The Holy Spirit: So, What's the Big Deal?

Short Description 2,000 characters, including spaces Dr Jerry Cook spent fifty years as a pastor, teaching and writing about the presence of the Holy Spirit and of Christ in everyday life including speaking in tongues But in a conversation with a young pastor he realized the need to explain this topic in a practical, accessible way for those who may have only been expoShort Description 2,000 characters, including spaces Dr Jerry Cook spent fifty years as a pastor, teaching and writing about the presence of the Holy Spirit and of Christ in everyday life including speaking in tongues But in a conversation with a young pastor he realized the need to explain this topic in a practical, accessible way for those who may have only been exposed to it through shocking manifestations of fanaticism In this conversation, the young pastor wondered what the big deal was, and when Cook got over his anger at this dismissive assessment, he tackled the concept head on Cook first asserts that It is possible to be a sane, intellectually honest, biblical, and dynamic Christian who is filled with the Holy Spirit, speaks in tongues, and effectually ministers the full life of Christ He does not shy away from his own doubts and struggles in the church and his personal faith, striving not to create an academic, theoretical work but to ask the right questions and provide genuine, compassionate advice Here, find practical, Biblical answers to the questions of the young pastor and of other Christians who have struggled with this concept Examine six significant events, from the in breaking of God through the birth, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus, ending with the day of Pentecost Follow the radical relocation of God from out there to with us to in us, and visualize the remarkable implications of this radical move to the Christian s everyday life Examine the church and the manifestation of Christ in its structure, power, and gathering Do not wonder what Jesus would do, but ask the radical question of who he would be What does a practical, post modern Spirit filled Christian look like How is Jesus made visible in everyday living, and why is it important Who is the church, really In accessible terms, Cook explains that we are not just to do what Jesus would do, but rather to be who Jesus would be In this way, we can bring visibility to His presence and access to His life and hope.
The Holy Spirit So What s the Big Deal Short Description characters including spaces Dr Jerry Cook spent fifty years as a pastor teaching and writing about the presence of the Holy Spirit and of Christ in everyday life including sp

  • Title: The Holy Spirit: So, What's the Big Deal?
  • Author: Jerry Cook
  • ISBN: 9781482330618
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Holy Spirit: So, What's the Big Deal?”

    1. I love this book. I find it to be a clear, concise, thorough explanation of the Holy Spirit, while also including practical and moving stories of the way the Holy Spirit moves through people. I recommend this book to all believers!

    2. This is a very good Jerry Cook book. He is excellent at taking concepts that the "church" complicates and has divisions over and breaking them down in very accessible thoughts that occasionally reach the point of being downright profound.He calls the church to its roots as a witness to the power of God in the present day world. His addresses the profound problem of the actual lifestyle of the contemporary Christians saying 'what is not exaggerated is the ominous canyon we have created between ou [...]

    3. Typical Jerry Cook: balanced, experienced, practical, rich yet easily understandable. This is a book that can be grasp by the non-charismatic believer.

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