Accessing the Courts of Heaven – How to Breakthrough in Prayer By Robert Henderson – A Book Review


 

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

Practical Keys for Understanding the Three Dimensions of the Courts of Heaven Prayer Strategy

“Accessing the Courts of Heaven – How to Breakthrough in Prayer” outline and provides precursors to the “Unlocking Destinies from the Courts of Heaven” curriculum and subsequent books in the series.

The book is divided into three parts. Part One introduces the Courts of Heaven prayer strategy.  In Part Two Henderson shares the three keys that will help the reader understand and apply the concept of breakthrough prayer in the courts of heaven. Part Three presents a preview of “Healing from the Courts of Heaven.”

This compact concise edition is an ideal resource ministry tool. Within its pages, Robert Henderson presents a blueprint for approaching God as a father, friend, and judge. He has the unique ability to appeal to the intellect with information and the spiritual insight to transform the heart.

Robert Henderson is an internationally acclaimed apostolic leader, author, and speaker. He is recognized for his bold and authoritative teachings on prayer, spiritual warfare, and hidden truths of the Scriptures.

“Accessing the Courts of Heaven – How to Breakthrough in Prayer” provides a fresh mindfulness on the importance of perseverance in praying and how to “position yourself through a breakthrough in your petitions.

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

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768417401, $6.99, 2017, 110 pages

 

 

 

 

 

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Set Your Family Free – Breaking Satan’s Assignments Against your Household By: Dr. Bob and Laura Larson – A Book Review


 

 

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Identifying Potential Family Crisis – Moving from Recognition to Resolution and Release, and From Spiritual Bondage to Freedom

Bob and Laura Larson have collaborated in the writing of “Set Your Family Free.”  This guide book is designed to provide biblically based counseling, founded on scriptural principles, and sound psychological practice, combined with spiritual and emotional Inner Healing.

“Set Your Family Free” is uniquely different from Bob Larson’s other books. In this book the reader is provided with a proactive plan for using biblical knowledge to raise spiritually equipped children with an understanding that will enable them to avoid falling into demonic strongholds by using an offensive approach when facing spiritual warfare.

Using a case study as an example Laura describes a plan for purposeful parenting that resulted in repentance, restoration, and healing. An important step in this instance was the necessity to help these parents recognize the dangers of the previous generation’s predispositions, before they could resolve the negative spiritual impact these negative behaviors on their son.

Dozens of similar stories tell of ways that Satan attacks families, and tries to destroy marriages. Therapeutic interaction, and deliverance prayers may be needed to restore these families to a biblical model.

The logical progression and organization of the material in “Set Your Family Free” heightens reader understanding, assimilation of the principles, and for taking the action steps necessary to make application of these principles to real life issues. Hundreds of other keys and suggestions are presented with positive suggestions to produce spiritual growth, and victory over the powers of darkness.

“Set Your Family Free” is an important redemptive tool for families in crisis, for Christian deliverance, inner healing, marriage counselors, and pastors.

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

Destiny Image Publishers, P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-07684122746, $16.99, 186 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 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

 

 

 

Woman thou art Healed and Whole – A 90 Day Devotional Journey


Woman thou art Healed & Whole – A 90 Day Devotional Journey

By: T. D. Jakes

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc.P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 098-0768409796, $ 14.99, 2016, 270 pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

A 90 Day Journey into Holistic Healing, a Restoration of Body, Soul, and Spirit – Leading to Wholeness and a Lasting Freedom from Bondage

Gifted communicator and New York Times bestselling author T. D. Jakes adds a new important resource to those already available for readers of his earlier books.  “Woman thou art Healed & Whole – A 90 Day Devotional Journey” combines a collection of 90 profound devotional thoughts from the Scriptures that offer practical insight and your personal healing journey.

Bishop Jakes makes available to the reader a roadmap and directions for a journey into spiritual healing, freedom from, and a living out of your divine destiny. He delivers instructions and foundational principles for becoming rooted and grounded in your identity as a person of value, and for establishing healthy relationships.  His words of encouragement, model prayers, and affirmations will establish patterns that can be adapted to personal needs, circumstances, and goals.

Bishop T. D. Jakes is the founder and pastor of Potter’s House, where he ministers to a multicultural congregation of more than 30,000. “Woman thou art Healed & Whole – A 90 Day Devotional Journey” offers healing for the past and promise of abundant living for today…and all your tomorrows.

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

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Hope for the Praying Nation by Don Nori, Sr. – A Book Review


Hope for the Praying Nation – Petitioning Heaven for Change in Your Country

By: Don Nori, Jr.

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768409719,

$ 6.99, 2016, 152 pages

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

A Call to Prayer – Impacting Our Nation’s Destiny

In his book “Hope for the Praying Nation – Petitioning Heaven for Change in Your Country” bestselling author Don Nori, Sr. defines authentic prayer and describes a praying nation.

The book is filled with helpful instruction based on Biblical principles, and compelling challenges, including contribution from select writers relative to the concepts included in the book.

Don Milam, Jr., Discusses how history proves the power of prayer. Cleddie Keith provides instruction on the importance of using patterns in prayer, four levels of prayer, and discovering the power of prayer. Dian Layton specifically answers on how we should talk to God and on praying for government leaders, praying for the military, for our schools, families, and other important issues. Don Nori emphasizes the importance of the power of a praying nation, and our God ordained purpose in prayer.

Provision is made for journaling your own thoughts, prayers, prayer starters, or scriptures for further contemplation, meditation.

Nori has a unique gift for adding enlightenment to complex issues and concepts making them understandable.  “Hope for the Praying Nation – Petitioning Heaven for change in Your Country” is a timely, important, and relevant book for these uncertain times.

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.

What the Prayers of Jesus Tell Us About the Heart of God, by Shane Stanford – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Five Prayer Focuses from the Prayers of Jesus

Shane Stanford delivers a threefold message in his book “What the Prayers of Jesus Tell Us about the Heart of God.”  He guides the reader into a deeper understanding of the impact the prayers of Jesus have on our lives today.

First, he helps the reader view the daily routines in the life of Jesus as they relate to our life journey as it unfolds. He then goes on to recognize how through the five focuses of Jesus’ prayers become “critical links to how to…come to know Jesus better…and how to come to know one another better.” Thirdly, provides guidelines for getting to know Jesus better, as a person and as a friend.

Stanford is pastor, author, and gifted communicator. His stories and illustrations are relevant and inspirational, with life changing implications for taking positive action.

“What the Prayers of Jesus Tell Us about the Heart of God” raises the bar on challenging the reader of the bigger plan God has for our lives.

Abingdon, 2222 Rosa L. Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37228, 978-142674256, $ 15.99, 2015,  208pages

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hearing God through Biblical Meditation by Mark Virkler – A Book Review


Hearing God through Biblical Meditation – Unlocking Fresh Revelation Daily
By: Mark Virkler
Destiny Image Publishers, P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257
978-0768408812, $ 15.99, 2016, 180 pages
Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Meditation – A Journey of Discovery – Read, Explore, Reflect, Activate

“Hearing God through Biblical Meditation – Unlocking Fresh Revelation Daily” is made up of easy to follow exercises designed to help the reader understand and experience the process of prayerful, reflective, contemplation on the Scriptures, while allowing the Holy Spirit to illuminate the passage, and to provide guidance while pursuing God’s purpose. Each of the 20 short chapters is filled with practical tools for communicating with God and knowing Him experientially.

The chapters contain instructions on basic principles for encountering God through the Scriptures, reflection exercises, space for journaling, a suggested Scripture of mediation, and meditation prompts. I found the suggestions for Spirit led observation of a Bible story, especially interesting, and helpful. The discussion on how Bible study and meditation work together, provided practical observations on man’s doctrine versus sound doctrine and how “the conditions of one’s heart is crucial in coming to truth.

Mark Virkler is recognized internationally for his ministry in helping others how to receive healing and develop intimacy with God through prayer and Biblical mediation.

“Hearing God through Biblical Meditation – Unlocking Fresh Revelation Daily” is intended for anyone desirous of hearing God more clearly and for those willing to commit to pursuing a deeper more intimate relationship with the Savior.

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