Growing in Favor – Daily Devotions for Walking in Blessing By Paul and Billie Kay Tsika – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Paul and Billie Kaye Tsika’s book “Growing in Favor – Daily Devotions for Walking in Blessing” is a book that challenges the reader right into that quiet place directly into the presence of God.

Each day’s reading is packed with promises, challenges, and reminders of the benefits expectations, and the joy found in praise of our Lord and Savior, Jesus, the Christ. I especially liked the transitional lead into each section as the themes changed as well as the thought-provoking Bible passage that opened each day’s devotional reading.

Although I have been much-blessed through the writings of Paul and Billie Kaye; however, I wish there had been more of consistency in their book. Several times when I was deeply moved by a profound thought or a soul-searching challenge the idea was abruptly ended with a weak cliché or greeting card likeness.

Blank lines pages for reflective journaling are provided at the end of the book. Several pages of endnotes with sources of quoted material become a handy resource guide for additional reading.

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

Destiny Image Publications, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, $ 17.99, 2018, 340 pages

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Modern Day Apostles By Che’ Ahn-A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Understanding the Characteristics of a Modern Day Apostle

In his book “Modern Day Apostles” Che’ Ahn takes the stance that we are living in a new apostolic age because God is restoring the truth that the gift of apostleship is for today.

A look at the table of contents clearly shows the reader the careful development and operating of the apostolic office and as a modern day apostle.

The book is divided into three parts:

  1. General Characteristics
  2. Revival and Characteristics of a Modern Day Apostle
  3. Reformation of a Modern Day Apostle

In a natural progression, Ahn clarifies the topics of:

  • Apostolic function
  • Apostolic anointing
  • Apostolic jurisdiction
  • Renewal
  • Healing
  • Evangelism

Ahn’s work is extensively documented with sources through endnotes. These sources can become an essential tool in further reading, research, and study.

“Modern Day Apostles” is an important book for a new generation of Apostles.

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, 978-0768446739. $16.99, 2019, 208 pages

Unlimited Anointing – Secrets to Operating in the Fullness of God’s Power By Dennis Goldsworthy-Davis – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

An Invitation to Explore the Magnitude of the Spirit’s Anointing

Dennis Goldsworthy-Davis’ book “Unlimited Anointing – Secrets to Operating in the Fullness of God’s Power” creates a thirst for the reader to experience the Holy Spirit’s anointing.  We receive an infusion of God’s power to do the works of Christ; to preach and proclaim His message of good news to the poor, to bring freedom to the prisoner, recovery to the blind, and to set the oppressed free.

Each page of the book is packed with Scriptural truth, God’s promises, and instructions for implementation of the fullness of the anointing of God in our lives. A few of the Old Testament examples include Samuel, Aaron, and Elijah; demonstrated by the anointing power of David as king, Aaron’s sons as priests, and Elisha as a prophet.

I received new insights into The real purpose of anointing, the believer’s potential for anointing, the anointing unto healing, the multidimensional aspect of anointing, the diversity and revelation of anointing, and much more.

“Unlimited Anointing “is an invitation to explore the magnitude of the Spirit’s anointing on the believer.

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, 978-0768419313,$12.99, 2018, 124 pages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cleansing and Uniting the Prophetic – An Urgent Wake-Up Call By Jeremiah Johnson


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

A Clarian Call and Imperative Message for the Contemporary Prophetic Movement

“Cleansing and Uniting the Prophetic” is a book worthy of reading once for the overview, once for focus and understanding and again and again for application and review.

Jeremiah Johnson, the founder, and director of Maranatha School Of Ministry is highly known for his prophetic teaching and his contribution as a member of the eldership team at Heart of the Father Ministry in Lakeland Florida.

I was deeply moved by Johnson’s prophetic journey, the lessons learned, and Lord’s blessing on his life, calling, and mission. Johnson writes with a spirit of wisdom and revelation to enlighten God’s prophetic messengers of our contemporary culture of the need of repentance and prayer and a restoration of the full counsel of God’s Word.

“Cleansing and Uniting the Prophetic” is made up of specific instructions, and warnings, all preparing the reader for a vision of the prophetic reformation, renewal, and revival already sweeping across the world; a raising up of an untainted powerful prophetic movement

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

Destiny Image Publishers, P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257,978-0768446234, $ 16.99, 2018, 154 Pages

 

 

The Book of Healing – A Journey to Inner Healing through the Book of Job By Teresa Liebscher – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake,

Finding Life – Lessons on Inner Healing from the Life Journey of Job

“The Book of Healing – A Journey to Inner Healing through the Book of Job details how Job processed his fears while combatting his friends for their unhelpful counsel. A look at Job’s breakthrough and deliverance while processing the pain of suffering becomes the basis for Teresa’s counsel with her clients as they seek inner healing. By using this approach, I gained new insight into the plight of Job.

Stories from clients, the author’s experiences, and Job’s story illustrate the painful circumstance leading to asking the question as to why people suffer or the question “Why was I even born.” These stories are filled with trauma, abuse, and an honest look at the importance of having a relationship with God as Father, and knowing Him intimately.

I begin to identify with the stories of Joyce, Ted, Sharon, Ray, Mary and Teresa.  Looking inward resulted in some honest interactions with the Holy Spirit, listening for His counsel, teaching, and leading, He began to direct me in how to pray, in strategies to implement, and how to deal with the reactions of others.

The Holy Spirit revealed how I am working too hard to do the right things. Explaining that I need to go to Father God for His help, to begin living life, enjoying it more, and to open up, let the real me show through. I am experiencing an incredible breakthrough in understanding, Job’s journey through inner healing.

Teresa Liebscher is known extensively for her worldwide ministry in training, and mentoring, with the Bethel Church Sozo ministry and her Shabar Ministries. Her writing is endorsed by her peers, church leaders, and a growing base of readers.

Anyone struggling to connect with God, or those who may feel stuck, lost, or hopeless, will find help in “The Book of Healing – A Journey to Inner Healing through the Book of Job.”

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

Destiny Image Books, P. O. Box 310 Shippensburg, PA 17257, $ 14.98 2018, 148  Pages