Those of us who are believers talk more than we really understand about the Holy Spirit I think. Maybe you believe but are uncomfortable talking about Him at all. This book might help you grasp some simple truths that have been made complicated by people. (and boy, don't people and religion complicate the Simple Truth all the time?!)
Reading this book was like having a good, in-depth conversation. I like this pastor and have read one of his other books and watched a DVD teaching, so I already knew I liked him and that his books are easy to read. I was looking forward to reviewing this book.
I got an advanced copy, so it wasn't the final edit you can buy now, with the study guide in the back. Yay for you! That would be helpful.
The topic is one I have had on my mind for years, with a number of questions swirling around. I have to say, I did learn a few things, and get others clarified. Robert Morris lists the scipture for backing his statements, so I found it handy to have my Bible at hand, along with a pencil and highlighter. (but that's just me) Pastor Morris goes to great lengths to say in a clear and conversational tone so people like me can understand, that The Holy Spirit is a Who not a What. I already knew that, but was glad for the scriptural backing anyway. In the book he clarifies the work of The Holy Spirit, His purpose, and His gifts. The author tells some personal stories to add color, humor, and humility to the teaching. I appreciate that he doesn't write in a dry way, or use language that I need a dictionary to understand.
He discusses at length the gifts The Holy Spirit gives, and what they are to be used for. You will read about the history of Pentecost, the biblical feasts, and much about baptism.
I took away much from this book and do recommend it to anyone serious about their faith in Jesus and wanting to grow in the knowledge of the amazing Holy Spirit, His benefits (power, love, fruit, and gifts) and sorting out more thoroughly what the Bible says about the three baptisms. Yep, there is a theme woven through the sciptures, you read it right, three baptisms. *U*
Read and enjoy!
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“I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review”.