Being filled with God’s Spirit is not a special blessing locked up for the select few, but the normal experience God has planned for all Christians.
Spirit Filled is written in plain language for ordinary Christians. While it is perfectly designed for group use, it can be equally enjoyed as a book in its own right.
The authors Steen Olsen and Noel Due are experienced Lutheran pastors and church leaders who know the difficulties and demands of everyday life. Every chapter is filled with encouragement, and the whole book is a breath of fresh air to weary hearts.
Meeting the Holy Spirit in the Bible
Meeting the Holy Spirit in person
Meeting the Holy Spirit as the people of faith
Meeting the Holy Spirit: God's ultimate gift
Being filled with the Spirit
The Holy Spirit: the giving gift
Participating in the Spirit's gifts
Enjoying the fruit of the Spirit
The Spirit teaches us to cry 'Jesus is Lord'
The Spirit teaches us to cry 'Come'
The Spirit and your future.
If you are worried whether the Holy Spirit is active in your life, if your Christian faith is a bit wobbly, your love has cooled, and your hope become uncertain, this is just the book for you – and anyone you know who is in the same situation. This wonderful study doesn’t tell you what you have to do to get back on track in your spiritual life, but what God has done for you and is still doing. Here is the gospel of the Holy Spirit who implants us into Christ who leads us to the heavenly Father.
Noel Due and Steen Olsen present profound theology in simple, non-technical language.
What I love most is the way in which they don’t refer to the scriptures in order to find proof texts, but let the Spirit-inspired Word be the first and most important voice. Communal listening to the sacred text and sacramental celebration have priority over individual experience. The twelve chapters reflect familiarity with debate on the person and work of the Holy Spirit, but without being confrontational or argumentative.
That being Spirit-filled is the normal thing in being a believer is a breath of fresh air. If you sense that I’m excited about this book you are not wrong. Please read and share it.
Revd Dr Vic Pfitzner emeritus Lecturer and former Principal of Luther Seminary/Australian Lutheran College, Adelaide South Australia
A strong, loving, and wise book designed for use in ordinary local churches and small groups within the church community. Strong theology, indeed, very strong theology that is well exposited for a lay audience. Loving, the authors clearly love their Lord, His Church, and the life of the Holy Spirit in everyday life. Wise, they have lived with these sentences and state their lessons from experience with careful, reflective, responsible clear thoughts and proposed actions.
Revd Dr Patrick Keifert Professor emeritus of Systematic Theology, Luther Seminary, St Paul MN, USA