Anyone who has ever had the privilege of hearing the dynamic teachings of Francis Chan is well aware of his ability to challenge how you think about both doctrine and even the semantics of what we as Christians speak when we refer to the things of God and the Kingdom. In his book Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit, it is no different. Forgotten God is all about the third person of the Godhead, that so often indeed gets forgotten in both how Christians relate to and speak of God.
What I like most about this “in-time” writing, is that it is something that will speak to the heart, the need, the power, and the purpose of the Spirit in the life of a believer. What I also like about this book is that he not only incorporates personal experience to highlight many of the points he brings out, he also includes some very gripping and powerful anecdotes of other people as capstones to every chapter.
You might be under the impression that given the subject matter that is being covered, it would be heavily chocked full of theological jargon; it’s not. Francis Chan cuts to the chase with common dialogue that anyone who has a heart for God will appreciate and be able to readily digest. It’s also something that can be read quickly.
This book is meant to be shared, so if you or someone you know have had questions that you have been unable to have addressed, as it relates to that of the Holy Spirit, you’ll want to read this book. I recommend this for anyone who has a small book club or church group.
QUESTION: What do you think the Church would look like if she fully recognized all of God?
- The Holy Spirit and the Holy Bible (spiritualsobriety.wordpress.com)
- What is the Meaning of the Holy Spirit (christianity.answers.com)
- Acts 1:8 Where is the Holy Spirit? (nicolaithomsonblog.wordpress.com)