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Book Review: Hosting the Presence by Bill Johnson

June 13, 2012

Hosting the Presence: Unveiling Heaven’s Agenda

By: Bill Johnson

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257-0310. 978-0768441291, $ 15.99, 204 Pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Living in the Presence of  God

Best-selling author Bill Johnson reveals profound insight into the ways of the Holy Spirit as he challenges the reader to consider and ponder question designed to stimulate and inspire the depth, inference, and life changing impact of the reality of hosting God’s presence.

“Hosting the Presence: Unveiling Heaven’s Agenda” opens with extraordinary stories of healing exemplified in the lives of Peter, Jesus, and Paul as recorded in the New Testament Gospels and in the book of Acts.  Additional examples are drawn from the lives of Moses, Abraham, Jacob, and David in the Old Testament. The book is filled with solid Biblical instruction, meaningful analogies, and foundation truths.

I was moved by the stories of spirit filled revivalists who had personal encounters with the Presence.  These accounts include, D. L. Moody, Mel Tari, John G. Lake, George Whitefield, and many others.

A gifted and anointed communicator, Bill Johnson writes with clarity, passion, and empowerment.  In my spiritual quest to release God’s power into the circumstances of life, I want to encompass Bill’s exhortation on the importance of fellowship, communion, companionship, and partnership.  I also want to heed his admonition to beware of allowing the hindrances of busyness, shame, and pride from robbing me from the experience of “Hosting the presence.”

A complimentary copy of the book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.

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