Seeing the Unseen - Book Review

The secret to building biblical faith is not something we achieve on our own.  It is the work of the Spirit imparting the awareness of Christ in us.  Faith means knowing who God is, knowing He will actually do what He says He will do, and that He will do what we ask.  But first, we must be praying the Word of God in our prayers and then seeking His will.  In Dr. Hunt’s book Seeing the Unseen, he shows how faith plays a vital role in opening our eyes to see the unseen, and he leads the reader down the biblical pathway to faith. 

Dr. Hunt explains that while our physical world is described by entropy (moving toward disorder), our spiritual selves are meant to be described by entelechy (moving toward perfection or making actual what is only potential).  Like a caterpillar becomes a butterfly and an acorn becomes an oak tree, a new believer is maturing to a disciple of Christ. Your faith is progressing toward something better – or should be.

I found some truths in this book that were transforming that I want to always remember.  For example, why does God tell us to pray without ceasing? It’s not for His benefit. It’s for ours.  Dr. Hunt describes not only what it means to pray 24/7, but the beneficial results he has experienced:
  • being more appreciative
  • feeling thankful for details that previously went unnoticed
  • continually on the look-out for God’s purposes in conversation
  • awareness of God hearing all that he says
  • electrifying singing and praise
  • the realization of precisely when the next bite will be sin before taking it. 

In my favorite chapter, Dr. Hunt draws out 7 factors of prayer that will provide a deepened sense of reality when you pray.  You  must have a strong sense or desire for:
·         progression upward and forward
·         pleasing the Father
·         the Holy Spirit’s mediation
·         commitment to pray in the mind of Christ
·         knowing that nothing is impossible with omnipotence
·         concentrating thoughts entirely on God
·         the will of God above personal whims

The pathway to faith produces maturity, and we are commanded to grow and to progress ever upward and forward.  Dr. Hunt provides scripturally-sound practices to live out your faith while using plenty of biblical references to back up his points,  

This book was short, concise, and easy to read. It was more meat and little fluff.  I wished he had used more illustrations to make his abstract points a little more concrete, but still a great book to propel me toward living a better life of faith and unceasing prayer.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from NavPress Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


  1. That sounds like a great read. I particularly liked the list of benefits from praying constantly. Thanks for the review. I think I might add that one to my list!

  2. I am certainly believing that God's word is truth! Thank you for sharing this review. Blessings.

  3. Hi Paula, this sounds like a book I should read too.
    I have an interest in the links of faith and secular with life and discovering meanings, being woman; my troubles 'inspire' me I suppose and I grow from it too.

    There's another book you might consider -The Triangle of Truth by Lisa E Mcleod, and this book teaches how to live without conflict and faith is woven in too.

    Thank you for following. I'm glad I visited you, I like the subjects you've talked about here, so I'll come back again.