#45 Forgotten God

The author of the bestselling Crazy Love pleads passionately for the church to live by the power of the forgotten God: the Holy Spirit. Calling Christians to more than just a better life, Chan says he wants to live a life unexplainable without the Holy Spirit, so dependent on the Spirit that, he says, if he doesn’t come through, I’m screwed. He offers vivid personal stories and illustrations about how the church ought to help Christians discern the powerful gifts of the Spirit, rather than toning down radicals. Biographies of people keeping in step with the Spirit conclude each chapter. Not a comprehensive study but intended for application, it consequently lacks depth of context in most Bible references. Ultimately, though, this serves Chan’s aim to end ceaseless talk and follow God’s lead to assist the poor, the abused and anyone without hope. Chan himself has given all royalties from Crazy Love to a ministry to children trapped in sex trafficking, explaining that God said to him, I want you to love them as your own children. Chan’s voice is fresh, earthy and fiery. <source: The Publishers Weekly>

It is indeed amazing when you think about God (in the form of Holy Spirit) living inside of you and this book made me more aware of that fact and appreciate it. We studied this book in our small Bible study group and it’s pretty interesting to see how people perceive the Holy Spirit and learn all the misconceptions about Him.

Personally I didn’t like this book as much as Crazy Love by Francis Chan but it indeed does give you much to think about. Now all I have to do is work on my spirit-led life… *^^*

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