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Lake Mary, FL— Charisma House recently announced Best-selling author John Eckhardt’s Prayers for Spiritual Battle series has reached a book sales milestone with more than one million combined copies sold. All six books in the series guarantee connection with God’s ear and victory over stubborn demons and strongholds in life.
The series’ first book, Prayers That Rout Demons, quickly became a best seller due to its unexpected mass appeal. It has garnered the attention of Christians and mainstream consumers alike as evidenced by its record-breaking sales domestically and internationally with Spanish-language print.
“We are honored to publish books with such spiritual depth and mass appeal,” said Tessie DeVore, executive vice president of Charisma House Book Group. “Apostle John Eckhardt’s message is for such a time as this. We will continue to work to see more lives changed by his indispensable teaching on the power of prayer.”
Following the runaway success of Prayers That Rout Demons, Prayers That Break Curses released in 2009, followed by Prayers That Bring Healing (2010), Prayers That Release Heaven on Earth (2010), Prayers That Activate Blessings (2011), and Prayers That Move Mountains (2012), each harvesting its own success.
In August, Founder and CEO of Charisma Media, Steve Strang presented Eckhardt with a commemorative plaque on the sales milestone achievement at Crusaders Church in Chicago.
“The success of John Eckhardt’s Prayers for Spiritual Battle series is indicative of a felt need in the marketplace,” says Strang. “The books have reignited people’s passion for praying for others as well as a myriad of personal needs to overcome life circumstances.”
Charisma House has also published these additional titles by John Eckhardt: God’s Covenant With You for Your Family (2013), Women’s Daily Declarations for Spiritual Warfare (2013), Prayers That Release Heaven and Move Mountains (2012), Daily Declarations for Spiritual Warfare (2011), The Invisible King and His Kingdom (2011), Prayers That Bring Healing and Activate Blessings (2011), Ordinary People, Extraordinary Power (2010), Prayers That Rout Demons and Break Curses (2010), and God Still Speaks (2009).
Charisma House Book Group is the publisher of several ECPA award-winning books, including 23 Minutes in Hell by Bill Wiese, Jerusalem Countdown by John Hagee, and The Bait of Satan by John Bevere.
About the Author
Apostle John Eckhardt is overseer of Crusaders Ministries, located in Chicago, Illinois. Gifted with a strong apostolic call, he has ministered throughout the United States and overseas in more than seventy nations. He is a sought-after international conference speaker, has authored more than twenty books, and produces a daily radio broadcast. His television program, Perfecting the Saints, is seen weekly throughout the United States on The Word Network. Eckhardt resides in the Chicago area with his wife, Wanda, and their five children.
Has God used tragedy and economic collapse to warn America? To incite the nation to turn back to Him?
Jonathan Cahn is author of The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery That Holds the Secret of America’s Future. The book discusses God’s warnings to Israel before the nation’s judgment and downfall, and how the same signs of destruction have manifested in the United States in the past decade.
“Before God judges a nation, He sends warning,” Cahn has said. “But America, like Israel, has not responded with repentance but with defiance.”
Cahn grew up a Reform Jew, became an atheist, then surrendered his life to Christ at 20 years old. A Messianic Jew, he serves as senior pastor and rabbi of the Beth Israel Worship Center in Wayne, N.J., and leads Hope of the World Ministries, an evangelistic outreach.
In The Harbinger, Cahn picks apart Isaiah 9:10, where Israel determines to rebuild its devastated country by its own means, defying God. God had repeatedly warned the people of impending danger if they didn’t acknowledge Him, and they paid the price for failing to listen.
America, in a more modern way, is receiving the same warnings, Cahn argues, and points out the declaration by some public figures that the country will come back stronger than ever—the same idea expressed in Isaiah 9:10.
Some Christian critics have questioned whether God would send the same kind of warning signs again or whether the Bible really alludes to America. Some differ on when the parallel prophecies began. But virtually all have agreed on Cahn’s bottom line: America is in trouble if its people continue ignoring God.
The Harbinger became a New York Times best-seller the first week of its release in early 2012 and has been circulated on Capitol Hill. The documentary version, called The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment, continues to be a best-selling faith film in America.
Yet with all the talk of impending judgment on America, Cahn leaves room for hope. Some people ask him if there will be judgment or revival.
“It can be both,” he says, adding, “If there was no hope, there would be no warning.”
It would “take a miracle” for revival, Cahn says, but “God’s got heart, and He’s into miracles.”
Cahn cites 2 Chronicles 7:14: “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
“It’s got to begin with us … with repentance,” Cahn says. “As we watch the culture getting darker, we have to not be afraid. We have to not shrink back. We have to shine brighter.”
If Christians were the “light” they are supposed to be, he says, America might not be this dark.
So what can we do?
“Being bold to spread the gospel is crucial. Crucial,” Cahn says—even when others try to silence it.
Cahn warns Christians not to be lukewarm. He emphasizes the power of prayer and urges believers to speak up and take action on issues that affect the moral fiber of the nation. A nationwide outreach called My Hope America With Billy Graham, he says, is one way to communicate hope in Christ and potentially change people’s lives.
“God is real. He is over everything. He is calling. … We need, as believers, to take His calling … seriously,” Cahn says. “The time is now. Not tomorrow. The time is now.”
Can the Church Respond to Depression? by Jenny Swindall
It’s amazing how many Christians are suffering from depression. There are precious people who love the Lord dearly yet find themselves struggling in a day-to-day battle to simply enjoy their lives.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 1 in 10 Americans take an antidepressant (it’s even higher in women), yet at the same time so many leaders in the church find themselves ill-equipped when trying to understand and minister to those who suffer from this often-confusing condition.
I am thankful to see a surge of great resources coming into the marketplace that are specifically geared toward emotional healing so the church will become better equipped to help meet this ever-growing need.
I have noticed many Christians seek out medical help first without even considering what spiritual guidance they may need as well. Medicine can address only the physical causes and effects of depression but will never help someone with the spiritual and emotional component of depression.
So, how do you replenish your hope when it has become dangerously low? As a believer in Jesus, I believe the only safe place to lay our trust down is at the feet of Jesus. Even the good things in life (people we love, our careers, our passions, this world) cannot fulfill and mend a broken heart. Jesus, our Prince of Peace, is the only giver of God-hope—the kind of hope that has eternal value and the one true peace attached to it.
If you or a loved one is suffering from the hopelessness of depression, be fearless in seeking out a Christian counselor who can help begin the process of emotional healing. If you are a minister or leader in the church, seek to understand more about this condition and run toward—rather than away from—those in your church who are suffering.
Here are some final thoughts as we look to minister to those who suffer from depression:
1. Seeking medical treatment is good and sometimes necessary, but equal attention needs to be paid to the spiritual causes of depression.
2. Healing from depression is most often a process. Everyone wants a quick fix when they are feeling bad, but for a vast majority of people, God’s healing comes over time as the Lord does a mighty work in the person’s heart and mindset.
3. God can only fully work in a person’s life when they are obedient to His Word and promptings. There must be willingness in the person to do what God directs them to do. For example, if God asks us to forgive, we have to obey. Not obeying means we hold on to the bitterness and our hearts are left unhealed.
4. God does miracles today, and He loves to heal the brokenhearted. Don’t give up if healing doesn’t come in your timeframe. Trust the Lord that He will finish the work He starts.
Jenny Swindall is the author of Freedom From Depression (Charisma House, 2013). She has a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology from Auburn University and started her career in clinical pharmaceutical and biotech sales. Freedom From Depression was birthed out of Jenny’s own struggle and triumph over depression more than a decade ago. Through powerful storytelling, biblical teaching and care for people, she ministers to many on subjects such as emotional healing, Christian dating, how to study the Bible, women’s issues and living a Holy Spirit–filled life.
Originally published by Charisma Health.