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256 pages
May 2005

Keep in Step with the Spirit: Finding Fullness in Our Walk with God, 2d ed.

by J.I. Packer

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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 Spirit’s work in this world, and in the lives of individual believers.

Yet, this book wasn’t 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 Spirit’s 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 today’s 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

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The Holy Spirit empowers us, guides us, and enables us to grow and endure in our relationship with the Father through Jesus Christ. Often the most misunderstood member of the Trinity, the Spirit is someone of great focus and attention today amid church revivals and renewals.

In this new edition of his classic Keep in Step with the Spirit, J. I. Packer seeks to help Christians reaffirm the biblical call to holiness and the Spirit's role in keeping our covenant with God. Packer discusses both the merits and shortcomings of the current charismatic movement and how Christ must always be at the center of true Spirit-led ministry.

Packer encourages believers to implement the Spirit's directives and discusses how to map the Spirit's path in your life. If you want to understand and experience more of life in the Spirit, you will cherish this latest offering from one of Christianity's most respected scholars.