This is a repost of a previous thread/review of a book written by a very good friend. I opted to repost and "get a fresh start" for the benefit of new members.
Just for reference, the original thread is here:
Opinions and reviews of the book (and her website) are very welcome. The repost starts below.
Firstly, I would like to say that Jeri Woods and her husband drove 2500 miles to my house, to help me understand Deep Repentance, the Submitted Life, and other things of Christ. They did not "lay hands" on me that I recall, or "impart" anything.
While they were here we had a number of visitors and made some visits. At each turn we were Blessed with people breaking down before God for their sin. "There is nothing more beautiful than a sinner in the throws of Repentance" (thanks Kelsey for the quote there).
Below is the intro letter on the front page of her website, and I am including a link to her Book. I'm not a fan of reading every book that comes down the pike really. I did help review this one before it went to print.
Her website is here:
Her E-book version is here (pdf) (free of course):
The concept of “The Kingdom Transfer” is a simple idea that hopes to restore to the “professing” Christian church what it means to have the life of Christ indwelling the human soul. We must rediscover the requirements that a person must meet before Christ is able to take His rightful place in the throne room of their heart.
The phrase “Kingdom Transfer” is synonymous with being “born again.” In modern Christianity the words “born again” have lost their meaning and it has been replaced with a faulty facsimile that has destroyed the foundation of true Christianity. The American Christian church has a religion in word only and one that is built upon a pretend faith, mere profession of words, and half truths.
In restoring the church back to understand what it truly means to be born again, we must first ask ourselves some very basic questions; Why did Jesus come? Was it merely to save us from Hell? Or was it to save us from sin by His indwelling life? These few chapters attempt to answer these questions by looking at the scriptures-at what Jesus, Paul, Peter, John and all the apostles said. It is not an attempt to debunk long standing theological doctrines that leave “Christians” bound in their sin. It is an attempt to use everyday language to expose the simple yet profound truth about Salvation and what the true litmus test is regarding it.
It is critical that all who read this book believe that the bible is the word of God and it is infallible and not just inspired. Many in the church believe the Bible to be only inspired and not infallible which enables them to ignore the parts they don’t like or understand in relation to how they live. If you believe only portions of the Bible and only apply the verses to your life that you want to then the bible is of no use to you; and so too then this booklet will be of little use to you either. Nor will it do you any good if you don’t apply the truth of scriptures to your own life.
I implore you to understand that the Christ who I speak about is the most kind and loving ruler in the entire Universe. He lovingly waits outside of a human heart to gain access to that life. He will not force Himself upon a soul, but waits patiently to enter. As an intelligent and merciful Ruler, He has clearly laid out in His word (bible) what is required of man in order for Him to inhabit a life. He has not changed His entrance exam nor will He. Man and the church may change what they think God requires, but the truth is that God has not changed any conditions.
God’s simple requirements can be related to in this proposal;
Suppose a human King from a foreign country were scheduled to come and stay at your house for a few days. Imagine all the cleaning that would take place. How would you prepare for his visit? Would you vacuum, dust, take out the trash, sweep, scrub the floors, disinfect the bathroom, and wash the sheets? Even paint the walls, buy new bedding or furniture etc?
Now suppose the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords desired to come and indwell the temple of your heart forever! How would you clean your “heart” (home) of all its dirt and sin? How would you prepare for the entrance of the Holy Righteous Living Christ to take up residency in your life? How do you transfer your kingdom to His Kingdom?
This book will answer these questions and more…