The Empire of the Holy Spirit

Written by Dr. Michael Haykin is one of the greatest books I have read in the last 10-years. $20 paperback and only $3 Kindle, it is a must read for any believer seeking to learn both a Biblical understanding and historical overview of the role of the Sprit in the life of a believer.

Combining both keen historical reflection and rich biblical insight, Michael Haykin has pulled from his expertise in both church history and biblical spirituality in the writing of this volume. The book has already received high praise from several individuals who have endorsed the book.

Malcolm B. Yarnell states:

“This little treasure…comes with my highest recommendation.”

Dr. Russell Moore, Dean of the School of Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, writes:

Michael Haykin’s The Empire of the Holy Spirit is not just a book about the Holy Spirit. This is a book written, obviously, by one who knows the Person (not just the topic) of which he writes. This book will prompt you to think. You’ll want to scratch down notes, and talk about insights over coffee with friends. But, more than that, this book will prompt you to get on your knees, through the Spirit of God, and cry out “Abba Father!”

Dr. Joel Beeke, President of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, has written:

Haykin’s Empire of the Spirit covers a rich cluster of subjects on the Holy Spirit from various biblical, historical, and theological perspectives.  Whether speaking about the Spirit’s role in sanctification, in revival, in the Great Commission, in the exercise of genuine success, or in promoting Christian unity, Haykin’s thoughts, tethered to Scripture, offer an exciting read. This book needs to be pondered over and yet it is a page-turner.  I pray that it may promote a deepening interest in and appreciation for the Spirit’s indispensable, variegated ministry in the lives of believers.

If you would like to listen to the author’s own thoughts on the book, you can download this podcast in which I interview Dr. Haykin about his most recent book.


Dr. Haykin Reviews a New Edition of the 1689 London Confession of Faith

Over at the Sola Scriptura blog, Dr. Haykin has reviewed a new edition of the 1689 London Confession of Faith which was edited by 17th Century Baptist Scholar James Renihan.

“Baptists & the Cross” Discounted Rates

The fourth annual conference of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies is scheduled for August 30-31, 2010.  The theme is:  Baptists and the Cross:  Contemporary and Historical Reflections. The conference will feature speakers such as Danny Akin (president, SEBTS), David Bebbington (professor, University of Stirling), Maurice Dowling (professor,Irish Baptist College), James Fuller (professor, University of Indianapolis), Tom Schreiner (professor, SBTS), Glendon Thompson (president, TBS and pastor of Jarvis Street Baptist Church), and Stephen Wellum (professor, SBTS).  For full bios of the speakers, see here.

Discounted registration rates are now available for the conference and there is a special rate for students.  Students may receive a discounted rate by using the code: “8051974″.  For more information on the conference visit

Podcast Interview with Dr. Haykin

Steve Weaver writes,

“I recently had the opportunity to record a series of podcasts with Dr. Michael A. G. Haykin. The first of these is attached to this post. It focuses on the Center’s upcoming conference “Baptists and the Cross: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives”. Forthcoming podcasts will feature a discussion of Dr. Haykin’s upcoming book ‘The Empire of the Holy Spirit’ and an interview by Dr. Haykin with Dr. Stephen Wellum about his upcoming presentation at our conference on “Baptism and Crucicentrism”.

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