If you want to read a book that will challenge you and open your eyes to a closer walk with the Lord, this is the book.
Seeing the Unseen by T. W. Hunt I enjoyed reading because it open my eyes as a Christian what I should be doing in my life. Sure, your faith tells you He's present in the world, but what if you could truly recognize God as being right next to you every moment? What if your faith could deepen beyond what you can see to a richer level of experiencing the invisible hand of God in your relationships, work, and play?
The book is only 102 page of reading but it is very good read and a good reference book if you choose to keep it in your book library. I found myself with paper and pen in hand and find I would like to skim back through the book to for scriptures and reasoning that will disciple me down the right mindset path.
Again, this is a great read and if you can pick up a copy of this book; I recommend it.
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Good things do come in small packages! This book is a great resource on prayer, seeing the spiritual world as it truly is, and developing an acute sense for God and the Holy Spirit. Only 101 pages long, its message is so impactful, that it took me well over a month to finish. It has so much in those few pages that while the reading itself was easy, it took a great deal of effort to feel as though the depths of the truth they contained was actually absorbed.
Hunt does a great job of providing a map for effective prayer, contrasting the desires of our heart with God's will - and reminding the reader that what we want and what God wants contradict each other where our hearts are not completely surrendered to Him. The chapter on Nobility was one that grabbed my heart, too. We are Kings and Queens for eternity as joint heirs with Christ, and we should behave with the grace and character that reflect that standing; living as though our eternal status were bestowed on earth.
Hunt uses a lot of lists, but they are helpful in determining the summary points in his discussions, and they are definitely going to be useful as I refer back to the book in my personal quiet time going forward. The 7 points on prayer draw the believer toward developing a personal plan for establishing and keeping a devotional time that conjoins the believer's actions with God's heart.
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An interesting and short volume written to help Christians acquire a keener spiritual insight at looking past the natural world and physical senses to perceive the ever present God.
Many of the observations in this book will ring true with its readers - the differences between prayers that seem routine and the prayers that seemed to have a vibrant connection with God, the lack of awareness of a supernatural nature, building a sense of spiritual progression and demonstrating a sincere will for the will of God above personal desires.
While I could very easily say the parts of this book that I took great knowledge from, it is in the Ã¢â¬ËMain Characteristics of Faith' section in the final chapter that the book is best summarised. The author speaks from great experience and with a great deal of clarity. Not afraid to reveal his own failings, he reveals how truer faith can be realised.
I enjoyed this book and found it well written, well set out and accessible.
"Seeing the Unseen" by T.W. Hunt is a quick read, just a few more than a hundred pages, but it's packed with the wisdom that Hunt acquired while recovering from a lengthy illness. During this time, Hunt considered the spiritual realm and all that it has to offer. He shows his readers how everything changes when view their temporary physical lives through the lens of God's eternal Kingdom. He shows how their prayer lives take on deeper meaning in light of God's greater purposes.
The book was difficult to read at first. It didn't seem to have a clear outline. I often felt like Hunt was throwing random thoughts out at me one after another. Some were brilliant, but I couldn't find anything to grasp hold of. I wanted him to slow down, tell me more about each point, and show me how one thought led to another. I couldn't figure out his overall message to me.
This started to change in chapter six where he presented seven factors for infusing prayers with faith. In chapter seven, he told how he is learning to experience each of these personally. In chapter eight, he gives a summary of the points of the book, which makes the meaning of the earlier chapters clear. I was thankful for this and was engrossed to the end of the book.
If you long for a deeper prayer life and a clearer sense of God's Presence in your life, "Seeing the Unseen" can help you find what you're looking for. Hunt will help you cultivate a growing faith.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from NavPress Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
It is so good to see Dr. Hunt back in the saddle again. His work is among some of the best, if not the best out there in the area of prayer. Seeing the Unseen is no exception. His candor and his knowledge of prayer show forth in this short book like a beacon in the night. He shares with his readers his years of experience in prayer without all the fluff that accompanies other books I've read on the subject. He makes it clear that the occasional prayer meeting will not suffice if you seriously want to see the unseen, grow in faith, and know God better than you do at this moment. He also doesn't promise instant prayer warrior status either. He makes it clear that growth is a process, that it takes time, and that it takes practice. But he also makes it clear that the end result is well worth the effort.
So what didn't I like about this book? Not much really. I could have done without some of the introductory stuff, but it was interesting. Slows down the rapid consumption of what he has to say which is necessary if you are really interested in prayer. But who had ever heard of entelechy before he mentioned it? Wonder where he ran across it? I do think a return to "seeing the unseen" more frequently would have good. I lost sight of that about midway through the book even though all the discussion continues to be related to that theme.
Read through this book slowly. Think about what is said and then pray. This is a deep, yet very simply stated, book. I recommend it highly.
This book was provided to me by Navpress for review.