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Stories for His Glory

The Seven Mountain Renaissance by Johnny Enlow January 5, 2016

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ABOUT THE BOOK: History’s greatest renaissance; a spiritual one; is about to unfold before our very eyes. In his first two “Seven Mountain” books, The Seven Mountain Prophecy and The Seven Mountain Mantle, author Johnny Enlow showed how Christians are called to manifest the kingdom of God in the seven primary spheres of society: religion, education, family, government, economy, media, and the arts. Now, he reveals the changes he expects to take place over the next several decades in each of these spheres. We have entered an “Era of Renaissance” that will not be complete until the invisible God is made visible through the influence of His ambassadorial children in every area of society. The first Renaissance in history showcased the achievements of man, but this new renaissance will display the brilliance and works of God for the whole world to see. By 2050, an on–fire, loving church with a hope–filled worldview will be globally advancing, walking in unprecedented signs and wonders and supernatural manifestations of power. Many nations will walk in a high level of national transformation. How will you respond to this new era? Will you help your own nation to experience a far–reaching renaissance, to the glory of God?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Johnny Enlow is an author, a speaker, a reformer, and a mentor. He is Senior Apostolic Leader at Harvest International Ministries (H.I.M.), a large network of over 20,000 churches in fifty–plus nations. Johnny Enlow was born and raised in Peru, South America, where his parents were missionaries for five decades. Along with his wife, Elizabeth, he founded Daystar International Christian Fellowship in Atlanta, Georgia, where he served as senior pastor for over fourteen years. Johnny and Elizabeth have been married for twenty–six years and have four daughters and one son–in–law: Ross and Promise, Justice, Grace, and Glory. The Enlows make their home in California.

My thoughts:

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I decided to read this book but I have to say my eyes have been open to a new way of looking at things.

The first couple of chapters really spoke to my spirit, so much so I had tears in my eyes and I can’t even tell you exactly why.

Johnny did a great job outlining Christian history, things I never knew and honestly, most Christians probably don’t. We are exalting some Christians in our past who maybe we should learn more about first.

As a teacher I did raise my eyebrows at some of his views on education, but some things I do agree with and see his point.

There are many more things I could talk about but I want to encourage your to pick up the book for yourself. Enter with an open mind and take the things he shares and reflect on them. You might not agree with everything either but it will definitely give you something to think about.

Visit Johnny here. 

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A copy of this book was given to me through The Book Club Network Inc. in exchange for an honest review. 

 

 

Review and Giveaway: A Thousand Shall Fall by Andrea Boeshaar January 4, 2016

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About:

A story of love, hope, and healing set in the midst of the Civil War

Nineteen-year-old Carrie Ann Bell is independent and spirited. The only thing she really fears are the Union soldiers fighting against her Confederate friends. When her youngest sister runs away from home, brave Carrie Ann is determined to find her and bring her back. Disguised as a soldier, she sets off–only to find she’s fallen into the hands of the enemy.

Her childhood friend Confederate Major Joshua Blevins has warned her against these Yankees: they’re all devils, ready to inflict evil on unsuspecting young women. When Colonel Peyton Collier arrests her for her impersonation of an officer, it seems to confirm all her fears.

Soon, though, she finds herself drawn to the handsome, gallant colonel. He rescued her, protected her, and has been every inch the gentleman. Carrie Ann discovers that her foe has become her ally–and more than that, someone she could love. But the arrival of Joshua in the Union camp as a spy will test her loyalties. Will she protect someone who has been like family or be loyal to this stranger to whom she wants to offer her heart? When her world is being torn apart around her, whom should she trust?

Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, A Thousand Shall Fall is framed around compelling characters and a very romantic setting in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Andrea Boeshaar’s extensive research guarantees historical accuracy and romance genre enthusiasts and Civil War buffs alike will enjoy the Christian perspectives on actual historical events.

My thoughts and giveaway:

Loved this book. I couldn’t put it down. Of course I am a Gone With the Wind fan, so anything Civil War I want to read and this is a book worth reading.

Just when I would think I would stop reading for the night a new twist was added to the story and I found myself reading one more chapter.

Carrie is a very likable character that has her world turned upside down as she goes to look for her sister. One thing after another happens to her and makes her questions what she is doing and if she would be doing something else, and who can she trust.

Peyton is a wonderful hero who looks to project and provide for Carrie, but can they ever make things work or are there too many things that will keep them apart? This is so much more is why I had to keep reading.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good romance but especially if you love Civil War stories.

Visit Andrea here. 

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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 

 

One Word…Believe January 1, 2016

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By Greg Rakozy

By Greg Rakozy

Happy New Year!

I thought I would share with you my one word for the year. I don’t do new years resolutions, I know I won’t keep them. Instead, I have been choosing a word for the year. My word this year is: BELIEVE.

I love choosing a word and then finding verses with that word. Below are just a few, there are many more.

What do you need to believe God for this year?

  • A new job?
  • To be cured?
  • To be set free from addiction?
  • To be set free from wounds?
  • That God can redeem your marriage?
  • That He has something better planned for you?
  • That He loves you?
  • That you aren’t the lies you believe?
  • That your children will love the Lord?
  • That you’re not alone?

Whatever it is you need to believe, if it lines up with the Word of God, then believe it. BELIEVE!!!

Then they believed his promises and sang his praise. Psalm 106:12

Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that moment. Matthew 8:13

When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” “Yes, Lord,” they replied. Matthew 9:28

If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer. Matthew 21:22

Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” Mark 5:36

“‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.” Mark 9:23

“Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Mark 11:23

Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” Luke 1:24

He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. John 1:7

Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—. John 1:12

Do you choose a word for the year? If so I would love to hear it!