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A wise, measured, and deeply passionate invitation to a Spirit-filled life
Are you trying your best to be a good Christian but still feel something’s missing? Do the peace and joy you long for seem to elude you? Does following Christ sometimes feel like a lot of work—or like it’s just not working very well?
Much has been written and spoken—and argued!—about the Holy Spirit and what it means to be filled with the Spirit. Charles Stanley cuts through the confusion and introduces you to a living Person as real and active as God the Father and Christ the Son. Through personal stories, biblical exploration, and insightful explanation, he will help you discover:
- who the Spirit is—and how to develop a relationship with Him
- who the Spirit isn’t—and how to avoid damaging misconceptions
- how being “filled” with the Spirit actually works
- what the Bible really teaches about spiritual “signs” such as speaking in tongues
- how the Spirit can increase your capacity for faith, hope, love, and personal transformation
- what it means to “hear” the Spirit’s voice
- how to make the most of your unique spiritual gifting to build up Christ’s body
- what happens when the Spirit’s power is unleashed in your workplace, your family life, your friendships, and every other area of your life
In The Spirit-Filled Life Charles Stanley reveals how to recognize and begin to live with the guiding presence of the Holy Spirit.
|Publisher:||Nelson, Thomas, Inc.|
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About the Author
Dr. Charles Stanley is the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Atlanta, where he has served for more than 40 years. He is a New York Times bestselling author who has written more than 60 books, including the bestselling devotional Every Day in His Presence. Dr. Stanley is the founder of In Touch Ministries. The In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley program is transmitted throughout the world on more than 1,200 radio outlets and 130 television stations/networks, and in language projects in more than 50 languages. The award-winning In Touch devotional magazine is printed in four languages with more than 12 million copies each year. Dr. Stanley’s goal is best represented by Acts 20:24: “Life is worth nothing unless I use it for doing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about God's mighty kindness and love.” This is because, as he says, “It is the Word of God and the work of God that changes people’s lives.”
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
“The Spirit-filled life is not a formula; it is a relationship, a relationship with a person – the Holy Spirit.” The Spirit-Filled Life by Dr. Charles F. Stanley provides an introduction, and invites you into his study as he patiently peels back the layers of misinformation, misunderstanding, and just plain bad theology that have been dumped upon the third member of the Trinity . . . The Holy Spirit. It’s not a book to be skimmed lightly, and the questions at the end of each chapter are truly valuable at helping the reader begin to deepen their knowledge of the Holy Spirit. If you want a book that really digs deep into who and what the Holy Spirit is and does, this may not be the book for you. If you are a Stanley fan, then you might like this book. I received a complimentary review copy of this book courtesy of the BookLook book review program.
(Disclosure: I was given a complimentary copy of this book to review by BookLookBloggers. All opinions are my own and I was not required to post this review.) "Discover the Joy of Surrendering to the Holy Spirit" love that! This was one of those books that fit into the category of "right book at the right time." I have been recommending this book to everyone! Dr. Stanley is smart, no-nonsense, but still comes across as a Mr. Rodgers type that you want to be your mentor. His sermon on anxiety resulted in 2 pages of notes that I still keep in my Bible to read frequently. But back to this book. There are so many misconceptions about the role of the Holy Spirit in the church today. Stanley cuts through the confusion with a Biblically-sound, simple, straightforward and yet heartfelt and personal approach that every Christian should read. This will wake you up to the loving power of the Holy Spirit in your life. It's hard for me to tell you how much you'll get out of this book because it's just SO. MUCH. Total game-changer. Here are some of the things they list in the promotional materials: who the Spirit is—and how to develop a relationship with Him who the Spirit isn’t—and how to avoid damaging misconceptions how being “filled” with the Spirit actually works what the Bible really teaches about spiritual “signs” such as speaking in tongues how the Spirit can increase your capacity for faith, hope, love, and personal transformation what it means to “hear” the Spirit’s voice how to make the most of your unique spiritual gifting to build up Christ’s body what happens when the Spirit’s power is unleashed in your workplace, your family life, your friendships, and every other area of your life Everyone I told I was reading this book (online, friends in person, and strangers who saw me reading it in public) said, "That book changed my life!" because it was originally published years ago and this is an updated re-issue. I can now add my own voice to that chorus!
If you are thirsty and looking to go a deeper spiritual level, this is awesome!
Are you trying your best to be a “good Christian,” but still feel that something’s missing? Does the “peace that passeth all understanding” seem to be missing in your life? Has your spiritual walk come to a stand-still? Maybe you need a fresh start . . . and a fresh understanding of The Other Comforter that the Lord Jesus promised his disciples he would send. The Spirit-Filled Life by Dr. Charles F. Stanley provides an introduction, and invites you into his study as he patiently peels back the layers of misinformation, misunderstanding, and just plain bad theology that have been foisted upon the third member of the Trinity . . . The Holy Spirit. In this primer on the Holy Spirit, you will discover: • Who He is . . . and who He isn’t • How the Holy Spirit works in the life of the believer • What it means to hear the Spirit’s voice • What happens when the Spirit’s power is unleashed in your workplace, your family, your friendships, and every other area of your life And so much more . . . Be prepared to take some time with this book; it’s not “How To Rock The Holy Spirit In 30 Days.” This is going to be a journey that will transform your understanding of the Holy Spirit . . . and it will transform your life, as well. 5 stars for fresh teaching on a difficult subject
I found this book to be practical and extremely helpful.
It was my great privilege to read Pastor Charles Stanley’s newest book The Spirit-Filled Life in which he shared how a Christian can discover the joy of surrendering to the Holy Spirit. Wow…this was a great read and a valuable resource to understand the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer. I found the book to be biblically sound and Pastor Stanley doesn’t mince word or back down when confronting people who misinterpret what it means to be filled with the Holy Spirit. But he does so in a winsome manner. He goes through the Scriptures that address being filled with the Spirit and presents a strong argument that the phrase does not mean being able to speak in tongues. He also exposes an issue that arises with an incorrect interpretation, that of second class Christians, the haves and the have nots. Pastor Stanley also goes through the Fruit of the Spirit and helps the reader to better understand what it means to Abide in Christ. I’ve got to warn you, this book is very convicting and there were times I felt like he had read my diary and was expressing what I feel when I see a lack of the fruit of the Spirit in my own life. Thankfully, Pastor Stanley also shares and encourages Christians how to remedy that through abiding in Christ and by surrendering yourself completely to God and recognize your own inability to live the spirit-filled Christian life on your own. He stresses the absolutely necessity of reading the Word of God everyday, understanding it in context and gives examples of how the Holy Spirit may use Scripture to help us walk strong in Christ. There were a couple of instances where I thought Pastor Stanley could have made a stronger argument on knowing God’s will where he addressed the question of Christians dating unbelievers and if it’s okay to continue to have relationships with people from our past when we were unbelievers and walking in sin. He approached the subject from the standpoint of making wise choices, but there are scriptures that he could have used to show God’s will on those subjects. I greatly appreciated Pastor Stanley’s openness and transparency from his own life, both the successes and failures, and seasons of fruitfulness and dryness. I highly recommend The Spirit-Filled Life by Charles Stanley. This book is a keeper and one that I will read again. It would also make a great gift to someone who wants to better understand the Holy Spirit and what He does in the life of a Christian. I would like to thank BookLook for the privilege of reading this book in exchange for an honest review. I was under no obligation to give a favorable review.