The Fogotten Mountain – The Place of Peace in a Time of Confusion – A Book Review


The Forgotten Mountain – The Place of Peace in a Time of Confusion

By:  Don Nori Sr., and  AMB. Clyde Rivers

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768409222, $ 15.99, 2016, 188 Pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake,

Rediscover the 8th Mountain –  Wisdom from the Ancients

In the 1960’s Christians across America were singing the song “In Times like These You Need the Savior” written by Ruth Caye Jones. Now, sixty years later in their book “The Forgotten Mountain – The Place of Peace in a Time of Confusion” Don Nori Sr. and Ambassador Clyde Rivers are offering hope to another generation on a quest for peace in a time of confusion.

he end of chapter one I knew I was on the edge of a threshold, transcending man’s earthly contemporized perception, moving into the pronunciation of the wisdom of the ancients, those Old Testament prophets, who received their “wisdom from above,” who spoke of current events as far back as ancient Egypt, and of things to come in the last times. I knew I was moving into the realm of new vistas of prophetic insight and understanding into the truth of Scriptures often overlooked, that change the heart.

Much of the inspiration for the material, within the chapters, of this book come from the writings in the “Classic Wisdom on the Kingdom” by Dr. Myles Monroe,” included in the closing pages of this book.  Another important feature is the “Glossary of Terms That Change the Conversation.”

Dr. Nori and Ambassador Rivers write of the role of ambassadors. kings, and priests, and of inner and outer governance, of changing conversation. They bring a message of hope, divine love, inner fulfillment, personal destiny, and a yielded heart.

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

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.

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.

Created with Purpose by Johannah Clark Leach and Victoria West Henady – A Book Review


Created with Purpose
By: Johannah Clark Leach and Victoria West Henady
Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257
978-0768408553, $ 14.99, 2016, 190 pages
Reviewed By Richard R. Blake

Identity and Destiny – A Message of Hope and Redemption

In their book “Created with Purpose” Johannah Clark Leach and Victoria West Henady share their stories that are testimonies to the grace of God in their lives. The authors write with transparency identifying personal vulnerabilities experienced in their youth. They pass along the lessons they learned by breaking a pattern of destructive choices and of being healed of brokenness.

The book is divided into two parts. Part One looks at the personal journey of discovering and becoming “yourself.” These chapters can become a tool for the reader to find encouragement, comfort, and hope, especially for anyone facing difficulty in discovering their identity in Christ.

Part Two helps the reader in areas of living with grace, sharing your story, fulfilling your destiny, and unlocking your dreams. I received new insights into the stewardship of the mind, taking control of our thoughts, communicating effectively, and the importance of a positive attitude. I also liked their approach to guiding the reader by providing practical specific steps to hone in on activation in their walk of faith that ignites faith in others.

Johannah Clark Leach founded Dance Revelation. Victoria West Henady has a Master’s Degree in Counseling and works with Johanna’s father, Dr. Randy Clark, in the organization Global Awakening and in the dance studio with Johannah. Johannah and Victoria have a passion for mentoring young teens and youth, in Christian values, social skills, and working through finding their identity and destiny.

This is a book that will resonate with a new generation of youth who are focused on Christ’s mandate to discipleship, discovering purpose in life and stepping into their destiny through understanding the deeper meaning of loving God, self and others in light of the redemptive love provided in Jesus.

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

Focus, Eliminating Distractions for Enhanced Spiritual Vision by Margie Fleurant – A Book Review


Focus – Eliminating Distractions for Enhanced Spiritual Vision
By: Margie Fleurant
Destiny Image Publishers, P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, Pa 17257
978-0768408973, $ 15.99, 2016, 186 pages
Reviewed by Richard R.

Practical, Powerful, Tools to Identify Distractions from Maintaining a God Centered Focus

“Focus – Eliminating Distractions for Enhanced Spiritual Vision” helps the reader discover a new reality in Christ providing spiritual insight, enabling a clear vision for fulfilling and living out God’s intended destiny for their life. Fleurant encourages the reader to undertake a self-examination with the intent of identifying the diversions that keep them from focusing on God.

Part One considers ways to restore our spiritual focus based on Biblical principles and standards. Part Two looks at the “10 most common distractions” that keep us from focusing on God’s vison for our lives. Each chapter opens with a thought provoking quote from a highly respected leader and closes with a powerful prayer for reflection, affirmation, and application, providing specific steps to finding our spiritual identity.

I liked Fleurant’s layman friendly writing style and familiarity with finding ways for an active spiritual walk with God in a fast moving technical age. Her practical illustrations, Christ honoring content, enlightening commentary reflect spiritual understanding, and discernment.

“Focus – Eliminating Distractions for Enhanced Spiritual Vision” is an important read for genuine Christ followers sincerely seeking to Find God’s purpose for their life or desirous of regaining lost vision.

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

The Physics of Heaven, by Judy Franklin and Ellyn Davis – A Book Review


The Physics of Heaven

By: Judy Franklin & Ellyn Davis

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

978-04768407853, $ 15.99, 2015, 192 Pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Encountering Jesus – A Glimpse of Things to Come

In  their book “The Physics of Heaven” authors Judy Franklin and Ellyn Davis collaborate in this amazing exploration of  ways the elements of sound, light, energy, vibration, and quantum physics are being used to access a new realm of divine encounters today. The authors draw from interviews with and the writings of highly respected leaders in areas of spiritual warfare, gifts, prophetic dreams and visions, and supernatural experiences in the spiritual realm.

Bill Johnson, Senior pastor of Bethel Church in Redding, California challenges readers to recognize “We have the opportunity to affect the direction and flow of history…to take hold of the future…The future is now, and it belongs to us.”

An interview with Larry Randolph, author of “User Friendly Prophesy” discusses Spiritual Synesthesia of how is at work through all of our spiritual, emotional, and physical senses. He believes we are on the verge of experiencing Pentecost on a whole new level.

Other contributors also point the way to multidimensional perspectives with regards to recovering our spiritual inheritance, discerning the authentic, and extracting the precious through a composite of insights discovered as through explorations into new paradigms of reality and a deeper understanding of God’s reality.

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

Jesus and the Jihadis – Confronting the Rage of ISIS – the Theology Driving the Ideology, by Craig A. Evans and Jeremiah J. Johnston – A Book Review


Jesus and the Jihadis – Confronting the Rage of ISIS – the Theology Driving the Ideology

By: Craig A Evans and Jeremiah J. Johnston

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 9780768408997, $ 15.99, 2015, 176 pgs

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake,

Insight and Understanding into the Theology and Ideology of the ISIS

Professors Craig A. Evans and Dr. Jeremiah J. Johnston, New Testament Scholars, and highly respected thinkers collaborate in this important analysis of Mohammad, Islam, the Jihadis, and ISIS, their theology and ideology. They provide the reader with a fresh look at the growing terrorism, domination, threat of atrocities, destruction, and crimes against humanity, all in the name of Allah.

A review of Jewish history beginning with Abraham, their exodus from Egypt, and their conquest of the Promised Land, also details their expectation of a Messiah. They show how the life of Jesus, his ministry of preaching, teaching, and healing explain the reason for His death, and for His resurrection, which gave birth to the Christian Church.

A comparison is made with the origins, traditions, and teaching of Muhammad and the Qur’an, the basis for ISIS aggression, strategies, propaganda, and eschatology. The authors carefully document evidence that substantiate their position that the Islamic State adhere to and embrace the teachings of Muhammad as found in their Holy book and traditions

“Jesus and the Jihadis – Confronting the Rage of ISIS – the Theology Driving the Ideology” is highly informative and serves as a clarion call to Christians to take a stand for their faith, boldly proclaiming the message of Jesus, as the Son of God and the promised Messiah.

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

 

 

Snakes in the Temple – Unmasking Idolotry in the Church, by David Orton – A Book Review


Snakes in the Temple – Unmasking Idolatry in Today’s Church

By: David Orton

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

978-07684080010, $ 16.99, 2015, 268 pages

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

Holy Spirit Inspired Revelation – True Biblical Reformation

In the book “Snakes in the Temple – Unmasking Idolatry in Today’s Church,” visionary and prophetic teacher David Orton challenges his readers to consider the possibilities of reformation, revival, and worldwide spiritual awakening if the Christian Church of today were to restore its Biblical foundations, and to join the next generation in a commitment to see this come to fruition.

The book is organized into three sections. Chapters one through three explore the dream of future revival, while envisioning a spiritual awakening. Section two describes the present realities and a diagnosis of the idolatry found in the church of today. Section three outlines the steps needed for a spiritual breakthrough and a restoration of the glory of the Lord in the church of tomorrow.

Orton draws from spirit breathed scriptures to develop a thorough history of earlier revival in the church, which came about through restoration of worship, harvest, and awakening. He is genuine in his evaluation and in his analysis of the present status and decline of the church.

His conclusions, proposals, call to Holiness, and his prescription for renewal are well thought out, however, they may seem radical to some. Whether Charismatic, Evangelical, or Missional in theological stand, every reader will find practical principles for Christian living, spiritual growth, restoration of Biblical truth, and  revival in the Church.

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

 

 

The Prophetic Generation – Fearless and Uncompromising by Tim Bagwell – A Book Review


The Prophetic GenerationThe Prophetic Generation – Fearless and Uncompromising
By: Tim Bagwell
Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257
978-0768403312, $ 15.99, 2013, 254 Pages
Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

A Call to Action – A Prophetic Mandate

“The Prophetic Generation – Fearless and Uncompromising” is a clarion call to Christian’s today to participate in this vitally important end times prophetic generation. Dr. Tim Bagwell is known and highly respected internationally for his ministry as a prophetic evangelist. “The Prophetic Generation” reestablishes his calling as “a prophet calling out in the wilderness” to fulfill the mandate to proclaim the message of the gospel of Jesus as a part of this critical end-times generation.

Through shared personal experiences and illustrative study and exposition of the scriptures Bagwell reveals an amazing depth of understanding and a gifted anointing of the teaching and prophetic gifts.

The book is formatted in a reader friendly pattern of thematic headings within the chapters and additional subtitles, Biblical quotations, and features prophetic insights,with shaded highlights. I found the Think on This feature at the end of each chapter thought provoking, instructive, and relevant. The chapter end-notes are evidence of careful research and add credibility to the narrative.

“The Prophetic Generation – Fearless and Uncompromising” is convincing and authoritative and demonstrates rare and unusual insight into communicating the scripture to an audience of readers at every level of their Christian walk.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own.

The School of the Seers by Jonathan Welton – A Book Review


The School of the SeersThe School of the Seers- A Practical Guide on How to See in the Unseen Realm

By: Jonathan Welton

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

978-0768442144, $ 16.99, 2013, 272 pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

An Exciting Eye Opening Adventure into Seeing Supernatural Christian Living as the Norm

This expanded edition of “The School of the Seers” includes three new chapters, and an Interactive Study Guide ideal for group use, and an Advance Seer Training Manual

Jonathan Welton brings a fresh presentation of revelatory teaching based on his personal experiences and careful study of the scriptures on the subject of: angels, spiritual warfare, prophecy, and the spirit realm. Jon’s writing provides the reader with vision, direction and encouragement.

“The School for Seers” is rich in instructional material, profound questions, and practical pointers for application. The material is well researched and thoroughly documented. The format is user friendly with definitive topical headings, intuitive instruction, and practical pointers for application.

Each chapter of the study guide is formatted to include: Teaching points, key chapter scriptures, and an activation exercise (titled: flipping the switch). Other features include: A stretching application, review questions, suggestions for journaling, and verses to “ponder and memorize.”

“The School of the Seers” is written: To give you the tools needed to sharpen your discernment, to create a hunger in you to pursue and experience the presence of God, and to provide a manual to guide the reader to open spiritual sight in the unseen realm.

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