Cursing the Church of Helping It?
By Anna M. Aquino
Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257-0310, 978-0768440485, $ 14.99, 2012, 204 Pages
Reviewed by Richard R. Blake
An in Depth Look at the Sin of Balaam
Anna M. Aquino calls the church and individual Christians to unite in a spirit of love and compassion in her book “Cursing the Church of Helping It?” a wakeup call to the dangers of pursuing the spirit of Balaam. Her writing is candid, articulate, and convincing.
My eyes were opened to the realization of the important lessons drawn from Balaam’s errors. His name is mentioned specifically in seven books of the Bible:
- Numbers 22 – 24
- Deuteronomy 23:4-5
- Joshua 13:22
- Nehemiah 13:2
- 2 Peter 2:15
- Jude 11
- Revelation 2:24
There are dozens of other reference alluding to the nature of Balaam’s sins clearly indicating God’s displeasure. I was impressed with the Aquino’s broad scope of well documented research. These resources are an import tool for future study.
Anna shares stories from her experience to illustrate truths from the scriptures, sometime in heartbreaking stories, and at other times relates humorous incidents to bring home a lesson. The reader is challenged to self-examination and motivation to take action by intentionally extending compassion to others in an effort to unify the church and bring honor to the name of Christ.
“Cursing the Church of Helping It?” is an excellent Biblical study exposing the spirit of Balaam.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own. As Reviewed for Midwest Book Review.