Praise for 40 Days With the Holy Spirit

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40 Days With the Holy Spirit
by Jack Levison

"Jack Levison's lively new book 40 Days With the Holy Spirit is an engaging devotional that invites the Christian community to be reacquainted with the person and ministry of the Holy Spirit. I read it as a Pentecostal pastor/theologian and it provoked me to consider anew how the Spirit is actively at work in my life and in the world. Though there are differences in pneumatology within the body of Christ, all who read this book will have to affirm that the Spirit is moving and Jack has caught its zeal!" —Johnathan E. Alvarado, Senior Pastor, Grace Church International, and Professor of Theology, Beulah Heights University, Atlanta, Georgia

"Jack Levison's new devotional will guide you into the theme of the Holy Spirit in Scripture, aiming for spiritual formation, not just spiritual information. My favorite part: the simple prayers at the end of each reading. A beautiful, accessible, and soul-nourishing resource!" —Brian D. McLaren, Author of We Make the Road by Walking

"Jack Levison combines a scholar's intimate knowledge of scripture with a born writer's mastery of nuance, style, empathy and humor. Every page of this book brims with reverence for God and common-sense wisdom won the hard way." —David Laskin, author of The Family

"40 Days With the Holy Spirit opens a door for all seekers, religious and irreligious, to experience 'God's Spirit-breath within.' This is more than a must read-its food for busy and hungry hearts." —Dr. Michael Rakes, Pastor at Winston Salem First

"Is it possible to live a Spirit-filled life amid our daily distractions and demands? Jack Levison assures us it is and offers a path to wisdom through stillness and abandonment…This book leads us to the ultimate Source, the Spirit. It is a guide not just for 40 days, but a lifetime." —Judith Valente, Correspondent, Religion & Ethics Newsweekly and author of The Art of Pausing

"Jack Levison brings together scholarship, Scripture meditation, concrete practices, and compelling inspiration. He helps us retrieve the tragically lost centrality of the Holy Spirit in the mainline Christian world. Here comes the return of the fire and the wind!" —Fr. Richard Rohr, ofm

"Jack Levison's book is not an overly intellectual look at the Holy Spirit, but really examines what it means to live a Spirit-filled life. A needed resource for those looking to be guided by the Holy Spirit found in Scripture. Jack opens our minds to the fullness of the Holy Spirit and removes the human limitations that we often place on this person of the Trinity, teaching us to hear and obey as God speaks." —Dr. John M. Perkins, Co-founder of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA), Founder and President Emeritus of the John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation

"The book is a splendid addition to the literature of Christian devotion, biblical study and, yes, mission, for effective mission. Spend 40 days with the author, being open to the Spirit, and you will be challenged and rewarded, better equipped for Christian discipleship and mission. Levison dares to let himself be vulnerable in public as a child of God, and this invites his readers to be honest with themselves as they allow the Holy Spirit to engage them in everyday life, work, and witness." —Thomas Kemper, General Secretary, General Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church

"Wow! What a great little book Dr. Levison has written, inviting people to discover and experience the person, work and power of the Holy Spirit! A much needed and excellent book!" —Adam Hamilton, Senior Minister, Church of the Resurrection and author of Making Sense of the Bible

"40 Days With the Holy Spirit reminded me of Merton's Thoughts in Solitude and Brother Lawrence's Practicing the Presence of God. I believe it's destined to be a classic for people who long for deeper spirituality. —Mike Rakes, Lead Pastor, Winston-Salem First Church

"This new book contains a beautiful selection of scripture passages, personal stories that help unpack those passages, suggested prayers, and most importantly, the invitation to grapple with how we understand the Holy Spirit and how it operates in our lives. The title promises 40 Days With the Holy Spirit; I'm confident the book will prompt many more days of reflection than that, and I will be recommending it to those to whom I provide spiritual direction." — Susan J. Stabile, Professor of Law and Faculty Fellow for Spiritual Life, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN and author of Growing in Love and Wisdom: Tibetan Buddhist Sources for Christian Meditation

2/1/2015 5:00:00 AM
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