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The God I Never Knew: How Real Friendship with the Holy Spirit Can Change Your Life

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  • Hardcover
  • ISBN-10: 0307729710
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307729712
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (295 customer reviews)

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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful By BSchoch on October 13, 2011
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My mother in-law first read this book and raved about it. She has been a pastors wife for many years and knows what the Bible teaches. She stated that this is one of the best books she has ever read on the person of the Holy Spirit. She also stated that Robert Morris wrote this book with a boldness that is very refreshing.
I also read this book and it has been life changing for me. I have a greater understanding of the Holy Spirit and the fellowship that he wants with us each day. This book is a must read for those who want to know the person of the Holy Spirit better and his power that enables us to live a victorious life.
My father in-law Pastor David Schoch would have said "Amen" to this book.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Michael Lee on August 29, 2011
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I requested a review copy of "The God I Never Knew" because I recognize I have long neglected the influence and presence of the Holy Spirit in my own life. I was one of those who grew up in a denomination where I was given poor teaching and theology regarding the Holy Spirit, so I grew fearful and reserved about His role in my daily Christian life. Over the course of years, I flip-flopped from one extreme of Holy Spirit theology to the opposite, and I don't believe either of them are/were biblically healthy.

I read "The God I Never Knew" with an open mind; with a fresh set of lenses, as though I was discovering the Holy Spirit with the faith of a first-time reader of the Bible. I was open to learning fresh what the Bible has to say about the Holy Spirit, and as a result, I'm pleased I read this book. Maybe the Holy Spirit knew I was ready to receive something about Him from scratch; I certainly won't call it coincidence.

The chapters in the book are divided into themes about who the Holy Spirit is, what His character is like, how He came "onto the scene", His gifts, the baptism & filling (although I'm not sure I see a difference theologically), and the controversies over speaking in tongues in public and the use of tongues as a spiritual prayer language.

Morris approached the topics biblically and candidly from his vantage point. His writing is simple to read and not too heady. There were moments when I had to pause my reading to contemplate what was being conveyed, but all-in-all it was not a difficult one to read. He breaks down 1 Corinthians 14 and other passages quite well, making good arguments for the role of the Spirit in believers today.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Woofie Jo on February 12, 2013
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Thank you Robert Morris for writing this book and clearing up a lot of common misconceptions about the Holy Spirit. Robert addresses the topic head on that so many pastors are reluctant to talk about. I've spent my whole life in church but don't recall a pastor ever going into depth about the Holy Spirit, The Holy Spirit's reason for being, the Holy Spirit's role in the trinity and all the promises and benefits that are available to Christians who want to grow in their relationship with Him. Robert builds each chapter on a solid foundation of scripture and teaches so many things that I never heard or saw before in the scriptures. Robert's style is funny, engaging and informative. I have a new favorite teacher! Can't wait to read more books written by Robert Morris. I led a woman's Bible Study using this book and the DVD and I can honestly say it was life changing for so many of us. Thank you Robert for sharing the truth about the Holy Spirit.
This book was apparently written from an excellent series of sermons that Robert did called My Best Friend -- The Holy Spirit. You can find them on the Gateway church website. Each of these sermons corresponds to particular chapters in the book:
Sermon #1: "Who Is He?" corresponds to Chapters 1-4
Sermon #2: "Is He A Person?" corresponds to Chapters 5 - 7
Sermon #3: "Is He Penecostal?" corresponds to Chapters 8 - 9
Sermon #4: "Does He Baptize?" corresponds to Chapters 10 - 12
Sermon #5: "Is He Charismatic?" corresponds to Chapters 13 - 16
Sermon #6: "Does He Speak In Tongues?" corresponds to Chapters 17 - 20
Along with the sermons online, there are discussion note outlines and discussion questions that you can print out to correspond with each sermon.
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Warren Rachele VINE VOICE on August 16, 2011
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Pastor Robert Morris adds to growing library of works about the often misunderstood and sometimes forgotten third member of the Holy Trinity. This book is his attempt to clear away some of the mystery and confusion that surrounds God in this person. This volume succeeds wildly on one level, but struggles to find its footing on another.

The first half of the book having to do with the reality of the Holy Spirit and His work is a good addition to the growing attention the Spirit is receiving. It is scriptural and doctrinal, and does a superior job of presenting the reality of the Spirit to a church that is desperately in need of an outpouring of the Spirit's power. In addition to the fine explication, Morris applies the truths to our daily lives in way that makes us desire more and more of the Spirit.

Sadly, the second part of the book doesn't hold up the expectations set out in the first. After adhering close to the Evangelical median in his discussion of the reality and work of the Spirit, Morris tips into a scattered series of chapters about separate Baptisms in the Spirit and the miraculous gifts. An extensive presentation of these topics is beneficial to have, but the way in which the author strikes, fires off an anecdote and then moves on is less than satisfying.

Inconsistency aside, The God I Never Knew can serve as a fine introduction to the Spirit or a reminder of the power that He brings to the believer. Some will find the theological diversions unnerving, but understanding the doctrines contributes to the growth of all Christians.
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