Internationally known evangelist and author Reinhard Bonnke takes a comprehensive look at the person and work of the Holy Spirit in his newest release, Taking Action. The book tackles this topic through the eyes of an evangelist, but more than that, it is a successful attempt to produce a handbook of solid theology for the church to understand what it means to be filled and operating in the Holy Spirit’s power.
Bonnke begins with an overview of the importance of being baptized in the Spirit, then goes into greater detail describing each of the gifts of the Spirit as listed in 1 Corinthians 12 and 14.
Although Bonnke illustrates his points with personal experiences, much of the book is an examination of Scripture. Indeed, there is an appeal for Christians to get back to the Bible and to measure all experience by it. At the same time, Bonnke wants readers to avoid being legalistic—which would strangle the grace of God and the Spirit’s freedom—and maintains that Scripture is the loving guide to greater freedom and not meant to punish people with rules.
The German-born teacher does not communicate casually in English as other popular authors; his writings take on a more structured and formal tone, yet it never detracts from—rather, it enhances—the rich content. Taking Action is both spiritual and sensible and will prove to be a great resource for those who want to be faithful in their walk with God.
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