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About Open to the Spirit

World-renowned New Testament scholar offers a straightforward examination of what the Bible says about the Holy Spirit.

Who exactly is the Holy Spirit? What does he do in our lives? How can we know him more deeply, and is it possible to tap into his power? Should we pray to the Holy Spirit? Is it possible to be aware of his promptings and speaking into our lives? Dr. Scot McKnight answers these questions and more in this comprehensive examination of what the Bible says about this divinely important, but often confusing member of the Trinity.

This is the third work in a three-part series examining some of the more mysterious components of the Christian faith. Scot's The Heaven Promise examines the afterlife. The Hum of Angels elucidates the Bible's teaching on God's supernatural messengers and protectors. Now, Open to the Spirit examines the most mysterious member of the Trinity.

Scot blogs at Patheos, a large multi-perspective blog format. It serves many influential voices from many faith and non-faith traditions. Scot's blog draws primarily a Christian readership; one that is looking for intellectual engagement and thoughtful analysis of Scripture, Theology, and Culture.

About Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight (PhD, University of Nottingham) is professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lisle, Illinois. He is the acclaimed author of more than sixty books, including The Jesus Creed, The Heaven Promise, and Open to the Spirit. He regularly speaks at venues such as Catalyst, the Q Conference, and churches throughout the world. Scot and his wife, Kris, live in the Chicago suburbs.

Product Details

240 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Apr 3, 2018

Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8

Carton Quantity: 24

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Read the first chapter of Open to the Spirit. World-renowned New Testament scholar offers a straightforward examination of what the Bible says about the Holy Spirit. Who exactly is the Holy Spirit? What does he do in our lives? How can we know him more deeply, and is it possible to tap into his power? Should we pray to the Holy Spirit? Is it possible to be aware of his promptings and speaking into our lives? Dr. Scot McKnight answers these questions and more in this comprehensive examination of what the Bible says about this divinely important, but often confusing member of the Trinity. This is the third work in a three-part series examining some of the more mysterious components of the Christian faith. Scot's The Heaven Promise examines the afterlife. The Hum of Angels elucidates the Bible's teaching on God's supernatural messengers and protectors. Now, Open to the Spirit examines the most mysterious member of the Trinity. Scot blogs at Patheos, a large multi-perspective blog format. It serves many influential voices from many faith and non-faith traditions. Scot's blog draws primarily a Christian readership; one that is looking for intellectual engagement and thoughtful analysis of Scripture, Theology, and Culture.

By Bonnie Luttkus

A quote toward the beginning of this book summed up why I am so excited to have read Open to the Spirit by Scot McKnight."To put all our nervous-about-the-Spirit rationalizations into one tight bundle, we reduced the Spirit by resorting to reason, to intellect, to the mind, to the Bible.  In doing so, we relegated the Spirit of God, the Third Person of the Trinity, to an idea that our superior logic and careful theology made irrelevant."  -...

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By Chris Colvin

As someone raised in a charismatic church, it's really good to hear ideas on the Holy Spirit from outside my own tradition. Scot McKnight is a trusted voice, and what he has to say about being Open to the Spirit is great! I recommend this book.

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By Michael Medlen

Open to the Spirit presents a lot of complex relationship ideas about what it is like to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Well researched and academic in tone, the book does a great job of exploring how the Spirit can work thru anyone willing to receive it and transform their lives for the better! 

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By Jonathan Anderson

Scot McKnight's recent work Open to the Spirit is a wonderful addition to the recent scholarship on the person of the Holy Spirit. In addition to this, it is an easily accessible work for the average Christian. Scot McKnight has done an excellent service for the Church. I recommend this book.  I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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By Douglas Kinney

Scot McKnight bring back to the Christian debate is Glossolalia, (speaking in tongues) still for us today.  Long has been the debate that this Acts Chapter 2 experience was only for the Apostles and the church at that time.  I think Scot does a good job at not pushing too hard in either directions of for or against.  He does however at times leaving me to wonder just what his opinion is.  But maybe that is a good thing. After all the title is...

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