The Spirit Within
Getting to Know the Person and Purpose of the Holy Spirit
Living and Loving from an Abundantly Joyful Heart
Do you wonder if your life could be more fulfilling? More peaceful, capable, joyful? Are you hungry for more?
Some Christians--even those who have been following Jesus for a long time--have a sense of "something missing." We feel that we should be more prayerful, more confident in our relationship with God. Here, in these biblically informative and inspirational pages, Vineyard pastors Rob King and Eric Ferris explore this quest of the heart and show how our deepest longings are fulfilled through ongoing, renewable, increasing awareness of the Holy Spirit within.
Here's your invitation to live a life filled with the Spirit, overflowing with love, making you more like Jesus every day.
"With clarity, deep insight and wit, King and Ferris help us take steps toward a faith that embraces the possibilities God has for us."--Vincent Bacote, Ph.D., director, Center for Applied Christian Ethics, Wheaton College
"Written in an everyday, relatable style, The Spirit Within warmly and humorously guides readers to recognize, to engage and to depend on God's Spirit for abundant living and empowerment for Gospel mission."--Joel Willitts, Ph.D., professor of biblical and theological studies and practical theology, North Park University
Rob King is senior pastor of Vineyard Cincinnati in Springdale, Ohio. Gifted in sharing the Gospel message, he encourages people to follow Christ passionately.
Eric Ferris is executive teaching pastor of Vineyard Cincinnati. With his straightforward approach to life and ministry, Eric has a gift for bringing clarity out of complexity.
"Rob King and Eric Ferris invite you to have an easygoing conversation about the Holy Spirit. With clarity, deep insight and clever wit, they help us to take steps toward a faith that embraces the possibilities God has for us on this side of Pentecost."
Vincent Bacote, Ph.D., director, Center for Applied Christian Ethics; associate professor of theology, Wheaton College
"An inspiring and helpful resource! For a topic that we often want to avoid rather than engage, Rob King and Eric Ferris demystify the Holy Spirit and provide a healthy framework for understanding how to truly live in the Spirit."
Jenni Catron, founder, The 4Sight Group
"Effortlessly moving between biblical wisdom and practical stories, The Spirit Within puts into words the longing we have for more. It's honest about what's confusing and clear on how to move forward. It is accessible for believers at every point in their faith walk and doesn't alienate people based on their theological background. It's a tall order to write a book about the Holy Spirit that's encouraging, informative, challenging and invitational. These authors have pulled it off, and if we put into practice what they teach, we'll be a stronger and more powerful Church."
Beth Guckenberger, co-executive director, Back2Back Ministries
"King and Ferris accomplish an incredible feat in the pages of their new book. Masterfully blending their own thoughts into one voice, with almost seamless execution, they offer fresh insights that help us delve deeper into our understanding of the Holy Spirit. Their winsome prose, coupled with their rich theological dialogue, make The Spirit Within a satisfying read from cover to cover."
Rev. Jason Brian Santos, Ph.D., mission coordinator for Christian formation, Presbyterian Mission Agency, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A)
"Rob and Eric invite followers of Jesus to wrap their arms around God's whole Jesus-gift. Written in an everyday, relatable style, The Spirit Within warmly and humorously guides readers to recognize, to engage and to depend on God's Spirit for abundant living and empowerment for Gospel mission."
Joel Willitts, Ph.D., professor of biblical and theological studies and practical theology, North Park University