About the Book
Author: James W. Goll
Genre: RELIGION / Christian Living/Spiritual Growth
Release date: March 9, 2021
The Scriptures give us a full-color picture of a God who is moved by emotions such as yearning, love, and compassion. Our human emotions reflect the emotional qualities of our Creator, who made us in His own image. Feelings have a vital place in any believer’s life, not just in those who have a more sensitive nature due to their personalities.
The Feeler by James W. Goll delivers a remarkable biblical perspective on our emotions and how they help us to discern and act on God’s voice. We experience the love, joy, and presence of God with our feelings. Our emotions have an impact on our bodies, our level of holiness, our relationships, and our decisions.
The Bible tells us we need to have our “senses trained to discern good and evil” (Hebrews 5:14 NASB). What are we training? Both our natural senses and our spiritual senses. Our physical senses, with the addition of “knowing,” correspond to our spiritual senses in these ways:
- Eyes (sight): visions and dreams
- Ears (hearing): voices and sounds
- Heart (touch): emotions and feelings
- Tongue (taste): good and evil
- Nose (smell): good and bad
- Mind (knowing): divine thoughts and impressions
This book will show you how to listen for and recognize the often subtle ways God’s Spirit speaks to believers, as well as how to discern good and evil spirits. With consecrated gifts and senses, you can reach out to the body of Christ and to the world at large in both spiritual and practical ways, making you much better equipped to fulfill your role as an ambassador of the gospel.
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I am not a feeler. I am a person who wants to think an issue through before I act so I have always had trouble understanding those with powerful emotions. This book helped me understand emotional people and see what role their emotions play in their Christian walk.
I appreciate that people born sensitive can bruise easily. Others might think they are too soft. I appreciate that emotional people must learn to not walk by their emotions alone but must seek the leading of the Spirit. Goll includes good teaching on living by the Spirit, developing wisdom, and doing ministry such as prayer. Feelers need to be firmly grounded in the Word.
Even though I am not a feeler, I learned a great deal from this book. Goll reminded me that our relationship with God is emotional. There should be some passion there. Goll has good general teaching for all Christians on the fruit of the Spirit and gifts of the Spirit, whether one is a feeler or not.
I recommend this book to Christians who would like to understand their emotional fellow believers and get an idea of what those emotions may indicate God is doing. You'll also get some good general teaching on Charismatic Christian living as well.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
About the Author
With great joy, James has shared Jesus in more than fifty nations, teaching and imparting the power of intercession, prophetic ministry, and life in the Spirit.
James is a prolific author. Among his books are The Seer, The Discerner, Strike the Mark, Releasing Spiritual Gifts Today, Passionate Pursuit, The Coming Israel Awakening, The Lost Art of Intercession, and the award-winning The Lifestyle of a Prophet. He has also recorded multiple classes with corresponding study guides and full curriculum kits.
In the spirit of revival and reformation, James desires to facilitate unity in body of Christ by relationally networking with leaders of various denominational streams. His passion is to “win for the Lamb the rewards of His suffering.” Praying for Israel is a burden of his heart as Israel fulfills her role in the consummation of the ages.
James and Michal Ann were married for thirty-two years before her graduation to heaven in the fall of 2008. James has four adult children, Justin, GraceAnn, Tyler, and Rachel, all of whom are married, and a growing number of grandchildren. James makes his home in the rolling hills of Franklin, TN.
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THE FEELER is a fascinating biblical look at how to receive divine direction through your God-given emotions. Though not part of an official series, THE FEELER completes a trilogy [The Seer and The Discerner] that stimulate our spiritual senses in hearing and acting on God’s voice.
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I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through Celebrate Lit. My comments are an independent and honest review. The rest of the copy of this post was provided by Celebrate Lit.
(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)