What I Learned from a Simple Blessing
Michael W. Smith
Zondervan, February 2011
Something wonderful and life-changing has been happening at Michael W. Smith's concerts. Recently he began closing the evening with a simple prayer of blessing woven from Scripture. The response has been overwhelming. The emails and letters of testimony are like nothing he has ever experienced in his 25 years of ministry. Far from being a 'magical' formula for extracting wealth and possessions from God, he has discovered that God's blessings are measured more by the flourishing of character in adversity than by the flourishing of stuff. The amazing result of God's true blessing is overflowing joy and peace. Unfortunately, many are robbed of the promise of blessing because they seek to be blessed more than to bless others. This beautiful work, written with writer Thomas Williams, will inspire readers to examine their hearts and learn to experience God's blessing as they seek to bless others, thus discovering the secret to drawing near to the heart of God.
The Bondage Breaker: the Next Step
Harvest House Publishers, February 2011
Hundreds of thousands of Christians have found spiritual freedom as they’ve grasped the Bible’s truth about who they are—with the help of the million-selling Bondage Breaker® by Dr. Neil Anderson. In The Bondage Breaker®—the Next Step, Anderson offers more help to those suffering from destructive behaviors and spiritual entanglements—and an expanded vision for helping others realize their freedom in Christ. Life-transforming guidance includes
* vivid personal accounts that show in detail how individual believers have found freedom from childhood abuse, compulsive behaviors, eating disorders, depression, tormenting guilt, sexual abuse…and how readers can too
* encouragement and direction for believers on how to deepen their relationship with God their Father
* proven ways readers’ churches can newly enjoy God’s life and freedom, with specific advice on Spanish-speaking and African-American contexts
Christians will see how they can experience new growth and significance in The Bondage Breaker®—the Next Step.