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God, Gift, and Guide

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REVIEW: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“God, Gift and Guide” by Gregg R. Allison is a resourceful survey concerning God’s Holy Spirit. It includes questions to help the reader both assess their understanding of God’s Spirit, how they view Him and His “many-sided” work, and how to apply what they learn. Where there is more than one view on topics, both are presented without asserting that one or the other is correct or not, making this book more accessible to all.

I was pleased that the book is written with a conversational tone that will help believers grow in knowing the Holy Spirit’s role as the third person of the Trinity in far more aspects than many may be familiar.

My favorite chapter was 15: “The Holy Spirit Guides Us to Do God’s Will,” which contained various examples from Scripture and helpful biblical wisdom and practical instruction such as:

“Unless we adopt a posture of yieldedness to the Spirit, we should not expect Him to guide us clearly or grant us discernment regarding His direction.”

Chapter 4 on the Trinity was the most challenging chapter and I wish this could have been expounded more. I wonder if a different way of explaining it would help, or maybe it is simply just because this is a topic of theology that is beyond our understanding in many ways. I will suggest: Don’t skip the footnotes in this chapter because they do help some.

All in all, this is a great book surveying the Third Person of the Godhead, delving deep enough for most believers to learn and glean from a treasure trove of information on the Spirit of God.

Thank you to the publisher for a review copy of this book. I am leaving this review voluntarily. All opinions are my own.
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Succinct, yet jam-packed with so many great discussions on the person and work of the Holy Spirit. Allison includes reflection questions that are very helpful for general and personal application. The book doesn't shy away from some more complex or controversial issues, but is still very accessible. 

This will be my new go-to recommendation for a book on the Holy Spirit.
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