ABOUT THE BOOK (192 pages):
This book isn’t just about discovering our spiritual gifts, or even receiving them-it’s about releasing them! God wants you to experience the great wonder of moving in and through His grace, on a daily basis. As you read, you’ll first gain an overview of spiritual gifts and be introduced to the way the Holy Spirit moves and operates within them. Then you’ll explore the nine most widely recognized spiritual gifts. These are not the only gifts God gives His children, but they are vital to understand and then activate according to His leading.
Releasing Spiritual Gifts Today is filled with many examples of how the gifts have been used in action, both within the pages of the Bible and in the present day. God desires to pour out His gifts on His people with even greater degrees of impact and authority. This is your opportunity to find out what the Lord can do for you and through you as you release His spiritual gifts today in an outpouring of His love, grace, and power.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
James W. Goll is a lover of Jesus who cofounded Encounters Network, an organization dedicated to changing lives and impacting nations by releasing God’s presence through prophetic, intercessory, and compassionate ministry. He is the founder of the God Encounters Training E–School of the Heart –– “where faith and life meet.” He is also International Director of Prayer Storm, a 24/7/365 media–based house of prayer. After serving as a pastor in the Midwest, James was thrust into the role of international itinerant teacher and trainer. He has traveled extensively in over fifty nations, carrying a passion for Jesus wherever he goes. James desires to see the body of Christ become the “house of prayer for all nations” (see Isaiah 56:7) and be empowered by the Holy Spirit to spread the good news to every nation and all peoples. James is a member of the Harvest International Ministry Apostolic Team and a consultant to several national and international ministries. He is also the author of numerous books and training manuals, as well as a contributing writer for several periodicals. James and Michal Ann Goll were married for thirty–two years before her graduation to heaven in the fall of 2008. They have four wonderful adult children, all of whom are married, and two grandchildren. James makes his home in Franklin, Tennessee.
What a powerful book. I don’t say this about many non-fiction books but this is one I couldn’t put down. As I read I literally felt a fire in my gut burning with wanting more of the Holy Spirit.
James discuss gifts that he believes are for everyone (and I personally agree) but I know this can cause controversy within the church. I don’t attend a church that preaches this but I personally have come to believe many of the truths in this book.
Why should we desire the gifts of the Spirit? On page 29 James tells us the overall purpose:
“What is comes down to is that spiritual gifts are more about how much God wants to love other people through you than how much He loves you (even though He does, indeed, love you!). You are a channel of His grace. The gifts have been given to you so you can channel His love to someone else. Gifts are for giving away!”
Good stuff right there.
If you desire more of the gifts of the Holy Spirit I encourage you to read this book and earnestly seek these gifts so you can love others more.
Visit James here.
A copy of this book was given to me by The Book Club Network Inc. in exchange for an honest review.