If I can only recommend one Christian book to you, it would be Dave Roberson's - The Walk of the Spirit, the Walk of Power (WOSWOP). This book only talks about one topic, one gift - and the only gift you need. The base for all other gifts: Praying in tongues.
I got this book through a church friend, among the few people I consider matured in faith. At this time I was going through a really hard time, a mental war, depression, confusion, name it. Was God real? If so, why was the church so weak and powerless? Does He care about people anymore?
These were some of the questions going through my mind.
One Sunday afternoon, after I didn't go to church (on purpose) I took out my phone and started reading this book. It captivated me from the first page. I couldn't put it down, I was only absorbing every line, every word.
This is exactly what I was looking for, it answered ALL of my questions. Several times I had to fight back tears seeing the answer to something I had searched so long for, right in-front of my eyes.
By the end of the book, my mentality had changed. In the beginning, I sincerely knew nothing about speaking in tongues save what I saw several people do in church - and it wasn't something I really wanted. But this book opened and transformed my mind on this gift that by the end I was crying out to God to give it to me.
I got so hungry, so thirsty, so immersed that I started sharing the book with anyone and everyone. I shared it to my church members, my close friends, work mates, everyone. The command was just one: You have to read this book!!.
I started searching for YouTube videos on speaking in tongues. My hunger and desire for this gift became stronger than any doubts or questions I had. I knew this was the one thing I needed. The one gift that would empower me as a Christian.
It would be much later (about eight months later) that I finally got the gift. And I have been speaking in tongues ever since.
I can testify that my life has changed for the better just because of this gift. I understand the Bible better, more conviction of sin, a burden for the salvation of the lost, a desire to serve God wholeheartedly - things that I didn't have previously.
My focus here is to recommend to you this book: Read and study this book. If you have a desire for 'more' in your Christian life, this is the key. Set aside time, sacrifice and read this book. I promise you, it will transform your life.
You can download the book directly from the author's website using the link below:
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