Everyday Angels By Charity Virkler Kayembe and Joe Brock – A Book Review


 

 

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Thought Provoking, Foundational, New Perspective on Angelic Ministry

Chari Virkler Kayembe and Joe Brock collaborate in the book “Everyday Angels.” They share dramatic testimonies and stories of spiritual warfare and international exploits in the angelic realm.

The authors inspire the reader to listen for God’s voice, receive visions, and to experience encounters with angels. They provide Biblical evidence that provides a model for God-given insight on how to discern, experience, and operate within the angelic and supernatural realms. I have a clearer picture of partnering with angels to accomplish God’s purposes.

Each chapter closes with a “What about you?” section made up of thought-provoking potentially life-changing questions which stimulate action.

A first reading of “Everyday Angels” will introduce the reader to the principles of engaging angels into daily life. All subsequent readings will help the serious reader put into practice those principles while taking the first step into positioning themselves “for victory, miracles, and divine intervention.”As I reflect on Charity and Joe’s experiences in the angelic realm I am confident that whatever the Lord has in store for me in days to come, I can know with confidence “no aspect of my life is outside of God’s care and protection.”

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, 978-0768442755, $16.99, 2018, 288 Pages

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The Bible-Based Dictionary of Prophetic Symbols – Bridging the Gap between Revelation and Application – By Dr. Joe Ibojie – A Book Review


Reviewed By Richard R. Blake

Meticulous Research, Brilliant Presentation, Diligent Editing Inspiring Dedication

“The Bible-Based Dictionary of Prophetic Symbols” is much more than an ordinary dictionary; it is a masterwork, the most comprehensive work of its kind. An important feature of this revised and expanded edition is the inclusion of an augmented version of the Dictionary of Dream Symbols.

The format is well designed; a combination of practical advice and ministry experience. The book is divided into four parts:

  • An Illustrated Bible-Based Dictionary of Prophetic Symbols and Symbolic Actions
  • Gleaning from Bible Symbolism
  • Common Bible and Prophetic Terms
  • Other Symbolic Overtones.

Dr. Ibojie’s work is based on the premise that God speaks to man today but not all in the same way. He speaks through dreams and visions, in a clear language, or in parables.

“The Bible-Based Dictionary of Prophetic Symbols” is an exhaustive collection of Biblical and prophetic terms in one authoritative volume.  The meticulous research, brilliant presentation, and the inspiring dedication of the author combine to make this a tremendously significant authoritative study tool.

I plan to keep my copy readily available in my library for ready-reference.

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

 

 

 

The Agenda of Angels By Kevin L. Zadai – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

An Instruction Manual to understanding Angelology, Demonology, Spiritual Maturity, and Discernment

Kevin Zadai introduces the reader to new insight into the realm of angels and their impact on the on our lives today in his book “The Agenda of Angels.” Kevin’s book is not only a study on the doctrine of angelology but is also a handbook or manual on how to function within the unseen realm of the spirit.

Although I am familiar with the examples of angel appearance to Abraham, Jacob, Moses, the Old Testament prophets and New Testament Apostles, I have never done an in-depth study on the realm of angels and partnering with them in everyday life and ministry.

I read Kevin’s writing with interest, an open mind, and expectancy as I explored new revelation, angel visitations, activations, and impartation. I also prayed for spiritual discernment.

Kevin relates his experiences in the angelic realm with conviction, authenticity, and an authoritative voice with a sense of urgency.

“The Agenda of Angels” is timely, relevant, and a critical issue for Christians in these times of uncertainty and turbulent conflict in our world today.

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

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768449822, 2019, 222 pages

 

Woman Thou Art Loosed! Classic Edition: Healing the Wounds of the Past By T. D. Jakes – A Book Review


Women’s Issues, Spiritual Growth, Hope and Healing, Freedom and Deliverance, Wholeness and Empowerment, Personal Growth

Bestselling author Bishop T. D. Jakes is known for his television ministry The Potter’s Touch, Grammy award-winning music as well as hit movies, and for authoring more than forty books.

This edition of T. D. Jakes book “Woman Thou Art Loosed” includes the original edition as well as the workbook by the same name, an interactive study guide filled with profound questions for reflection and activation. The questions are designed to help the reader find complete healing and deliverance through their study of the book. The book is an important resource for individual reading and study or can be used effectively in a small group setting.

A gifted communicator, Jake’s writing is stimulating, practical, and inspiring. His solid teaching and spiritual insight offer resolutions for personal struggles and comfort in adversity. Jakes offers counsel and deliverance to women faced with matters of abuse, shame and guilt, condemnation, self-esteem, and the myriad of confusing issues women face today.

“Woman Thou Art Loosed! Classic Edition: Healing the Wounds of the Past,” offers life-transforming wisdom for inner healing and empowerment for spiritual growth. Although written for women the book can be an important and insightful resource for men as well; to encourage and better understand their fiancé, wife, or daughter.

Highly recommended.

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

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-07684504149, $16.99, 238 pages

 

 

Ignite your passion Chart your Course Own Your Life By Dave Yarnes – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Significant Principles and Guidelines for Maximizing your Perspective, Potential, and Purpose

In his book “Ignite your passion Chart, your Course, Own Your Life” Dave Yarnes addresses practical principles that will be new to many, a reminder to others already on the path to a fulfilling life, and significant affirmation for readers at every stage of life.

This distinct success formula features personal stories which provide insight and vision for committing to integrity, helping you, the reader, to establish, launch and realize a plan for accomplishing your unique goals.

“The Circle of the Spirit” concept has given me a new perspective and understanding of the need for a holistic outlook, for realizing a deeper fulfillment, and a more intensified spiritual connection with God. I have found new freedom, less anxiety, a more grateful spirit and an ever increasing sense of God’s love and His presence in my life.

Entrepreneurs, business leaders, life coaches, and career advisors highly recommend the book to their leadership staff and clients.

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, 978-0768417746, $16.99, 192 pages

Awakening Your Prophetic Voice – Identity through Prophetic Encounters with the Holy Spirit By Betsy Jacobs – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Prophetic Words, Encounters, Discernment, and Spiritual Growth

“Awakening Your Prophetic Voice” is an invitation to experience God’s mercy, love, and joy first hand; to discover your identity through knowing God and hearing His voice.

As I reflect on the benefits of reading Betsy Jacobs “Awakening Your Prophetic Voice.” I recall the many similarities of seeking intimacy with God through performance, of the influence of the doctrines of men, and falling for the tactics of Satan. I was deeply moved by her testimony of the miraculous encounter with God that turned her life around.

Betsy defines our prophetic nature as “any desire to grow in the prophetic is a desire to know God and experience being known by Him.” Betsy’s writing draws the reader in; she is open, comfortable telling her story and is excited about sharing the “deeper realms of intimacy with God.” Betsy is creatively articulate. She uses humor, has a great understanding of the elements of the story, and the gift of teaching.

The book is divided into two sections. In the first section, Betsy shares the story of her encounters with God.  These stories are filled with expectancy, anticipation, and revelation.

The second section is made up of devotional exercises and activities with built-in listening moments, including:

  • Scripture passages
  • Insights on digging deeper
  • Listening moments
  • Profound questions to consider
  • Opportunity for journaling personal responses and reflections

“Awakening Your Prophetic Voice – Identity through Prophetic Encounters with the Holy Spirit” is life transforming – powerful.

A 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 17257,978768418781, $16.99, 2018, 174 pages

 

Giants, Fallen Angels and the Return of the Nephilim by Dr, Dennis G. Lindsay, D. Min. – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Biblical Prophecy, Demonic Plot of Engineering Genetic Hybrids, Israel and the Middle EasIn his book “Giants, Fallen Angels and the Return of the Nephilim” Dr. Dennis G. Lindsey brings light on “the sons of God” as described in the book of Genesis.

The book is divided into three parts:

1.   Giants

2.   Angels

3.   Nephilim

In recent years science fiction and fantasy writers have created a following of young readers absorbed with superheroes who have unique god-like powers. More recently they have added vampires, giants, fallen angels, and the Nephilim.

Dr. Lindsey discusses the implications of how the current trend in fiction plays an important place in Biblical Prophecies from a personal and global perspective; especially as it relates to the Nation of Israel as God’s chosen people.

Lindsey’s writing is absorbing, well researched and documented. I enjoyed the numerous photos depicting visual insights into his book. Dr. Dennis Lindsay is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Christ for the Nations, Inc., a worldwide missions organization and Bible Institute.

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

Destiny Image Publications, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA, 17257, 978-0768444179, $18.99, 2018, 278 Page

 


Let’s Talk – 50 Daily Devotionals By Elmer Towns – A Book Review


 

 

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

 

I Am Jesus: Let’s Change the World

How can I change the world? The message of salvation (Good News) is powerful (Romans 1:16). Transforming your life is powerful. That’s because I came to change your life. First, I change your inner world, your desires, attitudes, motives, and love. You will love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind. Then second, I can change your surrounding world, your family, your work, your hobbies, your entertainment, even your language, and habits. This second world involves your church, home, school and place of employment. Then, third, I want to change the world out there. Let’s evangelize lost people in your neighborhood, a new church plant, the mission field. You can change the world either marginally or widely. Let Me use you to change 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,  978-0768449884, $14.95,  2018. 92 pages

I Am Jesus: Let’s Change the World – By Elmer L. Towns – A Book Review


 

 

 

Life Transforming – Inner World – Surrounding World – A Mission Field

 

“I Am Jesus: Let’s Change the World” follows the approach of “The Bible by Jesus” from the perspective of Jesus with Him as the narrator. This approach encourages the reader to be drawn into the presence of Jesus in a conversational style which makes the scriptures come alive in a new way.

The book is divided into two parts: The Exponential Church and Exceptional Follower. Both sections are made up of essential approaches to “changing the world.” The first section introduces steps the church can take to become world changers. The second part of the book presents Jesus’ challenge to the individual to become world changers by committing themselves to His Great Commission to change the world by making disciples of all nations.

50 daily devotionals challenge the Christian to take action. Jesus encourages the church and his followers to:

  • Grow in knowledge of the Scriptures
  • Grow in doctrinal understanding
  • Grow in the wisdom of divine growth principles
  • Grow exponentially
  • Grow socially

50 daily devotions challenge the reader in ways that will make them become exponential members of the church. Daily patterns of prayers help to formulate worship, surrender, and intercession.

“I Am Jesus: Let’s Change the World” challenges the reader to follow the example of the New Testament Berean Christians actions of:

  • Being Yielded
  • Being Intentional
  • Doing Word by Word Bible Study
  • Following a routine of Bible Study

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, 978-0768449860, $14.99, 154 pages, Reviewed by Richard R. Blake,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Vision of Hope for the End Times – Why I Want to Be Left Behind By R. Loren Sandford – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Fresh Insights on Popular End Times Concepts

Chapter one of R. Loren Sanford’s new book “A Vision of Hope for the End Times – Why I Want to Be Left Behind” provides definitions applicable to the themes of prophecy, apocalyptic, the rapture, the great tribulation, and pre and postmillennialism interpretations.

Sanford has a strong commitment to the truth of the Word of God and to responsible scholarship rooted in cultural background, linguistics, and textual contents. He sheds new light on and fresh insights into popular end-time concepts; the Mark of the Beast, the Antichrist, the Great Tribulation, and other prophetic themes.

A careful look at the Millennialism’s three views is summarized; the origin, the leaders and the misconceptions presented. A careful chart depicting the Apostle John’s revelation presents an excellent view of the 7 Seals Broken, one event refracted four ways.

Sanford’s writing is straightforward, illuminating, and relevant. He is careful to make clear that the interpretation of these prophecies is not a condition for man’s salvation nor as core values of the faith giving the reason for division among believers.

Whatever your position Sanford’s “A Vision of Hope for the End Times – Why I Want to Be Left Behind” will be a challenge to “preach a victorious gospel in keeping with the resurrection.”

A 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, 978-0768445664, $16.99, 200 pages