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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Have You Received Since You Believed? Quest For The Holy Spirit by Brian Hollins (Book Blast)

In association with Pump Up Your Book, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book blast event for Have You Received Since You Believed: Quest For The Holy Spirit by author Brian Hollins!

About The Book

Have You Received Since You Believed? Quest For The Holy Spirit by Brian Hollins
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication Date:  eBook - June 12, 2016 / Paperback - June 21, 2016
Format: Paperback - 112 pages
               Kindle -  1082 KB / 59 pages
               Nook - 493 KB / 112 pages
ISBN: 978-0997354522
Genre: Christian Living

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Book Description:

The Spirit that is within me that leads and guides me into all truth is again personified when I receive Christ as my Lord and Savior. The Spirit that is upon me after I ask for him is how I receive power. How could I believe that he would come upon me if I have not really received first that he dwells within me? This is what I wrestled with for many years. The problem was, I really didn’t believe the way I thought; And and maybe I also didn’t understand the purpose of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer. Bottom line, now that I think about it, I just didn’t believe right.

Book Excerpt:

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
—(2 Timothy 2:15)

Studying, studying, and studying; I was studying everything I could get my hands on to try and grow in the knowledge and understanding of God's word. I didn't just study the good stuff, I even looked at that questionable material written in the name of the Lord, but certainly not inspired by God. I did this just to get a feel for everything.


Because God is still giving revelation to men and women in the gospel, there are many anointed audios, videos, and books out there that have helped to shape my understanding of God’s work for my ministry. Still, there has always been something missing. I tried to make myself believe that the something was not having a close mentor, or maybe it was my immaturity in the role as a pastor. Maybe my tenure of just five years in the ministry was to blame. Whatever it was, I knew without a shadow of a doubt that something vital was missing in my walk with God.

About the Author

Brian G. Hollins, Pastor – Pastor Hollins was born in Los Angeles Ca, in 1963. He moved to Shreveport La. as a child where he presently resides. He has ollinsbeen married for 30 years to his beautiful wife Henrietta. Brian and Henrietta have four children Oliver, Jordan, Jade and Lauren. Oliver and his wife Adrienne have two wonderful children: Brian Christopher, age 10, and Londynn Nicole age 6. Jordan has a handsome named Jordan Christian age 3.   Pastor Hollins served 28 years in the Fire Service and retired March of 2009, holding the position of Chief Training Officer.

He was called to ministry in November of 1999.  On August 10, 2002, Pastor Hollins was appointed to the position of Pastor of Emmanuel Church of God in Christ.  On May 23, 2007, Pastor Brian and First Lady Henrietta founded Emmanuel Christian Ministries. On October 21st of 2013, following the leading of the Holy Spirit, Pastor Hollins changed the name of ECM to Abounding Grace.  Pastor Hollins founded “Have Faith in God” Radio Broadcast which is heard mornings at 9:00am CST, on KOKA radio 980AM and and on The Promise on 90.7FM at 3:30pm to 4:00pm. He is the author of two books “ Don’t Take The Bait” and “Have You Received Since You Believed”. Pastor Hollins also serves as a Volunteer Chaplain for the Shreveport Fire Department.

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