Item description for Speak To The Sky by Mark Deckard...
Overview In this book lay a spiritual weapon unearthed from the pages of sacred scripture and destined to be unleashed by the Church for the deliverance of the nations. (Christian)
Publishers Description "Who is this that the wind and waves obey Him?" A haunting question posed by a frightened and fascinated group of twelve men. They had just witnessed a flesh and blood human being exercise astonishing authority over a force of nature which none had ever imagined could be tamed. "The things that I do you shall do also, and greater things than these for I go unto the Father." Words of empowerment spoken by the One who calmed the storm. A promise declaring that if we would but step into the revelation of Christ-like faith, we would speak to the storms as Christ did and calm the raging power of destruction from the skies. In this book lay a spiritual weapon unearthed from the pages of sacred scripture and destined to be unleashed by the Church for the deliverance of the nations. Mark Deckard has been a pastor and teacher for nearly two decades. He resides in the beautiful community of Grand Lake, Oklahoma with his wife Teresa and 2 teenage children. He serves there as the pastor of Church On The Lake.
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Studio: Xulon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 4.99" Width: 7.99" Height: 0.18" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Nov 27, 2007
Publisher Xulon Press
ISBN 1604771305 ISBN13 9781604771305
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More About Mark Deckard
Mark A Deckard serves as Director of Biblical Counseling Training, a ministry of Christian Counseling Associates. He has been involved in leadership and administrative roles with CCA and with the Prison Ministry in York.
Reviews - What do customers think about Speak To The Sky?
Authority Given By Jesus To His Church May 20, 2008
Mark Deckard shows in the Scripture the authority passed on by Jesus to His Church. This is a book that needs to be read by every Believer with an open mind.
From J. Kaye's Book Blog May 2, 2008
Before reading further, please know that I am one of the hobby reviewers mentioned and was also found through Bostick Communications. So keep that in mind as you view the rating and the content below.
I was intrigued with the statements made by the author. It's always been my belief we have much more power at our disposal, but not the knowledge to use it. Rev. Deckard in his book is attempting to teach how to use some of this power. The only part I disagree with is where he states "Science will never explain the realities that exist in the spiritual realm." I think given time and we don't destroy ourselves, science will discover answers. This is of course a matter of opinion and until the day does or doesn't come, we won't know who's correct.
The book gets positive checks for all the key points, but I'd like to have read more testimonials from others who have done this. That's just my preference and not the purpose of this book.
This book was to create a buzz of sorts as the author has a challenge at the end. He wants people of God, followers in the Word of Christ, to read this book again, study the passages of Scripture and build faith. He challenges pastors to lead their congregations in mass confessions and speak peace to the sky, commanding destruction to leave, and so on. Then he asks these same people to send in their testimonials to his website. So maybe there will be a follow-up to this book which will include this information. It's my hope there will be.
A word from the author Apr 11, 2008
As the author of Speak to the Sky I want to thank you for considering my book.
One thing I'd like to clarify concerning the above review from Ms. Hutchison. She was sent a book, personally by me, at my own expense in response to a press release. The press release service who contacted her, Bostick Communications, billed themselves as having an extensive list of Christian publishers and religious reviewers with much publicity potential for Christian authors like myself. To my dissappointment, I was contacted by a whole bunch of retail site hobby reviewers and pajama-publishers with no history of religious interest, but seemed to enjoy collecting free books. There were few worthwhile contacts for the money I paid. I mean no disrespect, but as is evident by her criticism, Ms. Hutchison is not the target audience of this book. 99% of titles sold in a Christian bookstore would probably be poppycock to her.
All that said, I hope you will give my book a read because many people have responded to me that they really enjoyed it. And if you are a new author who is self publishing, watch out for press release services who just want your money.
A belief that's hard to buy Feb 9, 2008
While I believe everyone has a right to his own belief, I found this book simply "out there." Living in Kansas, I know that you can do nothing about the weather. You can't command the weather to do your will. That's absurd. Yet the author expects you to believe that. He claims that you can simply say something like, "I command you to turn back in the name of Jesus Christ" and the storm will just disappear. If you buy that, I have a large building in New York to sell you.
The author says that bad weather, such as tornado's, are not "an act of god but of Satan." Well, of course, to buy that, you have to believe in a god and a devil. Many people do. But where does the author get his authority to make such a statement?
A fundamentalist might like reading this short book. A mainstream Christian or secular person definitely would not. To me, it's a fairy tale.