Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit

Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit

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by Francis Chan
     
 

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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

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Revised & Updated—and now available in Hardcover!

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.

 

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Publishers Weekly
The author of the bestselling Crazy Love pleads passionately for the church to live by the power of the forgotten God: the Holy Spirit. Calling Christians to more than just a better life, Chan says he wants to live a life unexplainable without the Holy Spirit, so dependent on the Spirit that, he says, “if he doesn't come through, I'm screwed.” He offers vivid personal stories and illustrations about how the church ought to help Christians discern the powerful gifts of the Spirit, rather than toning down radicals. Biographies of people “keeping in step with the Spirit” conclude each chapter. Not a comprehensive study but intended for application, it consequently lacks depth of context in most Bible references. Ultimately, though, this serves Chan's aim to end ceaseless talk and follow God's lead to assist the poor, the abused and anyone without hope. Chan himself has given all royalties from Crazy Love to a ministry to children trapped in sex trafficking, explaining that God said to him, “I want you to love them as your own children.” Chan's voice is fresh, earthy and fiery. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434767950
Publisher:
David C Cook
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Edition description:
New
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
63,998
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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Francis Chan is senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California. He is the founder of Eternity Bible College and sits on the board of Children’s Hunger Fund. His debut book, Crazy Love, sold 300,000 copies in its first year, and has been published in over ten languages. Francis and his family make their home in Southern California.

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