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

 

 

 

 

 

40 Days to Wholeness – Body, Soul, and Spirit By Beni Johnson – A Book Review


40 Days to Wholeness – Body, Soul, and Spirit, By Beni Johnson

 

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

A Devotional Guide Leading to a Healthy and Free Lifestyle

In her book “40 Days to Wholeness – Body, Soul and Spirit” Beni Johnson masterfully presents a progressive positive approach to attain and maintain a lifestyle of health and wholeness from the starting point to a natural sense of relationship of physical health, mental acuity, and spiritual power.

Each of the 40 days open with a carefully selected passage from the scriptures, a word of practical instruction, encouragement or motivation drawn from Beni’s own pursuit healthy living and wholeness. A unique feature of the book is the thematic continuity and consistency by putting an emphasis on “Body, Soul, and “Spirit.” The instructions, words of encouragement, and prayers with declarations of thanksgiving strengthen the reader for their journey.

I found the chapters addressing: the importance of a support circle, practicing self-control, and pressing toward the goal to be especially helpful and motivating.  The suggestions for being intentional about keeping an exercise journal resonated with me.

Christians who have struggled with basic discipline in exercise, diet, and devotional consistency will find Beni Johnson’s “40 Days to Wholeness – Body, Soul and Spirit” practical, easy to implement, and motivating. Highly recommended.

The book is a part of the Healthy and Free video curriculum. 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. 97807687410846, $16.99, 2017, 184 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

Self-Deliverance Made Simple – Keys to Closing Every Door to the Enemy of Your Soul by Dennis and Dr. Jen Clark


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Finding Freedom and Deliverance through Forgiveness – Taking Personal Responsibility for Our Spiritual Growth

In their book “Self-Deliverance Made Simple” Pastor Dennis Clark and Dr. Jen Clark provide readers with tools to help them understand and receive empowerment, self-deliverance from spiritual bondage and supernatural healing through forgiveness.

Pastors Dennis and Jen Clark work as a team pastoring the Kingdom Life Church in Fort Mill, South Carolina. They are founders of Full Stature Ministries and have developed a systematic proven approach to empower believers for ministering healing, freedom, and deliverance.

It is their desire to clear up confusion regarding God’s sovereignty, the continuation of spiritual gifts, and the demonstration of God’s power. They envision healing for churches and individuals that will result in well-adjusted families, and healthier churches.

Many readers will resonate with the pointers and “practice exercises” exercises that lead to experiencing peace while waiting on the Lord for His presence. I found the “Practices” on the subjects of forgiveness, gratefulness, healing loneliness, and overcoming fear especially significant.

Dr. Dennis shared his testimony of personal healing and how this has impacted his life and ministry. Dr. Jen told of her training in psychology, the misconception and error and of how through Clark’s teaching,  she received miraculous deliverance and transformation as she recognized the truth about the seat of our emotions, freedom through forgiveness, and how to tap into the supernatural peace of God.

The Clark’s writing is genuinely compassionate; their message holistic and reconciliatory. The book is scripturally based, carefully researched, and well documented.

Self-Deliverance Made Simple “is a source of inspiration and information for readers seeking to “make Jesus Christ” Lord of their life, to experience freedom, and to assume personal responsibility for their spiritual growth.

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc.PO Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768411287, 2016, $15.99

 

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 Anointing For Miracles – How to Partner with God’s Supernatural Power By: R. W. Schambach and Donna J. Schambach – A Book Review


The Anointing For Miracles – How to Partner with God’s Supernatural Power

By: R. W. Schambach and Donna J. Schambach

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

A Call for All Christians to Claim God’s Anointing and Miracle Working Power

“The Anointing for Miracles – How to Partner with God’s Supernatural Power”   is made up of awe inspiring testimonies, stirring emotion packed stories of healing, and salvation, and eye witness accounts of redemption, repentance, and restoration. Donna J. Schambach relates firsthand accounts of the message and ministry of her father, evangelist R. W. Schambach.

The book is written with authenticity and simplicity and is filled with eternal lessons learned from the Biblical account of God’s supernatural power; as manifest through miraculous acts performed by followers of Jesus, the Christ.

The sixteen fast moving chapters of the book include a balance of teaching and testimony introducing topical themes centered on faith, compassion, authority, obedience, coveting, spiritual perception, consecration, and holiness.

Schamach provides important keys and basic teaching and instruction from the Scriptures to build your faith, uplift your spirit and to inspire you, the reader, to step up and claim a supernatural anointing of the Holy and his empowerment for a healing ministry.

“The Anointing for Miracles” is destined to become a classic. The powerful testimonies of amazing healings and God’s provision, miracle after miracle, will linger in your heart, long after you have finished the final “End-Word” written by Evangelist Donna Schambach, a reminder of God’s miraculous power available to Christians today.

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, 978-0768410532, $16.99, 2016, 220 Pages

 

Waiting for Wonderearning to Live on God’s Timeline by Marlo Schalesky – A Book Review


Waiting for Wonder – Learning to Live on God’s Timeline

By: Marlo Schalesky

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Sarah’s Barrenness in Light of God’s promised Blessing

In her book “Waiting for Wonder – Learning to Live on God’s Timeline,” Marlo Schalesky takes the reader on Saria’s journey from the shame, guilt and pain of barrenness, through years of dryness, the promise of a new start, a new dream, and a new life. And then the disappointment of living in Canaan as a foreigner and sojourner; Sarai questioned the promise but remained faithful to the only true God, Elohim. Abram’s fear and deceit in Egypt led to more shame for Sarai – and then the promise restored. Sarai waited. The promise of a son – in her old age, hope restored. More detours, more dryness, more shame, and finally – a son, Isaac, Elohim fulfilled the promised blessing. Faith rewarded.

Marlo is a gifted communicator with spiritual insight. She blends the key elements of the story with a keen sense of Biblical application and relational theology. Marlo’s writing is thoughtful, warm, sensitive, and down-to-earth. Sarai’s story reads like a novel.

“Waiting for Wonder” is written for reader’s searching for hope in the midst of disappointment, doubt, crisis, and heartbreak, looking for signs of hope of promise and purpose restored; to experience the deep indescribable joy of freedom, redemption, and the promise God’s faithfulness for a fruitful future.

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

Abington Press, P. O. Box 280988, Nashville, TN 37228, 978-1501820106, $16.99, 2016, 212 pages

 

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

 

 

 

 

Total Family Makeover by Melissa Spoelstra – A Book Review


Total Family Makeover – 8 Practical Steps to Making Disciples at Home

By: Melissa Spoelstra

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Basic Spiritual Practices for Nurturing Children and Transforming Families

“Total Family Makeover – 8 Practical Steps to Making Disciples at Home” provides a strong foundation for being intentionally authentic about transforming your life, your family, and your home.

The book is based on Scriptures Jesus modeled in the training of His disciples.

Each chapter features a section on modeling and another on training. Using this practical approach Melissa Spoelstra challenges the reader through:

  • Inspiring instructions on and suggestions for establishing principles of prayer in the lives of your children
  • Practical approaches to reading the Scriptures together and making application to daily family life
  • Comprehensive guidelines on the merits mentoring can have on your parenting skills
  • Building blocks instilling Christian character in your children through finding community in the church, by serving others, giving back to God, and sharing your faith

In addition to being active as a pastor’s wife and the mother of four, author Melissa Spoelstra is a popular women’s conference speaker, and Bible teacher. She speaks and writes from her heart and models the message she delivers.

“Total Family Makeover – 8 Practical Steps to Making Disciples at Home” is clearly must reading for parents from the crib through college. Highly recommended.

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

Abingdon Press, P O Box 2809988, Nashville, TN 37228-0988, 9781501820656, $ 16.99, 2016, 256 pages