100 Bible Verses that will Change your Life – It’s Time to Encounter the Father’s LoveBy Mark Stibbe – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

An Open Invitation to a Radical Life Change

In his book“100 Bible Verses that will Change your Life” Mark Stibbe gives the reader a profound glimpse into the heart of God, our Abba Father. Readers can expect to experience a radical life change through the depths of God’s love as revealed throughout human history from the Garden of Eden to the New Jerusalem revealed in the book of Revelation.

Mark selects 50 verses from the Old Testament and 50 verses from the New Testament to relate examples of the love of the Father for man. The final chapter “a love from Our Father” provides a synopsis of God’s love for his children from the foundation of the world through man’s rejection, the covenant with Abraham, and the promise of the coming Messiah, Jesus, our redeemer and the Holy Spirit, our helper, and of His endless love. This summary is based on the 100 verses designed to change our life.

This is a book I will want to have readily available in my Devotional Library for regular access, chosen frequently for review and regularly for rereading. Hight recommended.

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 17257.978-0768451559, $12.99, 2020, 252 pages

Victory Decrees, By Jennifer LeClaire – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Promises and Challenges from the Scriptures for Overcoming Victory in Spiritual Warfare

“Victory Decrees” is made up of 366 daily reading filled with strategies for overcoming victory in spiritual warfare. Each day’s reading includes incredible challenges, promises, and prompts from the Scriptures, bold prayers, and powerful decrees for a strategy to fight off the line of attack of the enemy and for attaining victory over spiritual warfare.

Each page highlights a fascinating perspective of developing an intimate conversation with God including a specific approach for entering into the battle lines, gaining ground in an ongoing battle with the satanic forces of sin, to come out victorious.

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.

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

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257,978-0768451467, $16.99, 2019, 366 pages

 

Overflowing with the Holy Spirit By Dr. Pat Harrison – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Overflowing with the Holy Spirit

Dr. Pat Harrison opens “Overflowing with Holy Spirit” with principles that demonstrate how the presence of the Holy Spirit and His power and might operates and flows through our lives.

Each chapter is filled with Scriptural evidence that enlightens the reader.

I received new insight and a better understanding and new insights into walking in holiness, distinguish the indwelling, and the outpouring of the Spirit of the Christian.

Harrison writes with a deep understanding, life experience and years of ministerial exposure to knowing the Spirit and walking in His power.

I received new insight and a better understanding and new insights into walking in holiness, distinguish the indwelling and the outpouring of the Spirit of the Christian.

Dr. Harriosn helps the reader understand the importance of three essential truths:

1.  A constant renewal of the Holy Spirit. 2. Become fully aware of how God wants us to live. 3. Learn the way of the Spirit – to appropriate the benefits of daily walking in God (the Spirits) way.

“Overflowing with the Spirit” is a primer, for the newer Christian, an operating manual for the more mature Christian and a must-read for all who want to walk in power and fullness of the Spirit’s presence.

Harrison House, Shippensburg, PA 17257

978-1680312652, $16.99, 2019, 224 Pages

 

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

 


The Power of Imagination by Andrew Wommack – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake
Unlocking Your Ability to Receive from God

Andrew Wommack opens his book “The Power of Imagination in his book” with stories of ways men of faith in Old and New Testaments times experienced miraculous results in their lives, by activating their faith by living as though the answer was already a completed fact.

Noah stepped out in faith, believing when he built the ark. We can learn from the life of Abraham the rewards of pursuing the vision theLord reveals a panoramic view of promises awaiting fulfillment.

Moses demonstrated the power of, and the miracle of faith by visualizing the land promised to God’s chosen people, Israel.

Womack explores with his readers the concept; that imagination is the processor power of forming a mental image of something not real or present. He takes it a step further as he adds: vision is a mental image produced by imagination.

Andrew’s writing stimulates the reader’s imagination and activating positive change. I was challenged to allow God’s Word to quicken my spirit and my imagination to effect changes, encouraging me to envision myself as a child of the highest God.

“The Power of Imagination – Unlocking Your Ability to realize their full potential and experience God’s will for their life.

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978,1680312867, $15.99, 176 pages.

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

Supernaturally Delivered – A Practical Guide to Deliverance & Spiritual Warfare By John Veal – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Spiritual Warfare, Prayer, Healing, and Deliverance

John Veal’s “Supernaturally Delivered – A Practical Guide to Deliverance & Spiritual Warfare” is an essential guidebook for anyone seeking help in deliverance ministry and all areas of spiritual warfare.

The book is made up of four parts:

Part 1             John’s story of deliverance

Part 2             Demonic Warfare

Part 3             Getting free of demonic oppression

Part 4             The Call to Deliverance Ministry

Veal is openly transparent in his writing, sharing from his heart his testimony of demonic deliverance. John’s book is clear, easy to understand, and tremendously helpful.

“Supernaturally Delivered” is filled with:

•     Amazing supernatural stories

•     Loaded with keys to deliverance

•     Eye-opening personal testimonies

•      Practical applications

•      Foundational Biblical teaching

•      Warning on the dangers of Satan

I found the Supernaturally Delivered Prayers, Prophecies, Degrees, and Directions included in the appendix extremely helpful.

“Supernaturally Delivered – A Practical Guide to Deliverance & Spiritual Warfare” is authoritative, informative, and essential for anyone involved in Spiritual Warfare ministry.

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA, 17257, 978-0768450323, $15.99, 2019, 194 pages.

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

 


What You Seed is What You Get By Paul E. Tsika -A book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Living Abundantly in the Present

Paul E. Tsika invites the reader to experience the abundant life of God now in his book “What You Seed is What You Get.” From the first chapter, “Seed Your Dreams” to the final chapter, “Seven Irrefutable Laws of Harvest,” Tsika lays out concepts of seeding your way to success.

Long before I knew of Paul’s ministry, I began to understand the importance of “dreaming big.” His clear and succinct instruction has concurred with my philosophy and given me new insights on attaining those dreams in all areas of my life by “seeding.”

“What You Seed is What You Get” is filled with empowerment principles, and activation prayers, applicable to the Kingdom of God, your spiritual life, your family life, your finances, and your career. Page after page of seeds of encouragement, love, and forgiveness are illustrated through powerful promises and seeding principles from the Scriptures.

The book is well-formatted, easy to read, and encourages review and application. I found the suggestion for “a strategic discipline of seeding to success exceptionally challenging and helpful.

I can highly recommend Paul Tsika’s book “What You See is What You Get.”

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

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-076848255, $16.99, 2019, 176 pages.

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

The Prophet – Creating & Sustaining A Life of Giving Prophetic Culture


Prophecy for Strengthening, Encouraging, and Comforting

In his book “The Prophet: Creating and Sustaining a Life-Giving Prophetic Culture,” James Goll helps the reader to understand what it means to live in the realm of prophetic sensitivity, and to recognize the four levels of prophetic ministry, and other crucial insight into ministering prophetically.

I have been challenged to keep my focus on Jesus and to exercise my spiritual gifts. I found inspiration and encouragement from the powerful life-transforming prayers at the end of each chapter.

I found the information provided in the appendices, especially helpful: These include An extensive list of use of the word Prophecy, practical advice for getting started, suggested books for further reading, and chapter endnotes for additional study and application.

James Goll is known for his God-ordained ministry as a prophet, teacher, and founder of God Encounter Ministries. His book “The Prophet: Creating and Sustaining a Life-Giving Prophetic Culture” is destined to become a modern-day classic, a blueprint for readers to follow to find and operate within their prophetic destiny.

I can highly recommend “The Prophet: Creating and Sustaining a Life-Giving Prophetic Culture” to those involved in the prophetic movement as well as those looking into the ministry of God’s prophets in the 21st century.

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, $ 21.99, 2019,978-0768450446, 232 pages.

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

Lumi the Light Learns to Shine By Kelley Isika – A Book Review


 

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Christian Message, Early Reader, Age Appropriate Application

Kelly Isika demonstrates an understanding of children and insight into helping them grasp Biblical principles for age appropriateness and application. Artist Natalia Hubbert’s colorful illustrations reinforce Kelly’s rich insights into the Scriptures and the minds of children.

I remember, as a child, how during the early evening hours, even though accompanied by my aunt, how the shadows emphasized the darkness of an alley we had to cross on our way to the corner store, frightened me.

Lumi the Light felt this same fear on a gray and cloudy day. She looked for a hiding place. Her story will help young readers better understand what it means to let their light shine for Jesus – a story beautifully told and artistically portrayed.

Lumi the light is an “illuminating” read along story for young reader ages five through eight years old.

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, 978-0768450569, $15.99, 2019, 32 pages

Oooky Pooky Spooky Fear: Telling Fear to Go Away! By Dian Layton, Illustrated by JD Hornbacher – A Book Review


 

 

 

Meeting Fear with Confidence – Fighting the Dragon of Fear of Bullies

 

Dian Layton is known for her storytelling adventures. A gifted communicator, Dian understands children, their emotions, strengths, and weaknesses. In this book, she addresses children’s fear of the dark, the first day at school, and bullies.

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

JD Hornbacher’s illustrations are “right on” and fabulous: capturing the priceless expressions on the kid’s faces, moving from freight to boldness, gloating delight, and shear victory as they gain confidence over fear as the dragon retreats in awe of their courage.

There are several features of the book include that are essential when relating a message on fear to children:

  • An Introduction with suggestions for parents to help get the most benefit from the book
  • The Illustrations by Illustrator JD Hornbacher
  • The Rhythm of the Text – A Song Story cadence
  • A Bible Application
  • A Unique “Talk About It” time

The book is designed for early readers, ages 6-9, but is delightful reading for all ages — a strong message of Jesus as King who takes away the fear.

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,

9780768449914, $9.99, 32 pages

 

Worship Without Limits – The Place of Supernatural Access To God’s Presence and Power By Philip Renner – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

The Priceless Gift of Authentic Worship – Liturgy, Charismatic, Pentecostal

In his book “Worship Without Limits – The Place of Supernatural Access To God’s Presence and Power” Philip Renner reminds the reader that a pure heart of praise and worship is about magnifying our Lord and King and seeking His presence.

Although the book is designed to challenge and equip praise and worship leaders in the elements needed to fulfill their ministry role, the principles apply to the heart of all worshippers.

Philip’s insight and prayers read like the anointed  Psalms of David, and the Musicians of the Old Testament.

Page after page as I read Phillip’s anointed writing, I was moved into an attitude of reverence and of spontaneous praise. Even the format of the book’s pages elicits a reaction of worship.

Nearly a dozen illustrative sample prayers designed especially for the worship leader lead to acts of submission and surrender, intimate communion, and humility.

The “Take Away Keys” in chapter twelve are essential for every worship leader as well as every true worshipper of God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

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

Destiny Images Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-07687450828, $16.99, 2019, 170 pages