Poured Out

The Spirit of God Empowering the Mission of God

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Pub Date 02 May 2018 | Archive Date 06 Dec 2018

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The Holy Spirit Cannot Be Contained

After centuries of neglect, there is a renewed interest in the Holy Spirit. Many are beginning to realize that the Spirit is not a junior member of the Trinity, tame and shy. Poured Out explains why the church limited the Spirit for so long and how you can come to know the Spirit better and more fully.

To become fruitful again—to move beyond apathy, defeat, and despair—you need to discover a deeper experience of life with God. A key in this recovery is the realization that the Spirit is God’s primary missionary who can empower and guide you in God’s work in today’s world.

The Holy Spirit Cannot Be Contained

After centuries of neglect, there is a renewed interest in the Holy Spirit. Many are beginning to realize that the Spirit is not a junior member of the Trinity...


Advance Praise

“What an interesting thesis, that is, that the waning of Christendom makes possible our reclaiming of the work of the Holy Spirit by forcing the church to be in mission. Allen writes with verve and insight worthy of a theologian who attends to Scripture.”

— Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Divinity and Law, Duke University, author of Hannah’s Child

“Two words continued to come into my mind as I read Leonard Allen’s wonderful and wide-ranging Poured Out: “contained” and “constrained.” For many, the Spirit is contained in the Bible, locked up by the Bible. Allen shows that approach fails the Bible itself. For the Bible’s teaching is not that the Spirit is contained by the Bible. Rather, whatever the Spirit does will be constrained by the Bible, that is, consistent with the Bible. The Bible constrains us today to welcome the Spirit who has always been missional, transforming, and empowering.”

—Scot McKnight, Northern Seminary, author of The Kingdom Conspiracy

“A well written, theologically informed, and missionally challenging book on the Holy Spirit. . . . It reflects an experiential grasp of the subject, and created desire in my heart for the things of the Spirit . . . . a book that is vital for the well-being of the church—both Pentecostal/ the Charismatic traditions and all the rest of the church.”

—Berten Waggoner, former National Director, Vineyard USA

“Our approach to the Spirit can too easily become a jumble of reactions and over-corrections, adding to the ways humans over the centuries have tried to control this mysterious and powerful Reality. What better time than this to rediscover the Spirit and remember the postures of partnering with that Spirit? Drawing from Scripture, history, and personal experience, Leonard Allen provides an insightful guide on that journey.”

—Mandy Smith, pastor and author of The Vulnerable Pastor

In Poured Out, Leonard Allen offers an important voice to Western Christianity’s emerging conversation about the Spirit. Allen’s view of how believers cooperate with the Spirit for redemptive mission is particularly powerful. It leaves the reader dissatisfied by mere intellectual reflection and wanting to move into embodied cooperation with the Spirit in mission.

—Dan Scott, senior pastor, Christ Church Nashville

Finally, a book on the Holy Spirit that combines biblical, theological, and historical scholarship with confessional storytelling and yearning for fellowship with the Trinity.

—Greg Taylor, author and pastor, Journey Church, Tulsa, OK

“What an interesting thesis, that is, that the waning of Christendom makes possible our reclaiming of the work of the Holy Spirit by forcing the church to be in mission. Allen writes with verve and...


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