The intended audience for this book is those interested in things biblical and, more specifically, Pentecostal. The effort here is to extend existing understandings of long-held and known truths. A primary premise is the belief that Pentecostal theology is divinely suited for a post-modern world.
Also emphasized is that spirituality is a distinctly Christian concept. Spirit-infilling, anointing, guidance, empowerment, and the supernatural are manifestations of the living Christ in His church, ministering and acting in the world. The Bible is activated by spiritual encounter between the reader and living message of the book.
It is this living relationship that imbues "experience” with a dignity not found in a theology based on sterile rationality. While often held in suspicion in evangelical theology, experience, encounter, and relationship lie at the core of not only Pentecostal theology but of the message of the Bible.
Finally, a key premise is that all theology leads to a call to every individual to spiritual formation and development of leadership for ministry. The "golden thread” which is woven through every part of the book is thus action—highly effective, transcendent, leadership action by every Spirit-filled believer. The idea is that every individual believer is intended by God to be filled with Pentecostal power in becoming an anointed, graceful, empowered leader. Thus, if this book is to qualify as a theology book it does so first and foremost as a book that explores a Theology of Human Spirituality and Biblical Leadership.