At Christmas, I read another of Francis Chan’s books: Forgotten God. I downloaded it as an eBook from one of the local distributors of Christian material.
This is a book, which I can fully endorse – Francis covers well, the role of the Holy Spirit and he devotes one chapter (3), on the theology of the Holy Spirit.
I think this extract from his introduction will give you a good overview of the type of journey, Francis will take you on – as you read this book.
“You might think that calling the Holy Spirit the ‘forgotten God’ is a bit extreme. Maybe you agree that the church has focused too much attention elsewhere but feel it is an exaggeration to say we have forgotten about the Spirit. I don’t think so.
From my perspective, the Holy Spirit is tragically neglected and, for all practical purposes, forgotten. While no evangelical would deny His existence, I’m wiling to bet there are millions of churchgoers across America who cannot confidently say they have experienced His presence or action in their lives over the past year. And many of them do not believe they can.”
I don’t believe a person can be an effective witness for Christ – if they ignore the workings of the Holy Spirit. Overall, this is a very good book; and, Chapter 6 ‘Forget About His Will for Your Life’, is excellent – even if you only glance at this chapter it may change how you live your life!
There is more online: www.ForgottenGod.com
[Forgotten God – published by David C. Cook, author Francis Chan, co-author Danae Yankoski. First Edition 2009, ISBN 978-1-4347-6795-0 ]