Wednesday, January 9, 2013
True or false: Only Christians have God’s spirit in them. The answer might surprise you. The truth is, God’s Spirit is in every human being, not just Christians. And the Holy Spirit isn’t just the welcoming, hospitable third member of the Christian Trinity, either.
Celebrated theologian Jack Levison clarifies 2,000 years of confusion by unpacking the mystery of the Holy Spirit for Christians who grapple with this topic. With 20 years of academic writing on the Holy Spirit, Levison is the perfect teacher. His upcoming book, Fresh Air: The Holy Spirit for an Inspired Life (September 2012, Paraclete Press), brings his vast study to everyday Christians across denominational boundaries.
“The Holy Spirit is not just about speaking in tongues, spiritual gifts or ‘fruits’—it's about our deepest breath and our highest human aspirations,” says Levison, a college professor, an in-demand speaker, and a world renowned scholar on the study of the Holy Spirit.
In brief lyrical chapters, Fresh Air finds the presence of the Holy Spirit where we least expect it—in human breathing, in social transformation, in community, in hostile situations, and in serious learning. Fresh Air will unsettle and invigorate readers as they discover fresh insight into confusing topic.