Spiritual Gifts: A Christ-Centered Perspective is just that, centered on Christ. It provides a new perspective on spiritual gifts, seeing the person and work of Christ as the foundation for the gifts of the Spirit. The coming of Jesus into the world opens the way for the whole people of God to be indwelt by the Holy Spirit and to share in God's work in the world. The book takes a broad New Testament approach to exploring the gifts, carefully examining the meaning of the gifts by considering the Gospels, Acts, and the epistles. The focus is on seeing each gift as an extension of what Jesus did in his ministry. The gifts of the Spirit equip the church to carry on Jesus' work. Every gift is a means of proclaiming the gospel. God gives his gifts with two purposes in mind: to build the church by bringing people to Christ, and to build up the church by maturing each believer. Consequently, Pentecostals, Charismatics, and conservative Christians alike must embrace spiritual gifts because God desires to transform the world through his equipped people. ""I always find Jennifer's work thought-provoking. This book is a great exploration of the topic of spiritual gifts; something that I'll no doubt return to again and again."" --Heidi Griffin, Small Business Owner Jennifer Anne Cox has been interested in spiritual gifts for over thirty-five years. She is the author of Autism, Humanity and Personhood (2017), Jesus the Disabled God (2017), and Intersex in Christ (2018). She also writes academic articles, popular theological discussions, and a blog. She teaches theology at Tabor College of Higher Education in Perth, Western Australia. n
Spiritual Gifts was published by Resource Publications in January 2018. The ISBN for Spiritual Gifts is 9781532635946.