In our day, much as in Chadwick's, Pentecost is mostly misunderstood by the Church at large and is therefore either feared or turned into a circus. In both cases the Spirit of God is either lacking or completely grieved. This is evident in the absence of power; power to embrace and live a holy life in spite of the deprivations of the professing church and the pollutions of the world around us. "The Christian religion is hopeless without the Holy Ghost" and yet the majority of the Church seems to be content without Him and His tangible presence. In "The Way to Pentecost", Chadwick sets forth the Biblical presentation of Pentecost, the giving of the Holy Ghost, and what that means for Christians throughout the Church Age. Christians today are in as much, or greater, need of a fresh presentation of Pentecost as ever. Lack of power and victory are the inevitable witnesses to this fact. The Way to Pentecost is a call for the true Church of Jesus Christ to rise up and take possession of the promise of the Father. "The only power that is adequate for Christian life and Christian work is the power of the Holy Ghost."
Chadwick does an exceptional job of looking at the spirit and our lack of reliance on him. Although this is an older book, it hits the nail on the head of how the church acts today and how to combat that.