House on Fire – Revival Begins in the Home by Antonio and Christelle Baldovinos


House on Fire – Revival Begins in the Home

By: Antonio and Christelle Baldovinos

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257

978-0768406795, $ 15.99, 2015, 248 pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

A Wake Up Call to Alert Christians to the Impact of Today’s Secular Society on Our Homes, Our Children, and on Future Generations

Antonio and Christelle Baldovinos alert the reader of extent the inroads the secular society has made into our homes and how we are being assaulted with the deceit and lies of world views that are contrary to God’s ways. In their book “House on Fire – Revival Begins in the Home” the Baldovinos review God’s intended chain of authority within a marriage and family relationships from a biblical perspective.

Drawing from personal experience and scriptural instruction they discuss pointers for maintaining a thriving marriage, effective parenting, and building in the lives of their children preparing; them for adulthood, marriage, and establishing homes of their own.

The pages are filled with examples of how to incorporate a successful marriage with parenting and ministry; and describe what it means to build a prophetic home in a New Testament culture.

“House on Fire – Revival Begins in the Home” is a timely wake up call to Christian parents. Antonio and Christelle write with profound insight, share powerful examples, and practical pointers for maintaining a thriving marriage and a successful family. The book is ideal for use in small community Bible study groups, family devotions, or adult Bible fellowships in a church setting.

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

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Power To Deliver – A Guide to spiritual Warfare and Freedom by Stephen Beauchamp – A Book Review


Power to Deliver: A Guide to Spiritual Warfare and Freedom

By: Stephen Beauchamp

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310 Shippensburg, PA 17257

978-07868407167, $ 15.99, 2015, 204 Pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

The Power of God Demonstrated – A Paradigm for Christian Living

In his book “Power to Deliver: A Guide to Spiritual Warfare and Freedom” Stephen Beauchamp relates the story of a radical encounter with Jesus at the time of his salvation and of how he was miraculously delivered from demonic bondage by the power of the Holy Spirit. He tells of his years of training in deliverance ministry at the Brownsville Revival School of Ministry and his three month internship ministry in Paris, France. He has since gained over ten years of experience in deliverance ministry and currently serves as director of Prophetic Healing and Deliverance training at the International House of Prayer University in Kansas City, Missouri. He equips leaders and pastors with solid ministry tools for strengthening their pastoral and deliverance ministries.

Beauchamp carefully develops and defines the meaning of “power” in the Biblical context and establishes evidence for a theology of present day operation of the gifts of the Spirit, the nature and character of God, and manifestations of the Spirit.

In the final chapters of the book Beauchamp looks at the reality of spiritual warfare, demonic strongholds, and operating in a deliverance ministry. He helps the reader understand their identity in Christ: as sons and daughters of God, as the bride of Christ, and as the priesthood of believers. He writes with clarity, transparency, integrity, sensitivity and authority.

“Power to Deliver: A Guide to Spiritual Warfare and Freedom” is a written for anyone seeking spiritual health, wholeness, and restoration. This is a book you will want to revisit frequently to review insights and perspectives on spiritual warfare and to pursue the power of God for your calling to deliverance ministry.

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

How Can These Things Be? A Preacher and a Miracle Worker but Denied Heaven – A Book Review


How Can These Things Be? A Preacher and a Miracle Worker but Denied Heaven

By: Dr. Bill Hamon

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 172587, 978-0768409031, $ 15.99, 2015, 224 Pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Understanding God’s Plan for Redemption, Righteous Living, and Fellowship

Bishop Bill Hamon helps the reader answer the question “How Can These Things Be? – A Preacher and a Miracle Worker but Denied Heaven” in his book by this same title. He begins by clarifying some important keys to understanding basic Christian theology: God’s purpose in creating man, the doctrine of sin, the prophecies of Jesus Christ, His plan for the Church, and the importance of the bodily resurrection.

He goes on to expose some of the most controversial issues facing the church today by identifying true and false ministers, prophets, and ministries. He uses specific examples in light of Scriptural teaching to warn the reader of the danger of deception and helps them recognize strange doctrine and the spirit of error.

Bishop Hamon’s work is well organized, solid in content, presented in a reader friendly format, and written in layman’s terms for easier understanding. I personally enjoyed his use of topical headings within the chapters, his frequent use of alliteration, and his use of lists, for example: “The Ten M s for Maturing and Maintaining ministry,” and “Eight Major Reasons God Created Man.”

Bishop Hamon is an anointed Bible teacher, a natural communicator, and a gifted prophetic minister. “How Can These Things Be? A Preacher and a Miracle Worker but Denied Heaven” is a Clarian call to Christians today to avoid false teachers, deceptive doctrine, and to discern truth, a timely and important message.

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

The Fire that Never Sleeps – Keys for Sustaining Personal Revival, A Book Review


The Fire That Never Stops: Keys for Sustaining Personal Revival

By: Michael L. Brown and John Kilpatrick with Larry Sparks

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768407181, $ 15.99, 2015, 256 Pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake,

Igniting and Maintaining Personal Revival – Nourishing Your First Love and Passion for Jesus

Larry Sparks skillfully teams up with authors Dr. Michael L. Brown and apostolic leader John Kilpatrick to adapt and apply the stories, insights and principles gleaned from their writings to produce “The Fire That Never Stops: Keys for Sustaining Personal Revival.”

After reading the forward by Jack Hayford and the endorsements of a number of international Christian leaders I knew I was in for a rich reading experience. I was not disappointed.

This is a remarkable work on the history of revival over the last 100 years and its impact on the American Church. The authors have captured the passion of personal renewal by applying spiritual lessons learned from the insights of revivalists and visionaries, including: Charles Wesley, Charles Finney, William Booth, George Whitfield Leonard Ravenhill, Vance Havner, A. W. Tozer, and D. L. Moody.

Although much of the book is uniquely Pentecostal and Charismatic in appeal Christians from mainline denominations, and evangelicals will benefit from these examples of the spiritual awakenings led by these men.

A unique feature embraced by the authors of this book is a respect for the dramatic conversions, conviction of sin, tears of repentance, and uncontrolled emotion manifest by people smitten by the Holy Spirit as they received, deliverance, healing, and salvation during these services. The resultant agonies and commotions were accepted as a natural part of the “outpouring of the Holy Spirit” in the revival setting.

The authors are genuine and passionate in their writing; they are expressive, and inspiring. The work is carefully researched and well documented.

“The Fire That Never Stops: Keys for Sustaining Personal Revival” is a book for anyone hungering for more of Jesus, His power, His strength, and desirous of living a Spirit filled life.

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

Prophetic like Jesus – Releasing God’s Heart to your world by Jeff Eggers – A Book Review


Prophetic Like Jesus – Releasing God’s Heart to Your World

By: Jeff Eggers

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257

978-0768407204, $ 16.99, 2015, 238 Pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Practical Training for Cultivating a Prophetic Spirit

In his book “Prophetic Like Jesus – Releasing God’s Heart to Your World.”

Jeff Eggers presents a progressive plan for developing the basic principles of a prophetic heart and ministry

The book is divided into four sections. Section One defines the gift of prophecy, its simplicity, and the awe and wonder of the prophetic word. Section Two introduces foundational basics on how to cultivate a prophetic spirit and how to prophecy. Section Three explores “the gift of prophecy” from the perspective of building the church with a servant’s heart using the teachings of 1 Corinthians, chapters 12, 13, and 14 as for the key points in his instruction. Section Four addresses the pastor’s role in leading a prophetic people in a five-fold ministry; while developing a prophetic culture.

“Prophetic Like Jesus – Releasing God’s Heart to Your World” is more than a book for casual reading. The pages are filled with Biblical principles, Scriptural reference, and practical pointers for allowing the Lord to work out His Word in and through His followers. The “Getting Plugged In” questions and exercises are readily adaptable for interactive small groups, Bible study classes, or for individual study, contemplation application, and implementation.

This is a book for every Christian who is “thirsting” for a deeper revelation of the heart of God; desirous of growing into a mature usage of their prophetic gifting.

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

Cursing the Church or Helping It? by Anna M. Aquino – Book Review


Cursing the Church of Helping It?

By Anna M. Aquino

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257-0310, 978-0768440485, $ 14.99, 2012, 204 Pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

An in Depth Look at the Sin of Balaam

Anna M. Aquino calls the church and individual Christians to unite in a spirit of love and compassion in her book “Cursing the Church of Helping It?” a wakeup call to the dangers of pursuing the spirit of Balaam. Her writing is candid, articulate, and convincing.

My eyes were opened to the realization of the important lessons drawn from Balaam’s errors. His name is mentioned specifically in seven books of the Bible:

  • Numbers 22 – 24
  • Deuteronomy 23:4-5
  • Joshua 13:22
  • Nehemiah 13:2
  • 2 Peter 2:15
  • Jude 11
  • Revelation 2:24

There are dozens of other reference alluding to the nature of Balaam’s sins clearly indicating God’s displeasure. I was impressed with the Aquino’s broad scope of well documented research. These resources are an import tool for future study.

Anna shares stories from her experience to illustrate truths from the scriptures, sometime in heartbreaking stories, and at other times relates humorous incidents to bring home a lesson. The reader is challenged to self-examination and motivation to take action by intentionally extending compassion to others in an effort to unify the church and bring honor to the name of Christ.

“Cursing the Church of Helping It?” is an excellent Biblical study exposing the spirit of Balaam.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own. As Reviewed for Midwest Book Review.