Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Forgotten God

How's your memory? Have you ever forgotten...God?

Francis Chan says we have, and I would agree with him. Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit is his call to action. But he knows what kinds of obstacles he's looking at in writing such a book.

But Francis isn't scared, because the Spirit brings freedom. You might think that an entire book on the Holy Spirit will mean a whole lot of dancing, hands raised and talk of supernatural gifts. But you would be wrong.

Francis takes the time to methodically answer our questions. Questions regarding why we need the Holy Spirit, why embracing a theology of the Spirit is nothing to fear and what exactly the Holy Spirit does.

He writes in an engaging and simple to understand manner. He also motivates the reader to want more. Early and often he convinces us that if all we're accomplishing is done without the help of the Holy Spirit, then we're not accomplishing or experiencing all we should.

Honestly, a lot of this book will leave you smacking your head, acknowledging that this makes sense. Many of us have read the Bible enough to recognize the work of the Holy Spirit. Reading it in this matter-of-fact style that Francis offers sort of pulls it all together.

This is not just a good read. It is a should-read.

You can pick up a copy here.

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