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Who Is the Holy Spirit?: A Walk with the Apostles

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Christians talk about the Holy Spirit, but rarely know how to recognize the Spirit's presence and activity in the world. These meditations attempt to discern how the winds of the Spirit have blown in the lives of Jesus, his disciples, and the earliest Christians so that we can track and participate in the works of the Holy Spirit in the global village of the 21st century.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Paraclete Press
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This is my fourth review of Paraclete Press‘s series of guides on the Holy Spirit. The other books I reviewed, each of the authors seek to articulate their understanding of the Holy Spirit from their own theological tradition (Jewish, Orthodox and Protestant). While the author of Who is the Holy Spirit?, Amos Yong, is deeply formed by the Charismatic and evangelical tradition this book examines the Holy Spirit by providing a close reading of the book of Acts and supplemented by material from Luk ...more
Kristian Kilgore
Oct 26, 2015 Kristian Kilgore rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent work on the implications of the Holy Spirit's work in the life and culture of believers based on the biblical writings of Luke (Luke/Acts). Dr. Yong's book is not so much a description of the private / personal interactions of the Spirit with a believer (though this is an unavoidable aspect of the topic) but more of a vision of what it looked like for the Holy Spirit to guide and define value and direction in the life of Jesus, of the apostles and then of the reader/modern believer.
Conor Warren
May 24, 2016 Conor Warren rated it it was ok
It is interesting how a book can be so egalitarian in some ways but still fall victim to certain undercurrents. I picked this book up originally because it was written by a member of the denomination of my boyhood, the Pentecostals, and I was rather curious as to what an academic work would look like by them. In some ways it was what I expected for certain and I didn't fault the book for that. However, the book contains several factual errors about the ancient world (especially concerning Ephesu ...more
Robert D. Cornwall
Amos Yong is a Pentecostal theologian teaching at Regent University's Divinity School. That's Pat Robertson's school. Those of you, who like me, aren't big fans of Mr. Robertson's theology or politics, might find it interesting to read this exploration of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit that focuses on both the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts.

Yong uses the Acts 1:8 schema to organize the book -- the gospel is to be preached in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. It h
Adam Shields
Feb 01, 2012 Adam Shields rated it really liked it
Short review: This is an interesting concept. Take the parallels of Luke and Acts and discern the work of the Holy Spirit through the apostles and the relationship of Jesus Christ's work. This is popularly written and has 39 short chapters. The biggest negative is that it is probably too wide ranging and could do with a bit more focus. But as a study of the Book of Acts and the early church, especially with its excellent work on economics, culture and religious change it is well worth reading.

Aug 23, 2012 Jeff rated it really liked it
This is a very interesting book. The best thing I've seen on the Spirit. It's made up of 40 brief (usually 4 pg.) chapters. Also with a very useful study guide and questions for each chapter.
Aug 29, 2015 Bryan rated it it was amazing
Excellent book. I read it slow - basically as a devotional, but it is so much more.
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Amos Yong is the J. Rodman Williams Professor of Theology and Director of the Ph.D. in Renewal Studies program at Regent University Divinity School in Virginia Beach, VA. He is the Co-editor of Pneuma, the journal of the Society of Pentecostal Studies.

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