Monday, December 01, 2014

Review: Awakening by Stovall Weems

Stop hitting the spiritual snooze button.

Would you describe your walk with God as fresh and exciting?  Would you describe your spiritual life as vibrant and passionate?  If not, would you like these attributes to be the norm in your everyday relationship with God?

Are you ready to experience an awakening?

Awakening helps you stir up your slumbering soul.  You’ll discover how to break out of your season of dryness or get off to a great start either in the New Year or the next season in life. Take your faith-walk from a “going through the motions” or “have to” mindset to the stimulating, fresh “want to” experience of enjoying God’s presence—24/7.

Weems encourages you to surrender fully, to discover the right kind of fuel for the journey, and to learn a new way to pray and fast. This lifestyle is not based on rules or religion, but on a deep, satisfying, motivating relationship with God.

Included in Awakening is a 21-Day Plan that will guide you through the principles that ensure a lasting, fresh relationship with God—even in a world where everything quickly becomes stale. 

“It’s time to wake up and put an end to spiritual sluggishness! I promise this year will be the best of your life if it is your best year spiritually.” – Stovall Weems

I was given a copy of this book to review by Blogging for Books.I think that fasting is something that has fallen out of favor with today's church. When I first got saved 26 years ago, I can remember the churches having fasts when it was time for revival or just when a need to get closer to the Lord was felt. I honestly can't think of a time in the past 6 years when I have heard of any pastor of any church I have attended has mentioned fasting. I think this is why we are lacking power in our churches, our lives and our testimonies today.  Jesus mentioned fasting as a way to be more powerful when His disciples asked why they hadn't been able to cast out a demon. I think we need to start practicing more self sacrifice in order to see growth.

I liked this book and how it helped put fasting and the need to fast into practical terms for today. I think if we started following the 21 day fast recommended in this book that we will grow closer to God and become more powerful, spiritually.  I recommend this book for everyone who calls them self a Christian. The plan is well laid out and easy to follow. I would love to see my church put this into practice as a whole when we are approaching a revival season.


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