The Spirit-Filled Life by Charles F. Stanley (A Review)

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But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. - John 14:26

Much has been written and spoken—and argued!—about the Holy Spirit and what it means to be filled with the Spirit. Charles Stanley cuts through the confusion and introduces you to a living Person as real and active as God the Father and Christ the Son. Through personal stories, biblical exploration, and insightful explanation, he will help you discover:

  • who the Spirit is—and how to develop a relationship with Him
  • who the Spirit isn’t—and how to avoid damaging misconceptions
  • how being “filled” with the Spirit actually works
  • what the Bible really teaches about spiritual “signs” such as speaking in tongues
  • how the Spirit can increase your capacity for faith, hope, love, and personal transformation
  • what it means to “hear” the Spirit’s voice
  • how to make the most of your unique spiritual gifting to build up Christ’s body
  • what happens when the Spirit’s power is unleashed in your workplace, your family life, your friendships, and every other area of your life

In The Spirit-Filled Life Charles Stanley reveals how to recognize and begin to live with the guiding presence of the Holy Spirit.

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I did appreciate the care Dr. Stanley gave in proving that the Holy Spirit is an active, living part of the Trinity and God-head. I loved reading about how he came to this realization in his own life. My favorite part was when he recognized that all that was necessary to connect with the Holy Spirit was TRUST. That was awesome.

In my review of this book, I was very hopeful that it would be one I would want to give away and share with others. However, I encountered so many of what I consider to be biblical inaccuracies, that I cannot in good conscience recommend it. The doctrine of Eternal Security and Premillennialism are scattered throughout, and scripture does not support these.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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2 Comments on “The Spirit-Filled Life by Charles F. Stanley (A Review)

    • It is hard, Heather. I know what people invest in writing, and I never want to say anything negative. Thank you for your encouragement. Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

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