Genesis 5020

Stories for His Glory

Believe Boldly by Erica Willis April 25, 2018

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Learn to Unleash the Supernatural through Simple, Confident Praying

We long to see firsthand the power of God as displayed in the Bible. Miracles, prophecy, dreams, healing–most of these tend to be missing from our normal, safe, predictable faith. Yet we tend to view any movement of God outside our own experience with mistrust and confusion. But what if we’ve got “normal” all wrong?

In these pages is an invitation to a new way of living: embracing God’s power through simple yet bold prayer. It’s for the night owl, the caffeine-addicted, even the skeptic, beckoning all of us out of our comfort zones with stories of spiritual breakthrough, mind-blowing miracles, and physical healing. Here are the tools you need to work through your doubts, open up to the miracles of God, and walk in the power of the Holy Spirit. You will learn to hear God’s voice, trust his leading, and walk empowered by limitless prayer. It is time to see God transform your faith into a thrill-seeking adventure.

My thoughts:

Wow, what a powerful and challenging book.

I love Erica’s style and her tone throughout the book. She seems tad sassy and I like that, definitely keeps the reader engaged.

I always appreciate a non-fiction book that ties in real stories from the writers personal journey and the struggles and misconceptions they have faced. It makes the whole thing so much more relatable.

Erica really challenges the reader to take a deeper look at your prayer-life, something I really need to do and am doing.

She asks some excellent questions, like when you go to the Word are you anticipating encountering Jesus? I needed that reset for myself.

If you are looking for a book that will challenge you to believe more — believe boldly, I highly recommend this one.

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

 

The Delusion by Laura Gallier October 6, 2017

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By March of Owen Edmonds’s senior year, eleven students at Masonville High School have committed suicide. Amid the media frenzy and chaos, Owen tries to remain levelheaded―until he endures his own near-death experience and wakes to a distressing new reality.

The people around him suddenly appear to be shackled and enslaved.

Owen frantically seeks a cure for what he thinks are crazed hallucinations, but his delusions become even more sinister. An army of hideous, towering beings, unseen by anyone but Owen, are preying on his girlfriend and classmates, provoking them to self-destruction.

Owen eventually arrives at a mind-bending conclusion: he’s not imagining the evil―everyone else is blind to its reality. He must warn and rescue those he loves . . . but this proves to be no simple mission. Will he be able to convince anyone to believe him before it’s too late?

Owen’s heart-pounding journey through truth and delusion will force him to reconsider everything he believes. He both longs for and fears the answers to questions that are quickly becoming too dangerous to ignore.

My thoughts:

Wow. What a powerful book for anyone but especially of the target audience of high schoolers. This is a book I will recommend my daughter read. I am sure there is more truth in this book then we want to admit.

Laura did a great job of hooking the reader from the beginning and never letting up. I couldn’t wait the moment when Owen would see things around him and how he would react. I think his reaction was true to how most of us would react if we saw the spiritual warfare that is actually taking place all around us.

This is a well-written book with a powerful and eye-opening message.

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

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own.