In Acts 1:8, Jesus promised the Holy Spirit to his followers, announcing that they would “receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you.”

The Holy Spirit lives within every Christian, but not every Christian lives life guided by the Holy Spirit. Why is that?

  • Are you experiencing all of God there is?
  • Do you walk daily in his love, joy, and peace?
  • Do you know and faithfully exercise your “gifts of the Spirit”?

If you answered no, you’re not alone.

Many Christians feel the same way, and for a variety of reasons.

But living in and through the power of the Holy Spirit is integral to the Christian life. 

That’s one reason Dr. Denison wrote Empowered: A Guide to Experiencing the Power of the Holy Spirit, a forty-seven-day devotional, to be read each day from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday.

But its brief yet insightful chapters and its biblical, practical steps to the abundant life found in Christ are applicable for any time of the year.

Empowered also includes a spiritual gifts assessment to help you see how your passions and opportunities indicate the spiritual gifts God has imparted to you.

Making Sense of Suffering

How could a good God allow a world like this?

The most frequent objection to the Christian faith is the problem of pain and suffering. If God is all-powerful and all-loving, why do catastrophes, diseases, and evil events still happen?

The problem of suffering and faith is so perennial and pervasive that thousands of books have addressed it over the centuries. But this book is different.

Making Sense of Suffering will help you help others in pain.

It is not intended to equip you to become a professional Christian counselor but to help you respond to suffering from a biblical and practical perspective.

Within these pages, you will:

  • Learn seven biblical, practical ways to help hurting people.

  • Be able to answer “Why does God allow evil and suffering?” through a fourfold approach to theodicy.

  • Lead others in their understanding of the problem of pain through discussion questions for each chapter

If someone you know is suffering today, let this book help you be a light in their darkness.

Biblical Insight to Tough Questions: Volume 4

For our newest volume of Biblical Insight to Tough Questions, I answered ten challenging questions while on my most recent trip to Israel. With a specific Holy Land site as my backdrop, I recorded these answers, which our excellent team at Denison Forum then transformed into Biblical Insight to Tough Questions, Vol. 4. Each answer is inspired by a biblical site in Israel, such as Mount Carmel or the Garden Tomb. Questions include:

  • When life gets hard, where can I turn?
  • What makes Christianity unique?
  • How can I love God and those with whom I disagree?
  • When I’m attacked for being a Christian, how should I respond?
  • Do I really have to love everyone?

Biblical Insight to Tough Questions: Volume 3

God’s word says, “Get wisdom and whatever you get, get insight.” Proverbs 4:7. Christians just like you are faithfully wrestling with the challenging issues of our day, but the Bible has timeless truths to help us deal with these pressing questions! This book answers questions like:

  • What should I do when I don’t feel close to God?
  • Should a Christian take medication for anxiety or depression?
  • How should a Christian vote?
  • Is it wrong to drink alcohol as a Christian?

Biblical Insight to Tough Questions: Volume 2

In today’s world, it’s more important than ever that you’re prepared to confidently express why you follow Jesus. Because sooner or later, you’ll be faced with tough questions about faith. This book gives you a solid biblical perspective on questions like:

  • Why do we believe the Bible is actually the word of God?
  • If God knows everything, why should I pray?
  • Is there really a creature named Satan?

Biblical Insight to Tough Questions: Volume 1

If we want to change the culture for Christ, we must change people. But human words cannot change human hearts. The good news is that God’s Spirit can use God’s word to convict of sin and transform souls. If we engage cultural issues with biblical truth, we must be confident that the Bible is true. We need to be able to explain why we trust its words. And we need to be able to answer questions about Scripture, like:

  • Where did God come from?
  • Is there only one way to God?
  • Isn’t the Bible filled with contradictions?
  • How do we know Jesus is the Son of God?
  • Can we believe in miracles today?
  • What happens to people who have never heard of Jesus?
  • Is hell real? How could a loving God send anyone there?
  • What is the “unpardonable” sin?
  • What does the Bible say about homosexuality?
  • How can I know the will of God?


In Blessed: Eight Ways Christians Change Culture, Dr. Jim Denison challenges Christians to respond to Jesus’ most well-known sermon. In this book you will learn what it means to be #blessed according to the Beattitudes including how to:

  • Depend on the Spirit,
  • Redeem suffering,
  • Submit to the Lord,
  • Value integrity,
  • Choose to pardon,
  • Love God and people,
  • Seek peace,
  • And, serve Christ with courage.

How Does God See America?

Does America still trust God and his word today?Or have we fallen so far away that his judgment is almost certain-and soon? If we want to know the Lord’s heart for America, the best place to start is by looking at his heart for Israel. His relationship with them centered on three questions:

  1. Do they respect God’s truth?
  2. Do they respect each other?
  3. Do they respect God?

To apply these questions to America, Dr. Jim Denison and his son, Ryan Denison, take an in-depth look at the most challenging issues of our day. From sexuality to abortion and suicide, from postmodernity and relative truth to our doubts about God-every major issue America faces today is no surprise to God.

7 Critical Issues – Kindle Edition

In State of Our Nation: 7 Critical Issues, Dr. Jim Denison explores the crucial issues our nation faces today. This book is intended to serve as a handbook with information relevant for believers who want to make an impact on our culture for our Lord.

This is not a political book. Jim’s purpose is not to endorse a candidate or political party. His goal is to help you think biblically about the critical issues we face. It is essential that Christians base our views regarding these important subjects on God’s word and will.