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Keep in Step with the Spirit: Finding Fullness in Our Walk with God

, 2005
ISBN: 9781441252111
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The Holy Spirit empowers us, guides us, and enables us to grow and endure in our relationship with the Father through Jesus Christ. Often the most misunderstood member of the Trinity, the Spirit is someone of great focus and attention today amid church revivals and renewals.

In this new edition of his classic Keep in Step with the Spirit, J. I. Packer seeks to help Christians reaffirm both the biblical call to holiness and the Spirit’s role in keeping our covenant with God. Packer discusses the merits and shortcomings of the current charismatic movement—and how Christ must always be at the center of true Spirit-led ministry.

Packer encourages believers to implement the Spirit’s directives and discusses how to map the Spirit’s path in your life. If you want to understand and experience more of life in the Spirit, you’ll cherish this latest offering from one of Christianity’s most respected scholars.

Perfect for scholars, students, pastors, and laypeople alike, the Logos edition of the Keep in Step with the Spirit is fully searchable and easily accessible. Scripture passages link directly to your English translations and to the original language texts, and important theological concepts link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library.

Key Features

  • Focuses on the Holy Spirit’s role in the daily lives of believers
  • Offers an extended essay on life in and through the Holy Spirit
  • Assesses the charismatic movement

Praise for the Print Edition

Keep in Step with the Spirit presents a strong and positive call to deeper Christian experience through the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

The Alliance Witness

An encouragement to the reader to acquire a Spirit-filled character.

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Product Details

  • Title: Keep in Step with the Spirit: Finding Fullness in Our Walk with God
  • Author: J. I. Packer
  • Edition: revised and enlarged
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 256

About J. I. Packer

J. I. Packer is the Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College and an executive editor for Christianity Today. Best known for his bestselling classic Knowing God, Packer is the author or editor of more than 30 books.

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Top Highlights

“The essence of the Holy Spirit’s ministry, at this or any time in the Christian era, is to mediate the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Page 49)

“The gift was given and their lives were changed first; the understanding of what had happened to them came after.” (Page 21)

“So power from Christ through the Spirit is a theme that should always be given prominence whenever and wherever Christianity is taught.” (Page 24)

“Second, personal transformation of character into Jesus’s likeness starts to take place” (Page 43)

“Only a life of present convertedness can justify confidence that a person was converted at some point in his or her past.” (Page 59)

  • Title: Keep in Step with the Spirit: Finding Fullness in Our Walk with God
  • Author: J. I. Packer
  • Edition: Revised and Enlarged Edition
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Print Publication Date: 2005
  • Logos Release Date: 2013
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Holy Spirit; Christian life › Anglican authors
  • ISBNs: 9781441252111, 0801065585, 9780801065583, 1441252118
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T01:00:29Z
J. I. Packer

J. I. Packer (1926–2020) is regarded as one of the most influential evangelicals in North America. He was Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, and his writings include books such as Knowing God, A Quest for Godliness, Growing in Christ (Crossway) and Rediscovering Holiness. He preached and lectured widely in Great Britain and North America and served as general editor of the English Standard Version of the Bible published in 2001, and theological editor of the Study Bible version. In 2014, Packer was named Author of the Year by the Association of Logos Bookstores. He was a frequent contributor to and an executive editor of Christianity Today and wrote numerous articles published in journals such as Churchman, SouthWestern Journal, Reformation Revival Journal and Touchstone. He received a BA, MA and PhD from Oxford University.


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  1. Larnell Mormon
  2. Mark Batten

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  3. Larry Proffitt
  4. Matthew John Buttner
    J.I. Packer, enough said. The man is a treasure to evangelicalism. Oh that he would write a systematic theology before he goes home to be with the Lord.