2014-06-25

Book of the Year: The Lifestyle of a Prophet: A 21-Day Journey to Embracing Your Calling

BOOK OF THE YEAR: The Lifestyle of a Prophet
by James W. Goll, with a foreword by John Sandford

(not a free book)

The Lifestyle of a Prophet, was selected as the BEST CHARISMATIC BOOK of the YEAR globally by the International Christian Retailers Association.

Internationally respected prophet and bestselling author James W. Goll offers a readable, practical approach to the prophetic gifting. Centered around a unique, hands-on 21-day guide, he helps believers develop the intimacy with God essential to hearing his voice clearly and correctly--and then proclaiming his words faithfully.

Through illustrations from his own life and those of John, Daniel, and Ezekiel, Goll exposes common misconceptions, the successes and failures of gifted people throughout church history, and wisdom from the trenches of the prophetic. Devotional prayers and reflection questions follow each chapter. A must-have resource for those in prophetic ministry and all who work with them.

"If your heart says, 'Not my will, but Yours be done,' you will receive much as you read these pages."--James W. Goll

Join respected prophetic leader James W. Goll for an incredible journey into the heart of the prophetic calling. This unique, hands-on 21-day guide will help you develop the intimacy with God essential to hearing His voice clearly. Reflection questions, devotional prayers and practical applications will help you proclaim His words faithfully--and step boldly into your calling.

"What an intelligent and insightful book on prophetic calling--on understanding what that is and what it really means if you believe you are called to witness and serve in a prophetic way. This three week journey really helps you consider what the prophetic is and in some ways helps you realize it may not be what you thought it was. It works through various biblical characters and situations and references the differences--and similarities of those with prophetic callings--that can be found in the Bible. What's so good about it though is that it starts with intimacy, it highlights prayer and relationship before it moves onto wisdom and finally revelation.


It also works hard to ground the ideas into the reality of today and the situations we find ourselves in, so that we can make an informed response to living with and having the lifestyle of a prophet. For anyone interested in the prophetic and in leadership this would make a good study to undertake. It is very well written and has good questions for reflection at the end of each chapter. Though designed for the individual I could see this as a useful tool for those involved with, or setting up, a team based around prophetic prayer or healing as much of the material does have a crossover element to the healing ministries too."