(Book review) Rediscovering the Holy Spirit: God’s Perfecting Presence in Creation, Redemption, and Everyday Life

Reviewed by: Olivia Lauritzen, a professional writing major at Taylor University



Title: Rediscovering the Holy Spirit: God’s Perfecting Presence in Creation, Redemption, and Everyday Life

Author: Michael Horton                 

Publisher: Zondervan

Publication Date: April 25, 2017

Format: Print Book

Length: 336 pages


Michael Horton does a solid job of explaining where the Holy Spirit is and how it works. Horton bypasses stepping on toes or calling names in regard to debates and arguments across the centuries as to the role of the Holy Spirit in both the Old and New Testaments.  Instead, he uses the full weight of scriptural authority to emphasize how integral the Spirit is in every moment that believers draw breath. Beginning with an entire chapter that defines his language (from simple vocabulary to advanced theological terminology), Horton then builds layer after layer of cross-referenced evidences for the complete and total work of the Holy Spirit since before the beginning of human time.  Because the text explains the supportive and nurturing role of the indwelling Spirit, this book is very encouraging to those who have a strong belief in prayer, in faith, and in divine intervention. Viewing the Holy Spirit as a Comforter is reassuring to many who find themselves feeling abandoned, alone, or unloved. This book explores the impact this part of the godhead has on people of faith.


Rating (1 to 5)

5 stars

Suggested Audience

Church leaders, Bible study leaders, lay students of Scripture

Christian Impact

This book reinforces theology for any believer and is be beneficial for anyone who desires a better understanding of the role of the Holy Spirit.

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