I am a graduate of a Southern Baptist Bible Institute that was very orthodox, but a few years ago when I studied "Experiencing God" I was awe-struck! I had never had God's word presented in such a unique and profound fashion. Well, Henry Blackaby did it again in "What the Spirit is Saying to the Churches". Pastors and laymen alike will benefit from reading this book that makes us re-think what being in ministry should really be about! Our will for God to bless; or God's will for us to obey.
This book takes you through the journey of one small church as they learned to know and do the will of God. It is a practical example of how simple life can be when we let God truly lead and provide. It also sounds like a great adventure! I can't wait to implement these practices at our church!
This is a short story based on Henry Blackaby's experience in Saskatchewan of his church being guided by the Holy Spirit as it makes decisions on progress. It's not a study book to lead the reader into the Bible as many of the other Blackaby books are, but it does give some interesting insights into his and his churches' point of view. Not nearly as strong as "Experiencing God", but an interesting short read.
This was absolutely one of the best resource books I have ever purchased. I found it very applicable to where the church is today. It made me hungry for God's word and a greater reliance on Him. Lastly, this book help me to be still before the Lord and truly listen for HIM to speak not rely on myself. I purchased 5 copies to share with friends for Christmas.