Sunday, July 21, 2013
Much was said about 20 years or so ago in the Christian world about the "Jezebel Spirit." Demons and evil spirits were much discussed and perhaps given a little too much glory. Jennifer LeClaire got some of her early experience with this subject through that movement. She has now experienced much along these lines and refined her take on this subject. As she mentions early in the book, many times forceful women or even just women with poor social skills have been labeled with this Jezebel spirit but this spirit is much more subtle and pervasive than that.
No matter what you choose to call it, this spirit is prevalent in the church world. Much of the mainline Christian denominations have compromised the Word of God by allowing false teachings and doctrines and just watering down and candy-coating the gospel message. "Secret" sins such as pornography and pedophilia are rampant in large sections of the church world. Cults introduce strange doctrine. Churches and ministries in many cases are more interested in their bottom line than maintaining Christian purity. All of these things simply put are idolatry and immorality.
There is much thought provoking material in this book and it is worth reading and taking to heart.
I received a copy of this book from Chosen books for review. I did not receive any compensation for completing the review. All opinions are my own.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
This book was a little out of my usual scope of reading material but I found it very intriguing. Juliet Belleno, a widow, is a blogger and spends most of her time alone with her writing. She runs into her favorite author one day in the grocery store and the rest is a blur. She end up kidnapped and wondering what is happening to her. Meanwhile, her father and her husband's former partner, Chris, start looking for her and find out a whole lot that they didn't know before about how Juliet's husband died. It all builds with increasing suspense until you can't put it down till you find out all the details. You also find some insight into the minds of writers in the process. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone for an exhilarating read.
I received a copy of this book from Tyndale for review. I did not receive any compensation for completing the review. All opinions are my own.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Angels in the Fire is the story of a couple who survived a horrific car crash and all they experienced in the process. They were visiting family in Florida and heading back to the wife's parents' house at night on a divided highway (6 lanes on their side) when a drunk driver going the wrong way on the freeway hit them head-on at a high rate of speed. By rights they should have been dead but they survived. Tracey (the wife) had an encounter with an angel and with Jesus at the scene. Both had multiple life-threatening injuries and long recoveries. The story of all the miracles God performed in their lives is inspiring. They were not miraculously healed in an instant and they are not free from pain, even to this day, but the ways the Holy Spirit touched them throughout the years following the accident is truly amazing and is well worth the read. I could not put this book down till I finished it.
I received a copy of this book from Bethany House for review. I did not receive any compensation for completing the review. All opinions are my own.