Calling On the Spirit in Unsettling Times Paperback
The Holy Spirit in the Church Today
by L. William Countryman;
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Calling On the Spirit in Unsettling Times
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Calling On the Spirit in Unsettling Times by L. William Countryman was published by Canterbury Press in April 2012. The ISBN for Calling On the Spirit in Unsettling Times is 9781848251694.
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Calling on The Spirit in Unsettling TimesMelanie Carroll, via The Good Book Stall
A beautiful study and consideration of the place of the Holy Spirit in today’s world and church. Addressing the issue of focusing on the action and place of The Holy Spirit, something perhaps we think we do but might not actually be doing in any real depth, it then moves on to look at how in the light of this reality of The Spirit we re-focus on Jesus, celebrate the gifts received, be the communion of saints, rediscover humility and finally join in The Spirit’s building project.
These are incredible chapters of insight that really open up the church in all its possible glory and action and invite those of us, in communion with the church, to really look at how we can be more in tune with The Spirit in our daily lives and in our communities. Offering insights on the gentle action of the Holy Spirit in us, of how we can rework our thinking; offering up the Benedicite from Morning and Evening prayer as a way of understanding ecological and green issues, looking at how re-understanding the portraits of Jesus we find in the New Testament can open ourselves to being more receptive and welcoming, grasping humility to lead us to an acceptance of community and how The Spirit works through us all - and indeed gently speaks within this book.
There is a wonderfully poetic turn to the book, a gentle lyricism throughout it, with many traditional and non-traditional poems used to highlight the content of the prose of the book, and it works so well, making it an engaging and illuminating read.
Though aimed at Anglicans and with much talk specifically about the Anglican church and tradition it is nonetheless something that anyone, wanting to look deeper into and to consider the active principle of The Holy Spirit manifest in today’s world, would do well to read.
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Details for Calling On the Spirit in Unsettling Times
|Page last updated||1st June 2017|
|Author / Artist||L. William Countryman|
|Publisher||Canterbury Press (April 2012)|
|Number of Pages||128|