Arm in Arm with the Holy Spirit Paul Chambers is perplexed and frustrated. He wants to experience more of God in his life more of the time but is thwarted by his flawed humanity and the demands of the modern world. At every turn, he has to choose between his way or God's way, and God's way too often comes up short - until he learns to listen to the Holy Spirit. He starts telling the story of his spiritual journey the day he is diagnosed with an aggressive cancer. As he looks back, he sees that his busy life, demanding job, and tendency to do things his own way have interfered with experiencing a consistently close relationship with God. But Paul is not on his own. The Holy Spirit shows up in a series of encounters, revelations, and metaphors that transform Paul's faith and empower him to walk arm in arm with the Holy Spirit every step of the way. ***** This is Paul's very personal story of his Christian journey, as he discovers how to get more of God into his life more of the time. Readers on a journey of their own will find the book resonates equally for newcomers to the faith and anyone who wants a more robust Christianity. It's a first hand, semi-autobiographical story which poses the questions we're often afraid to ask ourselves. Are we really listening hard enough to God? Is there consistently more of God in our lives more of the time, or have things slipped? It's about taking our faith seriously and getting closer to God. It's about opening ourselves up to the divine all of the time. ***** It's also a story about dealing with cancer, which shows the incredible highs and the deepest lows of the ravages of this disease and the resilience needed to fight it. Both Paul's personal struggle and his family and friends are inspirations and starting points for discussion. Thanks to Patrick Day's own experience with cancer, the book seamlessly blends realism with spirituality, and is both a work of fiction and a personal story. About The Author Patrick Day's active Christianity has seen him work as a church elder, prison minister, Sunday school teacher, mentor, and long-time Gideon. As a cancer survivor, he has first-hand insight into the healing power of God and the enduring human spirit. His passion for writing grew from a Master's Degree in English Literature at the University of Minnesota and encompassed his twin careers of education and advertising. He is an author of two previous novels: Too Late in the Afternoon and Murders and Genealogy in Hennepin County. He also writes a weekly blog entitled the Melody of the Holy Spirit, which you can access at www.melody33.com.
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|Size: ||759 KB|
|Publisher: ||Pyramid Publishers|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9780985151478 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|