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Overview Have you ever wondered how God feels about you? If you could get just a glimpse, you would become a new person. No matter who you are or what you have done, He longs for you to know the truth-that His affections for you are very deep, even when you are at your weakest. Seeing the passion and splendor of God's personality will help bring you to personal wholeness and spiritual maturity. And it will awaken in you a fervent devotion to God- and a passion for Jesus. "Anyone who knows Mike Bickle, knows that he has subordinated everything in his life to this one goal: acquiring passion for Jesus. And therein lies the power of this book." Jack Deere, Th.D., author and lecturer "I have been stirred by reading Mike Bickle's spiritual odyssey in this book. His passion for Jesus is infectious. Stephen Strang, founder, Charisma magazine
Publishers Description Have you ever wondered how God feels about you? If you could get just a glimpse, you would become a new person. No matter who you are or what you have done, He longs for you to know the truth - that His affections for you are very deep, even when you are at your weakest. Seeing the passion and splendor of God's personality will help bring you to personal wholeness and spiritual maturity. And it will awaken in you a fervent devotion to God- and a passion for Jesus. "Anyone who knows Mike Bickle, knows that he has subordinated everything in his life to this one goal: acquiring passion for Jesus. And therein lies the power of this book." Jack Deere, Th.D., author and lecturer "I have been stirred by reading Mike Bickle's spiritual odyssey in this book. His passion for Jesus is infectious." Stephen Strang, founder, Charisma magazine
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Studio: Charisma House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.08" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.64 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2000
Publisher CHARISMA HOUSE #135
ISBN 088419258X ISBN13 9780884192589
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More About Mike Bickle
Mike Bickle is the director of the International House of Prayer Missions Base of Kansas City, an evangelical missions organization based on 24/7 prayer with worship that is engaged in many evangelistic and inner city outreaches along with multiple justice initiatives, planting houses of prayer, and training missionaries.
The International House of Prayer has continued in non-stop prayer led by worship teams since September 19,1999, and is committed to combining 24/7 prayers for justice with 24/7 works of justice. Around 1,500 people (staff members, students, interns) serve full-time on the missions base, investing fifty hours per week in the prayer room, classroom, and ministry outreaches. Mike is also the founder of the International House of Prayer University which includes a full-time Bible school, music school, and media school.
Mike is the author of several books including Passion for Jesus, Growing in the Prophetic, The Pleasures of Loving God, After God’s Own Heart, and Prayers to Strengthen Your Inner Man. Mike’s teaching emphasizes growing in passion for Jesus through intimacy with God, doing evangelism and missions work from the place of night and day prayer, and the end times.
Mike Bickle currently resides in Kansas City, in the state of Missouri.
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PASSION FOR JESUS - MIKE BICKLE Jan 18, 2007
MIKE BICKLE IS THE FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PRAYER IN KANSAS CITY.. MANY CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES AROSE IN THE BEGINNING, BUT WHAT IS THE BACKGROUND OF MIKE BICKLE, AND HIS VISION FOR IHOP? THIS BOOK IS HONEST.
Excellent book to stir you for God Oct 10, 2005
Mike has written a book here that has changed many lives. It's one that every Christian should read and mull over.
I think one point in the book that I would adjust is his teaching on imagining God. He assumes that because God's throne is described in Revelations 4 and Ezekiel 1 that we must therefore be able to imagine God in our minds. He doesn't deal with the concept that God may have given us these descriptions without intending for us to create paintings of God on the easel of our own minds. He teaches that people should use Revelation 4 and Ezekiel 1 throne room scenes to imagine what God looks like. Then pray to the image in your mind. This extra-biblical concept can lead one to create an image in their mind of what God is like...when in reality it is an image in their mind...it isn't God. Don't do that. Let God reveal himself to you through real visions, not images you create in your own mind. Ask God to reveal Himself to you instead through a direct experience rather than creating something in your mind.
If the experiences you have with God match with the bible, then you will have a powerful confirmation of your encounter with the Lord.
Mike Bickle is an excellent man. His life has helped countless people, including myself. He was my pastor for years...and a neighbor. Now that I'm a pastor, I can see that I would not be in the ministry if it were not for Mike's inspiration to seek Jesus and it's profound effect on my life. That is the key emphasis in this book...and if you open your heart to Jesus while reading this book you will be changed.
Mike is well known for inspiring people to seek Jesus. And this is the first book he published along that line. It really is a classic even though it's only been out for maybe ten years or so. So even though I have a concern about one teaching in this book, the overall book is tremendous.
Every Christian should own a copy and read it at least once or twice. I heartily recommend you buy a copy-and an extra one for giving out to friends. Just add my footnote in there if you agree with me on that one point.
choice gleanings Feb 23, 2005
Although there are enough reviews to indicate this book is worth studying, I have to say how much it impacted me. Bickle writes in a conversational style so I figured it would be a quick & easy read. Not so. There's enough strong meat in Passion For Jesus to have kept me at a pace of about half a chapter at a time. Be sure to have your Bible handy.
The chapters on the Song of Songs are by far the best and most satisfying teaching on of this mysterious Bible book I've ever come across. The chapter on Beholding The Glory Dimly alone is worth the price of the book, as another reviewer has noted. While reading it I felt like I was treading on holy ground. Unanointed prayer is not discouraged but seen as a small step in being changed from glory to glory. The advice to gaze on the throne of God as an eternal reality (Revelation 4) while praying is gold. We may not have crowns to cast yet, but we can cast him our hearts.
Mike Bickle is an encourager, and a breath of fresh air! For years, I neglected getting this book because I misunderstood his restorationist views. Regardless, they rarely enter into the picture apart from the fact that if he wasn't postmillenial, he might not have the pastoral heart to encourage people to further glean into the godhead and grow into the knowledge of our Lord Jesus. A.W. Tozer would be proud!
This author lives it Aug 10, 2004
For six years I attended a church where this man was the pastor, and I saw him in his daily life. He really does live this stuff. He and his family live in a very modest ranch duplex, they talk to their neighbors, he secretly hands out dollar bills to kids, he's honest about his struggles, he gives high-5's to people, he smiles, and he really really really loves Jesus. He's a learned man, a humble man, and an honest man. (Why else would he tell the pilot light story?) If you want to read a book by someone who is not just talking but who actually lives what he talks about, this is it.
Powerful and thought provoking Apr 20, 2004
I'd been praying and asking God to open my eyes to his love for me because, honestly, I just didn't feel it. This book led me to scriptural truths about His love for me and my prayers are being answered. It was wonderful, He spoke His love for me through a co-worker I barely know. One day out of the clear blue this person said, "I just love you!" I knew this was more than a friendly gesture; this was the Lord speaking His great love into my life.