I love the life I live! Who’d a thunk that my latter years would be filled with days to write and create; attend writer’s conferences; belong to writer’s groups; teach others from my own experience; and rub elbows with some of the most talented women I’ve ever known? Who’d a thunk that I’d get the opportunity to showcase the work of my friends right here on my own space in the blogosphere? Life is GOOD!
Today I want to share a book with you that I’m super excited about! I’m excited because it was written by one of my dearest friends, Debbie Kitterman. Debbie is an author, a speaker, the founder of the ministry Dare2Hear, and she and her husband John are Senior Pastors of Restoration Church in Lacey, Washington. Debbie is also a friend, a shopping buddy, an explorer of “unusual” places, a fellow “gourmet” as we search out the best places to eat, and a partner in crime as we weave our way through the maze of the web and conquer unknown technical territories!
Have you ever felt like God laid something on your heart that He wanted you to share with another person? Has that ever weighed so heavily upon you that you couldn’t rest until you had the opportunity to share it with that person? I’ve had that many times in my life but I could never put a name to it until more recent years. Prophecy.
When one thinks of prophecy one thinks of the the future and the foretelling of events yet to come. You know, Armageddon and the End Times. What we aren’t taught much about in the mainstream church is the spiritual gift of prophecy as it relates to forth-telling, or declaring revelation from God into individual lives. This is something I’ve learned about in recent years and, though I thought it weird when I started learning, I soon realized it is simply God speaking to us with words of affirmation, encouragement, even direction for our lives. Why wouldn’t a God who loves us want to speak personally to us? Why shouldn’t this be as normal a staple in our spiritual pantry as milk and eggs are in the kitchen pantry?
In this book, Milk, Eggs, Prophecy, Debbie gives us a down-to-earth, simple explanation of the “radically ordinary nature of prophecy” and why it is important to the church today. What I like about the book is that she takes it a step further by explaining that we don’t need to run to those with “prophetic giftings” to hear from God but how God can, and wants to, speak directly to each and every one of His followers. That’s MY kinda’ God!
What I LOVE about this book is it’s readability in that the teaching on prophecy is balanced with stories from Debbie’s personal life and her own journey as she explored this gifting that God has given her. If you’ve always been curious about the spiritual gift of prophecy, this is a great place to start . . . AND . . . as a Valentine’s Day gift of LOVE to you, Debbie’s book is FREE on Kindle throughout the Valentine’s Day weekend (midnight Friday through midnight Sunday)! Simply click on the PICTURE below to be directed to Amazon and start reading today.
Now can I ask you a favor? If you choose to read this book would you then follow up by going to Amazon to give it your highest and best review? And don’t forget to Tweet about it! That would be a wonderful Valentine gift of love to our dear Debbie!
To learn more about Debbie’s ministry, to book her for a speaking engagement, or to follow her blog you can visit her website HERE.
Happy Valentine’s Day friends!
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