Monday, July 31, 2017

Book review: Spiritual leadership by J. Oswald Sanders

This book underlines the importance of talented and humble leaders in the church. There is a real need of men and women who are guided by the Holy Spirit and devoted to Jesus Christ while ministering to believers. Spiritual leadership teaches how to develop leadership. In this book J. Oswald Sanders presents the key principles of leadership in the physical and spiritual realms. The author presents examples from Scripture and biographies of amazing men of God (Moses, Nehemiah, Paul, David Livingstone, Charles Spurgeon, etc). The leadership qualities are God-given, their true effectiveness can be reached when they are used to the glory of God. Some of the main topics include the cost of leadership as being a sacrifice, the responsibility of leadership which shouldn't be taken lightly, because leaders will be taken accountable of the model they testify. The tests of leadership are really challenging and mature every believer. The qualities and criteria of leadership are well presented. The art of reproducing leaders is well established. There is one indispensable requirement of leadership that every leader should present. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Book review: Spiritual maturity by J. Oswald Sanders

Spiritual Maturity is a wonderful book in which J. Oswald Sanders talks about the passion to press on in Christ to achieve spiritual maturity. Throughout the book, the author explores the primary source of continual growth. There are three parts, organized around the persons of the Trinity in which there are presented matters like how we should view God, why our weakness is God's strength. Also what it means that Christ prays for us, how to live like an heir of the King. Lastly we leaarn about what is the role of the Spirit in a Christian's life. This book clearly provides good direction for those that want to grow strong spiritually. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review. 

Friday, July 14, 2017

The dream centered life by Luke Barnett

Following our dreams makes us live happy and it is beautiful to follow our hearts. The dream centered life helps us be a wide-eyed visionary dream-chaser. 
The first step in accomplishing it is to realize that God has specific, amazing plans for us. After we discover what drives you at the deepest level, you’ll overcome any barrier that stands between you and your new reality. 
The dream centered life offers practical ways to be a great dreamer. This book contains personal experiences and fresh insights from world-class dreamers. Besides these, Luke Barnett discusses other topics like the origins of dreams, the characteristics of a dreamer, the habits of dreamers. Dream lifters, dream busters are also good topics. Dreaming with confidence is one of the important subjects that this book present. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Book review: Kingdom disciples by Tony Evans

The missing key to Christianity is discipleship. In Kingdom Disciples, Tony Evans presents a simple, action oriented definition of discipleship with the purpose of helping the church fulfill its calling. It's a book that teaches what a disciple is, what a disciple cares about, how to be a disciple and make disciples, what discipleship looks like in community, what the impact of discipleship on the world should be.
Kingdom disciples are needed. The power, authority, abundance, victory, and impact God has promised willcome to us about when we understand and align ourselves with His concept of discipleship. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for the review.

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Book review: Lord change my attitude before it's too late by James MacDonald

Lord change my attitude before it's too late is a bold, practical and well constructed book that helps everyone break away from the negativity that destroys happiness. This wonderful book includes study application questions in each chapter that make it easy for the readers to identify the attitudes of the heart that need change in order for God's abundance to overflow in their lives. Most patterns of thinking don't easily change overnight. Pastor MacDonald shows readers how to begin to recognize wrong attitudes and points out how to work on replacing these with the right ones. It all starts with the thoughts we have, then with the beliefs, the way we perceive the reality around us which then transforms into actions. Good habits needs lots of repetitive acts that get imprinted in our behavior. When we break free from bondage and negative behavior, we develop a positive attitude that will follow a good positive behavior. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review.

Book review: How we love by Milan and Kay Yerkovich

How we love by Milan and Kay Yerkovich it's a powerful work that shows how the early life of a person's experiences created an “intimacy imprint”, a rooted blueprint that shapes their behavior, beliefs, expectations of the relationships it has, especially the marriage. Both Milan and Kay underline four types of injured imprints that become a conflict combination in the marriage to trap couples in a repetitive dance of suffering. They offer practical solutions in this book that prepare anyone for action. The first step is to identify the imprints disrupting your marriage. The second step is to understand how your love style impacts your partner. Third breaking free from negative patterns that hinder your relationship is mandatory. Another action step is to enhance your sexual intimacy and lastly to create a deeper, richer marriage of your dreams. The truths presented in this book are transforming, countless relationships and encourage a more healthy, passionate relationship. I received a copy of the book from the publisher.