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Review – Decoding your dreams by Jennifer LeClaire

Book description

What is God saying to you in your dreams?

Decoding Your Dreams is a beginner’s guide to understanding the true source of our dreams, dream classifications, and even dream symbols. This book answers questions like:

  • Can we control our dreams?
  • I used to dream all the time. Why has my dream life suddenly ceased?
  • Should I pray for the gift of dream interpretation?
  • What does it mean if I see people in my dreams who have already passed away?
  • When do I share a dream I’ve received and when do I keep it to myself?
  • Where does déjà vu fit into the world of dreams?
  • Why should I pay attention to my children’s dreams?

There are dozens of mentions of dreams in the Bible. From Abraham to Joseph, from Daniel all the way to Pontius Pilot’s wife, God has communicated with His people through dreams throughout recorded history.

Why would God choose to speak to us while we sleep? Perhaps it’s because we are too distracted during the day to sit still long enough for Him to share the deep secrets of His heart.

Jennifer LeClaire is convinced God speaks to us in ways that are very personal. At times he may use pictures, memories, impressions, or even a still small voice.

Let Decoding Your Dreams help you embrace your Spirit-inspired dreams!

Review

As someone who dreams a lot I’m always trying to read books related to dreams and their interpretation. Honestly I haven’t heard about Jennifer LeClaire before. I did some research and found nothing wrong with her or her ministry and having James W. Goll to write the foreword for her book gave me the last reason to pick it.

Some of the common doubts we all have when dreaming is the doubt to know not only the meaning of our dream but the source and LeClaire addresses this issue with practical and easy language to help us know.

There are some Bible examples of dream interpretation, most commonly found in the Old Testament which serve as a road map to give us some keys to interpret dreams and the ways God interacts with us through different languages.

One thing that you may find in other books covering this subject is the meaning of some common dreams and its components. I find this useful but at the same time a subject where the final interpretation relies in your personal relationship with God.

I received this book from Booklook Bloggers in exchange for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Review – The Spiritual Gifts Handbook by Randy Clark & Mary Healy

Book description

People today need more than a message. They need an encounter with the living God.

The gifts of the Holy Spirit are God’s answer to the darkness of our time, able to convince even the most broken and hardened of hearts that God is real, present and active in our lives. And as the Holy Spirit pours out His gifts among believers, He is uniting Christians of every denomination as one Body.

With wisdom and practical insight, international healing minister Randy Clark teams up with acclaimed Catholic Bible scholar Mary Healy to show that the gifts of the Spirit are for all believers. The authors walk you through biblical texts, dispel misconceptions and show the endless variety of gifts. And they reveal how you can activate the gifts in your own life and use them to benefit others. 

Review

This is my second book co-authored by Randy Clark. I really like the way he shares his own experiences with Bible teachings on healing and deliverance. I thought it was a good idea to try something different, in this case, the spiritual gifts.

The first thing I realized was that Mary Healy is not a christian author, or christian minister for that matter, but her background is Catholic; a Charismatic Catholic that is. This means she believes and practices the gifts of the Spirit, known to them as Charismas, but still operates under the Catholic Church authorities, which in turns means under the Pope and Apostolic Tradition besides the Bible.

Both authors share their experiences when talking about the movement of the Spirit in Christian and Catholic circles alike with the intention to motivate a stronger manifestation of the Spirit in our time. Although the name of the book seems to imply is all about the “Gifts or Charismas” of the Spirit in reality half of the book talks about personal experiences and theological definitions while the other half really describes the different gifts, divided into what the authors call: Revelation Gifts, Power Gifts and Gifts of Speech. 

Conclusion

I found The Spiritual Gifts Handbook to be a great book. I’m not sure I’d recommend this book to a newborn Christian, but it gives a fresh perspective into what God is doing with the church in this time. Also, it’ll sure be of interest to those who want to know more about the Charismatic movement in the Catholic Church.

Rating: 4/5

I received this book from Chosen Books in exchange for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.