Understanding Prophetic People: Blessings and Problems with the Prophetic Gift

Understanding Prophetic People: Blessings and Problems with the Prophetic Gift

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by R. Loren Sandford
     
 

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Prophecy is cherished by many as one of the fivefold ministry gifts described in Ephesians 4:11 and foundational to the life of the church. Yet prophetically gifted people have a reputation of being different and difficult to live and work with. Understanding Prophetic People, written by a prophetic pastor who grew up as the son of a prophetic pastor and leader

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Prophecy is cherished by many as one of the fivefold ministry gifts described in Ephesians 4:11 and foundational to the life of the church. Yet prophetically gifted people have a reputation of being different and difficult to live and work with. Understanding Prophetic People, written by a prophetic pastor who grew up as the son of a prophetic pastor and leader, helps readers better understand, relate to, and even minister to prophetically gifted people.

R. Loren Sandford answers fascinating questions such as, What is it like to grow up as a prophetically gifted person? What is the difference between adrenaline and anointing? Who validates authentic prophetic ministry? How does a pastor rightly relate to a prophet? This rich resource seeks deeper understanding and wisdom on issues of foundational importance for prophetic people and everyone who loves God's gifts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441200990
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/01/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
490,294
File size:
567 KB

Meet the Author

R. Loren Sandford is the founding pastor of New Song Fellowship, which is affiliated with the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship. A longtime prophetic voice and worship leader, he is the author of a number of books, including Purifying the Prophetic. He and his wife, Beth, have three grown children and live in Thornton, Colorado.
R. Loren Sandford (M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary) is senior pastor of New Song Church and Ministries in Denver, Colorado. He speaks internationally and is a past director of Elijah House, an international ministry of counseling founded by his parents, John and Paula Sandford. He has written several books including Understanding Prophetic People and has been interviewed on the Moody radio network and Daystar's Celebration, among other media outlets. Loren has also released fourteen CDs of original music. He and his wife, Beth, have three grown children and nine grand children and live in Colorado.

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Understanding Prophetic People: Blessings and Problems with the Prophetic Gift 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Thought I'd post some helpful endorsements---- When Loren asked me to consider writing an endorsement for his new book, 'Understanding Prophetic People', I looked forward to reading the manuscript as I have both enjoyed and appreciated his previous books. What I was not expecting, however, was a classic! When I first began in prophetic ministry in the early '80s Loren's father's book, 'The Elijah Task', was the classic I and many others looked to for understanding the ministry of a prophet. However, what was sorely missing until now was the companion book on the making and make up of a true prophet. Because the message is the messenger and the prophet is the prophecy, this book is a must read for both the church at large and for all called by God to be His prophetic spokespeople. It is with real excitement that I recommend the study of this book. It will prove to be an invaluable lifelong tool for many who desire to know God's voice and ways. MARC A. DUPONT, Mantle of Praise Ministries, Inc. With piercing accuracy, R. Loren Sandford paints a vivid picture for us in his new book, 'Understanding Prophetic People'. Not only will this book grant sanity to prophetically gifted people, but it will give a measure of peace to pastors in their quest to relate to strongly gifted prophets. This is a welcome addition to the growing arsenal of equipping materials to help mature the prophetic movement. DR. JAMES GOLL, Encounters Network author, 'The Coming Prophetic Revolution', 'The Seer', 'Dream Language' and many others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read many books but this is my favorite. It is very informative and made me realize that I am not standing alone. Some of the things that Loren has been through, I have been through myself. This book have been a blessing to my life. Thank you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book enlighten me, because i needed clarification about my calling- i've been requited by pastors and rejected by the same pastor,later- the wilderness experience i know- this book is for the mature prophet, because a mature prophet will decern between a prophet's insight and a pastor's insight- immarure prophet might be discouraged from speaking- God's church need loving correction and encouragement, because the body of christ lack fruit in unity and soul winning- i believe the spirit of god is quenclhed when a prophet is under the pastor+ both are called and anointed and should work together in edifying god's people- i hightly recomend this book for those who need fhe conformation of others with similar insight-
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you or someone you love has a prophetic gift, get this book. Hands down the best one I've read to understand prophetic people, their quirks, needs, value, and weaknesses.