True revival will not be advertised, promoted, or shouted, but begins as a quiet whisper of the heart. Do not be taken in by the claims of "revival." Learn what it means to wait on God.
- Do not recommend
This book is really a shame, in my opinion. It is based upon sensational, propaganda-type calls to action that do little to encourage the Christian to walk in faithfulness and love. I would not recommend this book.
- Isaiah 5:18-21
18 Woe to those who draw sin along with cords of deceit,
and wickedness as with cart ropes,
19 to those who say, “Let God hurry;
let him hasten his work
so we may see it.
The plan of the Holy One of Israel—
let it approach, let it come into view,
so we may know it.”
20 Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter.
21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
and clever in their own sight.
- Listened to part one and heard enough.
I appreciate the author's warning that there is such a thing as counterfeit revival. The problem with the book is the narrowness with which true revival is defined. The author begins by assuming that we are living in the last days and that only one kind of revival happens in the last days, a "whispered" revival. He does not show this from Scripture, but assumes that the listener will take his word for it. He then bombasts anyone who seeks any other kinds of revival. He goes so far as to say that preachers who point us to 2 Chronicles 7:14 ("If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves...") are leading us into danger, since this promise does not apply in the last days, according to him! The author seems to believe that a Christian can lose his or her salvation. He warns that a Christian who needs a "whispered" personal revival and does not experience such will go to hell for it. The author probably needs to repent of his arrogance. He talks like his theology of revival and of the last days is not open to disagreement. He also never acknowledges his own need for any kind of revival, "whispered" or otherwise. Perhaps the whole Church needs revival, but not him?
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- Very Positive
This is not some fluffy, feel-good, hype-fest - and a good thing, too. Revival should be taken seriously.
But saying this book is negative and judgmental is like saying a doctor is negative and judgmental for telling you that you have cancer and need surgery to save your life.
Not sure what people were expecting from a book on revival, but isn't the whole point that when we need revival it is because there's a serious problem in the first place? And shouldn't that problem be addressed first?
One thing that stands out is that this is a highly scriptural book - there are numerous scripture references and it follows a very solid scriptural pattern. If the author sounds like he knows the truth, maybe that's because he's quoting God's Word.
Overall, it's a very positive and God-centered book - at least, for those who admit there's a problem and actually want revival.
- I have not yet read this...
I have not yet read this book but was guided here by the Holy Spirit.
But hear the Word of the LORD, "My sheep HEAR My voice AND follow Me"
The LORD didn't designate the decibel level of His voice but that His sheep HEAR His voice AND follow Him.
We should make it our aim to know Him and His voice no matter how still and small His voice be it a whisper or a heart stir.
The anti Christ will seek to counterfeit every move of God and people with itching ears will see to be lulled by his tune. Like the pied piper who drew away and deprived a village of their NEXT GENERATION leaving them childless and without a future.
I hear the voice of the Lord in ways that are more silent than any sound known to man. Dogs hear at different pitches and whales at different frequencies. We are not all that! But He is ALL GOD!
We must learn to listen for Him and follow Him only!
I fear and tremble daily at His Word. I wake in the night and hear His voice. He speaks but are we really listening? To listen is to obey to lay down our own lives our selfish interests our wants our desires and to make His our own! PLEASE CHURCH LISTEN!
- I agree with the first comment...
I agree with the first comment quite depressing and very objective book.
How can you claim to be the one to know God's will for this generation. I think
it destroys what the prophet Joel said.... Oh well at least it was a free download
too bad I was so excited about the book to start with.
- I agree with what ive heard...
I agree with what ive heard so far and going to contiue to listean to what he has to say/write.
If we could only all come back to the foot of the cross and never move and search the scriptures for Gods will not our will to be done.
This only makes me cry out for our Lord even more and be still and silent in him. To wait on the Lord, be still and wait. Not jump to our own hearts desires. What a blessing indeed to have, be still and wait.....
Love in Christ. xxx
- What a depressing drudge. I was...
What a depressing drudge. I was miserable for days after listening to this. I wouldn't listen to this for $500 cash. The other review is honest and I doubted him.
- I've listened to most of the...
I've listened to most of the book now and have persevered in the hope that it would improve but feel I must make a comment. I am not exaggerating when I say that I have not come accross more judgmental, condemnatory and negative book than this. I expected to find something positive in the message but hearing that 'those who require revival should be ashamed' is perhaps the most negative angle one could find on the subject.
The author comes over as sad and I feel it necessary to state that several of his assertions portray him as the only one who sees things correctly. The fact that all other seekers of revival are so clearly wrong in the author's eyes suggests that he belongs to a sect - isn't that one way of discerning one?