So the Summer for many of you is nearing it's end...except, that is, if you're in Arizona, like me where we have another solid 2 months of triple digit temps. UGH!
Below are 5 books I'm currently into:
Like A Mighty Wind
This small book was written by Mel Tari and Cliff Dudley that my pastor gave me to read. It's a power packed little read about global evangelist, Mel Tari recounting stories of revival on the island of Timor in 1965, his shocking trip to America, and many stories of miracles, signs and wonders. It's stretching, thought-provoking, excitement stirring and activating.
Playing with Holy Fire
Man, OH, man....this one is bold, honest, convicting and will really cause you to think with a Kingdom mentality. Dr. Michael L. Brown writes in a conversational manner that enables you to engage.
From the Azusa Street Revival, which began in 1906, a movement has grown to bring more people to Jesus than any other movement in history. While secularism continues to be on the rise in today's society, many areas of the world still experience church growth, thanks to Pentecostal-Charismatic Christians.
But the Pentecostal-Charismatic church is also plagued with sexual immorality, financial corruption, doctrinal error, personal flakiness, spiritual gullibility, prophetic abuse, and more. In many ways the state of the church today is not too different from how it was long ago in Corinth. To make matters worse, the church hides these acts under the cloak of liberty in the Holy Spirit.
Michael Brown sounds a wake-up call to the church and addresses some of the most glaring problems, from inaccurate prophetic words that obscure true ones to ministries using scripturally armed marketing techniques in order to manipulate believers into giving. Brown shows us why we must clean up house so the church can grow, flourish, and fulfill God's kingdom purposes.
God of Creation
I've been enjoying my devotional time this summer by engaging with the LifeWay Women summer study, God of Creation by Jen Wilkin . This guided study through Genesis chapters 1-11 goes line-by-line, sometimes word-by-word to unpack the majesty of our Creator and His miraculous, intentional design for all of creation!
If you're interested in this study, LifeWay Women will have the video sessions available to view for free online until September 30, 2018.
I haven't yet cracked these ones, but I'm about to!
There is a reason we look at others as rivals and limit ourselves to comparison and competition. We have an enemy assaulting our mind, will, and emotions in the hope that we'll turn on ourselves and each other. It's a cycle that isolates us from intimate connections, creates confusion about our identity, and limits our purpose.
In Without Rival, bestselling author Lisa Bevere shares how a revelation of God's love breaks these limits. You'll learn how to stop seeing others as rivals and make the deep connections with your Creator you long for--connections that hold the promise of true identity and intimacy. With biblically sound teaching filled with prophetic insight for our day, Lisa uses humor and passion to challenge you to
· Flip rivalry so it brings out the best in you
· Stop hiding from conversations you need to be a part of
· Answer the argument that says women are unfit, easily deceived, and gullible
· Dismantle gender rivalry and work with the men in your life
It's time to step forward to live a life without rival.
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Culture of Honor
I've been dying to read this book by Danny Silk, author of Keep Your Love On and many more. Danny Silk is a senior leader at Bethel Church in Redding, CA as well as Jesus Culture in Sacramento and has such wisdom and a counselor's heart. His approach is gentle and kind, like the dove-likeness of Holy Spirit. He has many online courses in Relationships, Leadership, and family. His blogs are so helpful and LOP Podcasts are brilliant. I HIGHLY recommend getting to know Danny Silk and his team's work, they're sure to bless you!
Join the conversation in the comments below:
- Have you read any of these books? If so, what did you like the best?
- What book recommendations would you give?
- Would you be interested in watching #BookReviews on my YouTube Channel?