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The Jesus Agenda; Becoming an Agent of Redemption: A Review

I was sent this book to read and review on my blog by the B
& B Media Group, Inc.

Dr. Albert L. Reyes, President/CEO of Buckner International,
a global ministry dedicated to transforming the lives of the most vulnerable
children, orphans, families and senior adults, has written a book that defines
the work of his ministry through a series of stories of people whose lives have
been impacted.  Starting with the
declaration so Jesus in Luke 4:18-19 “The Spirit of the Lord is on Me, because He
has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the
prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, to release the oppressed, to
proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
 Dr. Reyes shows how this “job description” of
Jesus is practically applied in the lives of all believers.  Using some materials from a doctoral dissertation
by Dr. Thom Wolf, Dr. Reyes weaves the admonition of Micah 6:8, which Wolf
called the “Micah Mandate” for man to “do justice, love merc…

Praying for America

I think that it is fairly obvious that our country is sick.  I propose that praying for a sick country is much the same as praying for a sick person.  First it is necessary to determine the type of illness in order to know how to pray effectively.  Basically there are three types of illness;Sickness that leads to death (no need to pray because this is going to happen regardless)Sickness that is the result of sin (James 5:16) [Requires the open repentance of our national leaders and of the Christian people of America]Sickness for the glory of God. (God heals to bring Himself glory and show His mighty power)Once we have determined the type illness that is plaguing our country we will know how to pray for her. Personally I believe that the type illness is that which is the result of sin.  That being said, we should personally repent on behalf of our country and also we should pray that the Holy Spirit convict all Christian politicians to confess and repent the sins of America.  Among the…