The Holy Spirit Is Not for Sale: Rekindling the Power of God in an Age of Compromise

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Baker Books, Apr 1, 2010 - Religion - 240 pages
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For more than sixteen years, veteran journalist J. Lee Grady has kept a finger on the pulse of the charismatic and Pentecostal renewal, which restored the power of the Holy Spirit to the church, but which now suffers from abuse. Since many Spirit-empowered believers have lost their original focus and purity, Grady delves into some of the problems that plague churches and ministries: financial scandal, faulty theology, moral failure, and more.

Yet the message of this fervent journalist, who loves the gifts of the Spirit, isn't one of condemnation and finger-pointing. Instead it is a clarion call to restore the fire of supernatural anointing with biblical boldness, purity, integrity, humility, truth, justice, and compassion. Grady longs for every believer to find or recover a genuine experience with the Holy Spirit.

Among the topics he addresses are

• the genuine work of the Holy Spirit
• strategies for developing healthy leaders
• how to set up proper accountability structures
• why so many churches and ministries have imploded in recent years

With extraordinary insight, a keen eye for discernment, and a desire to see the church purified and believers empowered, Grady gives a straightforward and ultimately affirming message that will expose the problems and ignite believers with God's fire.

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User Review  - robertmccready - LibraryThing

An interesting read from someone inside the Pentecostal/ Charismatic community. Grady provides some insightful comments and gives some very good historical information on the movement. He is balanced and his caution to those within the movement's confines is well taken. Read full review

The Truth Should NOT Offend!

User Review  - Vita -

I read this book carefully and came to this conclusion: What Pastor Grady shared was 100% truth and needs to be shouted out LOUD for those of us who do not want to be following infallible men (and ... Read full review


Foreword by R T Kendall
Rekindling the Fire
Hot Coals from Heavens Altar
The Fire of Supernatural Anointing
The Fire of Boldness
The Fire of Purity
The Fire of Integrity
The Fire of Justice
The Fire of Spiritual Liberty
The Fire of Prayer
The Fire of Genuine Love
How to Have Your Own Personal Pentecost
How to Be Baptized in the Holy Spirit

The Fire of Humility
The Fire of Truth

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About the author (2010)

J. Lee Grady is an author, award-winning journalist and ordained minister. He serves as contributing editor for Charisma magazine, one of America's most widely distributed evangelical Christian publications.. His Fire in My Bones column is distributed to thousands around the world. Author of three books including The Holy Spirit is Not for Sale and Fearless Daughters of the Bible, Lee is also the founder of The Mordecai Project, a ministry aimed at confronting the abuse of women around the world. His preaching ministry has taken him to 24 nations. He and his wife, Deborah, have four daughters.

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