Religion - Christian Life - Spiritual Growth
Let it be stated from the outset I am a member of a Pentecostal fellowship (Assembly of God) which believes in the reality of Holy Spirit. That said, my interest was mildly piqued at the idea of reading this book since I felt at this stage that I knew more than enough that a book introducing Holy Spirit would seem a little elementary. I was wrong. The God I Never Knew by Robert Morris is an eye-opening teaching in print about the reality of Holy Spirit and how we as Christians are called to let it play a vibrant, active role in our daily lives. The book is well-written; the reader can see the teacher’s heart come out in this work as Morris uses multiple biblical examples and passages to clearly state and explain the points he is trying to get across. I do have issues with the way that Morris explains some of the concepts on Holy Spirit in his teaching. There are a couple instances in “Session One” where I would question the extent to which he exercises interpretation of the Scripture, but these moments do not detract from the overall cohesiveness of teaching a topic which is brand new to some readers and Christians. The God I Never Knew is a good teaching material for both novices and seasoned Christians alike to read for sound, biblical teaching on Holy Spirit. The book’s moments where I might question the direction that Morris is taking the reader are quickly alleviated by reading the teaching sections in context. I recommend this book for anyone wishing to learn how Holy Spirit plays a vital role in the Christian life. I received my copy of the book for free from the publisher in exchange for reviewing it. I was not obligated to compose a favorable review; my opinions are my own.
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