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Holy Spirit Radicals

Pentecost, Acts and Changed Society

Arani Sen

200 pages
Malcolm Down Publishing Ltd
The Charismatic Movement has brought great expectation into the Church and a return to the standpoint of the apostles in the Book of Acts, who expected God to move in power, bring people to faith in Jesus, see healings and lives transformed.

In Holy Spirit Radicals, Arani Sen argues that although we need a personal encounter with God through the power of the Holy Spirit, we also need renewal. In the Book of Acts, there are stories of whole communities being changed, of the excluded being included, of the barriers of prejudice and racism being broken down, of the poor and marginalized being cared for. Holy Spirit Radicals is about the church growing – a church for all people, regardless of background, race, ethnicity, social status or gender. It's also about the Holy Spirit permeating all areas of life and society, especially where there is need for social and personal transformation.

Arani Sen brings the Book of Acts alive for the 21st century, giving many case studies of how the Holy Spirit is able to bring about widespread change.
Author Bio
Arani Sen was born in West Yorkshire of Indian, Hindu parentage. Sen was converted to Christianity in a dramatic experience as a student. After university, he served as a youth and parish worker in an urban multi-cultural parish, during which time he began to feel called to full time Christian ministry. Sen is passionate about inner-city, urban ministry. He is currently vicar of Christ Church in Upper Armley, Leeds, an exciting, diverse community, running two major social projects. He is part of the New Wine movement.