Book Review: The Spirit-Filled Life by Charles F. Stanley


Charles Stanley’s new book, The Spirit Filled Life, is a thorough, accessible, and practical book that teaches Christians what it means to be filled with the Spirit, or how to lead a Spirit-Filled Life, as the book teaches. In this work, Stanley gives an excellent overview on the theology of the Spirit and what that means for us, in which the author explains topics like who the Holy Spirit is (His essence and character), who He isn’t, and how a Christian is suppose to walk according to the Spirit. It is a wonderful, 18 chapter book that describes the Spirit’s role in our lives and gives a remarkable, yet true, portrait on who He is. The book also has a great appendix that teaches issues like sign gifts (and what the Spirit’s role is in them, if any in our day and age).

This is a book I would highly recommend if you are curious about the person of the Holy Spirit and how He ministers to Christians. Since all Christians are indwelt by the Spirit upon salvation, it is only fitting that we learn what He does in our lives (and what He doesn’t), and how to submit to His leading and conviction in our lives. Stanley has contributed a great work to modern Christian literature by writing a book that teaches, essentially, holiness and worship of God.

Note: I received this book free from for a book review. I was not obligated to write a good review, but only my honest opinion.


Book reviewed by author Steve Cha, author of Hollywood Mission: Possible: