Hungry For More Of Jesus

Experiencing His presence in these troubled times.

Hungry For More Of Jesus, what a great title, was written by David Wilkerson. I’ll have to admit, though, that I was somewhat disappointed.

My first difficulty was early on when on page 15 the author decried Christian rock and roll as one of our problems these days. Now, if you’ve made your way around this website you will understand that I do not have a problem with Christian rock and roll and I actually think it is much better than secular music and can play a big part in sending out the message of Christ.

I wouldn’t and didn’t let this small difference in “theology” ruin the whole book. The other comment I have about this book is that it stays with what I would call Old Testament lingo. I’m not exactly sure how to describe this, but much of the writing is figurative writing that isn’t expounded upon. Let me give you an example from page 66. “The one thing our Lord seeks above all else from His servants, ministers and shepherds is communion at His table. This table is a place for spiritual intimacy, and it is spread daily. Keeping the feast means coming to Him continually for food, strength, wisdom and fellowship.” Now, I have no problem with what the author is saying here but it is not spelled out clearly with real life application.

Hungry For More Of Jesus does have high points and one of those for me was the chapter about listening to the Holy Spirit. I’ll have to admit that I had not before given this much thought and now think about this much more often. Since I believe that we have been given the Holy Spirit, why haven’t I been listening? It seems to make the communication path between us and God much clearer to picture the Holy Spirit within us.

This has not been one of my favorite books although it has a good message. I found it to be a little hard to read and it wasn’t a book where I found myself anxiously anticipating what the next page would have to offer. I’ve also read other reviews of this book and they are glowing. Many say that it is one of the best books they have ever read. Maybe I’ve missed something.

Hungry For More Of Jesus contains 20 chapters which are divided into three sections as the following:
Feeding on Christ
The Cost of Hungering
God Meets Us in Our Hunger

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