God Encounters Today – Your Invitation to a Life Style of Supernatural Experiences By James W. Goll with Michal Ann Goll – A Book Report


Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768412406, $16.99, 2017, 248 Pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

A New Awareness God’s Intimate Presence

“God Encounters Today – Your Invitation to a Life Style of Supernatural Experiences” is a balance of biblical truth with a prophetic message of signs, wonders, and the fullness of the spirit, of God through intimate encounters with him.

The book includes insights from the encounters of Jacob, Moses, David, and other men and women from the Bible as well as authentic real life stories of individuals changed by dynamic God encounters throughout history.

The Goll’s carefully present profound practical instruction on the great diversity of God encounters and the purpose of God encounters today. Each chapter includes a powerful passionate prayer for the reader.

James and Michal Ann Goll work as a team in equipping believers to understand the supernatural as conference speakers, authors, mentors, and through their God Encounters Ministries. Their dynamic teaching includes subjects in the realm of the prophetic, prayer, spiritual warfare, and spiritual growth.

“God Encounters Today” is a challenge and invitation for readers to break out of man-made religious boxes to join in a quest for a fresh life changing revelation from God to explore the unlimited opportunities available to Christ followers 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, 978-0768412406, $16.99, 2017, 248 Pages

Encountering God Through Prayer – Simple Strategies to Develop – A Powerful Prayer Life By: Margie Fleurant – A Book Review


Encountering God Through Prayer – Simple Strategies to Develop – A Powerful Prayer Life

By: Margie Fleurant

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

An Open Invitation to a Join in a Journey – Building Your Spiritual Life on Christ’s Foundation through Prayer

Margie Fleurant skillfully weaves five pillars of a healthy prayer life with practical steps, and an eight step pattern, into a blueprint for “Encountering God through Prayer.”

In Part One Fleurant introduces the importance of finding intimacy with God by knowing Christ, recognizing our new identity, developing our spiritual nature, and by resting in the Father’s love. Part Two provides the tools and exercises that lead to surrender, inward reflection, burning hearts, awe of God, personal joy, and finding friendship with God.

The book is formatted to include an opening statement introducing the theme of the chapter or the instruction to follow, a personal experience from Margie’s life, an observation from the life of David, a prayer from the apostle Paul, or the example of Jesus, followed by powerful well-ordered strategies and principles for building a deeper and more meaningful prayer experience.

Each chapter ends with a profound, yet simple, prayer asking a blessing on the reader. These prayers include positive declarations and affirmations which can be incorporated into regular prayer patterns for future use.

“Encountering God through Prayer” is packed with insights and practical tools for enhancing a whole new level of intimacy with God.  Believers from every stage of spiritual maturity will be challenged to try these principles. This is a book I will want to read again. And Often!

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

Destiny Image Publisher, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-068411997, $16.99, 2017,192 pages

 

 

How to TAP into the Glory of God – Anointed Principles that Unlock God’s Power in Your Life By: Shawn Morris – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Principles for Receiving Revival, Restructure, Restoration, and Awakening

“How to TAP into the Glory of God” is an important book for everyone with a hunger for more manifestations of the presence of God and desirous of experiencing the Holy Spirit’s release of His anointing power.  Shawn Morris founder and president of Shawn Morris International Ministries of Houston, Texas tells the story of moving from misery to ministry while  discovering his destiny. He highlights experiences of his encounters with God “in the glory.”

Evangelist Morris explains TAP as “The anointed principles of God” or a gift of God’s glory or unction to move in God’s anointing glory, and receiving the fullness of God as we understand our position in His gifting. Morris goes on to describe in detail the TAP principles of God’s presence, generosity, sacrificial living, prayer, communion, worship and levels of worship, and breaking the walls of racial, social, and economic status.

I found the fundamental law of truth as a moral standard significant to a believers walk, especially, relevant for followers of Christ in today’s unsettled times. Each chapter ends with a powerful prayer of intercession for the reader, specifically related to the application of the principles revealed in the chapter.

Shawn’s writing is inspirational, written from his heart felt convictions and sense of mission, to help readers experience revival, renewal, restoration, and awakening.

“How to TAP into the Glory of God” is scripture based, relevant, and packed with principles for accessing the Holy Spirit’s presence and anointing

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, 978-0768411959,, $16.99, 2017, 204 pages

 

 

 

 

Set Your Family Free – Breaking Satan’s Assignments Against your Household By: Dr. Bob and Laura Larson – A Book Review


 

 

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Identifying Potential Family Crisis – Moving from Recognition to Resolution and Release, and From Spiritual Bondage to Freedom

Bob and Laura Larson have collaborated in the writing of “Set Your Family Free.”  This guide book is designed to provide biblically based counseling, founded on scriptural principles, and sound psychological practice, combined with spiritual and emotional Inner Healing.

“Set Your Family Free” is uniquely different from Bob Larson’s other books. In this book the reader is provided with a proactive plan for using biblical knowledge to raise spiritually equipped children with an understanding that will enable them to avoid falling into demonic strongholds by using an offensive approach when facing spiritual warfare.

Using a case study as an example Laura describes a plan for purposeful parenting that resulted in repentance, restoration, and healing. An important step in this instance was the necessity to help these parents recognize the dangers of the previous generation’s predispositions, before they could resolve the negative spiritual impact these negative behaviors on their son.

Dozens of similar stories tell of ways that Satan attacks families, and tries to destroy marriages. Therapeutic interaction, and deliverance prayers may be needed to restore these families to a biblical model.

The logical progression and organization of the material in “Set Your Family Free” heightens reader understanding, assimilation of the principles, and for taking the action steps necessary to make application of these principles to real life issues. Hundreds of other keys and suggestions are presented with positive suggestions to produce spiritual growth, and victory over the powers of darkness.

“Set Your Family Free” is an important redemptive tool for families in crisis, for Christian deliverance, inner healing, marriage counselors, and pastors.

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, 978-07684122746, $16.99, 186 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

 

 

Preparations for a Move of God … in your life – By: Dr. Sandra G. Kennedy A Book Review


Reviewed by: Richard R. Blake

Foundational Principals for Renewal, Overcoming Obstacles, and a Living a Victorious Life

Dr. Sandra Kennedy’s book, “Preparations for a move of God … in your life” offers the reader clear, concise, instructions on how to  position our Christian life for spiritual growth through a faith expectancy on God, so that He can intervene, change our perspective on our situations, circumstances and problems; increase our faith, and transform our life.

Dr. Kennedy introduces fundamental foundational truths and principles which allow God to infiltrate and change every facet of our lives, as we diligently seek his presence, and make a volitional surrender to the Lordship of Christ. Kennedy shows how the power of true faith produces action. She describes how revelation produces heart knowledge in the process and how renewing our minds and confessing the word can turn our stumbling blocks in to stepping stones.

“Preparations for a Move of God” clearly proclaims promises from the uncompromised Word of God with solid step by step teaching on faith that results in healing, and victory. Dr. Kennedy has a calling and passion for the Church to have a worldwide impact with a far reaching message of the splendor and glory of God.

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, 978-0768418293, $9.99, 2017, 72 pages

 

Baptized in the Spirit – God’s Presence Resting Upon You with Power By Randy Clark – A Book Review


 

 

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Celebrating Diversity – Embracing Empowerment – Without Compromise

In his book “Baptized in the Spirit – God’s Presence Resting Upon You with Power” Randy Clark, presents a definitive study on the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. The book is the culmination of years of study, application, and personal experience in areas operating in the gifts of the Holy Spirit, prophecies, the gift of tongues, and the gift of impartation. Dr. Clark understands the depth of diversity and opinions prevalent today in Apostolic teaching and Pneumatology.

The book is divided into four parts:

  • Part One describes and defines the Scriptural, historical, and theological, perspectives of six different positions taken on the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
  • Part Two provides an introduction to the subject of experiencing the baptism of the Spirit, receiving the baptism, and evidences of the baptism. Clark shares his own story as well as the personal testimonies of a broad spectrum of Christian leaders from different eras and backgrounds to illustrate how individual experiences vary. These stories attest that baptisms have occurred at the time of salvation, deliverance, or surrender.
  • In Part Three, Dr. Jon Ruthven, a mentor of Clark, presents “A New Biblical Understanding of the Sprit.” Ruthven compares Theological traditions on the baptism in the Holy Spirit with the central mission and message of Jesus on the Holy Spirit as found in the four Gospels.
  • Part Four covers issues of holiness, equipping, revival, and more testimonies of Holy Spirit Baptism.

Clark delivers a masterful, Biblically based, historically accurate, and theologically sound resource that crosses denominational positions. “Baptized in the Spirit – God’s Presence Resting Upon You with Power” is destined to become required reading in seminaries, leadership workshops, and seminars.. Theological Professors, Pulpit Ministers, and Bible Teachers, professional and lay, will appreciate Clark’s thorough research, documentation, detailed chapter end-notes, and extensive bibliography.

Randy Clark founder of Global Awakening earned a DMin from United Theological Seminary and is highly recognized by his peers for his credibility and integrity. He is in demand as an speaker, in Bible conferences, international missions, and as a leader in the Apostolic movement.

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, 978-067412345, $15.99, 2017, 254 pages