I came in contact with a person who was talking about his visions and tongues and all kinds of other things. I didn’t know how to respond to it, so I began to read up on the subject of gifts and the Holy Spirit more in-depth. Charles Stanley’s “Living in the Power of the Holy Spirit” was a good supplement to all the other books I’ve read this year. He gives you a biblical overview of what the scriptures say, and interjects his own teachings around it, so that you can better understand the Holy Spirit in comparison to non-biblical movements.
This was a very quick and easy read. Barely cracking 100 pages, Stanley doesn’t add a lot of unneeded words and quips to his book. Packed with scripture, you’ll glide through 8 chapters of to-the-point reading about God’s promise, who the Holy Spirit is, and how to live to your full potential, all while remaining full of the Holy Spirit.
I wasn’t looking for a short quick read. I wasn’t even looking for another book on the topic of the Holy Spirit or His gifts. I am glad I found this one, because it is a winner. Stanley does a mostly good job of backing up everything with scripture. I did have one thing jump out at me that I questioned, and something he didn’t back up with scripture, but it was so minor it isn’t even worth mentioning by topic.
I recommend this book to anyone who is looking to learn more about the true work of the Holy Spirit. You’ll gain insightful knowledge from someone who has the ability to break it down and teach it to you. You can sit down in one afternoon and finish this book. I’d pick it up today.