In the second part of this book, we will explore the nature of the New Testament church, as well as what it means to become a fully functioning member of Christ’s Body—in all the richness of its Biblical dimensions. Paul’s prayer for the saints in Ephesians 3:14-19 was that they would not be satisfied with only a partial understanding of their calling in Christ, but that they might enter into the full dimensions of that calling. We are saved not just so that we may be freed from the power of sin and escape eternal death in hell—as wonderful as that may be. Rather we are saved so that we may be transformed into the image of Jesus, becoming living stones in the Lord’s eternal temple and members of the Bride of Christ…
This book is a treasure on the ministry of the Holy Spirit from a Biblical basis. I thought I was well versed in the theology of the Holy Spirit, but the book has opened a thorough and in-depth understanding of the important doctrines in the Word that is unlike anything I have ever read. It is a textbook on the work of the Holy Spirit that I know I will be referencing numerous times in sermon preparation and in my future manuscript writing. Thank you, Brother White, for the effort you put into this treasure of truth.
Pastor Donald Wilkerson
Co-Founder of Teen Challenge
Mr. White draws deeply from virtually every book of the Bible to reveal to us the marvelous Person of the Holy Spirit. His careful, detailed Biblical exposition provides firm grounding for our deepening experience – and for our submission to the authority and wisdom – of God’s Spirit. Especially impressive is the integrity with which Mr. White walks into numerous topics so frequently dominated by both confusion and heresy – and there he boldly, appropriately, accurately shines the Biblical lights on our otherwise confusing paths ahead of us.
Dr. Paul de Vries
President of the New York Divinity School
These days it seems like the Holy Spirit is one of the most forgotten persons in the Church. The Nature and Work of the Holy Spirit reminds us why He is so desperately needed in the Church today. Christopher White’s book is yet another gift to the Body of Christ!
Brian C. Greene
Lead Pastor at Pentecostal Tabernacle, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and International Bishop of the United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God
I read your book manuscript this weekend. It was thoroughly biblical; great scholarship while being very readable; and very comprehensive. I enjoyed your personal stories and appropriate use of historical stories like the Cambridge Seven. I especially enjoyed chapters 13 and 14. I’m a D.L. Moody fan so was pleased to see him quoted throughout the manuscript. And it certainly is seeker friendly. Your bibliography is a collection of books that should be in the library of every serious believer. Well done.
Vice President, Luis Palau Association
We need a book that comprehensively teaches about the Holy Spirit. Not just spiritual gifting, although that’s important. Not just the filling of the Spirit, although that’s inspirational. All Scripture, Old Testament and the New, sings about the Spirit! I want to know how the Holy Spirit is present in the epic sweep of God’s plan for mankind, and I want to know everything about the Holy Spirit in my life. That’s what Chris White has done: he has covered the whole story. His work is important and inspirational. It’s also written in a thoughtful, sensitive voice I can listen to and trust.
Paul G. Till
Beskydy Mountain Academy, Frýdlant nad Ostravicí, Czech Republic
Not only is Evangelist Christopher N. White a wonderful soul and believer in Christ, but he never disappoints when he composes various works of Christian literature to help build up the Body of Christ! His latest contribution to us all, The Nature and Work of the Holy Spirit, really arrives in a time where the world appears to be devoid of His Holy presence, power and compassion. Evg. White’s broad array of topics covering both simple and complex aspects of our dynamic God in the person of the Holy Spirit; really captivates and stirs the reader to dig deeper into the richness of the Lord. If you truly desire to discover more about the limitless power of God, this is definitely the right book for you!
Rev. Renn & Jeannie Law
Senior Pastor at Most High King Ministries and President /CEO of the American Evangelical Christian Churches, U.S.A.
I have known Chris for decades as a man of God with deep integrity and a heart for prayer. How these qualities shine through in this massive and awesome work! I love how his teachings stay in line with God’s Word, and how they are intertwined with great quotes and amazing, inspirational testimonies. I will be referring to this book over and over in the years to come as I desire to also know and walk in step with the Holy Spirit more and more. The Nature and Work of the Holy Spirit will assist us in this endeavor, for sure. Thank you, my friend, for the gift of this book!
Former Pastor of Prayer at Times Square Church, Campus Pastor at Brooklyn Teen Challenge, and NYC Church Planter
Chris White has thoroughly captured the role and essence of the Holy Spirit in this book. As he takes the reader through Scripture, you will find yourself going deeper with the Lord in understanding the role of the Spirit of God. I was especially moved by the explanation of the Spirit’s primary work in our lives, woven throughout the New and Old Testaments: ‘He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.’ This is a must read for everyone.
Evangelist/Founder, LifeLight Communications Member Services of the Global Network of Evangelists (GNE) of the Luis Palau Association
As Christians we all believe, at least doctrinally, in the power and centrality of the Holy Spirit in our lives. But curiously the Holy Spirit has today become almost a neglected subject, perhaps even a mystery. In this rich, vital work, Chris White delves deeply into the wondrous dimensions of the Holy Spirit, bringing to us a fresh reverence for our God ‘whose paths are beyond tracing out.’ It is a must read during these increasingly unsettling days.
Charles O. Cohen
Director of Don Wilkerson’s Behold Ministries Inc., Locust Grove, Virginia