Open to the Spirit (ARC)
By: Scot McKnight
Expected Publication: April 3, 2018
Cleanliness (See “About” for scale): Very Clean (Topics to consider: religion and spirits.)
Frankly, I went into this book expecting a boring, information-packed study guide. I was pleasantly surprised. Don’t get me wrong, it was an information-packed sort-of study guide and was slightly boring; but it also had some really interesting, fast-paced sections. The author included many short stories from people’s lives that really helped his points.
Although this book is mostly about the Holy Spirit, it also sidetracks into other topics like prayer, holiness, wisdom, stereotypes, speaking in tongues, and how to have a true relationship with God.
The main thing I disliked was I felt that a big part of the book was restating what had already been said in a different way. I also didn’t feel like it went quite as in-depth as it could have.
Did I agree with this book’s teachings? Not completely. Would I read this book again? Not likely. Do I recommend Open to the Spirit? Yes, but only to a very particular group of people. Maybe that group is you? If you liked this book, be sure to tell me in the comments! Thanks for reading!