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

David C. Cook / 2009 / Paperback

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Today's church admires the gift of the Holy Spirit, but have we neglected to open it? Chan tears away the wrapping paper and the ribbons to uncover the source of the believing community's true power for witness and service. He issues a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Spirit of the living God. Paperback.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: David C. Cook
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 X .50 (inches)
ISBN: 1434767957
ISBN-13: 9781434767950
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In the name of the Father, the Son, and ... the Holy Spirit. We pray in the name of all three, but how often do we live with an awareness of only the first two? As Jesus ascended into heaven, He promised to send the Holy Spirit—the Helper—so that we could be true and living witnesses for Christ. Unfortunately, today's church has admired the gift but neglected to open it.

Breakthrough author Francis Chan rips away paper and bows to get at the true source of the church's power—the Holy Spirit. Chan contends that we've ignored the Spirit for far too long, and we are reaping the disastrous results. Thorough scriptural support and compelling narrative form Chan's invitation to stop and remember the One we've forgotten, the Spirit of the living God.

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A pastor and church planter based in San Franciso, Francis Chan speaks to tens of thousands of people around the world every year. Known for his passionate, biblical style, Chan is on the board of World Impace and is the author of Forgotten God, Erasing Hell, and Crazy Love, which has sold nearly two million copies.

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The author of the bestselling Crazy Love pleads passionately for the church to live by the power of the forgotten God: the Holy Spirit. Calling Christians to more than just a better life, Chan says he wants to live a life unexplainable without the Holy Spirit, so dependent on the Spirit that, he says, “if he doesn't come through, I'm screwed.” He offers vivid personal stories and illustrations about how the church ought to help Christians discern the powerful gifts of the Spirit, rather than toning down radicals. Biographies of people “keeping in step with the Spirit” conclude each chapter. Not a comprehensive study but intended for application, it consequently lacks depth of context in most Bible references. Ultimately, though, this serves Chan's aim to end ceaseless talk and follow God's lead to assist the poor, the abused and anyone without hope. Chan himself has given all royalties from Crazy Love to a ministry to children trapped in sex trafficking, explaining that God said to him, “I want you to love them as your own children.” Chan's voice is fresh, earthy and fiery. (Sept.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    AWESOME
    December 12, 2014
    madsmccart
    love francis chan
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Forgotten God
    November 10, 2014
    Jim
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is a must read for all Christians!! Calls you into action by the leading of the Holy Spirit. Encourages you to adjust your paradigms about the Holy Spirit and His constant call of you into action. want ti restart your fire, read this book.
  3. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Forgotten God
    October 3, 2014
    Maggie
    we are using this book as a group study. I think it is well written and easy to understand. The knowledge of God's presence in my body is reassuring and uplifting.
  4. Canada
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    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    An easy read with lots of clout!
    September 7, 2014
    ronm
    Canada
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    As usual, Francis Chan gives a wakeup call that is both timely and stimulating. In an easy to read style he raises some very important issues on how we have dealt (read "neglected") with the Holy Spirit in our worship, church organization and ministry in general. In our culture, which is highly motivated towards success and numbers, we have a tendency to depend on our own abilities and skills to get fast results. Chan calls us back to the birthing and origin of the Church and its full dependence on the Holy Spirit. He is very insightful when he says that our behaviour in some of our services is sometimes more like that of the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel rather than exhibiting the quiet confidence of Elijah who represented the true God. This book is a must read for every Christian.
  5. Victoria, BC
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Very good read.
    September 4, 2014
    David
    Victoria, BC
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Francis Chan has become one of my favorite authors. I love his writing style. He makes me think and It feels like a natural progression of thoughts. We are a temple for the Spirit of the Living God!
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This product does not focus on the fruit of the spirit, but on how the Holy Spirit moves and interacts with the Church. The author intended it to be used to help realize the power that the Holy Spirit gives to individuals and the Church. The reader does not need to be Pentecostal or Charismatic to appreciate this book.

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