LEON FONTAINE is senior pastor of Springs Church, one of the largest inter-denominational churches in Canada, with six campuses across two provinces. He is the CEO of Miracle Channel, Canada's only twenty-four-hour Christian family network, and host of The Leon Show, a daily interview program that airs in 150 countries.
"I am thrilled about your new book, The Spirit Contemporary Life.
Spirit Contemporary brings together both 'power' and 'practices' to
engage our constantly changing culture for the cause of Christ. It
has been said, 'We don't get to choose the culture we are called to
reach for Christ. We get to choose how we are going to engage it.'
For example, there was a time when the European and North American
church played 'home' games. Yet today, most of the time, the church
in these regions plays 'away' games. We can either continue down
this path of misconnect or move to Spirit Contemporary and witness
firsthand more coming to Christ than ever before."
--James O. Davis, president of Cutting Edge International and co-founder of Billion Soul Network
"I believe The Spirit Contemporary Life has the potential to
become the 'next Azusa Street, ' moving us forward in the winning
of our world to Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. Just
as it takes two wings for a bird to fly, it takes two wings for a
church or organization to soar. Just as one wing is program, the
other wing is power. When it comes to this book, one wing is
'Spirit' and the other is 'Contemporary.' When Spirit and
Contemporary are synergized together, phenomenal outcomes will
happen in the church. I believe this valuable resource will help
the church go to higher levels of impact and influence in the years
--Dr. Elmer L. Towns, co-founder of Liberty University "This timely book shines a light on a truly important concept: the gifts of the Spirit can and should be better adapted to our modern-day culture and powerfully utilized by each and every one of us in our daily lives to minister to those around us. If we dare to adopt this mind-set, we will be more effective, attractive, and culturally relevant. Leon's dramatic personal journey as a former EMT gives testimony to the fact that a 'Spirit Contemporary' life is an exciting, miraculous, and fulfilling way to live."
--Matt Crouch, chairman of the board of Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks (TBN) "Leon Fontaine has helped countless leaders in our nation and beyond. His life-giving insights have empowered them to effectively present the timeless message of God's love and power to an ever-changing world. Thankfully, those principles are now in print, and an exciting adventure awaits those who embrace the challenge clearly articulated in this book."
--Wayne Alcorn, national president of Australian Christian Churches "I love it when someone can take the complex and make it simple. Pastor Leon Fontaine has put two words--Spirit and Contemporary--together to create a brand new paradigm of living the daily life we were meant to live. In The Spirit Contemporary Life Leon has broken down the walls between these two words that connote differences and joined them to free us up to live with and for Jesus every day, everywhere, all the time."
--Sam Chand, leadership consultant and author of Leadership Pain; president emeritus, Beulah Heights Bible College "This is the most inspiring book on evangelism, power ministry, and the authenticity of Spirit-led life I have ever read. With numerous personal illustrations, Leon Fontaine takes us into the daily experience of living the life described in the New Testament gospels and letters. Solidly rooted in Scripture, Fontaine helps us explore what it means to live a Spirit Contemporary life personally and corporately as the body of Christ. This is not another book about relevance; this is a book inviting us to live fully in Holy Spirit's presence."
--Doug Beacham, presiding bishop of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church "Powerful and revolutionary! The Spirit Contemporary Life stirs up the best in us and beckons us to live out our highest calling. This transforming resource challenges us to dynamically infuse our world with the present work of the Holy Spirit in our everyday encounters. We are challenged to become agents of God's miraculous intervention as He leads us in tune with our current culture without sacrificing our spiritual moorings. Don't pass up this book! It ignites a strategic, life-changing focus!"
--Glenn C. Burris jr., president, The Foursquare Church "The Spirit Contemporary Life reminds us all of our need for the Holy Spirit in our lives on a daily basis. It is a reminder we need daily and this book is the evidence."
--Dr. James Merritt, president emeritus of the Southern Baptist Convention; lead pastor of Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, Georgia; host of the international broadcast Touching Lives with James Merritt "Leon Fontaine is the real deal. This man loves the Lord and is gifted to reach this generation in a relevant and powerful way. The Spirit Contemporary Life is a grace-based approach to moving in the gifts of the spirit, and I believe that you will be greatly blessed by it."
--Joseph Prince, Senior Pastor New Creation Church