2014-03-06

The Baptism with the Holy Spirit By R.A. Torrey

By R.A. Torrey 

http://amzn.to/1niF7uy [Kindle version free today] 
[Paper versions from a dollar.] 

R.A. Torrey (1856-1928) was a pastor, evangelist, educator, and the author of more than forty books. In 1889 he was called to lead Moody Bible Institute and from 1912 to 1924 was dean of Bible Institute of Los Angeles (now Biola University).

It’ll be easiest to just quote 5-star reviews: "Baptism With The Holy Spirit", is an absolute "Ancient Treasure" of literature. R.A. Torrey 1856 - 1928. The "dash" between his birth and death, represents a life of seeking God for answers to life's questions. Physically gone, but not silenced. Torrey "Literally" continues to ministers to mankind for the Lord from Heaven.

I learned more about the Holy Spirit from this little book, than I have from ANY Pentecostal pulpit in 34 years. This work is truly pure to the Holy Spirit's characteristic, and subsequent name: UNDERSTANDING!!! He continues to offer WISDOM to future generations here thru the mind and pen of R.A.Torrey. A "MUST HAVE" for all in ministry.

There is a lot of disagreement over the topic this book discusses. I am thankful that RA Torrey does a great job of presenting how the baptism with the Holy Spirit works based on what Scripture teaches.

He really does an excellent job explaining the following topics:

1. What the Baptism is and what it does

2. How the Baptism can be obtained

3. Refilling with the Holy Spirit

4. How spiritual power is lost

Given all the confusion and discussion about this doctrine, I think it is essential that Christians investigate the topic and decide what to believe. Torrey's book is an excellent starting point for those who seek to learn more.