Early this year God directed me to put a book together on how to minister the Spirit Baptism. I was immediately aware of my limited perspective and knew that a multiple-author, multiple-angle approach would be the most helpful and balanced.
After much prayer, I contacted several people who have solid reputations for effectively ministering the Spirit Baptism. The providence of God became apparent as each one submitted their material for the book; every author spoke to different aspects and yet had the same heart.
The result is an incredibly practical “how-to” approach that will be beneficial to two main audiences: ministers and those studying for the ministry. It is not a theological treatise–though theologically sound, but a hands-on guide for those who desire to increase their effectiveness in ministering the Baptism in the Holy Spirit.
The contributors include: Randy Hurst, Dr. Gordon Anderson, Dr. Del Tarr, Dick Gruber, Jim Gerhold, Alan Griffin, Gary Grogan, Judi Bullock, Ken Cramer, Nate Ruch, Scott Erickson, Bill Juoni and myself. The book will contain chapters on general concepts, specifically ministering to children, teens, pastoral concerns, post-reception guidance, theological reflections, and inspirational stories of ordinary ministers that have learned to trust Jesus as the Baptizer in the Holy Spirit in their unique contexts.
Gospel Publishing House / Access Books will publish and distribute the book. It will be the first resource of its kind in GPH history!
Look for “Helping Others Recive the Gift;” I’ll let you all know when it is available (probably late February).