Tuesday, June 28, 2011

REVIEW: The God I Never Knew: How Real Friendship with the Holy Spirit Can Change Your Life by Robert Morris

Informative and illuminating.

Author Robert Morris says one of the most frequently asked question he receives is “How can I know the will of God?” Morris says the answer is the Holy Spirit. “The reason more Christians don’t know the will of God is that they don’t have a friendship with the Holy Spirit—the One inside them whose job it is to reveal all truth to them,” Morris writes. Amen—who wouldn’t want MORE truth revealed to them?

This book sheds light on who the Holy Spirit is and also shows the benefits and blessings the friendship with the Holy Spirit will bring.

Admittedly, this book was a little dry at first and it seemed almost like reading a textbook, but after pushing through the first two chapters, I found the rest of the book (a total of 20 chapters), a much easier read. In fact, I highlighted and dog-eared many pages that I plan to refer back to as I serve as a pastor in ministry.
This book does a nice job of highlighting the history of Pentecost and its meaning. It also covers misconceptions of the Holy Spirit, which is beneficial because some Christians have an apprehension about the Holy Spirit. Morris seeks to educate people about this very important third person of the Trinity.

If you seek to know more about the Holy Spirit and want to discover how to have more of the Holy Spirit in your life, this book is made to show you the way.

*I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.