Sunday, December 2, 2012

You Were Born For This by Bruce Wilkinson

For starters, let me say that I was pleasantly surprised at the content of this book as I began to indulge in it. I had somehow thought it was going to be a book about fulfilling one's calling/purpose...and you is that...but not how I had thought. Turned out the Lord was intending on changing my mind sets! (and yours!) The author suggests that what we were born for is to...”Do what God wants done.” Plain and simple. And really...I believe this with my whole heart. (aren't our own plans just junk?) Questions the author asks his reading audience which to me were/are thought provoking are: *Why are these experiences of the miraculous so rare for most people? *What if Heaven actually wanted you to experience them on a regular basis? *What if ordinary people like you and me are invited to partner with God to deliver miracles to others? Interesting! Thoughts to ponder and then act upon! This book is chock full of little nuggets throughout which I adore! Things to ponder and to meditate upon. Here are some examples: “God did not place you on this earth to notice Him at work only once or twice in your whole life.” “ When the Father has a miracle mission in mind, increasingly He will send you, one of His devoted team players.” “ God intends for us to use our money to display His goodness and faithfulness in miraculous ways.” The anointing of the Lord on the writing of this book is quite evident as I experienced the Holy Spirit hovering over me as I read...bringing even more illumination. I am blessed to of gotten my hands on this book. Not a book to be lightly read, but one to study and meditate upon. I highly recommend it to you. I received this book for free from the publisher through the WaterBrook Multnomah book review program. I was not required to write a favorable review. Freely I have been given and so freely I give.

Fasting Student Edition by Jentezen Franklin

Whenever I see Jentezen Franklin's name I immediately think of fasting and bringing in the New Year with fasting. It is my belief that this man of God has an anointing on his life, in part, to teach on fasting. I have no doubt he is also anointed for oh so much more but the subject of fasting is what I know him for. The author has used many Biblical examples/testimonies for how those in that day fasted and the outcome. This is quite encouraging and inspiring. Reading this book has encouraged me greatly but also exposed to me an area where I have been lacking in my spiritual walk/journey. It is apparent to me that I have back sliden in my busyness and have laid aside what used to be so much a part of my life..that being...fasting. Jentezen Franklin teaches so much about fasting. I can see why this is called a “student edition.” Although I am middle aged and a grandmother I am still a student at heart and always hope to remain teachable. As such I have gleaned much from this book. I highly recommend this book book and I highly recommend reading this or other books on the subject of fasting for that matter, while you are partaking in a fast. I also recommend that you keep a pen and journal handy for the Lord will surely bless and reward you while on your fast with many divine revelations and even direction in your life for the upcoming days. I intend to add this book that Jentezen Franklin has written to my collection of other books on fasting. This one is by far the best I have read or own. Good time of the year to have this good read ready for the coming New prepare to fast the New Year in...this giving these first days of the year to our Lord. I have received this book for free in exchange for a free book review through the Charisma House book review program. I was not required to give a favorable review. Freely I have been given and freely I give.