Here in Spirit: Knowing the Spirit Who Creates, Sustains, and Transforms Everything

Reviewed by: Hope Bolinger, Professional Writing student at Taylor University


Title: Here in Spirit: Knowing the Spirit Who Creates, Sustains, and Transforms Everything

Author: Jonathan K. Dodson

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Publication Date: 2018

Format: Print book

Length: 168 pages


Probably the most misunderstood person of the Trinity is the Holy Spirit—and the misunderstanding is especially strong with American Christians. We channel our efforts into logic and self-reliance, when really, we ought to make room for the Holy Spirit to guide us. The Holy Spirit is a He, and He wants to move in our lives.

The author exhibits an eloquence of style and rich, vivid analogies. Unfortunately, much of the book felt introductory or inadequate. Because the author had to condense a topic as large at the Holy Spirit into less than 170 pages. Many of the analogies felt rushed, incomplete, or too much of a stretch, and having several in a row felt like an odd sensation of whiplash. Although the author presented several insightful points, the book needs to percolate a little bit longer in length and content before earning a full five stars.


Rating (1 to 5)

3 out of 5

Suggested Audience

Christians wanting to learn more about the Holy Spirit

Christian Impact

You cannot have Christians without the Holy Spirit. Clearly, the Holy Spirit and any knowledge of Him we can gain is valuable. This book offers that helpful information, especially for those who need and desire very basic information.


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