Review for A New Apostolic Reformation

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This is a well-researched book which differentiates the “New Apostolic Reformation” movement from mainstream Pentecostal and Charismatic movements. It discusses at-length the history, teachings and influences of the NAR movement and evaluates the teachings with the Bible. It is a good read and comprehensively well-written, and which I would recommend to my friends.

Disclaimer: This book was provided gratis by the publisher and Cross-Focused Reviews in exchange for a fair review.

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Review for Invitation to James

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Once again the book is enjoyable because of its simple language. It serves its purpose as its title states, as a good invitational book to the Book of James…

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Review for Invitation to Phillipians

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What I appreciate about this book is that the author is an experienced teacher of the word and pastor, and hence he has a wealth of experience to share with us regarding the spiritual principles that he is writing about. The language is simple and easy to understand and digest, so it makes reading the book quite enjoyable.
But yet again the book is written is a rather repetitive manner, which decreases the enjoyability on a whole. I wish the author would be more concise in his language.

Nevertheless, a good starters-book for all who wants to study Phillipians the book. For more in-depth study, you can move on to other more academically-wrought books.

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Review for Invitation to the Life of Jacob

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The book is an interesting read as the author talks about how Jacob spends his youth trying to fulfill God’s promises by manipulation and shrewd strategy arising from fear, and then witnessing how God brought the promises to fruition in the end in restful peace, despite his sins, weaknesses and mistakes. The flaw in this book lies in the presentation. There is a lot of repetition and lengthy expounding on the details of what happened in Jacob’s life. Many to which are thought-up by the author and have neither biblical nor historical evidence to provide the support that is required of such extrapolation and inferences. As such the credibility of the book, and hence its applications, are greatly reduced on a whole. Suggest to have good historical references with you as you read and apply to your life.

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Review of Preaching By Ear

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Well-written and valuable book for all who teach and preach in the church. Even for those who are not preachers, reading it will help you appreciate your pastors more. Preaching by ear means preaching biblical content in context and in a way that sounds natural, and hence, truthfully convincing. The term for it on Wikipedia is called Extemporaneous preaching. The usefulness of this kind of preaching means it is more organic and can engage the listeners more. It merges and balances memorized preaching with impromptu preaching, the method used by the apostles in the book of Acts, combining the need for diligent study and research of the word, with being guided by the Holy Spirit to speak.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Cross Focus Reviews in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.