Monday, July 27, 2015

Book Review of Spirit of God ed. by Barbeau and Jones


Spirit of God: Christian Renewal in the Community of Faith


Spirit of God: Christian Renewal in the Community of Faith
ed. by Jeffrey w. Barbeau and Beth Felker Jones
ISBN 978-0-8308-2464-9
IVP Academic
Reviewed by Clint Walker

Spirit of God: Christian Renewal in the Community of Faith is a wonderful monograph about the theology of the Holy Spirit in the community of faith. In this text, the development of the theology of the Holy Spirit across a number of traditions as well as a number of epochs in Christian history are discussed (I found the discussion of the Wesley brothers' doctrines of the Holy Spirit fascinating).

This book is a treasure trove for the discerning reader. Do you wonder how Orthodox spirituality and Catholic spirituality developed different traditions, and how their theology of the Holy Spirit contributed to that? Have you wondered how the Reformed and the Wesleyan tradition approached the spiritual life differently? Have you thought about how a person could learn from a liturgical approach to Christian spirituality, as well as a Pentecostal understanding of the spirit at the same time? This book will guide you into a spirituality with stronger intellectual underpinnings, while at the same time helping you to grow deeper in your journey with God through the power of the Holy Spirit. I highly recommend it!

1 comment:

Diwakar said...

Hello Friar tuck. So good to know you through your profile on the blogger and the blog post. I am so glad to know you as the Minister of the Word of God. I was also glad to stop by your blog post Friar Tuck's Fleeting Thoughts". and a review of Spirit of God ed: by Barbeau and Jones. There seems to be very interesting topic in the book Spirit of God which deals with the Theology of the Holy Spirit in the Community of faith. I would love to have a copy of this book. I am also blessed to stop by your another blog " United to follow Jesus" and the post on it " Healing God in Leviticus 19". which has beautiful message regarding God's call for his people to be holy or set apart. Your reminder to God's people to pay the laboures on time and to PAY ATTENTION TO THOSE THAT ARE NEGLECTED, OVER RUN, BEATERN DOWN OR TAKEN ADVATAGE OF BY THE WORLD AND TO TAKE UP THEIR CAUSE AND FIGHT ON THEIR BEHALF' I am so blessed and reminded of my responsibility as the Minister of the Word of God. I AM IN THE Pastoral ministry for last 37yrs in the great city of Mumbai a city with great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We reachout to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the broken hearted. We also encourage young and the adults from the west to come to Mumbai to work with us during their vacation time. we would love to have young people from your churchto come to Mumbai to work wtih us during their vacation time. I am sure they will have a life changing experience. God willing I will be coming to the States and will be so happy to visit you and share more about the program we have for the young people as well as about the ministry to the issues you have brought the attention of God's people in your blog post. My email id is:dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede. Looking forward to hear from you very soon. God's richest blessings on you, your family and the ministry God has given to you.