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ACU Press Untamed Christian, Unleashed Church: The Extravagance of the Holy Spirit in Life and Ministry

Terry Wardle spends much of his time leading seminars to equip Christians for renewal in their personal lives and in their churches. Many of these people seem to wear themselves out striving after church programs and church growth methods that are driven more by technology than the wind of the Spirit. Often the results are disillusionment, burn out, frustration, and little lasting fruit. Wardle wants Christians to know that there is far more available to followers of Jesus Christ.

Drawing heavily upon the Scriptures, the church fathers, contemporary authors,real-life stories, and personal reflection, Wardle seeks to guide Christian leaders to receive the full ministry of the Holy Spirit into their lives and local congregations. "What I am interested in," says the author, "is an outpouring of the Presence of God that clearly and consistently identifies us as his people. An outpouring that births genuine love for Christ and one another, increased practical holiness, deeper personal transformation, and more power for Kingdom ministry within the church and the world."

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Easy read with profound challenge to engage

Date:November 3, 2013
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Terry Wardle writes with a very accessible style and structure. This is not academic theology on the "third member of the Trinity", this is a clear outline of what the Holy Spirit should mean to the church of today, the difference He should be making, and what we can do about it. He writes to those who come from a more conservative church (and cultural) background, those who have not seen the practices of the churches of the Book of Acts present in their own church, and for those hungry for more of God's presence in their church and in their life.
We bought copies of this book for all our elders as pre-reading for our annual retreat. We are tired of dealing with too many issues, we are not as equipped and prepared as we would like to be for the road that lies ahead. How do we embrace the promise of God to pour his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit? This book helped to point us in the right direction.
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Date:September 20, 2010
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Dr. Wardle is a great story-teller and a very engaging author. His perspective on the truth regarding the power of the Holy Spirit is balanced and straight-forward. This book inspires me to seek more and more of God and His power and presence in my life and ministry.
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