Monday, June 23, 2014

"Deliver Us From Evil" by Don Basham (1926-1989)

This book, “Deliver Us From Evil” by Don Basham (1926-1989) is not just a book of testimonies about is a text book to teach on this subject of deliverance. I say this because one can learn volumes by reading how the Lord moved in the life of Don Basham which caused him to enter into his calling as a minister of deliverance amongst other things. I love so many different things about this book. It is one of those “hard to put down” sort of books and why would you want to? This subject on deliverance is order for God's people to be set free to be who they are called to be in Christ Jesus. I believe that every single believer ought to know about and be able to move/minister in deliverance. I do believe some are specifically called to be deliverance specialists so to speak, for lack of a better word. I loved how Don Basham shares how he tried not to talk on the subject of demons/deliverance because it would end up causing him troubles. This made me laugh out loud as I can relate! He found that even though he would try to keep his mouth shut on this subject, that people would still bring it up before him, showing him that this was indeed something the Lord had very much on His mind regarding ministry for Don Basham. Don had so many experiences and I am most appreciative that he wrote these testimonies out and a book was produced. I can't tell you how thankful I am for this and to the Lord for bringing this to light. The subject of deliverance/demons infesting God's not a popular one around most conservative Christian tables and will find that almost everyone has a need for it. I have personally had similar experiences and testimonies as Don has had. It seems the ones who come down the hardest on the subject of deliverance and Christians having demons are the very ones who need deliverance. It was the Holy Spirit who brought all of this up to my own attention. One evening after praying for a woman during a meeting in my own home...and she received one was more surprised then I was. Another woman came up then asking if I would do deliverance on her. I told her I had not been trained and knew this could be dangerous. That night then after all had gone home I had prayed, “Lord...please show me what my gifts are and teach me how to use them.” Before I knew it...I was being led to attend a conference on deliverance and it was confirmed so clearly that I knew it was of the Lord. One thing always seems to lead to another. If you have an interest in this subject or are already involved in it then I suggest you get this book and feast on it. You won't be sorry. Even if you are a novice on deliverance I believe there are some things you will glean from it. I personally am thankful for this reminder of at least one thing I know I am called to do. This book brought me that reminder as well as confirmation to that fact. I am waking back up to get back on track in this area. Looking inward as well for anything that may be found lurking about to try to prevent me from moving forward in my own calling in Christ Jesus. Yes Lord...please do...Deliver Us From Jesus name I pray...amen. I recommend this book...yes I do. I received this book for free in exchange for a free book review from CHOSEN Publishing through their book review program. I was not required to write a favorable review but how could I not, seeings as how this book was written in the Spirit of Excellence and delivers a message of TRUTH for God's people. Words written shall help to set the captives free and all in the name of JESUS. Amen.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Finding Spiritual Whitespace by Bonnie Gray

This book titled, “Finding Spiritual Whitespace” and written by Bonnie Gray has not just touched my heart it has changed my life. I so much wanted to hurry and get this book read so I could have my review written on time for the blog tour I signed up was not meant to be. I found I had to take my time as I read in order to receive the full affect the Lord was wanting me to have as I turned the pages. I had no idea what this book was really, truly about until I began to read and digest it's content. If I could I would say to the author, Bonnie Gray...I hear your heart. It is similar to my own. Bonnie were able to express in words...the things you have gone ways...I had not as yet seen. Such beauty in your expression of writing and in your words. As I went straight in. I wept many times as I turned the pages. In part because of what you yourself have part because of the parallel of my own sufferings as a child. How deep these wounds go and how long they last...they seem to become a part of us. The things the author shared about how her therapist helped her to deal with things that began to rise up...was so much the same as what the Lord recently took me through in my own personal journey. I connect with this author. I can relate to all she shares. Things she has gone through and is healing from bleed through her words in a cleansing sort of way. Reading this book has somehow made me feel understood and even though I have not met the author... I feel we have met. Reading this book for me has been a “God knows my heart, knows all I have been through. He understands it all even if I have no words to express the magnitude of it all or the impact that things have had on my life. He understands me. He “get's” me. Reading this book has caused me to feel...more healed...more whole...more content...more loved. This author is extremely gifted at writing. She has such a way with words. She also said the right words...those that I needed to hear. Bonnie are a beautiful woman on the inside and out. You have a beautiful spirit. God has blessed you. To say that I recommend this book is an understatement. I received this book for free in exchange for a free book review from Revell Publishing. I was not required to write a favorable review.