Hey book lovers: did you know the Global Awakening staff have written books? You’re probably aware of Randy’s books (which are great!), but you might be surprised at the wealth of enriching resources which our current and former staff have brought forth. These are hidden treasures, written by people who, by and large, aren’t well-known, but are rich with God’s goodness.
What’s feeding you?
We’re all taking input from a multitude of sources each day. It’s worth pausing for a moment to consider, “What am I feeding on? Is it good for me? Is it encouraging me toward a more authentic, engaged life with God and people around me?” This question is what inspired this blog post. Check out the books below; who knows, maybe you’ll find new keys for your own walk with God, or discover a new way of looking at the world.
An inner healing manual that’s practical and Biblically grounded. Written by Micah Joy Williams, an instructor in our online programs, developer of our Inner Healing track, and former staff member. Micah has also been a worship leader at our conferences. This electronic PDF book examines Jesus’ methods of inner healing with a lens of adopting those methods into our own lives.
Become the confident, secure, and powerful person God designed you to be. Written by Johannah Clark Leach and Victoria West Henady. Johannah is our Director of Dance Revelation (and is Randy & Deanne Clark’s daughter), and Victoria holds multiple titles on staff. This inspiring book helps you discover your unique purpose and to release the dreams God has put in your heart.
An adventurous children’s book for the young and the young at heart. Written by Kathy Dorrell, administrator for our on-site school and former administrator of our Network. Kathy has written this wonderful children’s book, and we love it. [Ethan McBean] might be young and small but his hopes for a better world are big. You will be inspired to dream big and make the world around you a better place too.
What does it take to live a life wholly surrendered to the Gospel? To press forward in pursuit of Jesus, no matter what? Written by Will Hart, a former associate evangelist, intern, and Events staff member. He continues to be a speaker at our events and is on staff now with Iris Ministries. Will’s book is a rousing encouragement to find your place in God’s plan, and to run His race with ferver.
A practical, easy-to-read and easy-to-implement guide. Learn to do the work of an evangelist, whether you’re a shy introvert or a boisterous extrovert. Written by Ben Williams, former administrator for our school of ministry and continuing instructor in the school. Ben’s book outlines practical ways anyone can step in to the ministry of evangelism.
A moving personal memoire of two Jesus-lovers living through trauma and grief and discovereing the nearness and goodness of God in the desert. Written by Katie Luse, former administrator for our school of ministry and ongoing speaker at our events. Katie and her husband founded ConnectUp and continue to be involved with our in-house emotional healing ministry. Her book is a moving personal account of finding beauty and life in the midst of pain and darkness, via their experience raising a child with multiple serious health complications.
A poetry collection for people who typically don’t like poetry. Discover fresh perspectives on God, life, relationships, and more. Written by Jessica Cotten, former administrator for our online certification programs. She has also been a worship leader at VOA Kids and for our doctoral program’s students. Jessica’s book is a collection of poems inspired by her encounters with God in nature and provides unique perspectives on relationships, conflict, and other topics.
An exhortational book on how to press into one aspect of prophetic ministry. Learn to engage your spiritual senses with God. Written by Jamie Galloway, former associate minister with Global Awakening and one of Randy Clark’s earliest interns. In his book, Jamie explores the ministry of the seer, and how every believer can move in more prophetic ministry.
A wonderful book for new Christians, broken up into 21 days. Also written by Ben Williams (see Robbing Hell above), this book is an excellent and easy-to-read 21 day devotional for new believers. It breaks down the important basics of belief as well as helping the new Christ-follower step into a supernatural lifestyle.
An easy-to-read book laying out the Bible’s defense of women in ministry. Written by Phill Olson, assistant director of our product store and former director of our school of ministry’s South African branch. In his book, Phill lays out the clear instruction of the Bible around women in ministry. In so doing, we see clearly that women stand equal to men in the ministry of the Kingdom of God.
Don’t get stuck in the desert! Better yet, learn to see the desert as a place of refreshing and renewal. Written by William Wood, one of our current associate ministers and graduate of our school of ministry. This book, full of memorable quotes, serves to reframe our wilderness seasons into a place of refreshing and renewal. We all go through times in the metaphorical wilderness, and like Jesus when he was in a literal wilderness, God purposes to restore, renew, and reveal purpose to us in these times.
What a wealth! We are a blessed ministry, to have so many deep thinkers, theologians, artists, and revivalists on staff. Our staff don’t generally get time in the limelight, and that’s how they like it. We’re here to support and to serve, but it’s my hope that these books will strike a chord with you and help you speedily on your way, to wherever God is taking you.
P.S. The staff do also have digital products available. Charity Cook, for example has three new digital products in our Store → William Wood has several popular ones → and if you poke around the Store, you’ll find even more from Mike Hutchings, Tom Jones, and of course Randy Clark.