onward, which is one of its pronounced strengths, drawing from such Pentecostal/Charismatic (or ‘Renewal)
theologians as Amos Young, Wolfgang Vondey, Frank Macchia and Graham Twelftree.  In fact, the expansive
footnotes alone make the title worth the purchase price.  Warrington has succeeded in producing an
objective analysis of global Pentecostal theology; he offers not only analysis, however, but also concludes
each chapter with suggestions for future exploration. In sum, I heartily recommend this title for anyone who
has a desire to explore Pentecostalism further, undergraduate or postgraduate alike, and I could foresee this
text very likely used as an introductory text in a course related to global theological movements.
Nelson Banuchi

This comprehensive study is written in a concise and compact style. The study deals with most of the
major elements of Pentecostal belief and praxis that are considered important as well as those
considered controversial within their global setting. The beauty of the book lies in Warrington’s
ability to engage with contemporary Pentecostal scholars across the globe. It is a call to the
Pentecostal community to rethink its received theology against the background of changing
Christian theology in an ever-changing world. This book will prove to be a useful vehicle for
providing an understanding of what Pentecostal theology is about and will make a valuable
contribution to the ongoing discourse on Pentecostal theology.
Opoku Onyinah, Rector, Pentecost University College, Accra, Ghana

Discovering the Holy Spirit in the New Testament

Every Pastor should have in their library this reference on the work of the Holy Spirit in the New Testament.
It is a scholarly and practical book. It will be helpful to provide a well-rounded biblical understanding of the
ministry of the Spirit as it takes us through every book in the New Testament. Discovering the Holy Spirit in
the New Testament is divided into 19 chapters, each chapter including a mixture of scholastic and practical
Aldwin Ragoonath, The Pneuma Review

Every NT reference to the Spirit is included in this very thorough study. Each chapter deals with one or more
books of the NT, giving a brief setting, overview of issues concerning the Spirit, exposition of texts and
significance for the original readers, thus allowing the texts to speak for themselves. Each chapter concludes
with a bibliography and questions relevant to life today. It is impressively comprehensive and will appeal to
any reader or student wanting to know more about the Holy Spirit.
Jackie Searle, Christian Marketplace

In clear and understandable language, Warrington addresses each book of the New Testament, writing each
chapter in a uniform way that makes it easy for the reader or student to follow and compare. This is a book
of great interest that is easily read. I would highly recommend it to all church libraries as an excellent choice
for study.
Re Stooksberry, John McMillan Presbyterian Church, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania

This book is a welcome addition to the literature on the Spirit in the New Testament.  Warrington has
provided a well-rounded and, on many levels, practical work. It will benefit church leaders, students and
believers who want to know more about the Spirit in their lives.
Frank Z. Kovacs, Haddington House School of Theology, Canada

Warrington addresses several controversial points with judicious care. The Spirit is crucial in the church, both
corporately and personally. The Spirit exalts Jesus, inspires worship, transforms people, confirms believers as
children of God, gives gifts, expects and enables unity and guides believers who listen. Warrington’s
treatment of Acts and 1 Corinthians, texts that have been particularly influential in the modern Pentecostal
and Charismatic circles, draws helpful attention to the significance of these texts for the original readers. On
that basis, the questions asked by modern believers are understood in a different light. This book offers a
sure guide through many difficult passages.
Dr. Kent Brower, Lecturer, Nazarene Theological College, England

Warrington’s exposition of NT teaching on the Holy Spirit is sound and integrated well into the NT thought as
a whole.
Prof. Joel Stephen Williams, Southern Christian University, Alabama

Discovering the Holy Spirit in the New Testament is powerful and enlightening. It is a book that must be read
and studied in every church.
Luz Marie Worth

L’essai de Warrington sur l’Esprit Saint dans le NT constitue une excellente introduction a la pneumatologie
neotestamentaire. Livre utile donc, et pas seulement pour les etudiants en theologie.
Recherches De Science Religieuse

We are indebted to Keith Warrington for filling a gap in biblical-theological studies by addressing the person and
work of the Holy Spirit in a down-to-earth, non-technical way. Rather than being driven by confessional
presumptions, he explores the topic based on the respective texts in their literary and cultural contexts and thereby allows the texts to speak for themselves. The insights are both informed and refreshing, inviting the
reader to become more keenly aware of the Spirit’s work in the life of the believer, the Christian community and
the world.
Prof. Siegfried Schatzmann, Professor of New Testament Studies, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary,
Fort Worth, Texas

This is the first attempt at a comprehensive survey of the NT teaching on the Holy Spirit, book-by-book and
thematically text-by-text, since H. B. Swete’s authoritative overview in 1909. In the intervening years, a veritable
flood of scholarly water on the subject has streamed under the bridge and even changed the course of the
river itself. Dauntingly detailed monographs have been published on the work of the Spirit in the major NT
writings, like so many fortresses attempting to dominate the stretch off the bank. We must be grateful to
Dr. Warrington, however, for giving us a lucid and comprehensive riverside guide.
Prof. Max Turner, Professor of NT Studies, London School of Theology, England.

Jesus the Healer. Paradigm or Unique Phenomenon

Every single instance of healing and exorcism conducted by Jesus is examined. This is really useful and
will provide preachers with fresh insights when they preach through the Gospels and
hit on miracle after miracle; in this regard, it is a book to be kept by your commentaries. It’s also a good example
of using narrative criticism to bring out main themes in the Gospels. If you are a serious student of Scripture, or
if you are thinking through the contemporary healing scene, then, with an open Bible before you, you will benefit
from studying this book.
Paul Pease, Evangelicals Now

Keith Warrington is one of a new breed of good biblical scholars who are emerging from the Pentecostal tradition. 
Here he presents us with a careful study of Jesus’ healing ministry with a view to asking whether that ministry is a
pattern for us or was uniquely related to him. After a general overview chapter on the purpose of Jesus’ healings, he
engages in a detailed examination of all the healings and exorcisms found in the Gospels. Then he concludes with a
chapter assessing their relevance for our ministry today. Whilst the bulk of the book is a model of careful exegesis,
the final chapter is an equally carefully argued pastoral application. Keith Warrington is to be congratulated on
giving us a book which provides such an honest examination of Scripture and an honest facing up to contemporary
issues.  Its message will be a relief to many and an encouragement to others.
The Rev. Dr. Derek Tidball, Principal of London Bible College, England

For me, the commentaries are the most valuable part of the book. Using the tools of contemporary New
Testament scholarship, Warrington takes each of these texts and expounds them, not only for what they tell us
about Jesus and his ministry, but also for what they tell us about each Evangelist and how he presented each
healing story within his on-going narrative as his way of teaching the community he was writing for the truth about
Christ. I can see myself turning to his book again when I have to speak on the subject.
Prof. John Gunstone, Wholeness

Warrington, in pastoral fashion, strives admirably to inculcate real faith in his readers, stressing opportunities
to believe in Jesus based on his deeds as well as his words. Warrington’s treatment of individual healings and
exorcisms offers many heretofore unexplored insights and is to be heartily recommended as a positive
and pleasant read. Warrington’s tact of addressing to readers a series of well-composed questions after each
chapter helps them reflect on “How do we know?” and “Why do we believe?”.  He is to be thanked for his honest
and open style, and for his modesty with respect to the subject matter that is not that common within the
raucous cavalry style of previous scholarship. It is because of fine, well-researched works like this present
volume, that we are able to continue to learn and to be motivated to carry on.
Prof. Paul Elbert

Discovering Jesus in the New Testament

Discovering Jesus in the New Testament is an ambitious and accessible volume on the subject of New
Testament christology. Its focus is eminently literary. Warrington addresses the portrayal of Jesus in every
book in the New Testament canon individually. Analyses typically focus on how each writer employed
intertextual references, metaphors, titles, implicit authority, and the economy of salvation in their
presentation of Jesus. Warrington’s interest in edifying Christian readers is quite apparent.
Christopher B. Zeichman, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, Canada

Warrington mentions in his introduction that NT Christology was written for practical purposes of
discipleship. I sense the same thrust behind this book. The author does not burden his readers with scholarly
debate on the issues. Simplicity of analysis, clarity of language and straightforward descriptiveness make it
easy reading, and it may well serve as a good introductory book to NT Christology for a general confessional
audience. This would be especially fitting as the portrait of Jesus in this work is the one of the traditional
Christian faith.
Arseny Ermakov

Many want a piece of Jesus, but few want all of him. What else explains the stampede for books, videos, and
seminars offering a truncated version of the biblical Christ? How starkly this books stands in contrast!
Professor Warrington unveils a full portrait of Jesus, cast in the light of the entire New Testament and wholly
faithful to the original. Has your Jesus been downsized? Pick up this book and find out!
J. Ed Komoszewski, Author of Reinventing Jesus and Putting Jesus in His Place

The shelves are full of books, written at all levels, on Jesus. Nevertheless, Dr. Keith Warrington has discerned
an un resolved need of mid-range readers and addressed it commendably. Discovering Jesus in the New
Testament charts the course of reflection on Jesus- his life, works, identity and theological significance –
through the whole of the New Testament writings and does so in a way that it eminently readable and
accessible. What emerges is a carefully conceived description articulation and the profound common threads
of Christology that assure us of a single (though marvellously complex) conversation.
Philip H. Towner, Dean of The Nida Institute of Biblical Scholarship, American Bible Society

With clarity and insight, Professor Warrington takes the reader on a whirlwind journey through the multi-
faceted – yet complementary – presentations of Jesus found in the New Testament writings. Very few
introductions to Christology can claim the balance of comprehensiveness, simplicity and lucidity found in this
Mark L. Strauss, Professor of New Testament, Bethel Seminary, San Diego

When preaching/teaching from a given New Testament book, consulting Warrington’s treatment provides
great insights into the presentation of the Jesus story and theology. Warrington’s Discovering Jesus in the New
Testament will make a valuable addition to a pastor’s library, and one that will find repeated usage.
Dr. James H. Railey Jr., Professor of Theology, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, Missouri

The book is erudite but accessible.
Stephen Boon, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford
Lovely and relaxed explanation of the idea of NT books as ‘occasional’ documents meeting real, everyday
situations…. excellent and informative. I love this quotation in Discovering Jesus in the New Testament and it
makes its way on to one of my courses – “The Gospels provide a narrative Christology, a story in which the
main character is Jesus. He is central to the story and everyone else, as it were, has been invited to play a part
in order to reveal more of him. The readers are provided with a front row exposure to Jesus who looks like a man but, when explored, begins to take the form of God who has a personal concern for all in the audience.
Jesus lives in the text but also in the shadows and between the lines, permeating the narrative with his
ubiquitous presence. The challenge has always been whether readers are able to see him as he truly is and to
take the step of faith needed to accommodate the remarkable possibility that he is God and accept it as the
truth, on the basis of which they may place their lives and future destinies.”
Liam Hanna, Lecturer, Regents Theological College, Malvern, England

Reading Discovering Jesus in the New Testament has been a great encouragement. At times, my mind has
been blown away at how amazing Jesus is. I’ve found this book feed me intellectually, as well as, spiritually,
encouraging me in my confidence in who Jesus is and what he’s done. There were many occasions when I’d
finish reading a sentence and begin to praise Jesus in response to what I read. I have found
reading Discovering Jesus in the New Testament both a challenge and a great encouragement. It is challenging
because it is not a simple read; it explores deep theological truths about who Jesus is and how he is portrayed
within each book of the New Testament. I’ve found this book to strengthen me in my own personal walk with
I think that when someone has been a Christian for quite a few years, sometimes things become so familiar
that they lose their awe and we take Jesus for granted. This book has really reminded me of what I believe
about Jesus and why, and it’s really encouraged me in my confidence in who Jesus is, what he has done, and
his passion for Christians to be disciples who make disciples. I found the chapter on Romans especially
captivating as Warrington explains some complex truths in a way that I can understand, not only in my head
but also in my heart.
I found the way that Warrington approaches the Gospels really helpful as he not only points out that Jesus can
do miracles and heal people but he helps the reader to dig deeper into why Jesus did that and what it reveals
about who he is; he is more than simply a miracle worker. This has been helpful for me practically as I have
been meeting up with an international student to read the Bible with her. She is not a Christian but is
exploring Christianity. As we have been reading through the Gospel of John, there have been points (relating
to healings of Jesus) where we have got side-tracked and I have been able to use the same approach of
Warrington by asking questions such as “what does this reveal to us about Jesus?”, instead of simply
concluding that Jesus can heal. I found his chapter on Revelation especially helpful as Warrington helps bring
focus to who Jesus is, whereas I find it easy to get lost and overwhelmed sometimes by all the metaphors and
poetic language.
E. P.

Warrington is an incredibly clear writer and has a way of summarising vast amounts of data into concise
units that are quite easy to work through (I finished the book in a day and a half). There are regular
references to Greek words or phrases, with the occasional nod to grammatical matters thrown in for good
measure (e.g. the tense of certain verbs is often highlighted to make a particular point about something that
Jesus does or something we do in response to Jesus). The positive features of this book are legion. I have no
problem saying that Discovering Jesus in the New Testament is a welcome addition to my library and I believe
it would make a welcome addition to the library of any non-specialist interested in NT Christology, especially
those who appreciate orthodox/traditional presentations of the subject.
B. H.

The Miracles in the Gospels. What do they teach us about Jesus?

This text by an accomplished Pentecostal scholar provides the reader with an accessible and up-to-date
treatment of Jesus’ miracles that is sufficiently apprised of the primary and secondary literature to keep

advanced students and specialists interested.  Moreover, Warrington provides an enjoyable read, and those
familiar with his Pentecostal Theology will not likely be disappointed by his prose or content.
The handling of miracle accounts is consistent and may be summed up in four parts. Warrington offers (1) a
chart with the relevant literary contexts, (2) a general exegesis, (3) an examination of each Gospel under the
heading “Messages from Matthew”, etc., pointing out things “uniquely” (a favourite word of Warrington)
presented by the three Evangelists (sometimes Mark and Luke are examined together), and ends with (4) a
conclusion. Warrington’s analysis of each Gospel when covering parallel accounts includes the authors’
phraseology, lexical features, verbal and grammatical exegesis, lots of interesting facts, cultural and physical
background (, the compositional description and function of Palestinian roofs (Mark’s account), and the
likely Hellenistic adaptation of Luke, describing the removal of the “tiles” (keramon) by the men). Complex
Greek arguments are not the staple of this text; frequent recourse to important words or phrases in the
Greek is.  And if something is happening for the first time or is outstanding, Warrington lets the reader know
it – he is a gold mine of helpful facts that will interest scholar and pastor.
This stimulating effort is the best recent production on the miracles of Jesus that the reviewer knows of.
Warrington’s insights, constant supply of supporting lexical and statistical data, identification of unique
features in the various Gospels, fresh approach, redactional – contextual exegesis, high reverence for the
text, recognition that the miracle stories and the Gospels themselves are primarily about Jesus and readiness
not to ignore or fail to interact with or, at least, recognise scholarship that disagrees with his stance makes
this a quality work. Warrington’s text on the miracle stories of Jesus will hopefully prove seminal for future
publications about Jesus’ miracles. Highly recommended.
David L. Ricci, Associate Professor in the Bible and Theology Department at Northpoint Bible College,
Haverhill, Massachusetts

Keith Warrington combines the best in biblical exegesis with his own Pentecostal experience. In this book, he
not only sees miracles in the ministry of Jesus as acts of power, but he also explores their primary purpose in
what they teach us about Jesus. It is meticulously referenced, and the reader will find this a treasure of both
scholarship and inspiration.
Prof. Allan Anderson, Professor of Mission and Pentecostal Studies, University of Birmingham, England

Readers of this book are able to explore the identity and mission of Jesus through the clear lens of the
miracle stories. Warrington does not question whether or not the miracles happened but shows what the
stories meant for the Gospel writers, and reveals that the miracles stories are not peripheral to the gospel;
they are the Gospel.
Prof. Graham H. Twelftree, Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Regent University, Virginia

God and Us – A Life Changing Adventure

In a scintillating book, bristling with insights and down-to earth reality, Keith introduces to what the Bible
teaches us about God. It will help many to build their Christian lives on a secure foundation and cause
others to bow in wonder again at such an exciting and marvellous God.
Dr Derek Tidball, Principal, London School of Theology, England

If you can imagine a tapestry, woven from threads of theology, philosophy and poetry, yet producing
picture of utmost simplicity and clarity portraying an infinitely fascinating God, then you have captured
the essence of this book! It is a delight to read. Enjoy!
Faith Forster, Founder (with Roger Forster) of Icthus Christian Fellowship
This book is a refreshinh rediscovery of who God is and how we can draw close to him. The hymn, “How Great Thou Art” came to my mind as I read it and reflected on the wonder and majesty of God.
Lyndon Bowring, Executive Chairman of Care

A most timely book for these days.
R. T. Kendall

I read this book several years ago and I’m reading it again, on the bus on my way to work. I love the way
the author speaks about God; as I read, it’s like the sun is shining out of each word! It’s an amazing,
thought-provoking book. Thank you for writing it.     Geraldine Warrington
Just a note to say how much I have appreciated your book God and Us.  It is so good to have a book about
God rather than ourselves.  I have also enjoyed the poems. I have written to Scripture Union for
permission to copy one. The use of Scripture throughout the book and the questions to encourage
thinking have also been helpful and encouraging. Thank you very much.    

Just wanted to let you know that my first night at College was strange, exciting and scary. I woke up every
2 hours not being able to sleep and I started to read your book God and Us which I found most helpful. It
calmed and relaxed me as I read the poetry and I felt the peace of God.    
L. P.

God and Us is a fantastic and inspiring read.    Andrew

A life changing adventure, indeed! A practical and biblical perspective of who God is and how he
relates to us, told in a highly relatable manner.
Tshego Tshukutswane

Healing & Suffering. Biblical and Pastoral Reflections

A “tour-de-force” about the New Testament’s teaching on healing and suffering – readable, scholarly and
Lyndon Bowring, Executive Chairman, Care

We are indebted to Keith Warrington for addressing a delicate issue in today’s Church in a user-friendly and
lucidly written way.
Prof. Siegfried Schatzmann, Professor of New Testament Studies, Southwestern Baptist Theological
Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas

A thoroughly researched publication that is readable as it is relevant…thought-provoking, stimulating and
compassionate – I fully recommend it.
John Glass, General Superintendent, Elim Pentecostal Church

Necessary reading for those working in this area of research and ministry.
Prof. John Christopher Thomas, Clarence J. Abbott Professor of Biblical Studies, Church of God Theological
Seminary, Cleveland, Tennessee.

The latest edition of Healing & Suffering is brilliant because it has been written in a way which is thorough,
but clear. It deals with the reality of sickness honestly and provides essential pastoral advice, which sets it
apart from so many books professing the things we want to hear, but which sadly give no insight into what to
say when faced with the sickness.  Vicky 

I just wanted to let you know that I’m studying your book on Healing and Suffering and that I feel very
blessed by it. You must have heard this many times but I just want to take the time to thank you for your
wisdom and understanding of scripture which you have shared.
Jeroen Bakker

I cannot thank you enough for Keith Warrington’s book Healing & Suffering. Keith’s research is so intensely
rooted biblically and is the only book to encourage the believer to pray and believe for healing, but
understand that not all sickness and suffering will be removed. I find his research and ministry experience
has brought him to the same conclusions my husband and I have learnt through the process of illness. As an
author, his book is the only one I have come across of such calibre and with such compassion. His research
and analysis has only fuelled by desire to become fully equipped in the area of Chaplaincy. It is so liberating.  

A Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit

For anyone who wants to know what the Bible says about the Holy Spirit, this is the book to read! A
wealth of leading biblical scholars and theologians, each of whom has a personal engagement with
the subject matter, examines the entirety of the biblical canon, helping the reader discover how the
biblical texts contribute to a contemporary understanding of the Holy Spirit. Whatever books you
choose to read about this vital area of Christian theology, make sure this is one of them.
Glenn M. Balfour, Principal, Mattersey Hall Christian College, Doncaster, England

Pentecost was not the debut of the Holy Spirit. In this broad yet sensitive sweep across the Bible, a
team of international scholars shows that from eternity the Spirit has been an active member of the
Godhead…In a stream of developing themes, this book offers a unique opportunity to explore the
generosity of God seen in the life-giving and resurrecting power of his Spirit in the pages of the Bible
– and beyond.
Prof. Graham H. Twelftree, Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Regents University,

A remarkable array of scholars assembles here to write a remarkable book that covers most
comprehensively the theology of the Spirit from Genesis to Revelation. This collection is focussed,
coherent and non-partisan. Essential reading for every student of the Bible.
Prof. Allan Anderson, Professor of Global Studies, University of Birmingham, England.