Signs, Wonders and a Baptist Preacher: How Jesus Flipped My World Upside Down by Chad Norris

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“Demonstrating humor, candor, and personal vulnerability, this Southern Baptist preacher offers an entertaining, non-religious look at the Holy Spirit. He shares transparently, recounting his own history of depression and panic attacks until Jesus rescued him and showed him how to do the works of the Father. As Norris explains, “I had no paradigm for that.

Even though Jesus said we will do even greater things than he did, we don”t. Norris”s engaging narrative style lowers readers” defenses and opens their minds to the idea that these “greater things” are more attainable than they think. Because we are loved more than we imagine, says Norris, we are more capable of doing the Father”s works than we have ever considered.” Then he challenges readers to engage with the supernatural.” (Taken from Chapters.ca)

Now what first got me interested in this book was simply just the title. I thought to myself,  this is going to be a very interesting read. Sure enough, it was absolutely amazing.

Jesus said we would do greater things than what he did. He did some pretty amazing things, so for us to think that we can do greater things than what he did, it’s absolutely mind blowing. A lot of the times though, we don’t see people do greater things that what Jesus did? Why’s that? I have no idea.

Maybe people are scared to step out and have everyone think they are weird, but maybe that’s what God wants us to be – weird, peculiar, different from everyone else so we don’t do the same things as everyone else. Maybe than we’ll start to do great things.

Chad does a great job explaining the Holy Spirit. One thing that really works even though it might be hard, are real, true life stories that people can relate too. He opens up sharing some of his stories, and other stories that will make we go woah, that is amazing. That’s what was going through my head as I was reading this book.

In short, if you want to learn how more about the Holy Spirit and how you might start doing great, or even greater things then this would be a very good book to read if it’s a topic that interests you. I’ll describe the book in four words:

Crazy and insanely good.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

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