If a dove symbolizes the authentic Holy Spirit and a pigeon represents its counterfeit, how can you be sure which one has descended on your church? Balancing humor and biblically rooted wisdom, pastor and theologian Kendall issues a call for discernment---offering eight ways believers can learn to distinguish genuine acts of God from manipulative "pigeon religion." 208 pages, softcover from Charisma.
Have you ever seen God move tangibly in a powerful worship service? Have you also been unmoved or unaffected by a lively sermon or worship experience? How can you discern when the Holy Spirit is authentically moving, or when a counterfeit spirit is producing manipulation? If the dove is the symbol of the authentic Holy Spirit, then the pigeon is a symbol of the counterfeit spirit. Unfortunately many of the claims to the presence of the dove among us are nothing but pigeon religion.
Dont settle for a substitute.
Respected theologian Dr. R.T. Kendall explains eight main differences between the dove and the pigeon, and then applies each to our relationship with the Holy Spirit. Readers will come away with a refreshed sensitivity to the move of the Spirit, a renewed knowledge of who He is, and a keen perception on how to identify counterfeit spirits.
R.T. Kendall was the pastor of Westminster Chapel in London, England, for twenty-five years. Born in Ashland, Kentucky, he was educated at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv) and Oxford University (DPhil). Dr. Kendall is the author of more than fifty-five books, including Total Forgiveness, Holy Fire, Grace, and The Anointing: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow.