Sunday, December 2, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
This is an EXCELLENT book to read for those of you who, like me, are desiring to enter into the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. I have been taking some online bible classed through Pillar Of Truth Bible Institute and this was one I was required to read for one of the classes. IT IS VERY GOOD!!! One thing I love about the Lord…when you are studying something in the right season…He teaches you in between the lines…He is doing this with me with this particular book. One of the things taught…is not to set “holiness” aside as some are in the habit of doing. It is taught here that some in biblical times lost their power due to operating in the gifts without also being characterized with the Lord’s holiness. This spoke to me BIG TIME as recently the Lord spoke to me through 3 little foxes. I knew what this meant…the little foxes being so called “little sins” which grow up to be quite destructive!!! In my case…He was calling to mind…little foxes in my own life…one was…coming home to find I was not charged for something and taking a lonnnnnggggg time to go back and pay for it. I did go back and got ‘er paid for…as know it is just too big a cost to let it go. Just one example of the many nuggets in store for you in this book. For me this book has been one of those “just can’t seem to put it down” type of books and I look forward to time with the Lord as I read the lines and listen in between the lines. May you be blessed and enriched and more prepared for the ministry the Lord has for you in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord!!!! ~amen~
If you are someone who loves to read other’s testimonies as I do then this is the book for you! Something I have learned regarding testimonies…if the Lord is leading a person to share one…then this is what the Lord is intending to do for you!!! I recall a time when I was praying for a miracle for my Dad. He was dying of cancer. In the midst of my weeping and begging God for this miracle for my Dad the Lord responded to me and said, “Will you still believe in miracles if I don’t give one to your dad?” I answered quickly back…”YES!” He then said, “Well, I’m going to do something special for your dad.” The Lord was faithful…He led me to anoint my dad with oil and to ask for Him to baptize my dad with the Holy Spirit. I overheard my mom sometime later saying she had heard my dad speaking in some other language. I believe what you read about, immerse yourself in…that this is what will take place. Immerse yourself in this book and read about other’s testimonies of miracles…they actually do happen!!! God bless you in your walk with our Lord and I pray all you who are seeking miracles for yourselves or for loved ones…I pray in agreement with your prayers…IN JESUS NAME I PRAY…~amen~ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for a book review. I was not required to write a favorable review. Freely I have been given and freely I give. I received this book from Chosen publishing.
Monday, June 4, 2012
“The Essential Guide to Healing” By Bill Johnson and Randy Clark This is my first time reading any of either Bill Johnson’s or Randy Clark’s writings. I have heard of both of them, just have not read them. Having said that, I will not hesitate to read either of their writings in the future! This is an excellent book and one I recommend. One of the topics which really stood out to me was written by Bill Johnson. It was in Chapter 8, “The Power Of The Testimony.” What Bill Johnson wrote helped give me a much greater understanding as to why God oftentimes has us testify as to the things He has done for us in our lives. Has encouraged me to be more obedient when asked to share one of my testimonies. Bill explains that giving our testimony is prophesying God’s intent for others. I say amen to that one! Another one of the topics which stood out to me was written by Randy Clark. This topic was in Chapter 10. “ Words Of Knowledge For Healing.” How even just by Randy teaching about having a word of knowledge which leads to healing caused others to also rise up in this most powerful anointing! I loved just reading the testimonies which Randy shared throughout this chapter. These are just two of the things out of many in this prophetically charged book. I feel stirred in my spirit man having read this book and encourage you to do the same. I am glad I read this book and will be referring back to it time and time again. I received this book free from Chosen, a division of Baker Publishing Group in exchange for a free review. I was not required to give a positive review but give it freely. Much deserved.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Let me first say that I am not a history buff nor am I interested in the political realm of things or of governmental issues. Having said that I will recommend this book to those who ARE history buffs, interested in the political realm and governmental issues.
Dr. Arnn presents truths which he backs up with source documents which are included towards the back of the book. These include: The Declaration, Constitution and Federalist Papers.
Dr. Arnn is the President of Hillsdale College. He also teaches History and the Constitution amongst other things.
I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com book review program. I was not required to write a positive review.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
I thought this was a pretty book. I loved looking at the pictures of all the flowers. The part I liked the most was that the author was divinely inspired to write this book and put it together. This shows me that God has purpose in this book and that it should not be taken lightly. Having said that…I am currently in a season of much work and so much of what I read seemed wasted on me. I felt this book would be better off in the hands of someone who has the time to take to just sit with the book, perhaps even in their prayer garden…and ponder the meaning of it all. I felt it was more suited for an elderly person with time on their hands or even for a gardener, then for someone still in the working season. I do have plans for a personal prayer garden and so will keep this book for the times I will have there and for further inspiration as to what to plant. I feel blessed to have this copy in possession and am glad for it. Thanks Lord for bringing the inspiration and leading for this book written by Thomas B. Clarke and thank you for using him…in Jesus name…amen. I received this book for free in exchange for a book review from the BookCrash book review program. I was not required to give a favorable review.
Monday, March 19, 2012
I recommend this book to anyone but especially to those who they themselves have had personal experiences with angels and want to know more about the roles of the angels.
Reading this book has stirred me up spiritually and I am yearning to have more experiences with God Himself and also with His angels.
May the Lord bless you in your Christian walk and may you also be stirred spiritually by having just read this book review! In Jesus name I pray, amen.
I received this book free from the book review program at Chosen Publishing in exchange for writing a review. I was not required to write a favorable review.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
This is my first read of any of Luci Swindoll’s material. Luci is an author, popular speaker, photographer, musician, artist, and world traveler. Sounds like she is also a good friend to all she encounters. Chuck Swindoll is her brother and I have loved, and kept, many of his books.
What I love, love, love about this book is:
1)The chapters are short. (Perfect for those who are busy and on the go) One chapter is the perfect size for reading something right before nodding off to sleep.
2)The chapters are chock full of great advice which is laced with sound wisdom.
3)What you read has opportune to be life changing. (That is, if you TAKE her great advice)
4)Luci has a Biblical and Christian perspective.
After reading this book or even just one single chapter you feel as if you’ve just had quality time with a close friend, a mentor, a life coach, big sister or even your mother! (I miss you Mom!)
I will be on the look out for more of Luci Swindoll’s writings. They are sure to become a favorite of your own as well.
I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
The written invitation to a dinner with Jesus of Nazareth made my heart pound to even think of such a thing happening. Thoughts of this actually happening in my own life flooded my mind. Could you imagine actually being physically invited to a dinner with JESUS?!?!?!?! My thoughts immediately went to, “Would I take along some questions to ask Him?” or “Would I just be happy to be there in His presence?”
This book is a quick read and one of those you don’t want to put down until you’ve finished it.
Here is my suggestions to you”
1) Get the book.
2) Read it.
3) Give it or borrow it to someone else.
Very thought provoking.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. I was not required to give a favorable review.
If you have then you’re not alone! But now, here, this question: “Ever try to stop?” or “Want to gain tools to overcome temptation and not give in?” If so then this book is for YOU- whether you are a Christian or non-Christian. It seems all human beings have this problem in one area or another. This author offers solutions.
Worth the read and came to me as a word in due season.
I recommend it.
I received this book free from the publisher through the Booksneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a favorable review.
Monday, February 13, 2012
This book is right up my alley. Discusses issues such as depression and bad thinking which are enemies from within. The author discusses these issues but oh so much more. If you’ve ever felt attacked by the enemy and have been left feeling confused and defenseless (and who of us Christians out there have not?) then this book is for you. “ To fulfill your purpose and stay true to your calling, you need to understand the reason for your enemies. If you do so, when they rise up against you, you will know how to battle back and see your enemies from God’s point of view.” Need I say more? Recommend this for Christians who want to know how to fight back, learn and grow from the “attacks.”
I received this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group. I was not required to write a favorable review.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The title caught my attention as last year during my time with the Lord He told me there was going to be a Revolution. I have thought He meant in my city! Indeed I have seen some changes in my city but now that I have read this book I find it means more then in just my city and has it yet even begun? The book will fire you up to stand up for what is right and even tells you can do in the last chapter. It speaks about Christians coming together and speaking out and changes being made due to this. A must read for every Christian and non-Christian alike.
I received this book free from the publisher through the Book Sneeze book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. Freely I have been given so freely I give.
This is one of those types of books where you don’t have to get too far into it to begin to learn and retain things which help you in your walk with God. It seems there is life which you breathe in and it becomes a part of you sort of thing happening. This book has caused me to re-think my life. Am I living my life to be safe and secure? Or am I taking leaps of faith and living dangerously for the Lord! It has caused me to ponder…is this all my life is about? I have known there is something more coming up ahead for me as in my life’s calling which the Lord has created me for…but have I been on the right path in order to get there? Or have I been planning my life myself with what I consider (compared to God’s) having a pea brain. My thoughts are not HIS thoughts and my ways not HIS ways…this book will have you re-thinking your mind sets and desiring to get set straight and back onto the path the Lord has for you. I plan to also read the author’s other book called, “In a Pit With a Lion On a Snowy Day.”
I received this book for free from the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for this review. I was not required to give a favorable review.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
When I first set eyes on this book I was immediately in love with it! It is so delightful! It has a beautiful cover and the edges are those tattered ones which are my own personal favorite. As I flipped through this book and began to read the hymns it evoked memories from my childhood of growing up in the church and singing these old hymns in the children’s choir. I have been singing these hymns ever since! This book emphasizes that it is important to not allow the old hymns to fade away. It could be used as a devotional as reading it is quite inspirational. Would make a great gift for those who love the old hymns or for those who are musically inclined. Would make a great keepsake. I plan to have mine near my side especially when I pull my guitar out during my personal times of praise and worship before the Lord. I recommend this book highly! God bless you…
I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I freely give my review and was not required to give a positive review.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
My first initial reaction to the physical side of this book was, “I loved it!” Of course I always prefer a good hardback book any day over a paper back but that is just my own personal preference. I also liked the color of the original book cover (a muted red) as well as the book jacket’s look. I like the size of the book as it fits well in my hand and is easy to hold with one hand if necessary. As to the literary content…this was all good in my eyes as well. The book is laid out to be read over a period of 90 days as the title suggests. I like that this includes daily bible readings as I am always looking for ways to include the Word of God in my day. This would be a great book to give someone as a gift or as a gift to yourself to be able to feed yourself spiritually each day. I could see myself going back to this little honey of a book from time to time as a special spiritual snack. I recommend it.
I received this book for free from Water Brook Multonomah Publishing Group for this review. I was not required to leave a favorable review.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Reading this book has changed my mindset about leadership in my walk with Jesus. It has caused me to re-think the things I have learned in the past. I had been striving to become a leader. I see here that the better way is to become a follower…a follower of Christ Jesus. If to lead, then as a servant leader. This comes at a time in my life when I am doing some real soul searching . I have questions about many things…church attendance…fellowship with others…spiritual fathers or mothers… Things seemed to have taken a turn and many are questioning church as we know it as well as leadership. If you are one of these doing the questioning and even if you aren’t…you may want to read this book and allow the Lord to change your mind sets as well.
The author has thought provoking quotes throughout the book which I really like. Here is an example of one:
Lord, Jesus Christ, you call your followers to leave their old selves behind and to trust to you their future lives. Hold out your hand to us and give us courage to grasp hold of you; that we may experience your transforming love. We make our prayer in your name. Amen. Leslie J. Francis
“Followership is not an easy path, and Jesus never pretended otherwise.”
Where is the Lord taking us in this hour…He who has an ear to hear, hear what the Spirit is saying unto the churches….
I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review.