Beni Johnson's The Joy of Intercession is a 40 day devotional guide that provides insight and tools needed in order to experience the fullness of joy that comes with living a life of prayer. While it was designed to accompany Johnson's novel The Happy Intercessor, the devotional guide also functions as an enjoyable independent work.
This book has completely transformed the way I view intercession, confronting the common belief that praying for others is a burden or a chore. Instead, Johnson depicts a life of intercession as a tremendous privilege and a thrilling occupation as she teaches how to partner with the Father's heart to release Heaven's plans on earth. Most importantly, Johnson presents the fulfillment that every Christian can find in being an intercessor and the joy that floods the heart and sustains deeper prayer and intimacy with God.
The Joy of Intercession led me on a journey through the realms of the Spirit, challenging me to examine the beliefs I have held within my own heart and presenting a revolutionary and refreshing view on intercession. Each day begins with a relevant Scripture, and then gives understanding of the day's topic through a devotion from The Happy Intercessor. The following reflection questions challenge the reader to evaluate the topic in relation to their current understanding of God. The meditative action allows the reader to apply the insight to his or her own spiritual life. This structure makes the material become more than just information in a book, but allows the reader to easily and effectively incorporate the truths into his or her life.
Through the study of topics such as intimacy with God, discerning things of the Spirit, spiritual warfare, resting in the Lord, and much more, The Joy of Intercession will serve as an essential tool to anyone seeking to begin, restore, or confirm their calling to intercession.
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I received this E-Book free from the publisher through Destiny Image Book Review Program. <http://www.destinyimage.com> Book Review Program. I was required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 The Joy of Intercession by Beni Johnson (the wife of Bill Johnson)
This book is written as a 40 day devotional journal on how to discover your inner intercessor.
I like how each chapter is divided into 4 sections: a bible verse, a devotional, a series of reflection questions, and a practical application section.
I like the personal testamonies that Mrs. Johnson shares with in her book, about how she came to discover how God was using her to pray for other, I also really like how she ends the book with a section on Joy. Their are so many unhappy people in this world, and so reading about true Joy is really uplifting.
The only negative feedback I would have about this book, is that it seems to be geared more towareds women then men. It would have been nice if she would have made it a little bit more gender neutral, because God has called everyone to intercession.
Overall I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning more about the value and importance of prayer in their lives, and in the lives of others.