Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Review # 225: The Power of the Prophetic Blessing by John Hagee

Description: (from the Publisher)
     God's prophetic voice thunders through time - from Adam and Eve, continuing through Noah, Abraham, Moses, the Prophets, and then through Jesus himself. While apocalyptic prophecy is a dark cloud over the heads of unrepentant, rebellious people, at its core, prophecy expresses God's desire to powerfully bless and multiply his people, not to strike fear in their hearts. 
     For God's people, prophecy is a word of hope, deliverance, bounty, and richness for their life and family. Hagee takes readers through the entire biblical narrative, showing how this powerful prophetic message flows throughout the Bible.


     I enjoy reading books about Christian inspiration and spiritual growth - particularly the more unique topics - so when I got the chance to read John Hagee's The Power of Prophetic Blessing, I knew that I was in for some deep reflection. Being a Christian myself, I have heard many people exclaim how blessed they are by God, and how prayer and scriptural studies have helped them lead a happy and more fulfilled life; however, most people aren't really sure how to receive or use those blessings. I talk to God often, knowing that my prayers will be answered in whatever form they may come. The answer may not be what I want or expect, but I know that the Lord provides, even if the provisions are mysterious or unexpected. I have truly been blessed by the life I have been given, but I don't always know how to live it to the best of my abilities. That is why this book is so interesting, it not only details what men have sought for millions of years - happiness and a good/successful life - but it outlines the path to receiving God's blessings with examples from liturgical history; both from the Old and New Testaments. I like when Christian-based books cite scripture, the use of Bible verse makes the discussed topics easier to read, not to mention more accessible. Many Christians are guilty of not reading the bible from cover to cover - a somewhat daunting task - but the organized and condensed passages used in this book aid in enjoyment and comprehension. Each section is supported by the Bible's written word, and I felt a genuine truth to what I read. The book is well researched, to-the-point, and full of both personal and well-known stories of blessing and being blessed. The eight Proclaimations, (Your Children and Grandchildren,Your Wife, Your Business, Health and Healing, Time of Testing and Trial, Emotional Stability, The Favor of God, and Divine Prosperity), are a refreshing take on the modern prayer, allowing Christians to reflect on the deeper meaning behind their words of praise; truly bringing them closer to God. Great reference tool - recommended for readers interested in God's blessings throughout history, and ways to receive His blessings daily.

Rating: On the Run (4/5)

*** I received this book from the author (Worthy Publishing/Handlebar Marketing) in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
About the Author:

     Pastor John C. Hagee is the founder and Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, a non-denominational evangelical church with more than 20,000 active members. Pastor Hagee is President of John Hagee Ministries, which telecasts his national radio and television teachings throughout America and in 245 nations worldwide.

     Pastor John Hagee received his theological training from Southwestern Assemblies of God University, his Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and earned his Masters Degree from North Texas University.

     Pastor Hagee has received Honorary Doctorates from Oral Roberts University, Canada Christian College, and Netanya Academic College in Israel. He is the author of 34 major books including four on the New York Times Best Seller's List. Among his works are commentary study Bibles, novels and numerous devotionals. His upcoming book entitled "Power of the Prophectic Blessing" is published by Worthy Publishing.

     Over the years, John Hagee Ministries has given more than $60 million toward humanitarian causes in Israel. In 2006, Dr. Hagee founded, and is the National Chairman of Christians United For Israel, a grass roots national association through which every pro--Israel Christian ministry, para-church organization, or individual in America can speak and act with one voice in support of Israel in matters related to biblical issues. Dr. Hagee gains support for this worthy cause by conducting A Night to Honor Israel in every major city in America and by organizing an annual Washington D.C.-Israel Summit where CUFI delegates have the opportunity to meet the members of congress face to face on behalf of Israel. Christians United for Israel has grown to become the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States - with over 750,000 members-- and one of the leading Christian grassroots movements in the world. Pastor Hagee and his lovely wife Diana are blessed with five children and 12 grandchildren.

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