Monday, February 23, 2015

Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit by Francis Chan

4 out of 5 stars  ****

The author, Francis Chan, challenges the reader to identify the Holy Spirit in their life. Many people, today, have questionable religion; they attend church, do their demonstrative duty, but lack any serious consideration of God. This Christian book explains God as the Holy Spirit in us, whether ignored or not. For those caught up in the demands of making ends meet, the Holy Spirit gets lost, forgotten, without engagement with others. The Gospel teaches community participation in glorifying God. This is to keep alive His word in His children. The Holy Spirit works in people who know that life is not all about them. This Christian point of view is obvious on the pages of Chan's book. A sense of power is reassuring when readers realize their endeavors are more successful, more gratifying, when approached embracing God within them. Chan often refers to scripture to back up his claims. The book also suggests Bible studies and regular attendance of a church that teaches the word of God. This reader finds Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit a refreshing personalized presentation of the Holy Spirit. It keeps one honest and obedient. The book's lesson is to reverse the neglect and develop a personal relationship with God on a daily basis.