The Holy Spirit is always a contentious topic among Christians. People are generally confused about his person and work and so it is important to have some great books on the Holy Spirit to help us along as we explore what the Bible says about the Spirit. I have found the following books immensely helpful for studying what the Bible says about the Holy Spirit.

Keep in Step with the Spirit: Finding Fullness in Our Walk with God by J.I Packer. This book is awesome for those looking for both biblical/theological in put on this Holy Spirit as well as pastoral application. If you only buy one book on the Holy Spirit buy this one.

He Who Gives Life: The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit by Graham Cole. This book is an in depth theological look at what the Bible says about the Holy Spirit. Good for pastors and those who are in Bible/Theological College or are going to College.

Engaging with the Holy Spirit: Real Questions, Practical Answers by Graham Cole. This is a super practical book which answers a lot of the common and controversial questions about the Holy Spirit in a readable and theologically informed way.

The Holy Spirit (Contours of Christian Theology) by Sinclair Ferguson. This is another great book on the Holy Spirit whose strength is explaining the theology of the Spirit.

Showing the Spirit: A Theological Exposition of 1 Corinthians, 12-14 by Don Carson. This book looks that those tricky passages in 1 Corinthians 12-14 with a view to pastoral application of those passages. It has boat loads of great application for those thinking through charismatic theology and the Holy Spirit.

Jonathan Edwards: On Revival by Jonathan Edwards. Buy this book for the chapter Distinguishing Marks of a Work of the Spirit of God. It is very practical and relevant for our times in working out what is true revival or a move of the Holy Spirit and what isn’t.

What books on the Holy Spirit would you add to this list?


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