Book Review: Hosting the Presence by Bill Johnson
This book is all about the Holy Spirit. It starts out with biblical and historical examples of people who were able to “host the presence”. This seemed helpful if you need to know the “why” behind it, don’t come from a totally Holy-Spirit-friendly church background or just need to solidify your own beliefs around Him.
In general, as with all of Bill Johnson’s books that I read, I found this one to be “meaty”, that is chock full of really good thought-provoking doctrine. At the very least, his books really make you think!
I enjoyed the second half better than the first. The last part went into more of the “how-to”. This is where I have copious highlighting to refer back to later.
The author talks about the place of the power of God, about grieving the Spirit, releasing His presence and much more. Here is one of my favorite quotes from this book: “Living with a continual awareness of Him has got to be a supreme goal for anyone who understands the privilege of hosting Him.” (p.157)
If you love Bill Johnson or you love learning more about the Holy Spirit or you love the prophetic/healing circle(s) in modern Christiandom, you will love this book. I would be really surprised if someone did not find at least one true wisdom nugget in this book that wasn’t worth the price of the book or more.
To get your own copy of this book go here:Hosting the Presence: Unveiling Heaven’s Agenda
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author himself. (I did not agree to do a book review in exchange for the book as usual, but instead I received it free from a give-away at a local conference, but since it was still free and I love his books, I decided to do a review!) 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 Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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