ECCSKC Men’s Retreat, 11/19/2005
Recommended Reading by Ben Ting
Mahesh Chavda, Only Love Can Make a Miracle, (2002)
The autobiography tells the story of a young Hindu coming to know the true God.
Mahesh grew up in India and came to America to study. The Lord got a hold of him and
turned him completely around. He currently serves as pastor of the All Nations Church
in Charlotte, NC. In this book Mahesh recounts
Jackie Pullinger with Andrew Quicke, Chasing the Dragon, (Ann Arbor: Servant Books,
The true story of how one woman’s faith resulted in the conversion of hundreds of drug
addicts, prostitutes and hardened criminals in Hong’s infamous Walled City. Jackie’s
ministry involved many spiritual manifestations – especially the gift of the tongue. This
book helped me see that God is more powerful and more loving than I have imagined. It
will be difficult to fit Him into a neat theological box after reading it.
Johnathan Edwards, Jonathan Edwards on Revival, (The Banner of Truth Trust, 1999)
Jonathan Edwards is one of the most respected pastor/theologians in the history of
America. He pastored a congregation in Conneticut during the 18th century Great
Awakening, and later became President of Princeton University. This book is a
compilation of three reports Edwards issued to friends in England concerning surprising
manifestations of the Holy Spirit. His reflection on the distinguishing marks of genuine
works of the Spirit is still highly regarded today. It serves as a good foundation for
discerning what is from God and what isn’t.
Guidance on Hearing God
Brad Jersak, Can You Hear Me? Tuning in to the God Who Speaks, (Victoria, BC:
Trafford Press, 2003)
God used Brad Jersak to open my eyes to “listening prayer.” This is a great book to read
if you want to follow up on what I introduced in this retreat.
Brad Jersak, Children, Can You Hear Me? How to Hear and See God, (Aldergrove, BC:
Fresh Wind Press, 2003)
This is the children’s