You and I are caught. We suspect there is a relationship with the Spirit more profound than what we have yet experienced. But the "Spirit" we often see in our religious neighbors makes us nervous. This "Spirit" seems strange to us, a being we do not recognize with an agenda we do not understand.
In the Gospel of John, Jesus introduces us to the Paraclete -- a Spirit ideally suited "for the rest of us." Personal, intimate, life-giving, the Paraclete Jesus describes is a Spirit we ache to know. And in fact, this Spirit is no stranger to us -- he is the essence of Jesus. How do we grow a relationship with this Spirit? How do we allow the Spirit to do transforming work in our lives? You'll find more in these pages than theory and principle. You will discover practices for walking in the Spirit and making relationship with him a daily privilege.
Tim Woodroof, after twenty-five years in the pulpit, is now serving churches as consultant, speaker, mentor, and writer. He is the author of A Church That Flies and other books. He and his wife Julie reside in Nashville, Tennessee. Together they have raised three children and ministered to three churches.