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The Lifestyle of a Watchman by James W. Goll May 17, 2017

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Unique, Powerful Call to the Front Lines of Prayer

From bestselling author James W. Goll, a strategic prophetic leader in global intercessory prayer, comes an in-depth journey into the heart of what it means to be a “watchman on the wall.” Designed for serious worshipers and intercessors, this unique 21-day journey will help you move to the front lines of prayer–becoming more alert to the presence of God and praying his will with confidence.

With reflection questions, devotional prayers, and practical application, this book will help you
· discern the specific spiritual atmosphere around you
· discover the strategies of God for certain times
· pray more effectively for others
· understand how to intercede for current events

Walking in the lifestyle of a watchman means that you can be the sentinel that God is calling his mature intercessors to be. Learn to partner with the strategies of heaven and step boldly into your calling.

My thoughts:

Do you feel called to pray for more. Maybe for things you aren’t even sure what exactly?

This book will challenge you to take that next step. I always find James books inspiring and pushing me to hunger for  more of God. This book stays true to that.

I love how he uses Biblical examples of people who had a life of prayer, starting with Abraham. Not only does he uses Biblical examples but he also uses examples of people who aren’t in the Bible.

Each chapter is a short (not super short) read that you can easily do in about 10 minutes or less.

If you are looking for more in your prayer life and are feeling a call to be in prayer then I recommend this book.

Visit James here.

Grab your copy at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christianbook.com or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley.com. All opinions are my own. 

 

Releasing Spiritual Gifts Today by James W. Goll April 27, 2016

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ABOUT THE BOOK (192 pages):

This book isn’t just about discovering our spiritual gifts, or even receiving them-it’s about releasing them! God wants you to experience the great wonder of moving in and through His grace, on a daily basis. As you read, you’ll first gain an overview of spiritual gifts and be introduced to the way the Holy Spirit moves and operates within them. Then you’ll explore the nine most widely recognized spiritual gifts. These are not the only gifts God gives His children, but they are vital to understand and then activate according to His leading.
Releasing Spiritual Gifts Today is filled with many examples of how the gifts have been used in action, both within the pages of the Bible and in the present day. God desires to pour out His gifts on His people with even greater degrees of impact and authority. This is your opportunity to find out what the Lord can do for you and through you as you release His spiritual gifts today in an outpouring of His love, grace, and power.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

James W. Goll is a lover of Jesus who cofounded Encounters Network, an organization dedicated to changing lives and impacting nations by releasing God’s presence through prophetic, intercessory, and compassionate ministry. He is the founder of the God Encounters Training E–School of the Heart –– “where faith and life meet.” He is also International Director of Prayer Storm, a 24/7/365 media–based house of prayer. After serving as a pastor in the Midwest, James was thrust into the role of international itinerant teacher and trainer. He has traveled extensively in over fifty nations, carrying a passion for Jesus wherever he goes. James desires to see the body of Christ become the “house of prayer for all nations” (see Isaiah 56:7) and be empowered by the Holy Spirit to spread the good news to every nation and all peoples. James is a member of the Harvest International Ministry Apostolic Team and a consultant to several national and international ministries. He is also the author of numerous books and training manuals, as well as a contributing writer for several periodicals. James and Michal Ann Goll were married for thirty–two years before her graduation to heaven in the fall of 2008. They have four wonderful adult children, all of whom are married, and two grandchildren. James makes his home in Franklin, Tennessee.

My thoughts:

What a powerful book. I don’t say this about many non-fiction books but this is one I couldn’t put down. As I read I literally felt a fire in my gut burning with wanting more of the Holy Spirit.

James discuss gifts that he believes are for everyone (and I personally agree) but I know this can cause controversy within the church. I don’t attend a church that preaches this but I personally have come to believe many of the truths in this book.

Why should we desire the gifts of the Spirit? On page 29 James tells us the overall purpose:

“What is comes down to is that spiritual gifts are more about how much God wants to love other people through you than how much He loves you (even though He does, indeed, love you!). You are a channel of His grace. The gifts have been given to you so you can channel His love to someone else. Gifts are for giving away!”

Good stuff right there.

If you desire more of the gifts of the Holy Spirit I encourage you to read this book and earnestly seek these gifts so you can love others more.

Visit James here.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christianbook.com, Deeper Shopping or your favorite retailer.

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

 

Review: The Lifestyle of a Prophet by James W. Goll June 10, 2013

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The Lifestyle of a Prophet

A 21-day Journey to Embracing Your Calling

by

James W. Goll

From the back cover:

“If your heart says, ‘Not my will, but Yours be done,’ you will receive much as you read these pages.”–James W. Goll

Join respected prophetic leader James W. Goll for an incredible journey into the heart of the prophetic calling. This unique, hands-on 21-day guide will help you develop the intimacy with God essential to hearing His voice clearly. Reflection questions, devotional prayers and practical applications will help you proclaim His words faithfully–and step boldly into your calling.

My Thoughts:

I was really excited to read this book because I am very curious about those who have been called to be a prophet (yes, I believe there are still prophets among us today). I think I was expecting this book to be a guide to help direct those who are curious and possibly interested in pursuing that calling. So I had my expectation and the book was something different.

I felt the book really talked to those who have already been called not to those seeking so I was a bit let down. But, had I not gone into the book with that expectation it might have been a more enjoyable reading experience.

Regardless of how you feel about prophecy this really could be a great book to use as a devotional and draw you closer to the arms of Jesus. The readings aren’t very long and at the end of each chapter are questions for you to ponder or discuss.

I did latch on to a couple of great insights, one being this from page 45: “Worship is a prophetic action that releases the spirit opposite to the boastful pride of life.” And “Extravagant praise is a key that unlocks His presence within us.” Love that!

Depending on what you are looking for this might be the book for you.

If you want to grab your own copy stop by your local bookstore or you order from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christianbook.com or the publisher.

You can visit James’ website by clicking here.

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