Training for Harvest – Stopping for the One, Believing for the Multitudes By: Rolland & Heidi Baker – A Book Review


Training for Harvest – Stopping for the One, Believing for the Multitudes, By: Rolland & Heidi Baker

Reviewed by: Richard R. Blake

Equipping and Training – Preparation for World Mission and Reaping a Harvest

“Training for Harvest” is and interactive workbook designed to recruit, equip and train men and women for Kingdom ministry assignments around the world.  The manual is designed as a training tool for anyone who has answered the call to become a part of a team dedicated to reaping the harvest of nations around the world. Participants  will receive a clear sense of purpose and destiny, experience transformation, know intimacy with Jesus, grow in their faith, and access the resources of heaven for ministering signs, wonders, and miracles.

The book is made of 16 sessions, topical lessons, exploring who God is, who you are, and the components of your assignment. Each session contains:

  • A Session Summary
  • Main Concepts from the Session
  • Devotional Challenges with in depth reflective questions

 

The main concept studied in each session builds in a progression of foundational truths, for example: An introduction to Jesus, the centrality of the cross, friendship with God, and God’s sovereignty.

 

Part Two includes our identity, overshadowed by God’s presence, the results of a yielded life and true holiness. Part Three looks what it means to appropriate Christ; find God’s will and direction, and commitment. Part Four looks at mission basics: Cultural assimilation, language learning, and dealing with culture shock.

 

Roland and Heidi Baker, have a vision for global outreach and mission. After serving as missionaries in Indonesia and Hong Kong, the Bakers followed God’s leading to Mozambique in southeast Africa in 1995. Through their ministry, they see God at work by miraculously providing food for thousands of children every day. The Bakers are founders and Directors of Iris Global, a network of more than 15,000 churches, Bible schools, primary schools and remote outreach programs. They live in Mozambique, Africa.

The Bakers deliver a bold message, bathed in prayer, with a positive, powerful affirmation of the awesomeness of God’s greatness and the potential of the challenge of Global Harvest. “Training for Harvest – Stopping for the One, Believing for the Multitudes” is highly endorsed by International Christian leaders serving in Global ministries around the world.

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, 978-01768410785, $24.95, 2017, 268 Pages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manifesting the Blessings of God – How to Receive Every Promise and Provision That Heaven Has Made Available By: Steven Brooks – A Book Review


Manifesting the Blessings of God – How to Receive Every Promise and Provision That Heaven Has Made Available

By: Steven Brooks

 

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Miraculous Breakthroughs – Activating the Process of Manifesting the Blessings of God

“Manifesting the Blessings of God” is packed with practical Bible based strategies,  principles and stories that tell of faith’s trials and triumphs and illustrate how prayer supported by stepping out in faith, results in experiencing  God’s blessings, his healings, and produce great exploits of faith.

These stories of provision and fulfilled promises will resonate with followers of Jesus who are seeking a deeper revelation of faith, insight into discerning the will of God, and for those who are longing to see unaccomplished dreams rewarded.

Bestselling author and prophetic teacher Steven Brooks is recognized for his ministry in Global Revival, evangelism, and the manifestation of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in signs, wonders, and miracles.

Brooks stresses the importance of exercising the spiritual disciplines of renewing your mind, exercising faith for answered prayer, wrestling with God, learning lessons from the nighthawk, and praying in the spirit.

“Manifesting the Blessings of God – How to Receive Every Promise and Provision That Heaven Has Made Available” is a book you will want to read, reread, study, and pursue the actions suggested in each chapter.

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 17257,978-0768410761, $15.99, 2017, 224 pages

 

 

 

 

 

Giant Slayers – Ground Rules for Overcoming Life’s Biggest Obstacles By: Leif Hetland – A Book Review


Giant Slayers – Ground Rules for Overcoming Life’s Biggest Obstacles, By: Leif Hetland

Reviewed by: Richard R. Blake

Fulfilling Your Destiny by Slaying the Giants in Your Life

In his book “Giant Slayers – Ground Rules for Overcoming Life’s Biggest Obstacles” bestselling author Leif Hetland uses examples from the life of David, slayer of the giant Goliath in the land of Israel centuries ago. We can learn lessons and principles from the events in David’s life, as recorded in Old Testament

Hetland also shares lessons from the giants he has faced in his own life. Hetland provides the reader with twelve practical ground rules, designed to equip readers to overcome the obstacles faced regularly; timely parallels from the Scriptures for living out these principles in contemporary life situations.

  • Part One covers four insights important for “Positioning for Battle.”
  • Part Two provides a clearly structured battle plan, a logical step by step process for “Stepping on to the Field.”
  • Part Three, challenges the reader with the final steps for “Taking Victory.”

Leif Hetland, founder and president of Global Missions Awareness, ministers worldwide imparting God’s love through healing, evangelism, and apostolic authority.

Unique features of the book are found in the challenging questions to ponder section and in the power declaration statements which reinforce the truths and applications found within the context of each chapter.

“Giant Slayers – Ground Rules for Overcoming Life’s Biggest Obstacles” is a book for every believer looking for a new impartation of supernatural power for an overcoming life and the advance God’s Kingdom.

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, 998-0768407877,$ 16.99, 2017, 208 pages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Seer’s Path, an Invitation to Experience Heaven, Angels, and the Invisible Realm of the Spirit, by Ana Werner – A Book Review


The Seer’s Path, an Invitation to Experience Heaven, Angels, and the Invisible Realm of the Spirit

By Ana Werner

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Exciting Insights and Essentials to Entering into and Experiencing the Realm of the Spirit

In her book “The Seer’s Path, an Invitation to Experience Heaven, Angels, and the Invisible Realm of the Spirit” Ana Werner describes her incredible encounters with the Lord Jesus.  Throughout the book Werner addresses questions regarding the gift of the Seer, the marvels of heaven, spiritual; warfare, revelatory visions, and evangelizing.

“The Seer’s Path” is uniquely organized using the term “activation” as it relates to specific chapter themes, prayers, and discussion questions. I found the “activation prayers” to be wonderful models, preparing hearts for worship, thanksgiving, and introspection, leading to soul searching confession, and commitment. The discussion questions at the end of each chapter are carefully designed for self-examination, leading to a commitment to take specific action.

This is a book that will resonate with anyone seeking a deeper understanding of what it means to experience more of God, the fullness of his power and the reality of knowing his presence

Werner is passionate about her message, direct in her approach, and powerful in her presentation. She is confident in her writing style and known for her transparency, spirit filled ministry, and love for sharing the heart of Jesus and the message of the gospel.

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, 978-0768410709, $ 15.99, 2017, 176 Pages

The Furious Sound of Glory – Unleashing Heaven on Earth through a Supernatural Generation, By: Jeff Jansen A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

In his book “The Furious Sound of Glory – Unleashing Heaven on Earth” Jeff Jansen weaves Biblical examples from the Old and New Testaments with contemporary life stories and testimonies of miraculous healing, deliverance from demonic strongholds, and God’s power at work in the lives of Jesus, the Apostles, and a present day generation of “radical revivalists empowered to minister miracles through the power of God’s Spirit.

Jeff’s writing is designed to nurture Christ followers to grow in their faith, know God intimately, and experience supernatural encounters with Him. Jeff’s research is impeccable and thoroughly documented. His vivid insight and word pictures create visual images that enhance the reader’s understanding between the worlds of the visible and invisible and between the natural and Spiritual.

This is a book that can use to open the eyes of the reader to see what God  is doing in this generation to empower believers to become world changers. Readers are encouraged to respond to the call, prayerfully seek discernment and carefully investigate the scriptures, study the content, determine the context, explore Jensen’s interpretation and analyze his conclusions and join in the harvest to come.

The book is endorsed by highly respected Revivalist leaders, Pentecostal Pastors and lay leaders, as destined to become “a textbook that will shape the course of world history.” Other Theologians and Denominational pastors will find Jansen’s writing insightful as a valuable resource for preparing a new generation committed to join in the release of the “fresh new sound of heaven” and the lighting revival fires around the world.

Jeff Jansen is a present day revivalist, internationally recognized for his apostolic message which demonstrates the glory and supernatural power of God let loose. Jensen writes of a strategic “Breakthrough which enables transformation, revealing the intentions and purposes of God… a season of unprecedented miracles signs, and wonders.”

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

Destiny Image Publisher’s Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 97807688410822, $ 15.99, 2017, 222 pages

 

It’s Supernatural By: Sid Roth – A Book Review


 

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Keys to Finding Your Divine Destiny – Walking in God’s Miracle Power Today

Sid Roth’s “It’s Supernatural” will resonate with every Christian believer aspiring to experience more of God’s supernatural life and power. Roth tells of his own life changing encounter with God, resulting in fresh new perception and miracle breakthrough which added a whole new dimension of spiritual understanding.

Although raised in a Jewish home, Sid Roth did not find answers in their religious, teachings and traditions; nor did he find them through a successful career as an account executive with Merrill Lynch. Sid became frustrated with life, he gave up his career, became hopelessly depressed, and desperate for finding meaning and purpose. In 1972 Sid was delivered from demonic oppression through a supernatural encounter with Jesus.

The book is filled with fresh powerful examples drawn from interviews with people who have been powerfully transformed by God’s supernatural presence, as evidenced by: Charismatic gifts, the demonstration of miracles, the preservation of the Jewish people as a distinct race, prophets and seers ministering revelatory gifts, and experiencing current day manifestations of the works of Jesus.

Powerful tools, healing promises from the scriptures, simple steps to meditating on the scriptures, and much, much more fill the pages of this fast moving narrative. Roth’s writing is Bible based, authoritative, convincing, with transcendent evidence of the supernatural and teaching that goes beyond prevailing theological concepts.

Sid Roth extends this invitation to his readers, “Welcome to my world, where it Naturally Supernatural.

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

It’s Supernatural Press, 4301 Westinghouse Blvd., Charlotte, N. C., 28273, 9780768410860, $16.99, 2017, 192 pages

 

 

Unleashing Heaven’s Breath By: Steve Hannett – A Book Review


 

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

Supernatural Transformation, Untapped Power Within

In his book “Unleashing Heaven’s Breath” Steve Hannett shares practical tools that open the Scriptures to the reader as a living epistle, an entryway to power, and a more intimate relationship with Jesus. This is Steve’s story of his miraculous healing from cancer.

“Unleashing Heaven’s Breath” is carefully researched, with well documented endnotes, biblical in content, anointed teaching, and inspirational in presentation. Steve is a gifted communicator, passionate in delivery, and humble in spirit. Steve’s prayer is that his readers will “Discover the Ultimate Secret to Releasing Signs, Wonders, and Miracles” available to Christ followers today.

I found the chapter summary points especially helpful. The reflective questions make the book a unique resource for individuals or for interactive Bible study in a small group or discipleship/mentoring relationship. The questions might also be used as a devotional journal for individual focus and personal application. Another inspiring feature is the declarative prayer statement provided at the end of each chapter. These prayers can be life changing.

Steve Hannett, founding pastor of Abundant Grace Christian Church and of Jesus Reigns International, Inc. in Rutherford, New Jersey, has a powerful and effective ministry. The church and school are of one mind in vision, with a goal to train individuals who are seeking a deeper relationship with the Lord and desire to understand the Scripture, as a living guidebook for life and ministry.

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, 978-0768404494, $16.99, 2017, 240 pages

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 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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Experiencing the Heavenly Realm by Judy Franklin & Beni Johnson – A Book Review


Experiencing the Heavenly Realm – Keys to Accessing Supernatural Encounters

By: Judy Franklin and Beni Johnson,

Reviewed By: Richard R. Blake

An Invitation to Encounter God in New and Deeper Ways – With a Heart Anchored in another World

“Experiencing the Heavenly Realm – Keys to Accessing Supernatural Encounters” is centered on the theme of invitation. Firstly, it is an invitation to encounter God and His love in new and deeper ways. Secondly it is Judy Franklin’s invitation to the reader to learn from lessons she learned along the way in her spiritual journey, supernatural experiences, and visions while accessing God in heavenly places. The book is designed to experience spiritual growth, and to a new realization of the power of prayer available to believers today.

In this new expanded edition, Beni Johnson’s first chapter “Healing the Whole Man” challenges the reader to recognize that God wants to connect with us, by laying aside the entanglements that keep us from experiencing these heavenly encounters.

The first eight chapters include activation exercises designed to help you, the reader, to “engage with the Holy Spirit and invite the presence of heaven into your life.” I started my own Encounter Journal to discover what it means to lay aside all the entanglements holding me back from entering into God’s rest, to experience a new awareness of His love and of His presence.

Judy Franklin preserves the beauty and innocence of a childlike faith; while exploring and interpreting the deeper hidden mysteries of God in light of the basic tenants of the church. Judy also relates lessons learned from object lessons, and symbols revealed in her visions, of spiritual healing, evangelism, and the ministry of intercessory prayer. Her visions and experiences are reminiscent of the Old Testament prophets and the New Testament visions of the Apostles, Peter, John, and Paul.

The book includes sincere testimonies of men and women, from every walk of life, who have had their own heavenly encounters. Beni Johnson brings an additional challenge and invitation, for the reader to understand from the scriptures that it’sGod’s intention to take us into His realm to uncover his glorious mysteries…to experience God’s love and be changed into His likeness.”

“Experiencing the Heavenly Realm” is for those willing to risk believing in a big God – for those hungering to know God personally, in an interactive unique relationship. The lessons learned will linger in the hearts and thoughts of the reader long after closing the last page of the final chapter.

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, 978-0768410488. – $ 16.99, 2016, 218 Pages