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

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User Review  - smittyvol - LibraryThing

I received this book through the Early Reviewers group. Lee Grady presents a very thoughtful, informed challenge to Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians. He calls for humility, moral purity ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword by R T Kendall
13
Preface
17
Rekindling the Fire
25
Hot Coals from Heavens Altar
37
The Fire of Supernatural Anointing
51
The Fire of Boldness
69
The Fire of Purity
81
The Fire of Integrity
99
The Fire of Justice
149
The Fire of Spiritual Liberty
167
The Fire of Prayer
181
The Fire of Genuine Love
199
How to Have Your Own Personal Pentecost
211
How to Be Baptized in the Holy Spirit
223
Notes
227
Index
231

The Fire of Humility
113
The Fire of Truth
131

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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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