Review Title: Imagination Yielded to God (review of The Power of God-Given magination by Ray McCollum)
Reviewer: Janice S. Garey
***** 5 Stars posted on Amazon,Goodreads, Christianbook.com, Deepershopping, my personal blog, and social media.
The author, Ray McCollum, explains about the origination of ideas in the mind as being the “first creation.” The implementation of those ideas is the “second creation.” Never is a known creation without the two steps to becoming a made thing. I have never considered this before. I appreciated the author’s insights to help me understand that if a person is open to hearing from God at the “first creation” level in the mind, that miracles can result based on yielding to God’s ideas (aligned with His word).
Many secular books have addressed the attitude of if you can dream it then you can make it happen. The author, early on before becoming a Christian, found this type of book to be inspiring and motivating. But later he realized God was not included in those books, and that the imagining could be used for evil causes.
I am thankful for the examples given of when people align their desires and their dreams with God’s word. You will want to read of the resulting miracles documented. You will feel hopeful about what God can do with and through you.
The book addresses the cessationist point of view that the Holy Spirit is no longer active with signs and wonders in this modern age. It offers scriptural references to support the author’s conclusions. This discussion in the book will enlighten those unfamiliar with the doctrine and how it has affected many modern churches.
I am thankful to the author, publisher, and bookfun.org for giving me this wonderful book in exchange for an honest review. Christians worldwide need to read and act based on the information in this positive book. You, Christian, can be inspired to let God into your “first creation” process to be a part of His kingdom building plans for “on earth as it is in heaven.”