God on Fire by Fred Hartley – this is a CLC book and I am the publisher so I need to start with that disclaimer. That said, this is one of the most impactful books that I have ever been involved with in my time with CLC and that includes a lot of books and authors. Fred is a lead pastor in Atlanta and President of the College of Prayer International. This book unpacks the concept of experiencing God for real – his tangible presence, not just a head knowledge that he is everywhere. It’s premise is that so many Christians and churches today understand God in the big sense (his omniscience) but have never actually encountered him the way that Moses did in the burning bush or the disciples did at the day of Pentecost. This is not a book of extremist Charismatic motivational principles, but a book that challenged me to my very core. Do I really long for the tangible presence of God and am I ready for what can happen when God makes Himself real in this way? This is a book that should be read by anyone who is interested in revival either personally or in the life of the church.
God on Fire is why you were born. You are more alive in the middle of God's white-hot presence than anywhere else on earth. Once you encounter the manifest presence of Christ, you will never want to settle for anything less.
In fact, the manifest presence of Christ is the single factor that distinguishes the church from the Kiwanis Club or the sports bar.
Normally the history of revival is studied from man's perspective; what we do to encounter God. God on Fire explores what God does to encounter us. Discover the three miracles that occur every time we encounter God. This book will help you:
- Learn the difference between the omnipresence and the manifest presence of God.
- Discover there is more to knowing God than lukewarm religious activity.
- Explore through biblical history and modern history the manifest presence of Christ.