Book Review: Jesus in Me by Anne Graham Lotz

I’ve been listening to the audio book of Jesus in Me: Experiencing the Holy Spirit as a Constant Companion by Anne Graham Lotz. What an uplifting book! The audio book is read by Anne herself, which was an added bonus for me, as I’ve heard her speak in person several times. Jesus in Me is full of wonderful personal testimonies from Anne’s incredible life and biblical examples and explanations of the person and power of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus in Me Book Description:

You may know something about God and something about Jesus, but what do you know about the Holy Spirit? Too often, we seem to overlook the third Person of the Trinity, perhaps because we don’t know much about Him. He seems mystical; reserved for super spiritual Christians. We might even say He intimidates us—or somehow seems optional.

In Jesus in Me: Experiencing the Holy Spirit as a Constant Companion, Anne Graham Lotz draws on her rich biblical knowledge as well as her personal story—including her recent cancer diagnosis—to help us understand that the Holy Spirit is not a magic genie, a flame of fire, a force, or a vague feeling.

[The Holy Spirit] is a Person who prays for us, guides us in our relationships and decisions, comforts us in pain, and stays by our side at all times. He is not an optional extra in the Christian life; He is a divine necessity. In this simple yet profound teaching, she explores seven key aspects of the Holy Spirit that will revolutionize how you understand and relate to this vital member of the Trinity.

Our Constant Companion

One of my deepest, richest joys has been discovering by experience who the Holy Spirit is in every step of my life’s journey. Each name that He has been given—Helper, Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor, Counselor, Strengthener, and Standby—reveals another aspect of His beautiful character and has provoked in me a deep love for the One who is my constant Companion…Jesus in me.

—Anne Graham Lotz

The best part of this book for me was listening to all of the personal (and powerful) testimonies she shares. I think we all can get discouraged, lonely, or worn down by the trials and tribulations of this world (especially right now). Anne’s reminders helped lift me up and give me a passion for more specific, daily prayer in my life. In addition, she covers in depth the 7 names/characteristic of the Holy Spirit in a fresh new way. Her definitions gave me clarity and a new excitement about how the Holy Spirit works.

7 Names (Characteristics) of the Holy Spirit:

  • Helper
  • Comforter
  • Advocate
  • Intercessor
  • Counselor
  • Strengthener
  • Standby 

In each section, Anne describes the way the Holy Spirit works and gives examples that are easy to remember. I found myself praying very practically as I read. It gave me a new and expanded understanding of how the Holy Spirit moves and acts on my behalf.

I hope you’ll join me in reading this wonderful book! Jesus in Me is a finalist in the audio book category of the 2020 ECPA Christian Book Awards.

Read a sample and order the book here: JESUS IN ME.

Grace and peace,

“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever.” (John 14:16)

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  1. Thank You Rachel for this Book Review of Anne Graham Lotz’ Jesus in Me. I am intrigued by the 7 Characteristics of the Holy Spirit and look forward to enjoying the book!

    1. I hope you enjoy it, Donna! The 7 Characteristics were so great for me. It has helped me know better how to pray!

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