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Forgotten God: Remembering Our Crucial Need for the Holy Spirit | [Francis Chan]

Forgotten God: Remembering Our Crucial Need for the Holy Spirit

A follow up to the profound message of Crazy Love, Pastor Francis Chan offers a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit's direction in our lives. "In the name of the Father, the Son, and ... the Holy Spirit." We pray in the name of all three, but how often do we live with an awareness of only the first two?
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A follow up to the profound message of Crazy Love, Pastor Francis Chan offers a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit's direction in our lives.

"In the name of the Father, the Son, and ... the Holy Spirit." We pray in the name of all three, but how often do we live with an awareness of only the first two? As Jesus ascended into heaven, He promised to send the Holy Spirit - the Helper - so that we could be true and living witnesses for Christ.

Unfortunately, today's church has admired the gift but neglected to open it. Breakthrough author Francis Chan rips away paper and bows to get at the true source of the church's power - the Holy Spirit. Chan contends that we've ignored the Spirit for far too long, and we are reaping the disastrous results.

Thorough scriptural support and compelling narrative form Chan's invitation to stop and remember the One we've forgotten, the Spirit of the living God.

©2009 Francis Chan; (P)2009 Oasis

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    Steven Hayward, CA, USA 09-15-09
    Steven Hayward, CA, USA 09-15-09
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    "A wakeup call ALL Christians need"

    I read Francis Chan's last book, "Crazy Love", and it changed my life. So much so, that I bought 10 copies for my friends.

    So when this book came out, and saw all the great reviews on Amazon, I was eager to read it. I commute an hour to work each way, so audiobooks are great. This book really helped me to perceive the Holy Spirit, not as some little ghost friend that helps you out here and there, but GOD's true, powerful spirit, living in me. It once again put me back in awe of my creator, humbled me, and changed my life in a biblical way.

    Chan never ceases to amaze me with his writing and speeches, and this book did not disappoint. Amazing! Thank you Francis for helping me to learn to see my Heavenly Father more clearly!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Greg Visalia, CA, United States 02-16-12
    Greg Visalia, CA, United States 02-16-12 Member Since 2010
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    "The Spirit: the Power of Christ in Us"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is an excellent companion to the book of Acts, which starts with Christ telling his followers to gather together, to wait, and then receive


    What does Francis Chan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Some people are great writers, some are great speakers, and some people do not read out loud what they write. Some things will always be labor intensive to read, even things that hold our interest. Those things that represent a passion that is beyond verbal expression can lose that passion in print. Francis Chan covers the emotional spectrum in this book. It is more of a 3-D narrative - not with pictures and such, but with reason, feeling and passion. I might get the paper version to mark up and take notes in, but the written words will not hold the same energy and passion the spoken word brings to this very important subject.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    God desperately wants to have a relationship with me. And you. This book made me look at the purpose behind my prayer time. God knows what I want, fear, hope for. By regaining focus on God, the Holy Spirit is sharing what God wants to do through me. I have laughed at the joy of realizing this, and cried over the wasted time spent wondering why I wasn't


    Any additional comments?

    God wants me to know Him. God who made everything, wants me to know Him. He gave His son, Jesus, to bring salvation by satisfying the Wrath of God earned by our sin; He gave the Holy Spirit to let us know Him personally... the veil no longer exits between man and God. This book will help you put Acts into perspective, and will put acts in your life, that glorify God the Father.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    christa Pleasant View, TN, United States 01-31-12
    christa Pleasant View, TN, United States 01-31-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great for an open mind with a lense of scripture"
    Where does Forgotten God rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I loved it. He seems very sincere and humble.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Holy Spirit.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I loved it. I had an extreme reaction by learning more and more about the Holy Spirit from a biblical perspective that was also practical.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Julia Tomball, TX, United States 02-13-12
    Julia Tomball, TX, United States 02-13-12
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    "Great!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Forgotten God to be better than the print version?

    Both the print version and the audio version are great! I have both. I read the print chapter and then listen to it in the car on the way to and from work to let everything sink in better.


    What about Francis Chan’s performance did you like?

    Francis Chan is very sincere. He really LOVES God and tries to help you in your walk with him.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gary Yuba City, CA, United States 01-19-12
    Gary Yuba City, CA, United States 01-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Not a fable, but an important reminder..."
    What did you love best about Forgotten God?

    The impact of F. Chan's discoveries


    What could Francis Chan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Nothing


    Which character – as performed by Francis Chan – was your favorite?

    N/A


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Total investment


    Any additional comments?

    This book is for anyone who accepts the supernatural; Creation; intelligent design; a personal GOD. Or, anyone who is open to the possibilities that there may be more in this life than meets the eye, and that these possibilities are good. This book presents the reality that we can navigate this life in freedom, without succumbing to fear.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent"
    If you could sum up Forgotten God in three words, what would they be?

    Remember your Helper


    What did you like best about this story?

    It reminds me of how easy it is to get caught up in life, and leave out what God has given me to get me where He wants to take me. He reminds me to listen and return to dependence on God, the Holy Spirit. Love this book.


    Which character – as performed by Francis Chan – was your favorite?

    GOD!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I could, but I will enjoy listening again and again.


    Any additional comments?

    I'd like to hear more of this sort of encouragement, from other authors.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Columbus, OH, United States 03-26-12
    Charles Columbus, OH, United States 03-26-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Forgotten God is Excellent"
    Would you listen to Forgotten God again? Why?

    Yes, I have listened to it twice already and now I will be taking our worship team through it. It's just what the Church in America needs.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Holy Spirit was my favorite character because He is the help that we all so desperatly need.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    cynthia Mississauga, ON, Canada 10-19-09
    cynthia Mississauga, ON, Canada 10-19-09 Member Since 2006
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    "True, but typical"

    Pastor Francis Chan insists that we have all but forgotten about the Holy Spirit, and we treat Him as if He were not in fact God's own Self. He urges us to revive our relationship with the Holy Spirit. The book is interlaced with biographical sketches of "Spirit-filled" people, not to mention the example of Chan himself, whose church gives 50% of its funds to the needy.

    It is hard to argue with the author's ideas, however it is equally hard to grasp onto exactly what he is suggesting to be our problem, and exactly what he is saying we ought to do about it. He makes huge, vague claims, such as "clearly there is something very wrong with the church today", the remedy for which is "we ought to be walking in the Spirit".

    This book-- and I suppose this domain of study in general-- has a confusing relationship with the word "should". We SHOULD be reading our Bibles diligently, giving freely of our resources, engaging with our churches as we would family, and showing sensitivity to our fellow human beings. Then again, we "can't do any of this under our own power", therefore we SHOULD be walking in the Spirit, in order to better enable our good actions. Still, if we claim to be Spirit-filled, we SHOULD be exemplifying such goodness, "more than people who are not Christians". It is to our own shame, he notes, that this is often not the case.

    In the end, I am not clear on the difference between "walking in the Spirit" and "making good decisions", save that perhaps the former may generally be accompanied by feelings of intense spiritual intimacy, and is supposedly responsible for the formation of superhumanly good people.

    Perhaps I lack the "spiritual literacy" to fully comprehend these concepts, and its just spiritually over my head. I suspect, however, that this is a not-terribly-creative message of Christian inspiration accompanied by familiar moral exhortations.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    M. J. Miller Ohio 12-05-14
    M. J. Miller Ohio 12-05-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent...but had me wondering at first."
    What did you love best about Forgotten God?

    Francis Chan reads this and how he shares what he has learned from God's Word is very easy to understand and inspires you to apply to your own life.


    What about Francis Chan’s performance did you like?

    Easy to listen to.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The whole book.


    Any additional comments?

    This starts out with a radio interview with Francis Chan. Although the interview is interesting I am glad that it didn't take up the whole audio book. I didn't feel the interview added anything to the book. It seemed more to encourage you to get the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    anonymous Wadsworth, OH, United States 09-30-13
    anonymous Wadsworth, OH, United States 09-30-13 Member Since 2013
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    "SIMPLY PROFOUND"
    Where does Forgotten God rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Forgotten God ranks among my #1's. I've recommended and gifted it to many. Simple and speaks volumes. Everyone can relate on so many levels from start to finish. Continue to listen over and over again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    What it produces. It's empowering and encouraging quality.


    Which character – as performed by Francis Chan – was your favorite?

    All. He's a wonderful speaker and reader. He truly brings life to the content.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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