Lastly, Paul will show that keeping in step with the Spirit is not self-‐focused . As J.I. Packer notes, “To be right with God the judge is a great. J. I. Packer’s Keep in Step with the Spirit focuses on the person and ministry of the Holy Spirit. Now in its second edition, this book is not merely a theological. 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.

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Refresh and try again. There is also a helpful spirig of the charismatic movement. In this new edition o “If we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.

Jan 23, Scott Hubbard rated it really liked it Shelves: Reflections — The Real Beauty of the Incarnation. A Preface to the Preface He succeeds to gives both the strenghts and the weak points of Pentecotalism. This is my first book by Packer and not the last.

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Probably the best book I’ve read on the Holy Spirit and his work. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Also, as he began to describe the different interpretations of the role of the Holy Spirit in a Christian, I found my understanding of the Holy Spirit beginning to solidify.

Holiness teaching tha skips over disciplined persistence in the well-doing that forms holy habits is thus weak; habit forming is the Spirit’s psirit way of leading us on in holiness. I’m not sure how exactly this relates to the first ha This is a book I describe as being “dense”. But anyway he gives clues to answer the baptism of the Spirit understanding of charismatics.


Packer points to the J.ipacker of the Spirit’s work and his ministry of sanctifying the people of God. Packer is a tremendous writer, well organized and thought-provoking.

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Here is some of the stuff I found helpful: He restates the Christ-centeredness of the Spirit’s ministry, reaffirms the biblical call to holiness, and even-handily assesses the charismatic movement.

So thankful that Packer wrote Keep j.i.ppacker Step with the Spirit. This book gives excellent balance to the various teachings on the Holy Spirit in the Church today.

Oct 14, Carl Hesler rated it really liked it Shelves: Added to that, parts of the book are obviously a little dated. For not only is this, as we saw, a key theme in Scripture, it speaks to an obvious and universal human need. What we are being told is that supernatural living through supernatural empowering is at the very heart of New Testament Christianity, so that those who, while professing faith, do not experience and show forth this empowering are suspect by New Testament standards.

This is a book I describe as being “dense”. A good supplement when studying the work of the Spirit in the life of the Christian and in His Church.

Deep reading, so you have to take it slowly and think on what you are reading to let it sink in. While he doesn’t buy into the baptism of the Holy Spirit as a second work of grace evidenced by speaking in tongues, he does find a way to include PCs within the Evangelical family and fellow laborers in the vineyard. I highly recomend this book to anyone in those movements.


Selected pages Title Page. He spends much time on the charismatic movement, and seems more skeptical than Carson. And I think a charismatic could read this and not be offended, at worst I think they would read it and agree to disagree with Packer.

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Early on, Packer acknowledges the reality that “because God is i.i.packer, He In the legacy of C. Jun 12, Catie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Clear, well-written, precise, honest, bold and even humorous in places.

Often the most misunderstood member of the Trinity, j.i.packker Spirit is someone of great focus and attention today amid church revivals and renewals.

I must confess that I struggled with the language and readability. Packer’s writings will appreciate this radical call to personal and corporate revival.

Published May 1st by Baker Books first published Login User login Username: Packer encourages believers to implement the Spirit’s directives and discusses how to map the Spirit’s path in your life. Packer explains Scripture beautifully and clearly.

It’s probably one of the most balanced, and Scripturally faithful, treatments of the person and work of the Holy Spirit in print.