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New Book Challenges the Body of Christ to Come Together at the Foot of the Cross

Readers will find many questions answered on the topic of the Holy Spirit


MAITLAND, FL—Dan Johnson’s new book, Understanding the Work of the Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church ($15.99, paperback, 9781498466431; $7.99, eBook, 9781498466448) aims to set forth, in a nuts and bolts fashion, the biblical evidence that apart from believers being baptized by the Holy Spirit "into Christ" at conversion, the justice of God cannot be maintained.

 The believer will find many questions answered from God's Word on the topic of the Holy Spirit. Most of all, it is hoped they will have deeper adoration and affection for the wondrous designer of God' glorious redemption plan.


Johnson says, “The cross of Christ is the very foundation for the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Church. All too often the Church has lost its focus. It is at Calvary peace was brokered, not Pentecost. This book challenges the Body of Christ to come together at the foot of the cross.

 The scope of this book is broad and wide- ranging. Yet, written simply and with the layman in view, both student and scholar can be refreshed as they feed on the Word of God.”


The research for this book began in the 1980's and has been 35 years in the making. Dan Johnson has watched grief- stricken as the fellowship of the redeemed has been fractured and splintered by misinformation and misinterpretation. Second-work-of-grace theology is a misnomer: the story of redemption, like a dripping honeycomb, is saturated with the grace of God from before the foundation of the world. The author has been serving the Lord for 51 years, studying, preaching and teaching the Word of God for the bulk of that time.


Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Understanding the Work of the Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and