Sunday, July 9, 2017

The Breaker Anointing by Barbara J. Yoder ~ book review

The Breaker Anointing: How God Breaks Open The Way To Victory by Barbara J. Yoder is a mostly theological and anecdotal book, in which Barbara explains the power of God the Breaker, and ways in which His power has manifested - both in Biblical times and in her own experiences.

The back cover includes the sentence, "In these pages are the biblical wisdom and practical application to help you learn how to partner with God for your own breakthrough", which is the main reason why I selected this book. Practical application. I presumed that this would include a lot more of a personal study and application section than it actually does. Yes, it has questions in the back of the book entitled "For Group Study". Although, I had a hard time relating to them as I was reading the book because they are not separated by chapter or another relevant context; you have to just keep reading the questions until you hit something that does not resemble what you've already read.

Also, as far as personal application goes, there really isn't much. If you're the type that can read other people's experiences and relate their story to your own sufficiently, then you could probably get a lot more out of this book than I did. However, for those of us that need questions to reflect on and have a hard time figuring our how a case of the chiggers relates to us receiving messages from God, this book comes up lacking.

On a more personal level, I had a hard time with the author's persistent mentioning of prophetic experiences and relations. This is one of those areas where I have heard so many different interpretations and specific meanings, that I had difficulty determining exactly what she meant by her usage.

Overall, I would recommend this book to Christians who believe in speaking in tongues and prophetic experiences, and are looking for stories to encourage them in their faith to keep pushing forward until God the Breaker makes Himself known in their lives. 3/5 stars.

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary print copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this honest review. All opinions are my own.*

About the author (copied from back cover):
Barbara J. Yoder is founder and overseer of Shekinah Regional Apostolic Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and the bestselling author of five books. She travels extensively as a national and international speaker and is considered one of the most influential women leaders in the Church today.

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