Scholarly, yet simple enough for everyone to understand, Keep in Step with the Spirit offers a thorough and even-handed teaching on the Holy Spirit. J.I. Packer is known for his insightful understanding of Scripture and his ability to convey that information to readers. These pages reveal a closer look at the Spirits work in this world, and in the lives of individual believers.
Yet, this book wasnt written merely to inform or to entertain. Embedded within these pages is a clarion call to live in the truth of this teaching. This text is for those who mean business with God and are prepared to be dealt with by Him.
Currently, there are many books about the Holy Spirit on the market, but this one is unique because of the way the subject is presented. J.I. Packer is secure enough in his understanding of the Bible to write with clarity, compassion, and conviction. He tackles the often-controversial topics of healing, speaking in tongues, and holiness with a profound spiritual sensitivity. He writes candidly about the positive and negative aspects of the charismatic movement. He offers a careful examination of the popular belief in the Holy Spirit as merely a source of power, while pointing out the Spirits ultimate purpose and performance as taught in the Bible.
The teaching in this book was originally published as an extended essay in 1984. The book is now in its second edition, which proves its continuing relevance. The enduring truths have not changed, and in fact, may be more appreciated by todays readers, thanks to the increased attention now being paid to the Holy Spirit.
Without a doubt, these pages will describe a quality of life enjoyed by first-century Christians, and one that is still available to modern believers. -- Joyce Handzo, Christian Book Previews.com