Friday, August 6, 2010
Downpour by James MacDonald
It has taken me a while to read through this book. You could certainly fly through it, but I decided to take my time and chew on what MacDonald had to say and to apply the various exercises he gives at the end of each chapter.
Downpour is a book about revival... renewal... refreshment... reinvigoration... and it is a book that holds no punches.
There are five pictures MacDonald paints..
God on the Throne: A Picture of Holiness
Sin in the Mirror: A Picture of Brokenness
Self in the Dirt: A Picture of Repentance
Christ on the Cross: A Picture of Grace
Spirit in Control: A Picture of Power
This is not a 5 easy steps to a better relationship with God book... in fact, I would say it is more like 5 difficult steps. But it is worth it! Downpour will lead you to look at yourself and your relationship with God in a new light. To really see God as holy... to see your sin as God sees it, not just as some little "bad" stuff you do every once in a while... to understand that repentance takes more than words.... to grasp what Jesus truly did on the cross and how that Grace still flows down today... and to realize your need for a continual infilling of the Holy Spirit to live as Christ would have you to live.
It is a wonderful book that will challenge and encourage you to seek more in your walk with the Lord.