Friday, August 23, 2013

Victim of Grace by Robin Jones Gunn

The cover of this book is pretty but it really does not do it justice! I guess that is why they say, “You can't judge a book by it's cover.” So true, so true...especially in this case. Now the contents....As I began to read it hit me with a big WOW!!! THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD!!!! I LOVE IT!!!! I mean, I really, really LOVE it! I have always loved hearing people's testimonies as the Lord speaks to me so often through them. Robin Jones Gunn shares LOTS of her own personal testmonies. Robin speaks from her heart. There were so many things written in this book that reminded me so strongly of my own walk with the Lord. The little hints He gives which we feel is our own desires or imaginations until...they come true! I found myself in tears quite often as I read this book. The Lord was showering me with His gift of love as I read. I also LOVED how Robin has such a gift of illuminating bible stories! Such a bible teacher through her writing she is. I kept this book by my side during the time I was reading it. The front cover is a bit bent because of this. Well loved you could say. I am a busy gal but I looked for every second I could to just “read a tad bit more.” Robin...God has SO GIFTED you. I am SO BLESSED to have read this book of yours. The Lord taught me SO MUCH through your words. I also feel IGNITED to keep going and press on. I have the courage now to “stay the course.” Thank you for the gift of this book you have written. Robin, you are so anointed to do this. You are helping all who are reading your books. I plan to read more of what you have written now. Also, I am not one for reading fiction...but I may read yours...and the Lord may be changing my mind about fiction...after all...He is the best story teller there ever was. I am, I am a changed person because of this book! Glory be to our God!!! God bless all reading this! I received this book for free in exchange for a book review from the Zondervan publishers through the book review program. I was not required to write a favorable review.

Monday, August 5, 2013

The Lifestyle Of A Prophet by James W Goll

This is the second book I have read written by James W. Goll. The first one I read was “The Seer.” I loved “The Seer” and I love “The Lifestyle Of A Prophet” as well! “The Seer” helped me understand the giftings the Lord had given me and “The Lifestyle Of a Prophet” is helping me to understand how to embrace my calling and to mature in these gifts. I live in a rural area where I do not have communication with others who have these sort of gifts. It helps to read what someone like James W Goll has written as he is a spiritual father in this area. Here is an example of one of the profound things I have taken note of in this book: “The gift of prophecy is like Jesus standing up inside a person, waving His hand and saying, “I have something encouraging I want to bring to you, My people. I have a word of comfort. I have a word of edification. I have a word of learning.” James W Goll's books are biblically based and sound teachings and chock full of his own testimonies he shares. I LOVE reading other's testimonies! He understands me it seems. His writings and others like his help me and make me feel not so much alone in this prophetic calling. God bless you James W Goll! I loved this book of yours and thank you for obeying the Lord in the writing/publishing of it! \o/ I highly recommend this book!!! I received this book for free in exchange for a free book review from Chosen Publishing through the Bethany House Publishers book review program. I was not required to write a favorable review.

God's Covenant With You For Your Family by John Eckhardt

When first receiving this book in the mail and holding it in my hands I wondered how such a small paperback could have much in it. I was wrong! I told myself then, “Do not judge a book by it's cover!” This may be a small paperback but it's contents are rich and concentrated. I have heard of John Eckhardt's book, “Prayers That Rout Demons” but to be honest, I haven't as yet read it. After reading this book I am considering the others now. This book speaks mostly about God's covenant as the title suggests. It is not something I have studied before and highly recommend it to you. It will give you, as it has me, greater confidence in your relationship with our Lord. Reading this book reminds me of my own bible study notes in a way. The author breaks things down and writes out descriptions of particular words. This brings a greater understanding. I like how the author has taken the time to write out scripture and make it into personal prayers/declarations. Example of this are: “The word of the Lord is proven in my family. It is a shield to all of us who trust in Him.” (2 Samuel 22:31) “The Lord heals the brokenhearted in my family and binds up their wounds.” (Psalm 147:3) Once I got into this book I thought the small size of it was actually good! One could easily keep this in your purse, laptop bag or lunch cooler and take out when you have a few minutes. I really needed this book. I didn't realize how much. I had forgotten about how powerful praying the scriptures and making declarations was! I can see this book as well as the others John Eckhardt wrote as being something any Christian could be benefited by in their walk with our Lord. It has certainly been of help to me. I recommend it highly! I received this book for free in exchange for a free book review from the Charisma House publishing book review program. ( I was not required to write a favorable review.