Identity Thief by Robby Dawkins sounded like an adventerous read:
"Since the Garden of Eden, our true identities have been hacked--stolen and reprogrammed by Satan.
were made for great things . . . but we live as though we're powerless.
We were made in the image of a limitless God . . . but we walk through
our daily lives as though we're inadequate.
God has an amazing plan for us. And the enemy is short-circuiting it.
we don't recognize who we really are, we limit God. But when we grasp
the truth of who we are in Christ, we can walk with authority into the
realm of power reserved for each of God's children. We can heal the
sick, cast out demons and deliver the captives.
We can see miracles and make a lasting impact for the Kingdom."
I picked it up tonight, ready to delve into it. I flipped through it first and it fell open to page 91, where I read:
"Have You Experienced Power Like This?
My son Judah was in a burger restaurant not long ago when he encountered another boy about his age with a broken leg."
To shorten this story, Judah asked the boy what happened, the boy answered that he broke a few days before, and Judah asked if it hurt and the boy answered it did.
"Well," Judah said, "if you let me pray for you right now, Jesus will completely heal your leg. He wants to show you how much He loves you and wants a relationship with you. So, can I pray for you?"
"Hey, everybody," Judah shouted, getting the attention of everyone in the restaurant. "You wanna see someone get healed? Come over here. A miracle is about to take place!"
Basically the author, Dawkins, is saying that his son was stepping out in faith. He was building an atmosphere of faith.
This one page, that I read before reading any others, made me decide to not read the book at all. It may be a hasty decision, I may be missing out on a book filled with wisdom and truth. Instead, by this one page, I feel that Dawkins is one of those people who believes that God will do what you ask Him to do. You know, not HIS will...but instead your own will.
I do believe in miracles. I do believe in praying. I do believe that God is stronger than satan. But I do not believe that WE have the power to heal the sick. I don't believe that WE can tell God what he should do. Reading just that one page made me realize I didn't want to read any more of this book.
This book was given to me by Bethany House Publishing in exchange for my honest review.