GOD HAS A PLAN FOR YOUR ORDINARY LIFE
“Jared's gritty, down to earth writing style endears itself to gritty, down to earth disciples—which is perfect, because that is where most of us find ourselves. I eagerly read this as a means to minister better to others, but suddenly found myself exposed, not only by Jared's Biblical and pastorally shaped insight, but more importantly, by the living and active ministry of the Spirit. On this topic, this has become my new 'go-to' recommendation for everyday followers of Jesus who desire to walk in step with the Spirit. ”
—Chris Thomas, Teaching Pastor at Raymond Terrace Community Church, Australia
“There is just no way Jared Wilson—or anybody else—can speak with so much truth and grace as in these pages except by the power of the Holy Spirit. I found myself confronted and comforted time and time again while reading and desiring to live life more supernaturally and less dependent on my little strength and empty knowledge. I can’t wait to share the life-giving truths of this book with my church.”
— Jairo Namnún, Executive Director of The Gospel Coalition, Spanish
“With his usual penetrating clarity, Jared Wilson describes the delusion of the dull-hearted faith, critiques the shallowness of the consumer-culture faith, and prescribes a pathway to a powerful faith with fresh reflections on everyday practices that awaken us to the Spirit’s work in our lives. This book will stir your desire to pursue your faith, guide you to nurture your faith, and encourage you to venture with faith into your everyday relationships.”
— Geoff Folland, Leader in Power to Change, Australia
“Many of us wonder how our God is supposed to supernaturally work in our lives, but we are often confused by the mixed messages we hear in various Christian communities. Jared C. Wilson does well to convey how God supernaturally acts, if we merely submit to his will.”
— Caleb Kaltenbach, author of Messy Grace
“The word supernatural is often mistaken and misused in Christian circles. But in Supernatural Power for Everyday People, Wilson corrects the misnomers and rights the mistakes by revealing the supernatural being God reveals himself to be. The Bible is full of supernatural events and experiences that we should embrace and enjoy. Let’s live it.”
— Greg Gilbert, author of What is the Gospel? and FAVOR
“A book on supernatural living is something one expects from a charismatic or Pentecostal preacher, not a Gospel Coalition blogger. But this is what makes Jared C. Wilson’s effort to convey the other-worldly power of the Holy Spirit so intriguing, infectious. Make no mistake, our God is a supernatural being who works supernaturally.”
- Kyle Idleman, author of Not a Fan and Grace is Greater
“In his book Supernatural Power for Everyday People, Jared C. Wilson points out that the Holy Spirit is not just someone who simply counsels and comforts, but rather our God who convicts and guides. He is the one with the supernatural power to affect our heart, strengthen our resolve and lead us to action. Whether associated with the holy rollers or one of the frozen chosen, or neither, we all need to embrace this book.”
- Mike Cosper, author of Recapturing the Wonder
“Tired of slogging through your spiritual journey, back bent and jaw clenched? Yeah, me too. That’s why I found Jared’s latest book so refreshing. Jared reintroduces readers to the Holy Spirit, exposing the shenanigans perpetrated in his name, while showing how the Spirit’s power is available to every believer for everyday life. If you’re hoping for some esoteric knowledge that will elevate you to an elite spiritual status, you’ll be disappointed. Jared argues that the Spirit’s work isn’t spooky or secretive. It’s to glorify Jesus and drive us deeper into heart of the gospel. It’s there we find the power we need to live a fruitful, joyful Christian life.”
- Drew Dyck, editor at Moody publishers and the author of Yawning at Tigers
“If you've ever thought 'there's something missing in my Christian life', then this is the book for you - for it shows us again that there really is nothing missing, except maybe the ongoing awareness of all that God has provided for us in and through the person and work of his Spirit.”
-Pete Greasley, pastor of Christchurch in Newport, Wales
“Words like “supernatural power” and “Holy Spirit”, in our current cultural and religious moment, have been wielded and to some extent hijacked by pastors with big personalities and big money. Jared brings them back here…and brings us back here…to a simple, biblical, no-fluff look at the ‘supernatural power’ that changes ordinary, dirt under the fingernails people like you and me. Jared’s writing is fluid and thoughtful, efficient and deep, and his theological voice on this subject is so refreshing. As I read “Supernatural Power", I found myself worshipping as I read…not simply understanding…I found myself craving the Spirit more than His miracles, which is Jared's intention, and it was lighting for a very normal, hollow soul. Get it. No gimmicks, snakes, or gold dust here….just a real Jesus and a real gospel. Just real power for real people."
-Matt Papa, Songwriter, Recording Artist, Author, Worship Leader
“The God of Genesis 1 is truly supernatural, and is capable of so much more than we could ever comprehend. What I appreciate about Jared's book is the careful attention given to God's character, and how he demonstrates that the means of His grace to us are supernatural in and of themselves. In a generation that has been fed lots of content but who often lacks power, all of us need to recognize that we truly need to embrace the supernatural power of the Spirit... but it is not limited to charismatic experience, it may be found in the everyday, in the ordinary... for what is often masked as ordinary, is truly extraordinary. After all, Christ saved you and me.”
-Jay Bauman, Pastor, director of Acts 29 Latin America and Restore Brazil
Acclaimed writer and pastor Jared C. Wilson reveals how God has a plan for you that involves doing the ordinary, mundane stuff of life in a supernatural way.
Would it change your life to know that there is a way to live your everyday life supernaturally? Most of us would say “yes,” and Jared C. Wilson’s new book reveals how. For the homemaker wondering how to get through the stress of washing dishes and making meals nobody seems to appreciate; for the cubicle jockey punching her time-card every day wondering if what she does really matters; for the teacher or leader wondering if he is making an impact; for the student afraid of the future; for every believer struggling to get through daily life, Supernatural Power for Everyday People offers the hope of meaning and purpose, and also the promise of power. We can get beyond just “getting by." We can prevail and live a life of far more joy, contentment, and peace than we ever thought possible.
A practical book written in a devotional tone, Supernatural Power for Everyday People shows readers how to rely more fully on the power of the Holy Spirit for growth and satisfaction in their lives.
Jared C. Wilson is the director of content strategy at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, the managing editor of For The Church (ftc.co), and director of the Pastoral Training Center at Liberty Baptist Church in Kansas City, Missouri. He is the award-winning author of more than ten books, including Gospel Wakefulness, The Imperfect Disciple, and Unparalleled: How Christianity’s Uniqueness Makes it Compelling. Wilson’s blog, the Gospel-Driven Church, is hosted by the Gospel Coalition, and he speaks at numerous churches and conferences around the world. He lives with his wife and two daughters outside Kansas City.