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In the name of the Father, the Son, and ... the Holy Spirit. We pray in the name of all three, but how often do we live with an awareness of only the first two? As Jesus ascended into heaven, He promised to send the Holy Spirit—the Helper—so that we could be true and living witnesses for Christ. Unfortunately, today's church has admired the gift but neglected to open it.
Breakthrough author Francis Chan rips away paper and bows to get at the true source of the church's power—the Holy Spirit. Chan contends that we've ignored the Spirit for far too long, and we are reaping the disastrous results. Thorough scriptural support and compelling narrative form Chan's invitation to stop and remember the One we've forgotten, the Spirit of the living God.
A study session for individual or small-group use appears at the end of each chapter is included in this book. If you’re leading a discussion, the included notes for discussion leader’s guide make this a valuable resource for individual study, small-group study, churches, youth groups, college campus ministries, and retreat weekends.
About the Author:
Francis Chan is the bestselling author of Crazy Love, Forgotten God, Erasing Hell, Multiply, and You and Me Forever. He is currently a pastor of We Are Church, a house church network that is planting churches in Northern California. Francis and his wife of twenty-five years, Lisa, have seven children and one beautiful granddaughter.
I consider myself to be a "student" of the Holy Spirit. I have read a number of Bible commentaries on the Spirit, including Billy Graham's book. I have head Francis Chan speak on a number of occasions, and I have read at least one of his other books, but I was "late to this party," and I greatly regret that. I VERY MUCH enjoyed reading Forgotten God. If you would like to be encouraged -- and convicted -- by a solid biblical analysis of the Holy Spirit, seek no more! -Dr. Bob Stouffer
This book is one of those books that will affect you. Deeply. If you wish your church had more passion, more love for people who attend (even once), look like the Acts 2 church; did you ever wonder why it feels like something is missing? Maybe it's because some ONE is missing.
If you long to read a book that will show you how to get more peace, joy, love, self control and the other fruit of the spirit, and the Bible is just not speaking to you as you know it could be---this book might just be the catalyst you need to show you how to live the life God wants you to experience.
If that scares you a bit, then you really do need to absorb what Francis Chan is teaching in this heart-filled message. -Amazon Customer