Chan writes the book about the Holy Spirit, or the forgotten part of the Godhead Trinity. He allows the reader to see that the Holy Spirit isn't an "it" and He's more than something just to come into our services, especially Pentecostal and Holiness services, and causes physical manifestations. Chan rightly exposes the lie of trying to get the Holy Spirit to come down on us and instead points to the fact that upon salvation, the Holy Spirit lives in us and therefore all manifestations, both new and old, start on the inside and bubble out through our intimacy and relationship with the Holy Spirit.
Chan does a great job of showing the reason the Spirit lives in us. In many charismatic circles, the Spirit has been reduced to goosebumps, stylistic preaching and singing, physical manifestations, and tongues. And indeed, the Spirit can inspire any and all of those responses. However, the Spirit ultimately is Christ in us and according to John 14 and 16, He's to be our Comforter, Teacher, and Leader. He empowers us in Acts to be witnesses for Christ and He gives to every believer gifts and fruits to edify the church and promote the mission of Christ in the world. Chan does a great job of pointing out Paul's writings in Romans and Galatians dealing with how the Spirit works as the mediating connection between God and man assuring us of our salvation and place with God and allowing us the opportunity to call God our "Abba Father" or "Daddy." The Spirit makes us sons not slaves and the sooner we realize the Spirit's work and goal in helping us understand our place with Christ, the quicker we be free of the burdens of legalism, fear, and guilt. The Spirit helps us see God as King, Ruler, Creator, Almighty Father, but He also lets us see God as our Daddy and it's in that relationship that the Spirit empowers us to explore which leads to intimacy with God and thereby fulfillment of His Word in Acts and the whole of the New Testament. For Chan, the missing link in today's church compared to the church of Acts is not stylistic. It's simply misunderstanding the work and role of the Holy Spirit in the lives of the believers and the church.
We're almost done with this book for our first small group Bible Study which began back in September. It's been a great success in many ways and I've thoroughly enjoyed it. I would strongly recommend everyone read this book and let the wisdom sink in that Chan espouses from the Holy Spirit about the Holy Spirit.