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The Life God Intends For You
by Malcolm Duncan
Publisher:Monarch imprint of Lion Hudson
This is a pacey, engaging and thoroughly challenging book from the equally pacey, engaging and thoroughly challenging Malcolm Duncan. This is a great gift for the resourcing and renewal of the local church.
The memorable line from this title that best captures sums it up for me is this:- "The unpredictable Spirit invites us to an adventure of faith." This is what we can so easily stray from. This Holy Spirit adventure is what is detailed in a brilliant and compelling way.
The concepts, scripture, stories and inspiration are well constructed, using eight well themed big-ideas that will encourage us to more accurately live an Acts-style faith. This is a robust sweep of risks in which we need to repeatedly engage with so that we might be renewed and rooted, just as God has always intended for us.
Risks are invited and fears are detailed with parity and wisdom. Obedience, faith and depth are encouraged, and I found this an even better read on the second visit. Safety never should trump obedience to God. And here's the fuel for that kind of living.
Classic fire for the belly, prompts for action, and encouragement for your spirit. It's a helpful resource for the hungry or plain-stuck Christian!
Reviewer: Johnny Douglas (07/12/13)