||Jones Harvest Publishing
||Dec 2, 2006
The book delivers powerful faith building explanations concerning prosperity and God's plan for His people
Barnes & Noble.com
In this book I present breaking-through, life-speaking words of encouragement, comfort, and confidence -
- That will encourage you to know that the good you do in the name of the Lord will return onto you likewise; Ephesians 6:8
- That you might walk in comfort knowing that your exaltation comes from God; Psalm 75:6-7
- That you might stand on the confidence knowing that God is able and willing to keep His promises; Hebrews 10:35-36
Through scripture reference, the book provides the reader with the ground work for developing a strong Christian foundation on which to build one's life.
The Midwest Book Review
If You Want a Harvest, You Have to be Willing to Cultivate the Soil.
Small Press Bookwatch • Dec, 2008 •
If You Want a Harvest, You Have to be Willing to Cultivate the Soil
T. Darnell Saunders
133 Indian Creek Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23322 (author)
Jones Harvest Publishing
5400 East State Road 45, Bloomington, IN 47408
There is no effect without a cause. "If You Want a Harvest, You Have to be Willing to Cultivate the Soil" is the work of a highly educated and devout Virginian pastor of Dr. T. Darnell Saunders. A self-help book that draws heavily from the motivational and encouraging passages from the Holy Bible, "If You Want a Harvest, You Have to be Willing to Cultivate the Soil" is an absolute must for any Christian who has been facing a long chain of gloomy days.
If You Want a Harvest, You Have to be Willing to Cultivate the Soil
Dr. T. Darnell saunders
Jones Harvest Publishing (2006) (2007)
Reviewed by Richard R. Blake for Reader Views (2/09)
Dr. T. Darnnell Saunders has captured the essence of spiritual growth and fruitfulness in his book "If You Want a Harvest, You Have to be Willinng to Cultivate the Soil." The book is written in layman's terms and is easy to understand.
Dr. Saunders develops a parallel of the nine stages of growth od an apple tree and the growth of fruitfulness and prosperity in the Christian life. Saunders maintains that the secret of enjoying prosperity in realizing that it is not in the things we havve but in the way we live. Evidence of this is found when we become fruitful and are ready to bear fruit for others to enjoy.
Dr. Saunders uses the illustration of a car-wash freshener in Indiana to the sweet savor of the offering of Exodus and Leviticus, when God instituted the theology of holiness, purity, and sacrifice in the worship experience.
I enjoyed the illustrations that were made in triplets, like the tug of war we often experience between our body, soul, and mind, when we could be experiencing the benefits of oneness in our spirit.
In another illustrative trio, Dr. Saunders shared the three steps to moving into the banquet of blessing of the Lord. In yet another triplet, lessons are drawn from three distinctions of the characteristics of the will of God. These were gleaned from seeing answers to a child's prayer. These characteristics are: We Can know God's will, the will of God can be proven, and it is possible to do God's will.
Unique stories of individuals are used that show circumstances that represent thousands of Christians, for example, Christians who have not reached a mind of expectancy in their worship. There are otherrs who lack a basic understanding of God's love, grace and mercy. Saunders goes on to reveal the threefold principle of waiting in expectancy.
I also appreciated the openness with which Dr. Saunders shared lessons from his own life. He talked about how he responded to times of disappointment and near devastation. The Lord took him through a period of spiritual re-education and rehabilitation as he studied and claimed the promises of the Word. He summarizes these lessons as "the treasure map of the hidden treasures of Scriptural principles from the life of Jacob and words from Solomon reinforce the contemporary illustrations and stories of the narrative. Biblically sound and filled with scriptural promises, this book can be used as a study guide or for devotional reading. It is filled with rich nuggets of truth for reflection, contemplation, and spiritual application.
Dr. Saunders has a distinctive writing style that clearly communicates the message of cultivating a servant's heart, faith, and prosperity. I found freshness in his writing that encouraged me to revisit the Gospel message and the reality of redemption provided the gift of God's son our savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Saunders's writing reasonates with encouragement, confort, and confidence. His stories have a simplicity and authenticity that invite the reader to interact as they discover the free spirit of worship and praise.
"If You Want a Harvest, You Havve to be Willing to Cultivate the Soil" by Dr. T. Darnell Saunders is a book for every Christian today. This is a book pastors and counselors can confidently pass along to anyone of their constituents who are seeking words of encouragement, needing spiritual support or reassurance.
Title: If You Want A Harvest, You Have To be Willing to Cultivate the Soil
Author: Dr. T. Darnell Saunnders
Using an apple tree as the symbol of Prosperity, Dr. T. Darnell Saunders, takes the reader through the steps necessary to become prosperous. From dormancy to fruit set, the reader is taken through the stages of change and preparedness so that he is ready, in God's own time, for the gifts that will be bestowed upon him. "Once God's will is our will, then He will give us the desires of our heart, that job, the ability to save some money, buy a house with a yard and plant apple trees of our own. Remember, dreams, like apple seeds, must be planted. Our walk in Christ must be planted in the belief that we need to change our life. The process is just as important as the end result, even more so. The best part of it all is that Christ will always be with us as we go through each stage from beginning to end" This is a quote beginning on page 15, which summarizes what can be attained if one focuses on Christ and lives accordingly. Dr. Darnell uses everyday life experiences to help eacch reader understand and personalize his suggestions and backs his thoughts up with carefully chosen passages from the Bible. Ten clearly defined chapters, lead the reader through his process.
Dr. T. Darnell, Pastor and founder of New Generation Worship Center in Virginia, is also the author of Take Up Your Bed and Be Healed. He has a Doctor degree, a Bachelor degree and several Associate degrees. Through his book, Dr. Darnell wishes to share his belief that God teaches us how to prospper, and for those who wish to learn of his messagee, this book is recommended. Reviewer: Elaine Fuhr, Allbooks Reviews
Title: If You Want A Harvest, You Have to be Willing to Cultivate the Soil
Author: Dr. T. Darnell Saunders
Publisher: Jones Harvest Publishinng
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