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Amazing! Highly Recommended!,
This review is from: Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit (Paperback)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Program (What's this?)
I received this book as an option through the Amazon Vine Program. I had been feeling spiritually "dry" and was hoping to find some inspiration. The title of this book intrigued me, but I had heard Francis Chan speak before (over the internet) and I found his style to be overly legalistic and lacking grace. I have only listened to him once or twice so I may not have heard him at his best. The point is I was very skeptical that I would like this book, but since it was free, I didn't have anything to lose.
My skepticism quickly changed to enthusiasm as I started reading this book. I could not put it down! I felt like he was so right on biblically. He backed up everything he said with scripture. I would look up every passage that he quoted and he never took Scripture out of context. I really liked that he asked the reader to stop and read certain passages in their Bibles rather than explaining them in depth in the book. This way we were always on the same page as him, without him placing lengthy excerpts of the bible into the book. To me, this book seems to be written for Christians that have a fundamental understanding of christianity and the BIble, but are seeking more. A more powerful experience with God. A desire to impact the community and the world in a big way. He delivers on that!
One point that he brought up several times was that it is often hard to tell christians from non-christians based solely upon their external behavior. They often don't appear to be more peaceful, kind, gentle, etc than their non-christian neighbors. This is a point that I have been wrestling with as well. I wish he would have elaborated more on this, but was glad he brought it up at all.
All in all, I highly recommend this book!