Stan Gleason reviews “The Holy Spirit: A Commentary”

Stan Gleason is the senior pastor of The Life Church in Kansas City, Missouri. He also serves as the assistant general superintendent from the Western Zone of the United Pentecostal Church International. He earned the degree Master of Arts in Christian Ministry from Urshan Graduate School of Theology. His book, Follow to Lead: The Journey of a Disciple Maker is available at pentecostalpublishing.com [English and Spanish], as a Kindle download on amazon.com and as an Apple Book. An accompanying small group leadership kit is also available.

I am grateful to Brother Gleason for his review of my new book, The Holy Spirit: A Commentary. Here it is:


In his well-conceived and brilliantly presented work, The Holy Spirit, author Daniel Segraves brings a unique Oneness Pentecostal hermeneutic to the Word of God. He has done all the hard work yet offers a user-friendly breakthrough treatment of every mention of the Holy Spirit in Scripture. In his thorough manner, Segraves situates Old Testament references to the Holy Spirit as God in action, but that something better is coming. Later, he contextualizes the Holy Spirit references in the epistles that something better has definitely come. But what was anticipated by the prophets in the Old Testament, and its profound impact on New Testament believers is inextricably linked together in this author’s treatment of what came in between: the promised baptism of the Holy Spirit, as initially evidenced by speaking with other tongues. Segraves’ scholarly unpacking of this holistic Biblical understanding clearly reveals that the Holy Spirit is not a person or a separate consciousness of God but rather God progressively revealing Himself in action. As a lifelong reader of the Bible, I can testify that many Scriptures have taken on new meaning while reading them through the interpretive lens Segraves has thoughtfully presented. I enthusiastically commend this presentation to your library.


The Holy Spirit: A Commentary will soon be available in hardback and as an eBook at pentecostalpublishing.com. It will also be available shortly as a Kindle download and Apple Book as well.

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Interview with Kaleb Saucer

Yesterday I was interviewed by Kaleb Saucer, Director of Sales and Marketing for the Division of Publications of the United Pentecostal Church International. We talked about my newest book, The Holy Spirit: A Commentary.

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The interview lasted about an hour and will be edited to a finished twenty minute video which will be available in various venues, including on this blog. The plan includes offering it as an online seminar for the upcoming general conference of the UPCI, which will celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the merger between the Pentecostal Church, Incorporated and the Pentecostal Assemblies of Jesus Christ.

It was a delight to talk with Brother Saucer. I enjoyed our conversation, including the laughs we got over a forgotten train of thought!

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Daily Wisdom 158: Proverbs 8:14

Proverbs 8:14 (NKJV) — 14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom; I am understanding, I have strength.

True counsel is found in wisdom. People need counsel. True counsel imparts strength, not weakness.

But not all counsel is of God. Humanistic psychology is inadequate for spiritual needs and often incompatible with the Scriptures. Unhealthy counsel does not consider the spiritual nature nor effect a cure. It offers no standards of right and wrong, no basis for moral judgment. It endorses non-biblical standards of behavior and often offers scapegoats for people’s actions instead of emphasizing one’s moral responsibility. It has no uniform convictions.

Counseling is important and useful when it is based on the true wisdom of God’s Word. But ungodly counsel has no place in the Christian’s life. Spiritual, emotional, relational and mental health is promoted by meditating on the Word of God, serving God faithfully, fellowshipping regularly with the body of Christ, and consistency in prayer.

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