Thursday, November 13, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: "Life Is In The Blood" by Larry Ollison

Life is in the Blood
- Larry Ollison -
I recently discovered this 
2001 "faith guide" as a
part of my Bible College 
curriculum. Powerful, 
compelling and effective 
— ah yes, the truth will 
set you free, indeed.

Author Larry Ollison is the founder and Senior Pastor of Walk on the Water Faith Church in Osage Beach, Missouri. And through the pages of Life Is In The Blood, he breaks down the walls of religious doctrine to reveal beautiful, honest and simple truths — nailing down his key points — the power in the name of Jesus, the power of His blood and the power of the Word — all in an engaging, no-nonsense, conversational style. 

"We need to know the 
Word, but we also 
need to understand 
that it takes the blood 
of the Lamb and the 
Word to overcome." 
-Larry Ollison

Ollison tackles such fascinating topics as old covenant promises vs. new covenant promises, atonement vs. remittance and overcoming the enemy by "speaking the blood" and speaking the name of Jesus over our lives, families and homes. In fact, recognizing the power in the tongue is perhaps the book's "golden nugget."

"Out of the abundance of 
the heart, the mouth speaks. 
It is a spiritual principle."
-Larry Ollison

Yet despite his bold "blood message," what really zapped me personally, was Ollison's encouraging commentary regarding character. "You may seem peculiar in the eyes of the world, but still have character," he writes. "Never, never throw away your character. It is one of your best witnessing tools." B-I-N-G-O, Larry!

"Too many Christians 
push their Christianity 
in such way that they 
become obnoxious and 
appear arrogant. Because 
of this, they shut themselves 
off from having any 
influence on the world."
-Larry Ollison

Even as a Christian Living author and a fourth-year Bible College student, I found Life Is In The Blood to be a bona fide game-changer. A highly recommended read.

-Christopher Long
(November 2014)

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1 comment:

  1. Great review. I totally agree with everything you said. This book changed my thinking and took me to a n new level of understanding. Thanks for the review. I will re-post. Max Aston