"R.C. Sproul is the master teacher of this generation. When so many others were offering excuses for doctrinal atrophy, R.C. Sproul recovered the art of teaching and has become a model of theological fidelity, teaching intensity, and Christian statesmanship. At so many points in my life, I have been blessed and influenced by the teaching of R.C. Sproul. I am so pleased to see The Mystery of the Holy Spirit available for Christians everywhere. This outstanding resource, newly available, will bless many lives as Christians learn of the person and work of the Holy Spirit. Buy this book, read it, and you will know why so many have learned to trust and depend upon the teaching of R.C. Sproul."
To explain his title and purpose, author R. C. Sproul begins The Mystery of the Holy Spirit by quoting Abraham Kuyper. “The Holy Spirit leaves no footprints in the sand.” The Spirit is like the wind (John 3:8)-elusive and mysterious-but nonetheless real and marvelous. Because of the Spirit's mystery, “we are vulnerable to superstition and distortions of His person and work” (p. 8). Sproul's purpose, therefore, is to listen carefully to Scripture as it reveals the character of God the Holy Spirit.