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It is truly possible for human people to walk in the divine, and Christ came to show us the way. It is by rediscovering our true identity in Him that we can begin to move into the promises of God regarding the miraculous. Bill Johnson not only teaches the supernatural, he imparts it by changing the way we think. 

If you are not walking in the miraculous, you’re living far b
Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 19th 2013 by Destiny Image (first published January 1st 2005)
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Nov 25, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was so abysmally bad I'm not even sure where to begin. It's not worth one star, but sadly Good Reads doesn't have a "no stars" rating option. When the Introduction begins by stating Johnson's affinity for Aimee McPherson and Smith Wigglesworth it doesn't bode well. I resent wasting time reading trash of this nature, but as a pastor it's sometimes necessary in order to respond to questions raised by church members who are exposed thanks to other churches and pastors that lack an underst ...more
David Holford
Nov 09, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Having been encouraged to read this book by someone who puts a lot of stock in Bill Johnson, I found about 15 significant theological problems in the first 11 chapters. Johnson's errors appear to stem from two main sources. First, he admits that the sole purpose of his life is to perpetuate the blessing he received in Toronto. (page 88) As a result, it is the font of everything he teaches and believes. Second, he states, "The acceptable way of studying Scripture puts the power of revelation into ...more
Apr 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quite simply a must read. The Western church is divided into two distinct camps. However they are are not 'liberal versus' evangelical', as too many assessments assume. Rather it is 'those who in practice believe the Holy Spirit has come in power among us', versus 'those who in practice believe that was for another time, or another place'.

Bill's books clearly fall into the former category. After reading this book and the testimonies of the miraculous he shares, I could not help but agree that th
Logan Lee
Jan 28, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
As if I were a child wandering too close to the road, I had received stern instruction of caution before reading Bill Johnson.  While the instruction may have provided temporary novocain , the shock-factor -approach to Johnson's writing soon exploded past the numbing.  Overall, I found the book refreshing.  Finally, I'm starting to see some conviction within the church to believe in the same Jesus we read about in the Gospels.  Johnson, leading by example in his church in CA, is urging us to inf ...more
Nathan Simmons
Sep 10, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nathan-s-read
This book is trash. I'm only three chapters in and I've already marked all over it. Johnson rips scripture out of context, distorts it by either misapplying it or not using the entire verse to prove his point. He uses subtle manipulation and strong language to condemn anyone with a brain. This book will appeal to very spiritual people, because he promises greater spiritual experiences......which is why this book is so dangerous. I want to know and experience more of God too, but the bible calls ...more
Bob Ladwig
Dec 11, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Johnson's book is representative of the neo-charismatic movement, full of anecdotes and stories to prove unbiblical doctrines along with badly applied Bible texts. Add to that healthy soil your run of the mill power in positive thinking in spiritualized language and you got yourself a movement. Probably the worst thing about the book as I recall having read it a few years back is that Johnson literally described the gospel (Christ dying for sinners to save them from the wrath they deserve) as bu ...more
Buz Mayo
Aug 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am currently reading this book. I first listened to the author speak at a conference. The impact he had on me is affecting my view of the book. What I sense when I see him in person is humility, boldness, confidence in God and honesty. The book reflects his character. If the same words were written by someone with less believability, it would be easy to dismiss. But there is something weighty about the book that challenges me and even makes me feel uncomfortable - in a good way.
Aug 10, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Verses taken out of context to make points that don't make sense.
Plus, it supports the heresy known as “kenosis theory”.

Bill Johnson has high respect for Benny Hinn.
And associations like that is enough for me not to trust his teachings, judgment and discernment.
Spencer R
May 14, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
My five-part review can be found here:

I would prefer giving this book zero stars. Most books I review, if I don't like them, I'll explain why and still give them a decent score. There have been a mere few that I didn't like, but not because of a historical heresy. Saying Jesus set aside His divinity is no small matter. Anything that seems good in this book needs to be placed within the framework of Johnson's twist
Marianne Butler
Oct 25, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Just reading the introductions, there were enough comments to throw up a red flag, so I read the first few chapters with my discernment goggles on. He made lots of unusual points that I had never heard before - also a red flag - and brought together several ideas from different passages in the Bible that were interesting...but also kind of iffy as far as being theologically sound. I wanted to like this book, as I am desperate to learn more about the Holy Spirit, but I would prefer to learn about ...more
May 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those wanting to live a life of miracles
Recommended to Carol by: John and Jeana Gilligan
This book is very rich spiritually. I am reading it slowly and taking it in a little at a time. The meat of the message is too multifaceted to take in quickly. Also, the read will draw your soul into the fire of the LORD that removes lies, carnality, and anything else hindering your living a life of miracles. This book burns off the carnal. You get into deeper realms of knowing God just opening it up. This book is meat for the hungry soul. I highly recommend it to those who are wondering why the ...more
Mar 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my favorite inspirational, inspiring, instructive Christian life books I have ever read. It was challenging, convicting, and opened my eyes to the kingdom of God. I am not living life the same after reading this book.
Paul Johnson
Sep 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book emphasizes the spiritual war that is going on in this physical world. I considered the emphasis of the book to be on the power we have as believers of God through the Holy Spirit to combat evil. I rate it as amazing because the author gives excellent ideas and examples of when the Holy Spirit is used to produce miracles in this world. The Holy Spirit produces real results. It gave me a new perspective on God's power and how as believers we are called to use it at times.

I once heard a s
Feb 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If everyone could get "on earth as it is in Heaven" then this world would be radically different. Christians would pray with expectation that Heaven will indeed come to earth. One of the best books I've ever read.
Karen Sweeney-Ryall
Absolutely one of my favorite books!! Life changing. Since reading this, have now heard Bill Johnson teach in person 10-15 times and have several of his book and many of his CDs. I beleive God chose him as one ot give fresh revelation to.
May 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Foundational paradigms are outlined in this book, which will help you realize the hopes and desires for this world that are on your heart. And your the only one with your heart, so read this book!
Dec 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very encouraging and inspiring! :)
Let's sum this up in one of my favourite bibleverses:
"For the kingdom of God is demonstrated not in idle talk but with power." ~ 1. Corinthians 4:20
Yay baaam
Excellent book! It's really more than a book, it’s a guide for how God is here on earth, and people just need to understand how His blessings and miracles happen around us every day. There are a number of ways to achieve this understanding, but the pivotal, essential, really only one is to know that God was on earth as Jesus Christ—the anointed one—who died to provide salvation for our sins. Therefore, Jesus lives in us who have faith so we must be ready for God to do miraculous things on earth ...more
Mike Gorski
Jun 29, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If you had filled me with random theological/bible/christian vocabularly and then shook me until I vomited, something similar to this book would have come out. This has to be one of the most poorly written and contradictory books I have ever read. Johnson's exegesis is inconsistent and his use of the scriptures is generally abominable. While I appreciate my Charismatic brothers' passion and love for Jesus, I pray that they won't be sucked into this kind of nonsensical chicanery. Hardly a develo ...more
Leslie Yong
Jan 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this is indeed an interesting and challenging book for us as believer. It gives us a deeper and new meaning as a Christian. apart from the normal conservative and orthodox believers...

this is truly liberating…and that is what we need, receiving the new revelation to gain the confidence in living for Christ.

my recommendation for reading to a new revival..

Praise & thanks the Lord for this godly anointed Pastor/author, Bill Johnson - May God bless him richly and prosper his wonderful work.
Brandon Stiver
This is one of the most challenging books I've ever read. It is definitely a faith builder, although it does go against a lot of what I was taught growing up, or at least what I've always believed. I am anticipating miracles in my life for sure and this book gets me geared up for seeing God's Kingdom come in power. I would suggest this book to anyone, especially if you want a challenge and new things to pray and hope for. I certainly enjoyed this book.
Sep 11, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Followers of Christ that want to live in the Spirit
Oh, I will probably read this through the night tonight.
How about this: sickness in the body is like sin in the heart. That should tell us all that God desires to heal. Much to ponder about this. Reading this is like having a light shine in dark places of my life I never knew existed.And as I read my heart beats faster and I am longing for all that the pages speak.
Mar 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I read this when it first came out ten years ago, and it was wonderful then. It is just as good now. Though, I do have to confess, I'm not in to devotionals, which is contained in this volume as well.
Phil Whittall
Sometimes reading books suggested to you by others proves to be a real blessing and other times it puts you into a predicament because you don't like the book. It's taken me a while to figure out which category this book falls into.

I have many friends who are and have been greatly impacted by the ministry of Bill Johnson and Bethel Church in Redding, California. In fact my mother-in-law is currently spending a year at Bethel Church and so I respect them and what God is doing in their lives. So a
Sep 18, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is my second Bill Johnson book and third from Bethel. When Heaven Invades Earth possesses the same basic error as the first book I read by him: the church rather than Christ will usher in Christ's Kingdom, a complete lack of the events of Revelation and rapture, and the belief that man must have the power of Christ to preach the Gospel. Christ is just a man who was Spirit filled therefore we can do all He did. He admits He was God but has an odd procedure in which He gave up His Godness for ...more
Aurelija Kauneckaite
It helps to see God's power better.
Taylor Sines
Oct 04, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I don't know Bill's heart but I'm just not sure where he got his content for this book. He used some scripture here and there but it was always proof texting a point he wanted to make regardless of the larger context of the passage. He had something he wanted to say and decided to fit the scriptures into his points rather than argue the points of the scriptures.
Arthur Arts
Dec 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian
One of the most quotable books I have ever read.

In this landmark book Bill Johnson pleads his case that christianity is supernatural from beginning to end and that a gospel that isn't accompanied by signs and wonders, should be suspicious from the outset. The lives of christians should be filled with signs and wonders, because the life of our Master was filled with it and He commanded his followers to do what He did!

The ministry of Jesus was characterized most by His miracles and He placed so m
Jonathan Brenneman
This is one of the most important books that anyone could read, in my opinion, if they desire to begin to experience the mighty works of the Lord and do miracles in Christ's name. There are stories that make you want to experience all that is possible in the Lord, and truths that will help you break free of religious lies which are opposed to the works of the Holy Spirit.

This book is in-line with everything that Jesus having come in the flesh implies. God is with us. He has put his Spirit in th
D Posey
Feb 04, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: theology, philosophy
When the building block of your theology is a centuries old heresy, the structure built from it necessarily is flawed. Search for the Kenotic Heresy and you'll see immediately where this goes wrong. If Jesus was merely a man living in right obedience to God then I, as a man, can be like Jesus. Of course this attacks the fundamentals of Christian belief, the Trinity and the atonement are crushed just as a starter course.

I love Jesus Culture's music but I'd stay far away from this teaching as it w
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Bill Johnson and his wife Brenda (Beni) Johnson are the Senior Pastors of Bethel Church in Redding, California. Johnson is a fifth generation pastor.

Johnson was born in Minnesota in 1951 and became a Christian as a young child. Soon after, Johnson read seven books on prayer, which significantly affected his perspective and subsequent ministry.

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