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Lee Grady: Set My Heart on Fire

A good portion of the book deals with the experience of the individual believer. However, matters related to the corporate nature of our life in the Spirit are also addressed. He has one section in chapter titled “How to Encourage Pentecost in Your Church” in which he offers some specific counsel about how to help a church move in the power and gifts of the Spirit. Also with regard to the corporate life of the church, in a somewhat humorous section, Grady writes about five types of behavior that should not be found in Spirit-filled meetings, specifically among those who are ministering to others. People who are ministering should not act “weird.” This weirdness includes things such as screaming in tongues when ministering to someone or pushing a person to the floor. These kinds of behaviors do not facilitate the moving of the Holy Spirit.

Set My Heart on Fire is a very readable book about life in the Holy Spirit, written by a man who has pursued the Spirit-filled life. In addition to his own experience he has witnessed both the good and bad example of people who have claimed to be “Spirit-filled.” In this book he shares the wisdom and insights that he has learned. Churches and individuals who desire to flow and/or grow in the Holy Spirit will welcome this book because it is very practical.

Reviewed by John Lathrop

 

Preview: https://books.google.com/books?id=aJUgDQAAQBAJ

 

Engage deeper:

Set My Heart on Fire with J. Lee Grady” Charisma Podcast Network

“What does it mean to truly experience a Spirit-filled life? J. Lee Grady, former editor of Charisma, explains how the Holy Spirit directed his path in life—and what that experience taught him.”

 

Read the Fall 2001 Pneuma Review interview with Lee Grady, in part about his book, What Happened to the Fire?

 

Read John Lathrop’s Fall 2010 review of The Holy Spirit is Not for Sale.

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Category: Spirit, Winter 2017

About the Author: John P. Lathrop is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and is an ordained minister with the International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies. He has written for a number of publications and is the author of four books Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers Then and Now (Xulon Press, 2008), The Power and Practice of the Church: God, Discipleship, and Ministry (J. Timothy King, 2010), Answer the Prayer of Jesus: A Call for Biblical Unity (Wipf & Stock, 2011) and Dreams & Visions: Divine Interventions in Human Experience (J. Timothy King, 2012). He also served as co-editor of the book Creative Ways to Build Christian Community (Wipf & Stock, 2013). Amazon Author page. Facebook

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