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Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Monarch Books
Publication Date: 2014
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Faith Like Potatoes-Film Edition: The Story of a Farmer Who Risked Everything for GodAngus BuchanMonarch Books / 2009 / Trade Paperback$9.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 11 Reviews
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In September 2012, Angus Buchan, author of the best-selling Faith Like Potatoes, was invited to speak at the Feast of Tabernacles, one of the oldest festivals in Jewish history, which today is celebrated in Israel's Ein Gedi desert. There he and his hearers experienced a moving of the Holy Spirit that was widely reported around the world and that impacted his life dramatically.
He recounts the facts of that day in A Rushing Mighty Wind, but then goes on to draw parallels with the first revival in Acts as well as past and present revivals to teach important truths about the Holy Spirit that can dynamically shape our lives today. He also addresses that while revival will bring desperately needed transformation to our cities and nations, it will also stretch and challenge us personally, in ways that we may not anticipate.
A Rushing Mighty Wind will amaze and inspire you to discover a fresh hunger for God's presence and a newfound passion for the Holy Spirit.
Karen Ketcham4 Stars Out Of 5Inspiring great readDecember 27, 2014Karen KetchamA Rushing Mighty Wing by Angus Buchan
I found this book an inspiring and refreshing read. The Holy Spirit is not only misunderstood by many but is just not covered as much as God & Jesus in the trinity. This book shows what our Counselor given to us by our Heavenly Father can do. I enjoyed all the different stories about actual occurrences of Holy Spirit encounters. This is a great book that is not only informative but moving and inspiring as well please give it a chance to warm your heart and open your eyes.
Thank you to the Author, publishers and The Book Club Network for allowing me to read and review this book.
shanfromcanCanadaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5The Holy Spirit is alive and well and working...pick up this book and learn moreDecember 2, 2014shanfromcanCanadaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Our God is alive and well and doing His work through the Holy Spirit. It is easy for us to read the Bible and forget that what God did then, He can and still will do. We know that our God is a Three-In-One God, and will often hear messages, sermons, and Bible studies on God the father, and God the Son, but how often do we hear about the Holy Spirit?
This book taught clearly about the Feast of Tabernacles, where it was held, weather conditions, location and more, so we the reader could more fully understand what happened, and in some way experience the miracle that took place that day. Although not present, 4 000+ people could not be wrong, and there is no way this revelation of the Holy Spirit could be considered anything but. Nothing human can explain what happened that day.
Dr. Jurgen Buhler tells Angus just prior to Anugs heading on stage, "We have been praying and fasting for this even for a long time; we are believing God for a wind of change"..."I was also told by the director of the International Christian Embassy..that they had prayed that when Jurgen Buhler stood on the stage, the wind would blow so hard that his trousers would flap. None of us had any idea how prophetic those statements would be. Jurgen's trousers were almost blown off his body!" pg. 31
The writing of Angus Buchan makes you feel as if one is right there, that we can feel the wind, the swirling of things around, the stage equipment being knocked over, the fear and anxiousness of those in attendance and many of the other feelings one might feel in a tornado, except this is different.
Do you believe that our God of yesterday, is the same today and tomorrow? Do you have faith? Do you truly believe that the Holy Spirit is alive and well and at work?
"If there is one prayer that I pray now, it is to ask the Lord Jesus to increase our faith and to believe for the impossible. As we know, faith is 'the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" (Hebrews 11:1) pg. 37
He also highlights some other revivals from history that will make us realize this is not a new thing, but we must believe, be ready and waiting, and in His time.
The Dedication of this book says it all:
"For those men and women who wish to live more than just an average Christian life; who make themselves available to experiencing the majesty of our Lord Jesus Christ though the Holy Spirit.
'I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.' John 10:10"
I encourage you to pick up and read this book today. If it does not excite you, then get your heart checked as something must be wrong.
I was given this book by bookfun.org in exchange for an honest review, and I hope that you will pick up and read this book and be encouraged and changed.
GazpachoClare, MIAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5A Rejuvenating and Encouraging book for Christians praying for Revival around the worldDecember 2, 2014GazpachoClare, MIAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I first became aware of the author Angus Buchan, through the movie Faith Like Potatoes. The movie is based on his life as a young farmer in Zambia, Africa. Because of political unrest and land re-claims, he left the country to move south to KwaZulu Natal, South Africa to begin a new farm with his wife and children. Their struggle to get established was tense and desperate, but with the help of his foreman, Simeon Bhengu, they scraped by. Hardships and personal tragedy made Angus angry and disillusioned until he met Jesus. His life was transformed. I know that sounds cliche, but it isn't in this movie. The movie is well worth your time to watch if you want to get the background on this preacher of God's Word today.
The book, A Rushing Mighty Wind, is one of Mr. Buchan's most recent updates. I was very excited to have this opportunity to read and review it. He shares with his readers of an extraordinary experience that occurred at a Christian get together in Israel. Mr. Buchan, who by now is a popular conference speaker as well as preacher and teacher, was asked by the International Christian Embassy to be the keynote speaker at the annual Feast of Tabernacles for Christians held in En-Gedi, the Dead Sea, on September 30, 2012. This event hosts delegates from countries from all over the world to meet in a spirit of unity, to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles, to worship God and to address world Christian issues and pray over them. 2012's theme was taken from Zecharaiah 12:10, "The Spirit of Grace and Supplication."
When Angus Buchan was speaking, a miracle happened reminiscent of Acts chapter two. There were over 4,500 people at the event who witnessed God's affirmation and power. The first several chapters of the book provides us with a background of the Feast of the Tabernacles, a brief purpose of the Christian Embassy, a description of the events, testimony from several delegates who were there, and a heart-felt follow-up from Mr. Buchan on what he believes we can take from this experience. The book is uplifting and encouraging.
One of the things that's important to me when I read Christian non-fiction is to determine whether the book has established a firm foundation: the foundation being salvation through trust in Jesus Christ alone for reconciliation with God, the Father. When the foundation is firmly established in teaching books like this, then I look at whether the foundation is being built upon, using good material. I search to see if growth is encouraged through sound teaching from the Bible. Are readers urged to practice what they are taught? Are people led to maturity in their faith in the Lord, and in their walk with the Holy Spirit? Are they shown how to reach out to others in love? And finally, I observe to see if they are taught to be obedient to God in fulfilling His directive to tell others about the Lord Jesus Christ "unto the ends of the world." Additionally, I look to see if the truth is being diluted or if believers are being distracted by something that could be good on its own merit but may be misused, overemphasized or under-emphasized.
In my opinion, this book demonstrates sound teaching from the Bible. "The Holy Spirit is regarded as a mirror. He reflects the glory of God. He will not try to take the place of Jesus; He is Jesus in the Spirit. This forms the Holy Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The three are one and yet they are different entities." The author does not emphasize one over the other as more important. He didn't overemphasize or misuse the working of the Holy Spirit. Instead his book encourages us to develop an anticipation toward revival all around the world.
The author teaches others to teach others. One of the results of the modern day miracle of En-Gedi in 2012 was the creation of a new ministry that God led Mr. Buchan to begin: the Mighty Men Conferences. Part two of this book covers the exciting adventure God led the author through this ministry. People were being encouraged to mature in their faith in the Lord and in their walk with the Holy Spirit. The men returned home to become leaders in their own communities.
One powerful demonstration of leading others to reach out in love, was the story the author told about a special meeting in a city where there was labor unrest. The meeting went along as planned, there were no outbreaks in the stadium, and after the meeting where Mr. Buchan prayed for workers to give their all to their jobs and families, preached reconciliation, many people went back to work, and the entire work atmosphere changed positively. God can work in our hearts toward a spirit of cooperation and peace if we listen to Him.
I especially enjoyed the third part of this short 191-page book in which Mr. Buchan gives us an overview of some historical revivals from all over the world, a Welsh revival, an Indonesian revival and others. It reminded me that we need to keep praying for a revival right where we live as well as in our country and around the world.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary review copy of this book from The Book Club Network (bookfun.org) on behalf of Monarch Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
Heather5 Stars Out Of 5A surprisingly encouraging bookNovember 18, 2014HeatherQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A great moment where God showed up that wasnt wasted. Thats what A Rushing Mighty Wind is about. I got this book thinking it would be a great story about a special miracle, focusing on the events at the Feast of Tabernacles. To begin with, I hadnt even heard of this special celebration and was fascinated by that! A coming together of believers from every nation in the holy land to honor one of the feasts from great Jewish tradition is almost a miracle in itself. Then to hear of a miraculous mighty wind and rain in the desert boggles the mind. But, thats not the good part of the book! Dont get me wrong, that was a fascinating read. And I was a little bothered when the author, Angus Buchan, seemed to change topics only a short way into the book. But, God had a different plan for this book.
This book is an intimate look into the relationship between God and a humble servant. Angus so openly shares what God has taught him and how that has changed his life. In such a simple way, Angus challenges and encourages you the reader to get more real in your life with God. I think even a person that didnt know Jesus as their savior would feel that encouragement to make that a real part of their life. There is no harshness to his manner, just a matter of fact telling of whats real, regardless what you think. My attitude toward my own devotion time has been improved and reinvigorated.
Dont skimp at the end, either, as he shares history of past revivals. It is such a great picture of how there is nothing new under the sun. Topics people were dealing with in the 1800s are relevant today. I dont often mark pages in books, but this book is marked in the margins and pages are dog eared! This is a great read even if you dont sit and read it straight through. This is an encouraging book that may be better absorbed in chunks. But dont stop! I cant wait to read this through a second time to get even more nuggets of wisdom!
This book was provided to be for an honest review by The Book Club Network.
BeckyOhioAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5InspiringNovember 16, 2014BeckyOhioAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A Rushing Mighty Wind by Angus Buchan starts out by describing his experience in September 2012 at the Feast of the Tabernacles in Israel's Ein-Gedi desert. The book shares his experience and the experiences of others who attended the event.
But, the book goes beyond that to tell what was happening in Mr. Buchan's life years before Ein-Gedi. He shares about how he obeyed God in all areas of his life. How he stopped traveling, and ended a thriving ministry because God asked him to. The book is also an excellent resource of Revivals of the past. It shares the history and personal experiences of those saints. His story made me look at my own life and want to listen to God, be obedient, and pray for revival. I can highly recommend this book.
I received a copy of this book through The Book Club Network (bookfun.org) in exchange for my honest review.