New Covenant Culture – Redefining Normal Christianity – By Dr. Jonathan Welton


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Experience the Fullness of Your New Covenant Identity

In his book “New Testament Culture – Redefining Normal Christianity” Dr. Jonathan Welton, founder of Welton Academy Supernatural Bible School Online, a best-selling author, and founder of the Better Covenant Theology, calls readers to embrace their full New Covent identity, and experience the supernatural in their concept of living the “normal Christian life.”

Unique features of the “The New Covenant Culture includes concepts of:

  • The importance of taking personal responsibility for sustaining revival
  • The unconditional acceptance into God’s family
  • Walking in the full truth of the freedom that Jesus provides
  • Praying bold authoritative prayers

“New Covenant Culture – Redefining Normal Christianity” is not a book for casual reading. Readers will want to preview the chapter titles and subheadings within each chapter to get a glimpse of the panoramic view of the Better Covenant Theology and the Five-fold Covenant, five myths about revival, and the family paradigm, before beginning a serious reading and study of the book. It is a great resource for small groups or individual study.

Dr. Welton writing is well organized, providing summary statement conclusion, backed by scripture, with activation exercises, examples from the lives of Biblical characters, and interesting insights into historical perspective, and prophetic interpretations. He includes a chapter with compelling teaching on the resurrection of the dead.

“New Covenant Culture – Redefining Normal Christianity” will resonate with Dr. Welton’s earlier readers and a new generation of Five-Fold ministers

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, 978-0768417528, $16.99, 2017, 214 pages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It’s Supernatural By: Sid Roth – A Book Review


 

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Keys to Finding Your Divine Destiny – Walking in God’s Miracle Power Today

Sid Roth’s “It’s Supernatural” will resonate with every Christian believer aspiring to experience more of God’s supernatural life and power. Roth tells of his own life changing encounter with God, resulting in fresh new perception and miracle breakthrough which added a whole new dimension of spiritual understanding.

Although raised in a Jewish home, Sid Roth did not find answers in their religious, teachings and traditions; nor did he find them through a successful career as an account executive with Merrill Lynch. Sid became frustrated with life, he gave up his career, became hopelessly depressed, and desperate for finding meaning and purpose. In 1972 Sid was delivered from demonic oppression through a supernatural encounter with Jesus.

The book is filled with fresh powerful examples drawn from interviews with people who have been powerfully transformed by God’s supernatural presence, as evidenced by: Charismatic gifts, the demonstration of miracles, the preservation of the Jewish people as a distinct race, prophets and seers ministering revelatory gifts, and experiencing current day manifestations of the works of Jesus.

Powerful tools, healing promises from the scriptures, simple steps to meditating on the scriptures, and much, much more fill the pages of this fast moving narrative. Roth’s writing is Bible based, authoritative, convincing, with transcendent evidence of the supernatural and teaching that goes beyond prevailing theological concepts.

Sid Roth extends this invitation to his readers, “Welcome to my world, where it Naturally Supernatural.

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

It’s Supernatural Press, 4301 Westinghouse Blvd., Charlotte, N. C., 28273, 9780768410860, $16.99, 2017, 192 pages

 

 

UNSHAKEN -Standing Strong in Uncertain Times By Jeanne Nigro – A Book Review


Unshaken – Standing Strong in Uncertain Times

By Jeanne Nigro

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Experiencing an Unfathomable Closeness to God in Perilous Times

Honest and open about her personal struggles as a victim of fear, when faced with the uncertainty of these perilous times, Jean Nigro tells her story of experiencing intimacy with God, in “Unshaken – Standing Strong in Uncertain Times.” Readers are challenged to consider the question: How can we make a difference in this turbulent world today until Jesus Returns?

Nigro is passionate about her message of discovering joy in the presence of the Lord.  She describes how our service for God, our activities, and our relationships are all meant to be the result of an overflow of focusing on our main purpose in life, growing in intimacy with God.”

Jeanne uses the analogy of a football game to depict the use of offensive steps and defensive strategies to break free from anything that would block this intimacy. She reveals God’s action plan for the Millennium, and provides important and profound insights into the Old Testament prophecies regarding the role and significance of the feasts of Israel in our worship. Other features of the book include: Practical guidelines for battling spiritual warfare and important concepts on the importance of concentrating on truths already known rather than the questions of the unknown.

“Unshaken” is highly endorsed by well-known Christian leaders as: powerful, relevant, practical and fulfilling. Nigro’s writing is insightful in content, articulate in delivery, and fascinating in discovery. The format of the book grabs the reader’s attention, insures retention, and results in resolution, and action.

“ Unshaken” is highly recommend for anyone inundated by fear as a result of the political and social instability of today’s world, and are looking for a better understanding of God’s plan for the future.

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, 978-0768409994, $ 15.99, 2016, 188 pages,

And It Was Beautiful – Celebrating Life in the Midst of the Long Good-Bye by Kara Tippets – A Book Review


And It Was Beautiful – Celebrating Life in the Midst of the Long Good-Bye

By: Kara Tippetts

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

A Gripping Message of God’s Grace in the Midst of the Uncertainties of Cancer

“And It Was Beautiful” is the third book in Kara Tippetts’ courageous story of living with the uncertainties faced while battling stage four cancer. Her first book, “The Hardest Peace” helps the reader understand the difficulties of dealing with motherhood in the midst of the expectations of being a pastor’s wife.

In Tippet’s second book, “Just Show Up” she collaborated with Jill Lynn Buteyn, a close friend. Together they inspire readers to be available to help with the everyday household tasks, and childcare, shopping and other simple errands. There are other times when friends are needed to provide quiet visits, comfort and understanding in a spirit of empathy.

In “And It Was Beautiful” Tippet tells of the heart-wrenching physical and emotional pain of losing her hair, recognizing the maintaining friendships, while facing surgery, radiation, and more uncertainty. She speaks of the “fragility of life” of adding another doctor to her team. She describes the “weariness of receiving,” when it is her desire to be there for her family, and to be the one caring for them.

Soon after  her diagnosis of cancer, Tippet started a blog Mundane Faithfulness. She wanted to share from insights she was learning with others who were also dealing with end of life issues.

“And It Was Beautiful” is made up a collection of these blogs formatted into short chapters, a beautiful story of a spiritual journey of a “Celebrating Grace in the Midst of a Long Good-bye.”  Kara Tippet’s writing is open, honest. She is willing be vulnerable exposing her struggles while find God faithful.

Throughout her writing she encourages her readers to recognize and reflect on God’s grace in every situation. Although written from a woman’s perspective, Kara’s example of faith in the midst of battling cancer will inspire anyone struggling with terminal illness: the victim, their families, and their caregivers.

David C. Cook. 4050 Lee Vance View, Colorado Springs, CO 80918 978-0781413527, $ 14.99, 2016, 248 pages

Praying for your Children by Elmer L. Towns, and Dave Earley – A Book Review


Praying for your Children

By: Elmer Towns and Dave Earley

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc.P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768431650, $16.95, 2010, 202 pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Parenting, Perilous Times, and the Importance, Responsibility, and Results of Intercessory Prayer for Our Children

Award winning author, Dr. Elmer Towns, Vice President and Dean of the School of Religion of Liberty University and Dr. Dave Earley prolific author, and chairman of  the Department of Pastoral Leadership at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and Liberty University collaborate in the writing of the book “Praying for your Children,” an important addition to the “How to Pray Series.”

The book is made up of eleven chapters packed with Biblical principles, promises, and examples, providing important suggestions, advice, and practical tools to help us as parents to understand, implement, and demonstrate love for our children through interceding prayer in these perilous times. Important guidelines offer help in praying for prodigals, praying with children, and teaching them to pray.

Chapter end notes provide a wealth of suggestion for additional reading. Helpful suggestions using “Ten Top Prayers” are provided in the appendix.

To get the most out of this book, it is important that you read with an open heart; apply what you are learning, and determine to pray for your children, more consistently, more passionately, and more often.

“Praying for your Children” is an important book for every parent, church prayer group, and individual intercessor. Begin today to leave a legacy of prayer for the next generation, and those to follow.

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

 

 

 

Spiritual Slavery to Sonship, by Jack and Trisha Frost – A Book Review


Spiritual Slavery to Sonship – Your Destiny Awaits You, Expanded Editi

By Jack and Trisha Frost

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768409055,   $ 15.99, 2016, 218 Pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

A Family Journey from Woundedness to Wholeness through Understanding Sonship

In this expanded edition of “Spiritual Slavery to Sonship – Your Destiny Awaits You” Jack and Trisha Frost share their story of transformation when they relinquished their orphan hood mindset to embrace the truth of Sonship. Jack went from being an agitated Dad to a compassionate Father. Trisha tells of her personal search for unconditional love and the healing she received as she surrendered the stronghold of inner fear in exchange for feelings of security, love, affirmation, and praise and the freedom to live out her destiny.

Jack is an anointed communicator and gifted writer. His use of metaphor, simile, and idiom bring to life and the stories of individuals touched through his message of sonship. Lessons from his years as Captain Jack, leader of the crew on commercial fishing boats, include suspense, humor, and are rich in spiritual insight and application.

In addition to the stories of healing and restoration, the book includes a chart comparing the “Orphan Heart” with the “Heart of Sonship” and an appendix equipping leaders for the ministry of restitution.

Readers of Jack’s earlier books will want to read this expanded edition and the book will have an impact on new readers today and for generations to come.

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

 

Living with Purpose – Devotions for Discovering Your God-Given Potential by Dr. Myles Munroe – A Book Review


Living with Purpose – Devotions for Discovering God-Given Potential

By Dr. Myles Munroe

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768408447, $ 14.99, 2016, 252 pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Prerequisites to Discovering the Process of Developing the Potential of Living a Life with Purpose

“Living with Purpose – Devotions for Discovering God-Given Potential” from the writings of internationally recognized statesman, bestselling author, and highly esteemed Christian leader, Dr. Myles Munroe, is a collection of inspirational devotional selections including Biblical wisdom for spiritual growth with applications for personal development in Christian living.

Dr. Munroe challenges the reader to discover, understand, and consider their tremendous untapped potential. He urges them to commit to maximize their hidden talents, unused successes, reserved power, and unexposed ability. The pages are filled with God’s promises, spiritual insights, instructions, and guidelines into finding, releasing, and living out your full potential.

One final word of wisdom from Dr. Munroe is an example of his distinctive ability to deliver a “personal” message that speaks uniquely to individual readers; helping them discover their divine purpose and to fulfill their destiny. “Accept yourself as God has made you. Allow His power to transform your weakness, rather than belittling yourself when you make mistakes.”

“Living with Purpose – Devotions for Discovering God-Given Potential” is a book you will want to read and reread. It is also an ideal gift for family or friends for those special gift occasions. Powerful advice for discovering and experiencing God’s gift of man’s potential.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lost Art of Intercession by James W. Goll – A Book Review


The Lost Art of Intercession – Restoring the Power and Passion of the Watch of the Lord

By: James W. Goll

Destiny Image Publishers, P. O. Box 310, Spartanburg, Pa 17257, 978-0768409284, $ 14.99, 2016, 224 pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Profound, Passionate Teaching on the Power of Intercessory Prayer

Bestselling author and co-founder of Encounters Network James W. Goll is highly respected and recognized for his insightful teaching and for his impassioned call to spiritual revival and intercessory prayer.

This updated edition of Goll’s book “The Lost Art of Intercession – Restoring the Power and Passion of the Watch of the Lord” implores Christians everywhere to become Watchmen of the Lord, priestly prayer warriors. These are impassioned men and women who will unlock the supernatural power of the Lord through corporate prayer, heralding the news of “Watch” groups being formed in America and abroad, who are experiencing a new dimension of communion with the Lord.

Goll’s writings come as a result of his experiences in a passionate, contagious prayer life.  His writing is infectious, infusing the reader with a “righteous obsession” to pursue a craving for a life of ardent, authoritative prayer, and bringing about spiritual revival around the world.

“The Lost Art of Intercession” is unique in its message for anyone willing to pay the price to help restore a new visitation of the glory of the Lord on earth. This is a message for today’s prayer warriors and for a new generation of empowered watchmen. An enriching life changing read leading to supernatural results.

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

A Daily Invitation to Friendship with God – A book Review


Daily Invitation to Friendship with God – Dreaming with God to Transform Your World

By Bill Johnson

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768409543,   $ 14.99, 2016, 395 pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake, richard330@yahoo.com

Profound Insights into Dreaming with God and Transforming Your World

“Daily Invitation to Friendship with God – Dreaming with God to Transform your World” is made up of  365 inspiring quotes, thoughts, meditations, and reflections from bestselling author, Bill Johnson’s book “Dreaming with God.”  It is the author’s intent to connect the reader with the purposes of God through a fluid process of co-laboring with Him.

I personally found myself pondering the concept of moving from “servants to the master” to becoming “intimate friends” with Jesus, and the personal transformation that comes with divine encounters with God. I was also struck with the importance of realizing the creative force of our words, the potential of our communications, and of living as though nothing is impossible.

On the practical side Pastor Johnson emphasizes the significance of the focus of our worship, our perspective on values, and on the potential of our communications.

The reflections from the pen of Bill Johnson inspire the reader to search and discover the secret things of God’s heart through intimacy with the Savior. “Daily Invitation to Friendship with God” is powerful reading, leading to embracing divine wisdom, the spirit of revelation, and complete abandonment to God.

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

 

Just Show Up, the Dance of Walking through Suffering Together, By Kara Tippetts and Jill Lynn Buteyn – A Book Review


Just Show Up – the Dance of Walking through Suffering Together

By: Kara Tippetts and Jill Lynn Buteyn

David C.  Cook, 4050 Lee Vance View, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

978-1434709530, $ 15.99, 190 Pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Parallel Stories of Friendship throughout a Difficult Journey of Suffering and Uncertainty

“Just Show Up – the Dance of Walking through Suffering Together” is packed with concrete, suggestions, supportive ideas, and meaningful information for reciprocal friendship during hard times and suffering. Authors Kara Tippetts and Jill Lynn Buteyn team up to share their story of a deep meaningful friendship throughout Karen’s life and death battle with cancer.

Kara and Jill explore the concepts of the long good-bye, the ministry of silence, and the gift of presence. They express them from two viewpoints, that of the giver and that of the receiver. Theirs is a story of nurturing friendship through pain and tiredness, insecurity and doubt, of unfathomly hard days, and the beauty and of being surprised by joy on a good day.

Careful consideration of the discussion prompts, are included for opening honest dialog in a group setting or for individual contemplation and will add to the personal impact and value of the book for individual readers; and immense help for anyone experiencing the process of anticipatory grief.

Anyone who had or is going through the suffering of a friend or loved one will find solace, comfort and support throughout the pages of “Just Show Up – the Dance of Walking through Suffering Together.”

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