Arthur Pink wrote The Holy Spirit to help Christians better understand ?the Third Person of the Godhead? and further their Christian development. In The Holy Spirit Pink addresses such matters as; The Third Person of the Godhead, The Personality of the Holy Spirit, The Work of the Spirit, Honoring the Spirit, And much more. "The need for the study of the Holy Spirit is real and pressing. Ignorance of the Third Person of the Godhead is most dishonoring to Him, and highly injurious to ourselves. The late George Smeaton of Scotland began his excellent work upon the Holy Spirit by saying, ?Wherever Christianity has been a living power, the doctrine of the Holy Spirit has uniformly been regarded, equally with the Atonement and Justification by faith, as the article of a standing or falling church. The distinctive feature of Christianity as it addresses itself to man's experience, is the work of the Spirit, which not only elevates it far above all philosophical speculation, but also above every other form of religion.? Arthur Walkington was an English Christian evangelist and Biblical scholar known for his staunchly Calvinist and Puritan-like teachings. Though born to Christian parents, prior to conversion he migrated into a Theosophical society (an occult gnostic group popular in England during that time), and quickly rose in prominence within their ranks. His conversion came from his father's patient admonitions from Scripture. It was the verse, Proverbs 14:12, there is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death, ? which particularly struck his heart and compelled him to renounce Theosophy and follow Jesus.