Thursday

Holy Spirit Made Me Do It by Laurie Webb


In my group on LinkedIn called Christian Authors, Editors, Publishers, and Bloggers, I met a lovely lady named Laurie Webb. She has always been upbeat and has stimulated some pretty good discussions. The purpose of our group is to help motivate excellent Christian writing and to encourage each other in our writing.

Laurie gave me this book to review and it is a hum-dinger. Who ever thought we as Christians would need to be taught Spiriual Etiquette? In these latter days' daze we need it more than ever.

Recognizing the work of the Holy Spirit, understanding who He really is, and then utilizing the gifts manifested by the Holy Spirit  are essential to the Christian lifestyle. Without those critical factors, we do not have what it takes to survive this sojourn.

I have been preaching for years that unity of the body is essential for our Spiritual health. Regardless of our views on doctrine issues, we must be unified in minds with one Spirit, not uniformity of souls and thoughts. Laurie tells us in her book that this is a picture of harmony within the body. Yes! That is so true. She also notes that the Holy Spirit told her that a picture of harmony is a well-oiled machine, a smooth transference, working together as one such as a fluid relay team. It takes the whole team to get the job done. What excellent word pictures.

This is not a book you can skim through in an afternoon. There are lots of hard kernels and lots of profound thoughts. There are some excellent points to discuss, too. This book is small but it packs a punch that the Body of Christ should take on the chin as a timely wake up call to perfection. We should all want as much of the Holy Spirit as we can hold, and to never quench His holy work within and around us.

This would be an excellent study book for discipleship training, or for a Sunday School class. Frankly, I do not agree with everything I read, but that does not mean that we should throw out the baby with the bath water. We should glean all the good stuff and study the things that we don’t agree with to see how those things can be understood with godly understanding, and reconciled with what we understand of scripture.

There are great truths in this little bombshell. It is well worth the money and I do recommend it.


**** four stars for worth of study.

About the author - Laurie L Webb is Director/Instructor at Spirit Life School of Ministry  Spirit Life School in Macon, Georgia. She began attending church at the age of six and accepted Jesus as her personal Savior as a pre-teen but did not become serious about her relationship with God until her early twenties. Since then, she has attended Family Bible Institute and become an Ordained Minister. Along with her husband, Buddy, she was a youth minister for several years and taught Bible studies in her local church and community. Presently she teaches and is Director of SLSM in Macon. She and Buddy have been married for 24 years and have two beautiful daughters, Lindsay and Katie.

2 comments:

webblaurie said...

Wow! Thanks Gina for one great review. I appreciate all you said regarding the book. I hope everyone who reads it, gleans as much as you did. You've been great and I thank you for your excellence! Your site is great, by the way!

my website is currently under the final stages of construction, http://lauriewebbministries.com
stop by and see me!

Gina Burgess said...

You are welcome! And Thank you, Laurie for trusting me with your work. I know what it is like to give your "baby" to someone else for awhile :)

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