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Authority to Heal – Restoring the Lost Inheritance of God’s Healing Power by Randy Clark


Reviewed by: Richard R. Blake

 Foundational Evidence and Powerful Testimonies of God’s Miracle Healing Power

In his book “Authority to Heal – Restoring the Lost Inheritance of God’s Healing Power” Randy Clark demonstrates the relevance of Biblical scholarship, Church history, and the formation of theological conclusions. Clark looks into Scriptures and the history of the Church to establish a Biblical foundation for divine healing, and the continuation of Spiritual gifts and a theology of supernatural empowerment, and the impartation of healing as a birthright available to Christians today.

 Examples of miraculous healing in the ministries of Moses, Elijah, Elisha and other O. T. prophets were used as prophetic indicators to point Israel to their coming Messiah. Jesus’ healing ministry in the New Testament fulfilled many of these prophecies which also confirm his identity as the Christ, the promised Messiah.

The book is filled with life lessons in walking for faith, understanding spiritual warfare, prayer, and stewardship. Amazing real-life stories are included which testify of authentic, verifiable miracles of healing and deliverance.

Clark is motivated by a heartfelt desire to clear up some of the confusion and misunderstanding, regarding the continuation of spiritual gifts and an expectation of the miraculous. Clark testifies of how his own personal healing experience moved him from academic thinking to recognizing the truth that, “God has always intended the ministry of healing to be a normative part of the life of the Church.”

Thoroughly researched and well documented “Authority to Heal” is scholarly, thought provoking and relevant for today; a valuable resource for both clergy and lay Christians. This is a book that will resonate with anyone ready to tap into God’s anointing by “Restoring the Lost Inheritance of God’s Healing Power.”

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc. P.O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768408768, 2016, $ 16.99, 2016, 240 pages

 

 

The Anointing For Miracles – How to Partner with God’s Supernatural Power By: R. W. Schambach and Donna J. Schambach – A Book Review


The Anointing For Miracles – How to Partner with God’s Supernatural Power

By: R. W. Schambach and Donna J. Schambach

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

A Call for All Christians to Claim God’s Anointing and Miracle Working Power

“The Anointing for Miracles – How to Partner with God’s Supernatural Power”   is made up of awe inspiring testimonies, stirring emotion packed stories of healing, and salvation, and eye witness accounts of redemption, repentance, and restoration. Donna J. Schambach relates firsthand accounts of the message and ministry of her father, evangelist R. W. Schambach.

The book is written with authenticity and simplicity and is filled with eternal lessons learned from the Biblical account of God’s supernatural power; as manifest through miraculous acts performed by followers of Jesus, the Christ.

The sixteen fast moving chapters of the book include a balance of teaching and testimony introducing topical themes centered on faith, compassion, authority, obedience, coveting, spiritual perception, consecration, and holiness.

Schamach provides important keys and basic teaching and instruction from the Scriptures to build your faith, uplift your spirit and to inspire you, the reader, to step up and claim a supernatural anointing of the Holy and his empowerment for a healing ministry.

“The Anointing for Miracles” is destined to become a classic. The powerful testimonies of amazing healings and God’s provision, miracle after miracle, will linger in your heart, long after you have finished the final “End-Word” written by Evangelist Donna Schambach, a reminder of God’s miraculous power available to Christians today.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768410532, $16.99, 2016, 220 Pages

 

Angel at the Door by L. Duncan


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nMy mother had just been moved to a step down care unit after weeks in ICU after her second heart attack.  I had been  by her side, and now my sister had come to take over.

Still, it was  hard to say good-bye.  What if she had another heart attack after I left to go home to my husband-four hours away?

Quickly, I stepped away (so Mom wouldn’t see my flood of  tears) and into the threshold.  Suddenly a priest in collar and garb stood before me and said “Woman why are you crying?”  It startled me. The words were too familiar–I looked back at my sister.  “Colleen, did you see him?”  “Who?” she answered.  “I didn’t see anyone!”  When I turned to answer him, he was gone.  I looked both ways down the long hospital corridor–no one.  There were no doorways that he could have ducked into and it…

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The Healing Creed – God’s Promises for Your Healing Breakthrough – A Book Review


The Healing Creed – God’s Promises for Your Healing Breakthrough

By: Becky Dvorak

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Foundational Truths which Demonstrate the Healing Power of Jesus, Jehovah Rapha

Prophetic healing evangelist, Bible teacher, and author, Becky Dvorak, combines practical teaching and stirring testimonies of supernatural healing in her book, “The Healing Creed – God’s Promises for Your Healing Breakthrough.” This book will equip the reader to apply, appropriate, activate, and stand firm on the healing promises of God.

You will:

  • Learn ten steps that will renew your faith and help you to believe again
  • Discover who you are in Christ and how to step out in faith
  • Gain a better understanding of Jesus, as our righteousness, our sanctifier, our redeemer, and our healer
  • Recognize the enemy’s tactics and clear up the confusion of faulty theology
  • Be inspired by stories of healing, deliverance, and wholeness, that will elevate your faith to a whole new level
  • Restore the message of hope to those who are sick and hurting, spiritually, mentally, or physically.

Dvorak is passionate about her message of healing, which is based on a solid foundation of Biblical truths. Her practical insights will strengthen and inspire you to new heights of faith as you live in the manifestation of God’s presence and dare to take the first step toward your “Healing Breakthrough” today.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.

Destiny Image Publishers Inc., PO. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768410990,       $ 15.99, 2017, 186 Pages

 

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UNSHAKEN -Standing Strong in Uncertain Times By Jeanne Nigro – A Book Review


Unshaken – Standing Strong in Uncertain Times

By Jeanne Nigro

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Experiencing an Unfathomable Closeness to God in Perilous Times

Honest and open about her personal struggles as a victim of fear, when faced with the uncertainty of these perilous times, Jean Nigro tells her story of experiencing intimacy with God, in “Unshaken – Standing Strong in Uncertain Times.” Readers are challenged to consider the question: How can we make a difference in this turbulent world today until Jesus Returns?

Nigro is passionate about her message of discovering joy in the presence of the Lord.  She describes how our service for God, our activities, and our relationships are all meant to be the result of an overflow of focusing on our main purpose in life, growing in intimacy with God.”

Jeanne uses the analogy of a football game to depict the use of offensive steps and defensive strategies to break free from anything that would block this intimacy. She reveals God’s action plan for the Millennium, and provides important and profound insights into the Old Testament prophecies regarding the role and significance of the feasts of Israel in our worship. Other features of the book include: Practical guidelines for battling spiritual warfare and important concepts on the importance of concentrating on truths already known rather than the questions of the unknown.

“Unshaken” is highly endorsed by well-known Christian leaders as: powerful, relevant, practical and fulfilling. Nigro’s writing is insightful in content, articulate in delivery, and fascinating in discovery. The format of the book grabs the reader’s attention, insures retention, and results in resolution, and action.

“ Unshaken” is highly recommend for anyone inundated by fear as a result of the political and social instability of today’s world, and are looking for a better understanding of God’s plan for the future.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc. P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768409994, $ 15.99, 2016, 188 pages,


Love Our Vets – Restoring Hope for Families of Veterans wit PTSD

By: Welby O’Brien

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Comfort, Encouragement, and Practical Help – Answers for the Hard Questions Faced by Families Impacted by PTSD

As the wife of a disabled veteran Welby O’Brien understands what it means to experience the day to day struggles faced by those living with loved ones plagued by PTSD. “Love Our Vets” is written to provide relief, practical help and support for these families.

The book is divided into three parts: Reaffirm, replenish, and reflect.  Additional features include a valuable group discussion guide, help for times of transition and vicarious trauma.

Part one uses a question and answer format to addresses sixty-four hard questions, topics based on issues and concerns from a number of people who share from their heart actual issues they are facing or have experienced in the pastThe questions address topics and concerns, such as: Dealing with misconceptions and stigmas, symptoms to watch for, dealing with frustration, anger and rage, family relationships, problems in the workplace, and many more.

Part Two addresses the subject of replenishing yourself; depleted of energy, tired, exhausted, and facing burn out, you need to be nurtured. O’Brien introduces a list of twenty-one needs you may be experiencing. These are presented in a survey format that will help you recognize personal areas of stress in your life. O’brien provides specific suggestions and tools to help through these hard times.

Part Three is made up of reflections from the lives of many who are dealing with PTSD.  O’Brien writes realistically from her experiences as a caregiver, offering encouragement through heartfelt feelings of hope. She speaks of her personal faith and the importance of prayer. She provides the reader with insightful keys for building a spiritual foundation for finding, inner strength, and healing.

Timely, relevant, and important – Highly recommended.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.

Deep River Books, PO Box 310, Sisters, OR 97759, 978-1940269597, $ 15.99, 2015, 224 pages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Art of Presentation – Your Competive Edge by Ray Hull, PhD and Jim Stovall


The Art of Presentation – Your Competitive Edge

By: Ray H. Hull, PhD and Jim Stovall

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

A Look at the Elements Involved in Effective Presentations

Ray H. Hull, PhD and Jim Stovall collaborate in “The Art of Presentation – Your Competitive Edge” to provide the reader with a distinctive balance of step by step instruction and compelling illustrative stories that reinforce the essentials involved in effective presentations.

The authors help the reader learn and develop skills of communication that will result in a freshness and individuality to the manner and style of the readers presentations, will hone their effectiveness, and encourage them to become more accomplished platform speakers.

Other tips the authors suggest include: practice your skills by placing yourself in situations that provide opportunities to improve your effectiveness, discover your strengths, determine your brand, and filter your media presentation for” accuracy, bias, and perspective.”

Stovall uses the examples of Paul Harvey, Zig Ziegler, Will James, and others with inimitable presentation skills to demonstrate the art of crafting visual images as powerful “as great movies. The perfecting of this capability, the use of humor, and well placed emotional stories will insure powerful, memorable presentations.

“The Art of Presentation – Your Competitive Edge” will resonate with anyone concerned about their building self- confidence while improving their delivery and enhancing their stage presence.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.

Sound Wisdom Books, P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-193787987, $ 21.95, 2017, 192 Pages