Book Review: Forgotten God

I thoroughly enjoyed Francis Chan's book "Crazy Love," and decided to read this book when I realized he had written it. Forgotten God is an incredible reminder as to the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

We pray in the name of "Father, the Son, and The Holy Spirit," but rarely do I think of the Holy Spirit when it comes to asking for answers to those prayers. I am guilty of forgetting about a massive part of what Jesus promised to us his followers, when he said "the Comforter will come."

Probably the greatest takeaway from this book for me is these 2 statements by Chan:

Statement #1 Have you ever thought to yourself, “I am praying to the exact same God Elijah prayed to?” Do you genuinely believe that Moses, Esther, David and Daniel had no advantage over you spiritually? In fact, you can make the argument that we have an advantage over them because of the activity of the Holy Spirit. Lets stop looking at men and women in scripture, as though their prayer lives are unattainable.

Statement #2
As for me, I am tired about talking about what we are going to do. I’m tired of talking about praying. Talking about helping people, of brainstorming and conferencing about ways we can be radical and make differences, and just continue talking. I don’t want to speak about Jesus, I want to know Jesus. I don’t want to just read about the Holy Spirit, I want to experience his presence in my life in a profound way.

These two thoughts are something I hope never to forget.  Give it a read, its a great book that could change your whole thoughts on how you interact with the Holy Spirit.


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