The Seer Dimensions By Jennifer Leclaire, a Book Review


 

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Instruction in the Realm of the Prophetic and the Dimension of the Seer

Activating Your Prophetic Sight to See the Unseen is clearly the emphasis and theme of Jennifer Leclaire’s book The Seer’s Dimensions.

 Leclaire traces the history of the prophetic movement using Old and New Testament examples, as well as more modern-day seers, including William Branham, Paul Cain, Mike Bickle, Lou Engle, the Azusa Street Revival, and the Jesus People. She also refers to many other significant prophetic trends, events, and leaders, including the Global Prophets Summit of 2017.

Readers experienced in the realm of the prophetic gifts or readers new to the revelatory realm will benefit from Jennifer’s message. Foundational principles and Biblical insights explore the domain of the prophetic and the dimension of the seer.

Using illustrations from her own experience and examples from the Scriptures, Jennifer clarifies the extraordinary moral and spiritual insight of those with prophetic anointing as seers in dreams, visions, through spiritual eyes, perceived by the Holy Spirit.

The Seer Dimensions will provide the reader with a deeper understanding and in learning to embrace the gift of the seer and navigate in its realm.

Jennifer LeClaire is highly recognized for her leadership in the prayer movement, a prolific author, and a former editor of Charisma magazine. Jennifer’s writing is consistently encouraging and uplifting.

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

Destiny Image Books, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768453867, $16.99, 164 pages

 

Chosen by God By Rick Renner – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Recognizing God’s Divine Assignment – Pursue, Protect, and Possess Your Purpose

 

In his book, Chosen by God, Rick Renner challenges the reader to recognize that God has chosen each of us for a Divine Assignment.

 

He encouraged me to fulfill God’s will for my making me feel as though, Chosen by God was written with me in mind. Rick challenged me to revisit my dreams, restore my vision, and fulfill my purpose. Then he asked, “Will you dare to fulfill your calling?

 

Rick has a unique way of getting the reader’s full attention with thought-provoking questions that ignite the heart. The questions for Personal Growth or Group Discussion are power-packed, deeply profound, personally challenging, and worthy of a prayerful response.

 

Lessons from the lives of Paul, David, and Samuel provide examples of what to avoid and what to look for when choosing ministry leaders. These men showed indispensable qualities for leadership: obedience, discipline, and righteousness.

 

Rick has a passion for ministry, an evident love for the Lord, and a deep concern for people. Rick’s writing encouraged me to develop an eagerness to share my passion, to be a godly example of standing for my convictions, surrendering my will to God’s will, and encouraging others in their calling. He has challenged me to explore my dreams, get a vision for the future, while discovering God’s plan for my life, and to remember that His sufficiency makes up for my lack. He is waiting for me to believe – no more excuses.

Harrison House Publishers, Shippensburg, PA17257, 978-1680313673, $17.99, 2019, 294 pages

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

 

Kingdom Mysteries-Hidden in Plain Sight: Your Invitation to Access and Release Heaven’s Provision, By Adrian Beale – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

A New Depth of Interpreting and Understanding of the Scriptures

Adrian Beals book Kingdom Mysteries, Hidden in Plain Sight is a Kingdom field manual, a biblical framework, a spiritual guidebook into the depths of the Kingdom.

Adrian helps the reader better understand Kingdom principles through Holy Spirit conceived writing with Scripture backing. He challenges the reader to explore the finished work Christ and His glorious Kingdom while moving into a profound journey into the realm of the Spirit of God.

The book is filled with revelatory insights, with a panoramic view of the landscape of eternity. Forty short chapters make this an ideal book for daily reflection, or personal devotions, for moving you into the land of God’s incredible promises.

I was particularly blessed as I developed a more profound love for the Scriptures, the Lord Jesus, and moved into a fresh pursuit of God. Chapter applications introduce heartfelt suggestions for using your sanctified imagination for going beyond a surface reading of Bible passages to recognize the essence of the joy of the Holy Spirit’s presence in our lives today.

Kingdom Mysteries, Hidden in Plain Sight is a book I will want to refer to often, study more deeply, and follow through on the applications. I can highly recommend Adrian Beale compelling, challenging, and committed.

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, 9780768451870, $16.99, 2019, 218 pages

Getting a Grip on the Spirit-Empowered Life By Beth Hones – A Book Review


A Supernatural Adventure – for a Thirsty Soul

Getting a Grip on the Spirit-Empowered Life is a teaching tool on the dynamics of the Spirit-filled life. The book is formatted as a combination workbook and filled with life stories, solid teaching, and profound provoking questions.

The book is divided into four sessions:

  1. Getting to Know the Holy Spirit
  2. Being Filled with the Spirit
  3. Praying in the Holy Spirit
  4. Being Led by the Holy Spirit

The ensuing chapters develop each of these topics in-depth, with a combination of stories of Beth’s experiences, and solid scriptural teaching our the persons of the Godhead and the importance each of them is to Getting a Grip on the Spirit-Empowered Life.

Beth’s writing is contagiously enthusiastic. I was profoundly encouraged and highly motivated, as I moved from theory to life change as I experienced a fresh boldness in my relationship with the Holy Spirit.

Getting a Grip on the Spirit-Empowered Life will resonate and connect with readers experiencing an internal emptiness, readers eagerly looking for an authentic encounter with the Holy Spirit, and readers desirous of a new freshness in their walk with the Spirit.

Thank you, Beth Jones, for enlarging my appreciation of the amazing grace of Jesus, the extravagant love of God, and the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit.

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

Harrison House Publishers, Shippensburg, PA 17257

Vessels of Fire & Glory, By Mario Murillo – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

A Spiritual Awakening – A Fresh Wave of God’s Power Over the Nations

Mario Murillo calls for a Lazarus Generation to become a part of a national movement to meet Satan’s opposition head-on. In his book Vessels of Fire & Glory Murillo traces revival movements from the well-remembered Azusa Street Revival as well as the impact of more recent revivalists.

The book is divided into three sections beginning with “Before there can be a Great Awakening there must be a Rude Awakening.”

Murillo goes on to warn of Satan’s intent on destroying America and the need for:

  • A massive moral awakening
  • A rediscovery of the power of the Holy Spirit
  • Truth that convicts
  • A Soul-Winning Fervor

 Vessels of Fire & Glory opened my eyes and got my attention, which led to a long-awaited God encounter. My heart has been ignited with a new sense of urgency. Mario writes with a passion resulting in a clarion call to action. I want to urge you to get a copy of the book and join me in discovering your appointed assignment in ushering in the next Great Awakening.

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, 978-0758451610, 2020, 148 pages

Choose Your Perspective – 7 Tips for High Performance through Intentional Thinking By John Martin – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Choosing Your Perspective and Using this Outlook to Your Advantage

John Martin has a unique way of helping his reader attain high performance through intentional thinking. He inspired me with his tips and tools by changing the way I look at things.

The attention-grabbing front cover, through the seven chapters of insight, advice, and reflections to the conclusion, Choose Your Perspective will capture and hold your attention with the seven thought-provoking principles, a well-planned format with chapter highlights that carry you forward as well as planting ideas to a deeper level of purpose and understanding

I have gained a new awareness of how my preconceived perspectives and judgments are often wrong, and I have noted improvement in my life as I become more deeply aware of my negative thought patterns. I am discovering new freedom to choose my perspective. I am learning to turn the monotony of negative thoughts into a more meaningful and inspiring mode. I understand how intentional thinking requires patience, discernment, and how awareness can become a significant lifetime process. I can highly recommend John Martin’s new book, Choose Your Perspective.

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

Sound Wisdom, PO Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-1640951426, $15.99, 2019, 176 pages

Issuing Divine Restraining Orders from Courts of Heaven: Restricting and Revoking the Plans of the Enem – By Dr. Francis Myles with Robert Henderson – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Resisting, Restricting, and Revoking the Plans of the Enemy

“Issuing Divine Restraining Orders from Courts of Heaven” powerfully presents evidence of the concept of operating within the Courts of Heaven.

Chapters are made up of prophetic teaching on essential aspects of working within the courts of heaven, specifically as they relate to restraining orders for restricting and revoking the plans of the enemy.

I have had several opportunities for serving and observing several jury trials in my lifetime. I have been exposed to the court system as providing justice for the citizens of our country. Because of these experiences and my observations, I am intrigued by Dr. Myles’s book “Issuing Divine Restraining Orders from Courts of Heaven.”

A Life Application Section, which includes a related memory verse and powerful questions for reflection and application, adds meaning to understanding the concept of the Courts of Heaven.

Other features I found helpful included:

  • Biblical Case Studies
  • Supernatural Testimonies
  • Powerful Scriptural Evidence
  • The extra lined pages at the end of the book for personal notes
  • The eighteen Activation Prayers
  • Instructions for how to use your spiritual authority to empower you and cancel the devil’s plans!

“Issuing Divine Restraining Orders from Courts of Heaven” is a part of the Official Courts of Heaven Series.

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., 978-0768445589, $16.99, 2019, 216 pages

 

Activating the Gift of Prophecy – Your Guide to Receiving & Sharing What God is Saying By Jermaine & Rebecca Francis – /A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake, richard330@ yahoo.com

Training in the Principles, Protocols, and Proper Practice for Ministering Personal Prophecies to Others

Activating the Gift of Prophecy – Your Guide to Receiving & Sharing What God is Saying” is designed to provide useful tools and practical exercises for putting into place a meaningful plan for entering into a prophetic ministry.

I found this information and the exercises to be very helpful, practical, empowering, and enlightening. The authors write with passion, are Holy Spirit inspired, their writing is fast-moving, interesting, highly stimulating and right on target, written in present truth and a “now revelation” of God. They take the mystery out of the prophetic ministry by clarifying answers the questions:

 

  • What is Prophecy?
  • What are Ways to Hear God’s Voice
  • Why is Using Discernment Important
  • What are Protocols in Prophecy
  • What is meant by The Language of Prophecy
  • What are some Keys to Practicing More

 

 

The foreword by Tom and Jane Hamon and the introduction by Bill Hamon speak highly of Jermaine and Rebecca Francis and of their ministry with the Christian International organization founded by Dr. Tom Hamon.

 

“Activating the Gift of Prophecy” is a clear call to a new generation to activate their prophetic gift so that others can hear God’s voice to impact their world.

 

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.

 

 

 

Our Hands Are Stained with Blood, By Michael L. Brown, Ph.D. – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Affirming God’s Eternal Purposes for the Jewish People

As I read and reread the preface to this new, expanded, edition of “Our Hands Are Stained with Blood,” I have had to search my heart to examine my attitude toward Jewish people, their history, and my understanding of an apostate church.

Dr. Michael L. Brown traces the fourth century through the Holocaust, including the bad press Israel consistently receives, and the anti-Semitism expressed in the pulpits of our churches today.  Readers are challenged to make a difference in shaping the church to end this cycle of persecution and violence toward the Jewish people.

“Our Hands Are Stained with Blood” is not a book for casual reading. Each chapter is worthy of intense study in a search for a deeper understanding and genuine enlightenment regarding anti-Semitism. in the church.

Important detailed chapter end-notes provide evidence of the careful thorough study and research Dr. Brown has done in completing this expanded version of “Our Hands are Stained with Blood.”

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768451115, $16.99, 302 pages

Secrets of the Anointing, By Dr. Michelle Corral


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Unlimited Promises, Multiplying Miracles and Fulfilling God’s Purpose

As I scanned the contents, feasted on the forward, and previewed the chapters ahead; I knew that Dr. Michelle Corral had a message for me in her book “Secrets of the Anointing.”

Dr. Corral opens the book by introducing the seven avenues of access and the bondage breaking power of the anointing of God’s Holy Spirit. She compares the successes and failures of familiar characters of the Old Testament.

Dr. Corral provides the reader with tools for learning to rely on the Holy Spirit and His anointing, it’s purpose and power. Each chapter also includes a prayer or prophetic word designed for the reader to enhance their relationship with and power of the Holy Spirit.

These proven principles of the anointing of the Spirit are back by the result of Dr. Corral’s forty years of experience operating in the anointing.

I was challenged to embrace God’s plan, purpose and will for my life and to recognize his purpose and mission for me to become an agent of change.

I can wholeheartedly recommend “Secrets of the Anointing – Walking in a Lifestyle of Holy Spirit Visitation” as a pattern of empowerment and enablement during the critical moments and challenging circumstances faced every day by Christ’s followers.

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. 9780768450705, $16.99, 2019, 142 Pages