We need less talk about some once-for-all experience with the Spirit and more, much more, about practical ways to exhibit day-after-day love, joy,peace,patience, kindness, and the rest of the fruit of the Spirit. This excellent book is especially suitable for group discussion.
I know of no better guide in print. Here is careful exegesis... coupled with penetrating application of Pauls teaching to the lives of Christians. Each chapter closes with a list of questions.
The author stresses that Christian character is the inevitable outcome of the Spirits impartation of the new life . . . He boldly declares, The permanently carnal Christian is a fragment of the imagination. The growth of the fruit if the Spirit involves the divine initiative as well as human responsibility. For proper growth the hindering weeds must be removed and the fruit cultivated through abiding in Christ through the instrumentality of the Word . . . a valuable contribution to this important theme.