Jantz's father died at a young age. His mother remarried. It wasn't until just recently that Jantz went through a box containing his father's books. They were books by authors who wrote over a hundred years ago: Moody, Murray, Simpson, Torrey, and Tozer. The books were about the Holy Spirit. As Jantz read through his father's books, he was made aware of a new understanding of the person and work of the Spirit. He shares his insights with us.
Many Christians will be able to relate to Jantz's initial understanding of the Spirit, more doctrine than anything else. His understanding of God was intellectual and not experiential. He, like many evangelicals, thought of the Trinity as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Bible. Reading his father's books created in Jantz a hunger to know the Holy Spirit, to experience Him, to rely on Him for daily living.
This is a good book for evangelical Christians who have relegated the Holy Spirit to a place other than indwelling, directing, encouraging, enlightening, and empowering believers. You'll share Jantz's journey to knowing the Spirit is alive and well in believers today, can be experienced and desires to empower believers with gifts.
Food for thought: “A truly spiritual person is someone who is personally led by God through the Holy Spirit.” (Loc 228/1579)
Stan Jantz is the president of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association and cofounder of ConversantLife.com. He is the coauthor of more than 50 books. He lives in Huntington Beach, California.
Harvest House, 176 pages.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.