I love the Person and ministry of the Holy Spirit. The more I can walk with Him and learn of Him and His ways, the more like Jesus I can be. We often hear of God’s great gift of Jesus and because of this Gift we are saved. There is Another Gift, given by both Father God and Jesus the Son, the Holy Spirit. I am thankful, grateful, appreciative, and every other word of gratitude, for the Gift of the Spirit.
The 2015 Holy Spirit Conference is scheduled for January 18, 19, 20, and 21. I am very much looking forward to the work the Spirit will do through our scheduled teaching team: Joe Castleberry, Randy Hurst, Bob Menzies, and Del Tarr. This is going to be AMAZING teaching. We pray that the Spirit shows Himself as He sees best.
Would you like to be well read in preparation for the conference? Following is my proposed reading list, created by Dr. Menzies (with a few additions from me).
Bibliography on the Holy Spirit
Recommended reading in the order of priority.
1. Menzies, Robert. Pentecost: This Story is Our Story (Springfield, MO: GPH, 2013).
2. Tarr, Delmar. The Foolishness of God: A Linguist Looks at the Mystery of Tongues (Springfield, MO: The Access Group, 2012).
3. Castleberry, Joseph. The Kingdom Net: Learning to Network Like Jesus (Springfield, MO: My Healthy Church, 2013).
4. Strondstad, Roger. The Charismatic Theology of St. Luke (Peabody, Mass: Hendrickson, 1984).
5. Menzies, Robert P. & Menzies, William W., Spirit and Power: Foundations of Pentecostal Experience (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2000).
6. Stanley Horton, What the Bible Says About the Holy Spirit (Springfield, Mo: GPH, 1976).
7. Keener, Craig. Gift and Giver (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2001).
8. Fee, Gordon. Paul, The Spirit, and the People of God (Peabody, Mass:
Hendrickson Publishers, 1996).
…… the books below are more academic, but still readable and good…..
9. Turner, Max. The Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts: Then and Now (Carlisle: Paternoster Press, 1996).
10. Dunn, James. Baptism in the Holy Spirit (London: SCM, 1970)
11. Montague, George T., The Holy Spirit: Growth of a Biblical Tradition (New York: Paulist
12. Menzies, Robert. The Language of the Spirit: Interpreting and Translating Charismatic Terms (Cleveland, TN: CPT Press, 2010).
May God grant us insight, revelation, and wisdom as we study to show ourselves approved workers with God.