What do the words "Holy Spirit" conjure up for you? Is it excitement at the experience you claim God has given you, or are you mystified by such claims? Is the Holy Spirit a positive presence in your life or simply a background force that energizes God's actions in the world? The title of this book, Gone with the Spirit, reflects usage in the Old and New Testament languages of the same word for wind and spirit. But what does the title suggest to you? Does it imply those lost in wonder at the Spirit's friendly foray into their lives, or some who have apparently taken leave of their spiritual senses? Gone with the Spirit attempts to provide an overview of the contentious and poorly understood person and work of the Holy Spirit for those who have some desire and aptitude for study.