One of the most powerful preachers, writers and leaders of our time, in my opinion, is Francis Chan. His first book, Crazy Love, revolutionized my thoughts about God's love as well as my interacting with God. Now it is time for a brand new book from Chan being released tomorrow, September 1st. The book is Forgotten God.
This is a phenomenal book about the power that Christians and the church can and must tap into. All of it is within the Holy Spirit. Francis talks about the power that was seen in the book of Acts when the Holy Spirit began to move among people. It is true that many have avoided or maybe forgotten what the Holy Spirit is all about.
And like the Savior who poured out His life and blood so we have reason to rejoice, we were made to lay down our lives and give until it hurts. We are most alive when we are loving and actively giving of ourselves because we were made to do these things. It is when we live like this that the Spirit of God moves and acts in and through us in ways that on our own we are not capable of. This is our purpose for living. This is our hope. "And hope does not put us to share, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who have been given to us." (Rom. 5:5) (Page 96)
I have found another powerful book. An excellent book that will help us lose the power and presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives and through the church. No magical secrets. Just the truth of Scripture shared as Francis Chan does with passion and clarity.
Forgotten God is a must read for the Christian and church leader. Now, go get your copy.
Get Francis Chan's Forgotten God here: http://www.amazon.com/Forgotten-God-Reversing-Tragic-Neglect/dp/1434767957
For Francis talking about the new book in a video click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0a-uQYsFSI
Francis Chan is the Pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley, California.