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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Christian Focus; Reprint edition (November 20, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184550481X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845504816
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #295,068 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"R.C. Sproul is the master teacher of this generation. When so many others were offering excuses for doctrinal atrophy, R.C. Sproul recovered the art of teaching and has become a model of theological fidelity, teaching intensity, and Christian statesmanship. At so many points in my life, I have been blessed and influenced by the teaching of R.C. Sproul. I am so pleased to see The Mystery of the Holy Spirit available for Christians everywhere. This outstanding resource, newly available, will bless many lives as Christians learn of the person and work of the Holy Spirit. Buy this book, read it, and you will know why so many have learned to trust and depend upon the teaching of R.C. Sproul." ~ R. Albert Mohler (President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky)

About the Author

Dr. R.C. Sproul is founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries, the director of Serve International, senior minister of Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Florida, and can be heard teaching daily on the 'Renewing Your Mind' broadcast throughout sixty countries.

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Dr. R.C. Sproul is founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries, an international Christian education ministry located near Orlando, Fla. He is also co-pastor of Saint Andrew's Chapel in Sanford, Fla., chancellor of Reformation Bible College, and executive editor of Tabletalk magazine. He can be heard on the radio program Renewing Your Mind, which is broadcast on hundreds of radio outlets in the United States and around the world, and on RefNet 24-hour Christian internet radio. Dr. Sproul has contributed dozens of articles to national evangelical publications, has spoken at conferences, churches, and schools around the world, and has written more than ninety books, including The Holiness of God, Faith Alone, and Everyone's a Theologian. He also serves as general editor of The Reformation Study Bible.

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Dr. Sproul is known for his outstanding vocabulary and for making things clear by explaining the meaning of words with reference to his subject of discussion.
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R. C. Sproul has written a wonderful book on the topic that helps clarify the person and work of the Holy Spirit.
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57 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Daniel on January 10, 2003
Format: Paperback
I read this book because I felt totally ignorant of the Holy Spirit. I know of the Holy Spirit's power and influence in today's world, but I couldn't say I understood it. I have read chapters on it from Systematic Theology books by Erickson and Grudem, but those books hardly touched on the subject. They both left so many questions unanswered. So here comes this little book, barely less than 200 pages in length and I give it a try. The very first chapter addressed my ignorance of it... saying that the Holy Spirit is part of the triune God, but we know nothing of it. We study Jesus the Son and God the Father, but our knowledge of the Holy Spirit is pititful in comparison. RC Sproul is dead on. The book goes head on in explaining the Spirit's role in the trinity, and logically explains how the trinity can exist. He goes into an entire chapter about the sentence "Three in person, one in being" with an emphasis on the Holy Spirit's role. Sproul addresses the trinity in his other books, but it was interesting to see it from this perspective.
But my favorite chapter in this book is his analysis of the baptism of the Holy Spirit, aka the second baptism, which implies two tiers of Christians. I have personally been exposed to this phenomena, and have seen it positively affect people and negatively destroy people... so I felt very uncertain when discussions came about on this matter. This chapter completely answered my questions and went further. Epiphanies upon epiphanies rained down. I love Sproul because he DOES take a stance and doesn't cower upon these issues, but gives his opinions on his stance. And his explanations are always Biblically thought out. His Biblical analysis isn't just throwing in some verses and letting the verses explain for themselves.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By The Actor on August 28, 2007
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The rise of Pentecostalism and the charismatic movement has brought the doctrine of the Holy Spirit into the forefront of Christian thought. I strongly disagree with the charismatic movement, but I think that this has been one of its more positive effects. This new attention has been a very good thing; I think the doctrine of the Holy Spirit has historically been genuinely neglected throughout church history. Unfortunately, many of the treatments of the Holy Spirit, especially those coming from the Pentecostal and charismatic traditions (please note that I do have many charismatic friends and respect them a great deal; I consider many of them to be excellent Christians, probably better than myself, so this isn't meant as a slam against anyone), has lead to a great deal of confusion about the work of the Holy Spirit.

R. C. Sproul has written a wonderful book on the topic that helps clarify the person and work of the Holy Spirit. Although you won't find a resolution of the controversies over the spiritual gifts here (he has a very helpful discussion of the baptism of the Holy Spirit though), you will find an excellent treatment of the Holy Spirit that clears up many common misconceptions about Him and covers the most important things about His nature and purpose.

He also has some excellent discussions of the Trinity, which is a topic that confuses many people; with the rise of Islam, understanding how to explain and defend the doctrine of the Trinity will become more and more important, and this book will help you do that. This topic is important both in terms of theology and apologetics and has immense importance for the Christian life and evangelism.
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 9, 1998
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This book is for every believer who wants to know more about God's Spirit. Sproul shows how the Holy Spirit was present in creation to being active in our prayers. A bit heady at times but you can get through it. This book is a must for the time we live in where counterfeits are masquerading blessings as The Holy Spirit's work.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By David P. Craig TOP 1000 REVIEWER on November 8, 2011
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Many times as a pastor I have heard Christians refer to the Holy Spirit as an "it," or a "power/force," or the like. I have also heard many times that the most abstract member of the trinity to many Christians is the Holy Spirit. It has been my own experience that I have had to work harder to understand and know the Holy Spirit more than any other Person in the Trinity. In this book Dr. Sproul writes with profound insight, biblical acumen, and exegetical precision and gradually peels away the mysteries surrounding the third Person in the Trinity.

There are ten good reasons to read this book and its because each chapter handles a distinct important aspect of the character or attributes of the Holy Spirit and Sproul then cogently and articulately explains the ramifications for us theologically and then practically.

In chapter one Dr. Sproul asks and answers the question "Who is the Holy Spirit?" by using various Scriptures demonstrating that the Holy Spirit is a "person;" that we are called to a have a "personal relationship with him;" and that he performs "personal tasks."

In chapter two the author gives a plethora of Scriptures and some very good logical arguments like this one: "Were the Holy Spirit not God, it is extremely unlikely that blasphemy against Him would be regarded as unpardonable," to show very clearly that the Bible teaches the deity of the Holy Spirit in both the Old and New Testaments.

In chapter three Dr. Sproul tackles and dismantles the most common objections raised against the Trinity and deals with them historically, biblically, and philosophically.
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