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An Invitation to the Supernatural Life
by Michele Perry
Publisher:Revell imprint of Baker Pub from Lion
Published:24 August 2012
Not so much a sequel as a companion book to Michele's previous volume, Love Has a Face. While there is some autobiographical content here, the focus is firmly on awakening the reader to the work of the Holy Spirit; "...an invitation to enter into God's fullness for yourself." Each chapter of anecdote and explanation ends with a prayer, discussion questions and an "activation exercise". It is all very readable, once you get used to the writing style, though by no means is it 'dumbed down'. Like all amazingly anointed Christians, Michele is convinced that everyone can have the relationship she has with Jesus. The truth, which she maybe skates over a trifle, is that like any other relationship it takes time, sacrifice and commitment – there are no short cuts or magic forms of prayer. We read some wonderful testimonies – the time the community was saved from rebel attack when they worshipped and prayed is inspirational – but the clue is in the title. This can only be an invitation; it is up to us, and how much of God we truly desire in our safe, comfortable Western lives, that will make the difference.
Reviewer: Diane Morrison (27/11/12)