Francis Chan is right on - I had not been operating like I have the Holy Spirit dwelling in me. I understood my relationship with God and Jesus, but not with the Holy Spirit. I now understand my relationship with the Holy Spirit and all I can do to honor God through him.
The indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit is God's provision which enables the follower of Jesus Christ to live the Christian life. Without His (and He is a person, not a "force") ministry, the believer would be left to his own devices. Fortunately, that is not the case. Every Christian is given the Holy Spirit at the moment of saving faith, but not all consistently yield themselves to His control. Francis Chan does a credible job of imploring believers to recognize the Spirit's presence and to live by means of the power which He provides. He explains how sin and neglect can quench and grieve the Spirit's ability to work in our lives. This is an good book for young Christians, as well as for those who struggle to overcome sin and grow toward maturity. It is a bit basic in its doctrine and, for that reason, may not be the most helpful read for some. I found myself recalling my "Theology 101" notes as I followed Chan's discussion. What he does provide are helpful illustrations and occasional challenges, as well as historical and living examples of those he considers to live Spirit-filled lives. Much more could have been said and the discussion could have gone deeper. Perhaps that was not his aim. After reading his earlier book, "Crazy Love," I expected more.