Chasing Famous – Living the Life you’ve Always Auditioned For By: Lisa Lloyd – A Book Review


Chasing Famous – Living the Life you’ve Always Auditioned For By: Lisa LloydProduct Details

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Using the Stage as a Platform to Proclaim the Prominence God for His Glory

In her book “Chasing Famous – Living the Life you’ve Always Auditioned For,” Lisa shifts the focus from self-seeking affirmation to pointing people to God as the one to be honored. The theme of exchanging auditioning for approval from the crowds and seeking world renown challenges the reader to change the focus and to seek to proclaim the excellences of God.

Chapters are filled with Scripture truths and an invitation to:

  • Embrace yourself as unique
  • Find God’s unique purpose for you
  • Break free of the bondage of shame and guilt
  • Boldly step out to accomplish your mission of proclaiming the redemptive message of Christ.

Lisa’s writing is articulate, relevant, profoundly thought provoking, and rich in illustrative metaphor. Lisa is openly transparent; and shares an account of an incident from her life when she was young, vulnerable, and felt alone and trapped. She also tells of events in her career where God orchestrated unexpected blessing after a period of testing.

The ‘Questions to Consider’ feature at the end of each chapter can be easily adapted for use as a Reading Guide for book clubs or a discussion guide for small group Bible studies.

Destined to become a spokesperson for a new generation of Christian women, Lisa Lloyd is a successful actress and writer and is a popular speaker at women’s retreats, conferences, and other events, nationally. “Chasing Famous – Living the Life you’ve Always Auditioned For” is highly endorsed by her peers, and by well-known Christian leaders.

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

New Hope Publishers, P. O. Box 12065, Birmingham, AL 35202, 978-1625915177, $ 14.99, 2017, 192 pages

 

The Simplicity of Healing – A Practical Guide to Releasing the Miracle Power of God’s Word By: Dr. Sandra G. Kennedy – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Learn to Activate God’s Word to Build Your Faith and Find Healing and Wholeness

Dr. Sandra Kennedy’s book “The Simplicity of Healing” provides the reader with keys and principles to release and activate the miracle power of God’s Word to build faith, to receive healing, and wholeness. Readers will learn the important principles of the power of agreement, confession, and declaration.

God spoke to Sandra as a child, “One day I will use you in the healing ministry.” Dr. Kennedy tells the story of her personal miraculous healing. The book is filled with testimonies and stories that tell of the fulfillment of God’s calling on Sandra’s life through her role as founder and pastor of Whole Life Ministry, and the healing ministry of The Healing Center. Dr. Kennedy has been teaching the principles of healing for over 30 years.

Two important features add to the value of the book as a resource tool for ministry:  A summary statement of healing principles including things you need to know, things to do, and a complete list of healing scriptures. Although “The Simplicity of Healing” is concise, easy to read, and understand, the book is a complete manual of walking in faith and a practical guide to healing.

A unique feature of the book is the emphasis Dr. Kennedy places on the individual believer applying these principles personally for “Releasing of the Miracle of Power of God’s Word” for healing and wholeness. A forceful principle.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, 980768415193, $14.99, 2017, 160 pages

 

 

Faithing It – Fight For Your Faith By: Cora Jakes Coleman – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Discovering Miracle Working Power of God – On a Path with Destiny – A Life Changing Message of Faith

“Faithing It – Fight for Your Faith” is an important book for anyone who has ever faced a challenge that made them wonder if they could survive. Cora Jakes Coleman’s story is faith building. Stories from Cora’s life and from the testimonies of her friends reveal how to conquer obstacles, face tumultuous times, and heart breaking disappointments by fighting for your faith

Each chapter contains a faith building lesson, teaching from the scripture, a personalized prayer designed for the reader, an affirmation to claim, a faith point to ponder, and a faith activation exercise to put into practice. An added benefit is an essential resource, a list of 30 short daily affirmations. designed to be used throughout the day affirming evidence of God’s confirming word in your life.

“Faithing It – Fight for Your Faith” is filled with powerful lessons for facing inner struggles, on how to prevail in prayer through deep travail or from the “ashes of despair,” and to move from misery to ministry.

Coleman’s writing is filled with penetrating insight, sound principles, and a step by step process for fulfilling your dream, purpose, and destiny. Cora is an incredible communicator; her stories offer hope and inspiration to the reader. Her writing is authentic and meaningful. Highly motivating

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, 9780768409109, $ 16.99, 2017, 252 pages

 

 

 

 

 

Unlocking Destinies from the Courts of Heaven – Dissolving Curses That Delay and Deny Our Future By Robert Henderson – A Book Review


Unlocking Destinies from the Courts of Heaven – Dissolving Curses That Delay and Deny Our Future

By Robert Henderson

Reviewed by: Richard R. Blake

Understanding the Protocol for Entering into the Courts of Heaven to Present Your Case before God as Judge

The Operating in the Courts of Heaven series introduces a prayer strategy for bringing your appeals before the courtroom of heaven.

The “Unlocking Destinies from the Courts of Heaven – Interactive Manual” is designed to be used as a part of the Courts of Heaven Curriculum. The book follows the same session sequence as the DVD teaching schedule.

Each Session opens with a viewing of a selection from the DVD Study which served as a basis for the material considered in the session and all of the other elements of the course curriculum. This is followed with an Introductory Statement and Summary which highlights the theme of the material covered.

Profound interactive questions stimulate discuss of the material covered in the DVD presentation. This discussion is followed by An Activation Exercise which will help participants process and implement the information presented. The Activation exercises can be done in a group setting or by an individual. Daily Devotional readings, suggested Bible study questions, a reflection, or suggested prayer are included to be used throughout the week following each session.

Robert Henderson is a trailblazer in apostolic teaching in areas of revelation, and impartation. He is recognized internationally and travels extensively with a commitment to disciple nations while he delivers his message of the Kingdom of God, and the Courts of Heaven.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes.

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0997246045, $16.95, 2017, 200 pages

Unlocking Destinies from the Courts of Heaven Leader’s Guide By: Robert Henderson – A Review


Unlocking Destinies from the Courts of Heaven Leader’s Guide

By: Robert Henderson

Reviewed By: Richard R. Blake

Basic Guideline with Steps to Launching and Leading the “Unlocking Destinies from the Courts of Heaven”  as a Group or Class Facilitator

The objective of the “Unlocking Destinies from the Courts of Heaven Leader’s Guide” is to help the class members to identify and implement prophetic prayer strategies and revelatory principles for bringing their appeal to the Courtroom of Heaven in order to break up the delaying forces hindering them from moving forward and accomplishing their God given purpose and destiny.

The Leaders Guide is designed to equip the group leader to walk the participants through the course which includes: A Leader Checklist with actions to consider and complete prior to the class startup date.

The guide also includes:

  • Clearly defined instructions and a suggested structure for overseeing the weekly with structure for each session.
  1. A Welcome and Fellowship time
  2. A Worship and Prayer time
  3. The Video Instruction
  4. The Activation segment
  5. Plans and assignments for the week ahead
  6. A Closing prayer
  • The final section of the Leader’s Guide assists the Class Leader with materials essential for conducting the weekly sessions, including: A brief Introduction and Summary, Interactive Questions, and an Activation Exercise.

“Unlocking Destinies from the Courts of Heaven Leader’s Guide” is an important tool for planning, overseeing, leading, or conducting the Curriculum Course effectively. The Guidelines are thorough, complete, adaptable, and easy to follow. They are instructive and indispensable.Robert Henderson is a trailblazer in apostolic teaching in areas of revelation, and impartation. He is recognized internationally and travels extensively with a commitment to disciple nations while he delivers his message of the Kingdom of God, and the Courts of Heaven.

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, 978-978-0768413793, $ 14.99, 2017, 111 pages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unlocking Destinies from the Courts of Heaven – Interactive Manual By: Robert Henderson – A Review


Unlocking Destinies from the Courts of Heaven – Interactive Manual

By: Robert Henderson

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Understanding the Protocol for Entering into the Courts of Heaven to Present Your Case before God as Judge

The Operating in the Courts of Heaven series introduces a prayer strategy for bringing your appeals before the courtroom of heaven.

The “Unlocking Destinies from the Courts of Heaven – Interactive Manual” is designed to be used as a part of the Courts of Heaven Curriculum. The book follows the same session sequence as the DVD teaching schedule.

Each Session opens with a viewing of a selection from the DVD Study which served as a basis for the material considered in the session and all of the other elements of the course curriculum. This is followed with an Introductory Statement and Summary which highlights the theme of the material covered.

Profound interactive questions stimulate discuss of the material covered in the DVD presentation. This discussion is followed by An Activation Exercise which will help participants process and implement the information presented. The Activation exercises can be done in a group setting or by an individual. Daily Devotional readings, suggested Bible study questions, a reflection, or suggested prayer are included to be used throughout the week following each session.

Robert Henderson is a trailblazer in apostolic teaching in areas of revelation, and impartation. He is recognized internationally and travels extensively with a commitment to disciple nations while he delivers his message of the Kingdom of God, and the Courts of Heaven

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

 

 

Operating in the Courts of Heaven – Unlocking Destinies from the Courts of Heaven, Curriculum By Robert Henderson


Operating in the Courts of Heaven – Unlocking Destinies from the Courts of Heaven, Curriculum

By Robert Henderson

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Discover How to Unlock God’s Divine Purpose for Your Life

“Unlocking Destinies from the Courts of Heaven –Dissolving Curses That Delay and Deny Our Future” is a timely and important Curriculum for Christians seeking a breakthrough in spiritual awakening, in these unprecedented times of spiritual warfare, by using a prophetic prayer strategy that will unlock the destiny of our nation during this time of world turmoil.

The Box Set Includes:

  1. An Interactive Manual for participants:

The Interactive Manual” is designed to be used as a part of the Courts of Heaven Curriculum.

Each Session includes:

  • An Introductory Statement and Summary which highlights the theme of the material covered in the DVD Study
  • Interactive questions for discussion of the material.
  • An Activation Exercise which will help participants process and implement the information presented.
  • Daily Devotional readings, suggested Bible study questions, a reflection, or suggested prayer.
  1. A Leader’s Guide for facilitators:

The Leaders Guide is designed to equip the group facilitator to lead the participants through the course. The guide includes:

  • A Leader Checklist with actions to consider and complete prior to the class startup date.
  • Clearly defined instructions and a suggested structure for overseeing the weekly with structure for each session.
  1. A DVD Study: Each DVD Studies feature Robert Henderson as he takes through a prophetic prayer strategy. By watching these powerful sessions and going through the Courts of Heaven process, you will learn how to dissolve the delays and hindrances to your destiny being fulfilled.
  • The Book,  Unlocking Destinies from the Courts of Heaven – Volume  2 in the Operating in the Courts of Heaven Series for designed for the participants.

The book “Unlocking Destinies from the Courts of Heaven,” author, speaker, and global apostolic leader, Robert Henderson, boldly and authoritatively alerts the reader of the war being waged against the fulfillment of God’s plan and purpose. He teaches members of the body of Christ how to discover and implement Biblical principles and spiritual mysteries for freeing us and our generation from familial curses that have sabotaged our futures.

Robert Henderson is a trailblazer in apostolic teaching in areas of revelation, and impartation. He is recognized internationally and travels extensively with a commitment to disciple nations while he delivers his message of the Kingdom of God, and the Courts of Heaven.

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

Destiny Image Publishers, P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768413861, $ 99.99, 2017,

 

Chasing Famous – Living the Life you’ve Always Auditioned For By: Lisa Lloyd – A Book Review


Chasing Famous – Living the Life you’ve Always Auditioned For By: Lisa LloydProduct Details

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Using the Stage as a Platform to Proclaim the Prominence God for His Glory

In her book “Chasing Famous – Living the Life you’ve Always Auditioned For,” Lisa shifts the focus from self-seeking affirmation to pointing people to God as the one to be honored. The theme of exchanging auditioning for approval from the crowds and seeking world renown challenges the reader to change the focus and to seek to proclaim the excellences of God.

Chapters are filled with Scripture truths and an invitation to:

  • Embrace yourself as unique
  • Find God’s unique purpose for you
  • Break free of the bondage of shame and guilt
  • Boldly step out to accomplish your mission of proclaiming the redemptive message of Christ.

Lisa’s writing is articulate, relevant, profoundly thought provoking, and rich in illustrative metaphor. Lisa is openly transparent; and shares an account of an incident from her life when she was young, vulnerable, and felt alone and trapped. She also tells of events in her career where God orchestrated unexpected blessing after a period of testing.

The ‘Questions to Consider’ feature at the end of each chapter can be easily adapted for use as a Reading Guide for book clubs or a discussion guide for small group Bible studies.

Destined to become a spokesperson for a new generation of Christian women, Lisa Lloyd is a successful actress and writer and is a popular speaker at women’s retreats, conferences, and other events, nationally. “Chasing Famous – Living the Life you’ve Always Auditioned For” is highly endorsed by her peers, and by well-known Christian leaders.

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

New Hope Publishers, P. O. Box 12065, Birmingham, AL 35202, 978-1625915177, $ 14.99, 2017, 192 pages

 

Learning Change – Congregational Transformation Fueled by Personal Renewal By: Jim Herrington & Trisha Taylor – A Book Review


Learning Change – Congregational Transformation Fueled by Personal Renewal

By: Jim Herrington & Trisha Taylor

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Moving from a Program Driven Institution to a Learning Community“Learning Change – Congregational Transformation Fueled by Personal Renewal” is made up of stories of church leaders who were able to transform their congregations by first making changes in their own lives. Jim Herrington and Trisha Taylor cofounders of “Faithwalking” worked in a collaborative effort to develop a process focused on personal and congregational transformation.

The book is divided into four parts: Part one establishes the keys to real change, defines the key concepts to change and introduces the changes necessary for personal transformation.  Parts two and three emphasize four essential core values to reconnecting to our intended design and the mental models necessary for shifting the way we think. Part four provides for equipping ourselves for more effective leadership.

I found the features with suggestions for interactive engagement for a better understanding and further assessment of the material to be an invaluable asset for determining implementation, taking action and being authenticate for setting personal goals in creating inner change.

Readers will get the most benefit from the book by setting aside an extended time regularly to follow the suggestions for reflections and going deeper, as you move forward in your personal renewal and actualizing authentic congregational transformation.

“Learning Change – Congregational Transformation Fueled by Personal Renewal” is timely, relevant, and important; a must read for pastors, church staff, and lay leaders.

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

Kregel Publications, 2450 Oak Industrial Drive N E, Grand Rapids, MI 49505, 978-08525444555, $ 18.99, 2017, 264 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