The Seer’s Path, an Invitation to Experience Heaven, Angels, and the Invisible Realm of the Spirit, by Ana Werner – A Book Review


The Seer’s Path, an Invitation to Experience Heaven, Angels, and the Invisible Realm of the Spirit

By Ana Werner

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

978-0768410709, $ 15.99, 2017, 176 Pages

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

 

Exciting Insights and Essentials to Entering into and Experiencing the Realm of the Spirit

 

In her book “The Seer’s Path, an Invitation to Experience Heaven, Angels, and the Invisible Realm of the Spirit” Ana Werner describes her incredible encounters with the Lord Jesus.  Throughout the book Werner addresses questions regarding the gift of the Seer, the marvels of heaven, spiritual; warfare, revelatory visions, and evangelizing.

 

“The Seer’s Path” is uniquely organized using the term “activation” as it relates to specific chapter themes, prayers, and discussion questions. I found the “activation prayers” to be wonderful models, preparing hearts for worship, thanksgiving, and introspection, leading to soul searching confession, and commitment. The discussion questions at the end of each chapter are carefully designed for self-examination, leading to a commitment to take specific action.

 

This is a book that will resonate with anyone seeking a deeper understanding of what it means to experience more of God, the fullness of his power and the reality of knowing his presence

 

Werner is passionate about her message, direct in her approach, and powerful in her presentation. She is confident in her writing style and known for her transparency, spirit filled ministry, and love for sharing the heart of Jesus and the message of the gospel.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Self-Deliverance Made Simple – Keys to Closing Every Door to the Enemy of Your Soul by Dennis and Dr. Jen Clark


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Finding Freedom and Deliverance through Forgiveness – Taking Personal Responsibility for Our Spiritual Growth

In their book “Self-Deliverance Made Simple” Pastor Dennis Clark and Dr. Jen Clark provide readers with tools to help them understand and receive empowerment, self-deliverance from spiritual bondage and supernatural healing through forgiveness.

Pastors Dennis and Jen Clark work as a team pastoring the Kingdom Life Church in Fort Mill, South Carolina. They are founders of Full Stature Ministries and have developed a systematic proven approach to empower believers for ministering healing, freedom, and deliverance.

It is their desire to clear up confusion regarding God’s sovereignty, the continuation of spiritual gifts, and the demonstration of God’s power. They envision healing for churches and individuals that will result in well-adjusted families, and healthier churches.

Many readers will resonate with the pointers and “practice exercises” exercises that lead to experiencing peace while waiting on the Lord for His presence. I found the “Practices” on the subjects of forgiveness, gratefulness, healing loneliness, and overcoming fear especially significant.

Dr. Dennis shared his testimony of personal healing and how this has impacted his life and ministry. Dr. Jen told of her training in psychology, the misconception and error and of how through Clark’s teaching,  she received miraculous deliverance and transformation as she recognized the truth about the seat of our emotions, freedom through forgiveness, and how to tap into the supernatural peace of God.

The Clark’s writing is genuinely compassionate; their message holistic and reconciliatory. The book is scripturally based, carefully researched, and well documented.

Self-Deliverance Made Simple “is a source of inspiration and information for readers seeking to “make Jesus Christ” Lord of their life, to experience freedom, and to assume personal responsibility for their spiritual growth.

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc.PO Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768411287, 2016, $15.99

 

Authority to Heal – Restoring the Lost Inheritance of God’s Healing Power by Randy Clark


Reviewed by: Richard R. Blake

 Foundational Evidence and Powerful Testimonies of God’s Miracle Healing Power

In his book “Authority to Heal – Restoring the Lost Inheritance of God’s Healing Power” Randy Clark demonstrates the relevance of Biblical scholarship, Church history, and the formation of theological conclusions. Clark looks into Scriptures and the history of the Church to establish a Biblical foundation for divine healing, and the continuation of Spiritual gifts and a theology of supernatural empowerment, and the impartation of healing as a birthright available to Christians today.

 Examples of miraculous healing in the ministries of Moses, Elijah, Elisha and other O. T. prophets were used as prophetic indicators to point Israel to their coming Messiah. Jesus’ healing ministry in the New Testament fulfilled many of these prophecies which also confirm his identity as the Christ, the promised Messiah.

The book is filled with life lessons in walking for faith, understanding spiritual warfare, prayer, and stewardship. Amazing real-life stories are included which testify of authentic, verifiable miracles of healing and deliverance.

Clark is motivated by a heartfelt desire to clear up some of the confusion and misunderstanding, regarding the continuation of spiritual gifts and an expectation of the miraculous. Clark testifies of how his own personal healing experience moved him from academic thinking to recognizing the truth that, “God has always intended the ministry of healing to be a normative part of the life of the Church.”

Thoroughly researched and well documented “Authority to Heal” is scholarly, thought provoking and relevant for today; a valuable resource for both clergy and lay Christians. This is a book that will resonate with anyone ready to tap into God’s anointing by “Restoring the Lost Inheritance of God’s Healing Power.”

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, 978-0768408768, 2016, $ 16.99, 2016, 240 pages

 

 

Experiencing the Heavenly Realm by Judy Franklin & Beni Johnson – A Book Review


Experiencing the Heavenly Realm – Keys to Accessing Supernatural Encounters

By: Judy Franklin and Beni Johnson,

Reviewed By: Richard R. Blake

An Invitation to Encounter God in New and Deeper Ways – With a Heart Anchored in another World

“Experiencing the Heavenly Realm – Keys to Accessing Supernatural Encounters” is centered on the theme of invitation. Firstly, it is an invitation to encounter God and His love in new and deeper ways. Secondly it is Judy Franklin’s invitation to the reader to learn from lessons she learned along the way in her spiritual journey, supernatural experiences, and visions while accessing God in heavenly places. The book is designed to experience spiritual growth, and to a new realization of the power of prayer available to believers today.

In this new expanded edition, Beni Johnson’s first chapter “Healing the Whole Man” challenges the reader to recognize that God wants to connect with us, by laying aside the entanglements that keep us from experiencing these heavenly encounters.

The first eight chapters include activation exercises designed to help you, the reader, to “engage with the Holy Spirit and invite the presence of heaven into your life.” I started my own Encounter Journal to discover what it means to lay aside all the entanglements holding me back from entering into God’s rest, to experience a new awareness of His love and of His presence.

Judy Franklin preserves the beauty and innocence of a childlike faith; while exploring and interpreting the deeper hidden mysteries of God in light of the basic tenants of the church. Judy also relates lessons learned from object lessons, and symbols revealed in her visions, of spiritual healing, evangelism, and the ministry of intercessory prayer. Her visions and experiences are reminiscent of the Old Testament prophets and the New Testament visions of the Apostles, Peter, John, and Paul.

The book includes sincere testimonies of men and women, from every walk of life, who have had their own heavenly encounters. Beni Johnson brings an additional challenge and invitation, for the reader to understand from the scriptures that it’sGod’s intention to take us into His realm to uncover his glorious mysteries…to experience God’s love and be changed into His likeness.”

“Experiencing the Heavenly Realm” is for those willing to risk believing in a big God – for those hungering to know God personally, in an interactive unique relationship. The lessons learned will linger in the hearts and thoughts of the reader long after closing the last page of the final chapter.

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, 978-0768410488. – $ 16.99, 2016, 218 Pages

 

 

 

 

Heaven Made Real – A Guide to the Afterlife and Eternity – A Book Review


Heaven Made Real – A Biblical Guide to the Afterlife and Eternity

By: Tim Sheets

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Frequently Asked Questions – Answers on Heaven, Biblical Truths – Straight from God’s Word

Tim Sheets’ book “Heaven Made Real – A Biblical Guide to the Afterlife and Eternity” addresses some of the most frequently asked questions regarding life after death, the reality of heaven,  heaven’s location and appearance, what we will look like and about details of life in heaven.

Tim Sheets refutes some of the fallacies and preconceived misconception “of heaven on earth,” and the importance of assembling together with other believers in the church body. In addition to the mention of Old Testament references of heaven in Deuteronomy, in the book of Joshua, the Psalms, and the prophets, Ezekiel, Jeremiah, and Isaiah, New Testament references of the Apostles. Matthew, John, Paul, and Peter add a new depth to our understanding of heaven.

Sheets also includes testimonies of contemporary people who have experienced visions and dreams providing comfort and confirmation of loved one being in heaven, while worshiping in the spirit, caught up in the spirit, or praying in the spirit. He rejects some of the misconceptions and preconceived precepts of heaven on earth, and emphasizes the importance of assembling together with other believers in the church body.

I appreciated the deep insight Sheet’s brings to the Great Cloud of Witnesses described in Hebrews, chapter 12 and stimulated a desire to read more from the authors included in Sheet’s research.

“Heaven Made Real – A Biblical Guide to the Afterlife and Eternity” challenges Christians today to live “in this confident expectation…and the promise of eternal rest and of the presence of God Himself.” Challenging.

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768411812, $ 14.99, 2016, 214 pages

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

Heaven Declares – Prophetic Decrees to Start Your Day by Hakeem Collins


Heaven Declares – Prophetic Decrees to Start Your Day

By Hakeem Collins

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Read, Reflect, and Release God’s Revelation Daily – A Ninety Day Devotional Journey

Dr. Hakeem Collin’s “Heaven Declares – Prophetic Decrees to Start Your Day” introduces the reader to wisdom and guidance in finding and living out God’s divine purpose on a daily basis.

The daily devotional readings are filled with prophetic declarations that provide a new sense of intimacy with God and help the reader experience the reality and significance of being open to receive the Word of the Living God.

Each day’s reading includes: a verse of the day which provides the insight from the Word, additional scriptures for meditation, and a prophetic decree and declaration to start the day.

The book is designed to “kick start the prophetic process in your life” through a four step prophetic strategy: Identify, Speak, Seek, Implement. To get the full benefit of the 90 day devotional guide, it is important that the reader pursue the guidelines set forth in this strategic program.

“Heaven Declares” is destined to become a classic devotional guide for discovering the impact of prophetic degrees and finding and implementing God’s purpose in your daily life and ministry. Highly endorsed by respected internationally recognized Pentecostal and Charismatic prophetic leaders.

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

Destiny Image Publishers, P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 9780768409932, $ 15.99, 2016, 278 pages

 

 

 

Angel Armies – Releasing the Warriors of Heaven, by Dr. Tim Sheets – A Book Review


Angel Armies – Releasing the Warriors of Heaven

By Tim Sheets

Destiny Image Press, P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-076840874, $ 15.99, 2016, 220 pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

A Prophetic Message an Unprecedented Great Awakening in the Church

In his book “Angel Armies – Releasing the Warriors of Heaven” Dr. Tim Sheets delivers a powerful apostolic message at a time when many theologians are prone to “explain away the supernatural realm.” Dr. Sheets tells of a recurring prophetic vision, a revelation of a Holy Spirit movement of supernatural power coming like a vortex of revival fire.  He describes a Third Great Awakening, unprecedented, ablaze with the burning power of Christ’s presence in the greatest revival the world has ever seen.

Dr. Sheets writes from a biblical viewpoint, revealing amazing insight and understanding into the nature and ministries of angelic forces. Dr. Sheet’s has been diligent in prayer and study in preparation of this powerful in depth, life altering revelation.

Step by step Dr. Sheets explains from the scriptures how angels minister to us as heirs of salvation, how they assist us in fulfilling our destiny, and as ministering spirits in natural and spiritual realms. He includes instruction on King David’s understanding of angels, and on the intrinsic nature of angels. I received a new understanding into the role of angels and their ministry in the lives of the apostles Peter and Paul, in the life of Jesus, and from Old Testament examples of Gideon, Joshua, and Daniel.

Highly respected National and International Charismatic and Evangelical leaders enthusiastically endorse the prophetic message of Dr. Tim Sheets and are partnering with him in bringing transformation and deliverance to regions throughout the world. “Angel Armies – Releasing the Warriors of Heaven” is must readers for Christians today and for the next generation.

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

Receptivity -Tuning in to God’s Voice by Daniel K. Norris – A Book Review


Receptivity – Tuning in to God’s Voice

By: Daniel K. Norris

Destiny Image Publishers Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768407044, $ 15.99, 2015, 190 pages

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

An Invitation to a Lifestyle of Learning, Listening, Discerning, and Hearing God’s Voice

In his book “Receptivity – Tuning in to God’s Voice” evangelist Daniel K. Norris proclaims a life changing message which prepares the reader to actively pursue, identify, and hear the voice of God. He challenges the reader to move beyond being apathetic, lukewarm, and complacent to become an uncompromising radical believer and follower of Jesus.

I was captivated by Daniel’s powerful stories of miraculous ministry, select testimonies from thousands who received the message of salvation, and physical healing. I was also inspired by examples of spiritual mentoring and passing on the revival message to generation after generation to young evangelists as exemplified by Leonard Ravenhill, Steve Hill and now through Daniel Norris to another generation.

My spiritual eyes were opened to new insights and a clearer understanding of listening for God’s voice through seeds of truth while becoming more receptive to His Word. Daniel draws lessons from Jesus’ parable of the sower for keys to dying to self, becoming a selfless sower, and how to establish a mindset for drawing near to God.

Daniel’s writing is well articulated and spiritualy anointed; a must read for those fully receptive to hear and respond to the voice and will of God. “Receptivity” calls on the reader to tune in to God’s voice

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.

Power to Heal _ Keys to Activating God’s Healing Power in Your Life by Randy Clark – A Book Review


Power to Heal – Keys to Activating God’s Healing Power in Your Life Power to Heal

By: Dr. Randy Clark

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc. P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768407310, $ 15.99, 2015, 248 Pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Eight Concepts for Releasing Supernatural Healing Power in our Life

Dr. Randy Clark, president and founder of Global Awakening has a passion for equipping Christians to pray for the sick and see them miraculously restored to health. “Power to Heal – Keys to Activating God’s Healing Power in Your Life” is designed to help the reader recognize the Holy Spirit’s healing power in and through their life. Dr. Clark stresses the importance of embracing the paradigm that a full gospel salvation includes growing in character, and obedience if we are to experience intimacy with God.

The book is formatted topically in a user friendly style. Chapters are filled with instructive guidelines, testimonies of miraculous healings, and scriptural truths for application that illustrate the dual nature of the Gospel message: in words and through the demonstration of God’s power. Dr. Clark leads the reader through a well-organized series of logical step by step progressions including the importance and relationship of prayer, testimony, perseverance, and faith. I found the 5 step prayer model, the 5 principles for healing, and the recommendations for further reading especially helpful.

Clark’s theological position and conclusions present a strong Pentecostal and Charismatic message. His teaching is instructive, convincing, and convicting.

“Power to Heal – Keys to Activating God’s Healing Power in Your Life” is a reminder to every Christian, “We are the vehicles and vessels God wants to use to release His divine healing power.”

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