Jesus in Me
Experiencing the Holy Spirit as a Constant Companion
by Anne Graham Lotz
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Pub Date 01 Oct 2019 | Archive Date Not set
WaterBrook & Multnomah, Multnomah
In Jesus in Me, Anne Graham Lotz draws on her rich biblical knowledge as well as her personal journey—including her recent cancer diagnosis—to help us understand that the Holy Spirit is not a magic genie, a flame of fire, or a vague feeling. He is a Person who prays for us, guides us in our relationships and decisions, comforts us in pain, and stays by our side at all times. In this seminal teaching, she explores seven key aspects of the Holy Spirit that will revolutionize how you understand and relate to this vital third Person in the Trinity.
As Anne writes, “One of my deepest, richest joys has been discovering by experience who the Holy Spirit is in every step of my life’s journey. Each name that He has been given—Helper, Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor, Counselor, Strengthener, and Standby—reveals another aspect of His beautiful character and has provoked in me a deep love for the One who is my constant Companion . . . Jesus in me.”
Discover how to better love and rely on the person of the Holy Spirit—and embrace how much He loves you through His presence, power, and provision in our daily lives.
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“With plentiful biblical references, Lotz encourages those who already rely on Jesus to step into a purpose-filled life led by the Holy’s Spirit’s guidance. Christians who desire to live a life of greater purpose to glorify God will be awed by Lotz’s impassioned exploration of the role of the Holy Spirit in her life.”—Publishers Weekly
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“Do you, too, long for faith that really works? Faith that will see you through lonely hours of bereavement? Faith that will be strong in the face of adversity? Faith that remains unshaken when practical circumstances are shattered? Faith that shines like a light in the darkness, pointing others to Jesus? Then fully embrace the Holy Spirit with absolute, total, unreserved trust, and begin experiencing His constant presence . . . on the inside.”
The Holy Spirit is often the most misunderstood member of the trinity. In her book, Jesus In Me, Anne Graham Lotz takes a tricky concept and makes it easier for the average reader to understand. She includes stories of her personal struggles with her health, which really made the book relatable. She talked about the different names of the Holy Spirit, how He works in the lives of believers, and how to deepen our relationship with Him. Each chapter ends with a reflection question and a prompt for prayer or personal application. I believe that I will return to this book often as a reference book and a refresher about the role of the Holy Spirit in my life.
This is a book that you will want in paperback to add to your library. You will refer back to it again and again. I've read it twice and couldn't believe how much I missed the first time. Anne Graham Lotz did an excellent job writing this book. Thank you WaterBrook & Multnomah via NetGalley for the ARC copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.
Years ago, I got to go to Anne Graham Lotz' "Just Give Me Jesus" presentation. It was a "not to be missed" event with Fernando Ortega playing worship music, Jill Briscoe teaching on prayer, and Anne teaching Bible Study in addition to her messages during the event. This came about after her book "Just Give Me Jesus" came out. She's had several books come out since then. Her newest offering is Jesus in Me, which could also be called The Holy Spirit for Dummies.
She breaks down the Being of the Holy Spirit into the ways He lives within us and into Old Testament and New Testament ways He worked. Taking all the names of the Holy Spirit, she describes just a few of the ways He works within us and through us. In the Old Testament, the Holy Spirit rested on people for a specific time or a specific job God wanted done. In the New Testament, we have become the Holy Spirit's dwelling place and thereby have direct access to God.
I remember a night that happened fifteen and a half years ago. I had gone to the doctor for a "routine" visit. "Any problems?" "Just that I'm eating Tums like candy for the indigestion." "Oh, you must have gall stones. Let's set up an ultrasound to check that out." That ultrasound didn't reveal gall stones, but many tumors in my liver, with a special name beyond just cancer. Talk about an event that turns your world upside down, this was it. One night in the week following the ultrasound, I woke up and couldn't go back to sleep until I heard a whisper in my head, "I will keep you in perfect peace because your mind is steadfast on me" repeated over and over again until I fell asleep again. I had experienced the Holy Spirit in a way I couldn't explain.
Anne's writing style is friendly, making the reader feel like she is sitting down with Anne and having a cup of coffee. The information Anne relates is not a "shove it down your throat" type writer, but a friend wanting to share the greatest things in her life.
My thanks to NetGalley.com and Multnomah for providing the galley I read.
What a wonderful book about the Holy Spirit’s indwelling! Anne’s writing is so enjoyable as she relates personal stories and really connects with her readers. Her writing style truly is inspired and no matter what spiritual season you are currently experiencing, you can definitely embrace the truths and scriptures that are presented in this book. I love the way she concludes each chapter with a short personal application to help you with your take aways. She also includes several helpful tools in the appendices. I loved the part where she talks about her mom and how she wondered who would be praying for her like her mom did after her mom went on to Heaven. She then explained that the Holy Spirit would - He intercedes for us in whatever we are experiencing. What an inspiring comfort. This is a great book and easy read!
Thanks to Net Galley and Multnomah Publishers for the advanced ebook copy.
Anne has always been a powerhouse of a speaker/writer/woman, and I was privileged to be able to read "Jesus In Me." It is an excellent read, full of encouragement and truth for daily reading.
This book highlights Anne's love for the Word of God. Her insights are fresh and vulnerable, including those garnered during her recent battle with cancer. If you are interested in learning more about the Holy Spirit's guidance and promptings in your life, then this is the book for you. The Appendices at the end are a treasure. You will learn to listen for the Holy Spirit's whispers as you read the Bible with new eyes.
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