Students of the Bible are well aware of Dr. Barclay's remarkable ability to make the meaning of even the most difficult of Bible passages luminously clear and relevant to the modern world. His Daily Bible Studies, to encompass the whole New Testament, not only inform but inspire the eager student. The Promise of the Spirit is no exception. Here Dr. Barclay, now lecturer in New Testament and Hellenistic Greek at the University of Glasgow, studies the doctrine of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament, the synoptic Gospels, the Fourth Gospel, and in the Book of Acts, showing how the Holy Spirit has infused and formed the early Church and its members, but also how that same Holy Spirit can and does come with power to men of today. His final chapter is a clear call to wait upon and surrender to that same Spirit that we may know and enjoy the fruits of the spirit so prodigally given to men at the first Pentecost. The book is scholarly, but not pedantic. It is the kind that makes increasing knowledge a joy, which every seeking person may share.