Monday, November 25, 2013

Dream Killers by Jim Raley

This book “Dream Killers” by Jim Raley is yet ANOTHER one of those books that I feel the Lord has placed in my hands in a most timely manner...a book or a word in due season if you will. I was reading this book during the season when the Lord had me step out and in to a place of His authority...that in being the minister who officiated at my own sister's Celebration of Life services. This is a VERY good book for those called to the ministry to read...but I could see how others could benefit as well. For anyone wanting to follow their dreams! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it when writers use the bible as examples because it helps me to “GET IT” and also expounds on the written word for me as well!!!! That is one special gift...the gift of teaching the Word of God and then to write about it!!! The author shared SO many wonderful insights that I have no doubt believing came from our Lord. I could see this book being encrusted with beautiful gems...on each and every page. More like a treasure chest! I read raving reviews about another book Jim Raley has written titled “Hell's Spells' and now want to read that one as well. Pray and see if the Lord would have you get this book for yourself! GOD BLESS YOU!!!!! I received this book for free in exchange for a free book review from the Charisma House publishers through the book review program. I was not required to write a favorable review.

Wounded by God's People by Anne Graham Lotz

I am oftentimes so amazed by how the Lord will land things in your lap that are so ON TIME! This book was one such things. I wanted to read this book because of wounds I had received through church people but I had no idea that I still had wounds from the church I grew up in! These were the deepest and worst hurts and yet I had overlooked them! I was in the middle of this book when I decided to attend a 100th year Centennial at the church of my youth. I felt I was doing it out of honor and respect for my parents who have passed over some time ago. When I got to the church hall and then walked through the class rooms where I went to grade school it all came rushing back to me. The abuse I suffered at the hands of those who were put in place to teach me. It came at me like a flood. While there in the hall and later the classrooms, all around me seemed to be in festive mode. I was not. All I could recall were the times I had been abused by those who I was supposed to look up to and learn from. The worst of it though, was the coming home and telling my parents about what had happened to me that day and nothing being done about it. OUCH! (picture is of me holding a school uniform just like the one I had worn, I could smell maple syrup which caused all these bad memories to come rushing up to me)
Coming home and reading in Anne Graham Lotz book about wounds and forgiveness...I knew then that this book came into my hands at just the perfect time. God's time. It was a book or a word in due season! Bawled my eyes out! I loved everything about Anne's book! The front and back cover, the size of the book, it being a hard back. The contents were the best part! I also learned a whole lot about the Bible as Anne uses bible stories to make her point. It seems to me that she is truly gifted as a bible teacher! Really makes things easier to understand and in such a delightful way! Love that her dad is Billy Graham as I have such respect for him as well. I will not hesitate to read any other book that Anne Graham Lotz has written! Very anointed author...very anointed book!!! I recommend this book wholeheartedly! Thanks Anne!!! What you wrote has helped me immensely which has also helped give me a boost out into what I am called to do! You are hearing the Lord! There is no doubt about it. Thanks Lord!!!! To You we give all the glory, honor and praise!!! \o/ Following reading this book and before writing this book review I found the Lord revealing further hurts in my heart that needed healing. It seems the Lord is now taking me into a deep healing and for this I am most thankful. I received this book for free in exchange for a free book review from the Zondervan publishers through the book review program. I was not required to write a favorable review.