Rediscovering The Holy Spirit: God's Perfecting Presence In Creation, Redemption, And Everyday Life by Michael HortonRediscovering The Holy Spirit: God's Perfecting Presence In Creation, Redemption, And Everyday Life by Michael Horton

Rediscovering The Holy Spirit: God's Perfecting Presence In Creation, Redemption, And Everyday Life

byMichael Horton

Paperback | April 25, 2017

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For the Spirit, being somewhat forgotten is an occupational hazard. The Holy Spirit is so actively involved in our lives that we can take his presence for granted. As they say, familiarity breeds contempt. Just as we take breathing for granted, we can take the Holy Spirit for granted simply because we constantly depend on him. Like the cane that soon feels like an extension of the blind man’s own body, we too easily begin to think of the Holy Spirit as an extension of ourselves.

Yet the Spirit is at the center of the action in the divine drama from Genesis 1:2 all the way to Revelation 22:17. The Spirit’s work is as essential as the Father’s and the Son’s, yet the Spirit’s work is always directed to the person and work of Christ. In fact, the efficacy of the Holy Spirit’s mission is measured by the extent to which we are focused on Christ. The Holy Spirit is the person of the Trinity who brings the work of the Father, in the Son, to completion. In everything that the Triune God performs, this perfecting work is characteristic of the Spirit.

In Rediscovering the Holy Spirit, author, pastor, and theologian Mike Horton introduces readers to the neglected person of the Holy Spirit, showing that the work of God’s Spirit is far more ordinary and common than we realize. Horton argues that we need to take a step back every now and again to focus on the Spirit himself—his person and work—in order to recognize him as someone other than Jesus or ourselves, much less something in creation. Through this contemplation we can gain a fresh dependence on the Holy Spirit in every area of our lives.

Michael Horton (PhD, DD) is Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary in California. Author of many books, including The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way, he also hosts the White Horse Inn radio program. He lives with his wife, Lisa, and four children in Escondido, California...
Title:Rediscovering The Holy Spirit: God's Perfecting Presence In Creation, Redemption, And Everyday LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:April 25, 2017Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310534062

ISBN - 13:9780310534068


Table of Contents

IntroductionChapter 1: Lord and Life-GiverChapter 2: The Spirit and HistoryChapter 3: Spirit of ChristChapter 4: The Age of the SpiritChapter 5: The Gifts that He GaveChapter 6: How the Spirit Gives His GiftsChapter 7: The Spirit and the Bride

Editorial Reviews

Here is a carefully wrought work that reorganizes much of the material we expect tofind in a doctrine of the Holy Spirit, connecting things too often bifurcated whiledistinguishing things too often conflated. This pneumatology pushes and pulls onsome of our habitual categories because it attends so carefully to the Holy Spirit asthe one who not only reconciles and perfects (the sections on the Spirit in creationand eschatology stand out) but also sanctifies and separates (the Spirit's role injudgment and consecration is strikingly accented). It is wonderful that Horton saysconsiderably more here about the Holy Spirit than we have heard from him inprevious books, but it is equally wonderful that what he says is in keeping with themain lines of his theological project: anchored in the Trinity, spanning redemptivehistory, and directly connected to the ordinary ministry of the church. -- Fred Sanders, Professor, Torrey Honors Institute, Biola University