Open to the Spirit

God in Us, God with Us, God Transforming Us

by Scot McKnight; Foreword by Dave Ferguson

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.

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The Benefits of Knowing the Spirit

Joel Jackson

4.5 Stars

In "Open to the Spirit," Scot McKnight offers a compelling call to engage with the Holy Spirit as a necessary aspect of the Christian life. McKnight blends personal history with sound theology and Biblical exegesis to invite earnest…

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Elizabeth Tyree

3 Stars

This book is well written and the author definitely knows the path he's decided to explore. However, this book was not as strictly scripture based as I was hoping. I give this book a 3 stars for the writing and about a 2 stars for the actual…

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Open to the Spirit

Cheyenne Thompson

4.5 Stars

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Little Book Review: Open to the Spirit

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3.5 Stars

This book had some interesting insight to it. The last book I read from this author: The Blue Parakeet transformed the way I looked at the Bible. This book challenged my view on the way the spirit works in the world and why the holy spirit…

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dario cavazos

4 Stars

 I was expecting this book to be written from an academic side. One of the weakness is that the book sometimes comes across as not grounded in scholarship. A person who is looking for an invitation to understand this person of the Trinity…

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