Snakes in the Temple – Unmasking Idolatry in Today’s Church
By: David Orton
Destiny Image Publishers Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257
978-07684080010, $ 16.99, 2015, 268 pages
Reviewed by Richard R. Blake, firstname.lastname@example.org
Holy Spirit Inspired Revelation – True Biblical Reformation
In the book “Snakes in the Temple – Unmasking Idolatry in Today’s Church,” visionary and prophetic teacher David Orton challenges his readers to consider the possibilities of reformation, revival, and worldwide spiritual awakening if the Christian Church of today were to restore its Biblical foundations, and to join the next generation in a commitment to see this come to fruition.
The book is organized into three sections. Chapters one through three explore the dream of future revival, while envisioning a spiritual awakening. Section two describes the present realities and a diagnosis of the idolatry found in the church of today. Section three outlines the steps needed for a spiritual breakthrough and a restoration of the glory of the Lord in the church of tomorrow.
Orton draws from spirit breathed scriptures to develop a thorough history of earlier revival in the church, which came about through restoration of worship, harvest, and awakening. He is genuine in his evaluation and in his analysis of the present status and decline of the church.
His conclusions, proposals, call to Holiness, and his prescription for renewal are well thought out, however, they may seem radical to some. Whether Charismatic, Evangelical, or Missional in theological stand, every reader will find practical principles for Christian living, spiritual growth, restoration of Biblical truth, and revival in the Church.
A complimentary copy of this book was received for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.