Pressing Into God
The Veil by Blake K Healy is a powerful Christian book about living
within the spiritual realm. There is the personal testimony of the author as
well as a narrative showing how to receive this spiritual gift from God.
It is important to know who you are in God and what He says about you and over
you. We need to press into our relationship with God. “Knowing who you are in
Christ determines how you think.” We need to focus our minds on God. “Make your
relationship with God the core of your identity.” Let His word be the fragrance
in our lives. “When you’re a child of God, you change everything you touch.”
There are things that may keep us from hearing
God, such as fear and unforgiveness. The enemy wants to keep us from God but he
has no power over us. “Demons have no authority over you unless you give it to
them.” Our identity is in Jesus and what He says about us.
Drawing Closer To Jesus
When Jesus Answers by Loren Loving is a comprehensive book designed
to help us draw closer to God. “Life
is… a journey back to where we were created to live.” We come from the Father
and we shall return to the Father. We are just passing through this life but we
do not journey alone. Jesus promised to be with us every step of the way.
I loved the idea of Jesus as a ‘Passionate
Pursuer’. He calls our name – are we quiet enough to hear Him?
This book is full of godly lessons, scriptures
and personal testimonies all designed to help us in our relationship with
We are called to worship. Each chapter suggests
songs to listen to.
A Comprehensive Guide
The Silence Of God by Dr Gene Russell is a very personable
exploration of the silences we experience of God. For us to perceive these
silences, we have to believe that God is real.
Dr Gene Russell writes in a very
relaxed style, enabling his book to be accessible to all. There are many
personal accounts within the chapters. Everything Dr Gene Russell says is
backed up with scripture.
“God’s silence does not mean indifference.” Even
when God is silent, He is still working. God does not always speak in ways we
expect. He will use people and circumstances to get our attention.
We learn about the names of God. He is a God of
love in spite of the evil and suffering in the world. “The problem of evil is
the problem of choice.” We have all been given free will. God cannot intervene
or it would make Him a controller rather than a God of love. Wherever there is
evil and sin, God grieves.
Mighty To Save
The Healing Season by Shannyn Caldwell is a powerful
book about God who heals our brokenness.
Shannyn Caldwell lost both her parents in a
tornado when she was twenty nine. The loss tore her apart. This is her journey
towards healing. “I didn’t know what to do. I don’t know how to live. I’m so
lost.” The good news is that in our lostness, Jesus will search for us. He will
leave the ninety nine to look for the one. Shannyn Caldwell was immersed in her
pain. Life stopped. “I didn’t want to let the world turn without them and yet,
I couldn’t stop it.” Only her daughter kept her going. She did not know God but
God knew Shannyn Caldwell and He had a plan for her life.
The Healing Season is a story of brokenness made
whole. “How my grief was healed because Jesus loved me.” It is also God’s story
of meeting hurting people and healing them. God sends people across our paths
to help lead us to Him.
This book has some very raw pain. The reader’s
emotions are shot to pieces. The glory of God shines through the pain. “He was
the God of all hope, not some, not
sometimes… all hope.”