Recommended Reading List
To assist the body of Christ to come into a fuller understanding of God’s heart for Israel and His people, and to know what time it is on God’s prophetic time clock, we recommend the following books. This is by no means a complete list of all the wonderful books available but merely a short list to get you started!
Click on the book title to get more information about the following books. For each book, we link to the website of the author, publisher, or ministry associated with the book, where possible, or else one outlet for purchasing the book. The books may be available through other bookstores, ministries, or websites as well (perhaps at different prices).
10. Why Israel?
12. Jewish Roots
THE MESSIANIC CHURCH ARISING – Restoring the Church to our Covenant Roots
Author: Robert Heidler
Available at: Glory of Zion Webstore
The Messianic Church Arising by Robert Heidler. We live in one of the most exciting days in human history. Jesus is preparing His Bride! The Spirit of God is restoring the covenant roots of His church! The Church is rising up in a power and glory we have not witnessed since the first century. The greater glory is on the horizon. The Lord is inviting you to be part of that restoration. In this book you will learn:
The secret of the early church's power… and how the early church died!
How God's plan for restoration operates in the earth-realm!
How to access the lost riches of God's covenant blessing!
How to recover God’s plan for rest and refreshing in your life!
How to enter into a life of increase through the biblical feasts.
How your church can experience God's power and Presence in true revival!
How you are grafted into God's Life giving plan
What the Body of Christ will look like in the future
The Cycles of God
This book has revival within its pages. It was written to help you experience the fullness of Christianity…to know Christianity as God intended it. The purpose of this book is to help believers begin to regain the blessings of our lost inheritance! Once you see the root you are grafted into, the power of the Life of the root springs forth in you and you will bear fruit!
YOUR PEOPLE SHALL BE MY PEOPLE – How Israel, the Jews and the Christian Church will come together in the Last Days
Author: Don Finto
Available at: Caleb Company Books
Overview: Like Ruth in the Old Testament, every Gentile believer has come out of the land of famine and into the spiritual realm of abundance through the Kinsman Redeemer. But, unlike Ruth, we have turned our backs on the relatives of the Messiah. We need to confess personally and repent on behalf of the Church for centuries of persecution of the Jewish people, and take every opportunity to bless and not curse them. Once again, Israel and her people are center stage at a crucial moment in world history, and this book shows why the Church must effect reconciliation and how Israel, the Jewish people, and the Christian Church will come together in the last days.
Note: Guides for teachers and students also available
GOD’S PROMISE AND THE FUTURE OF ISRAEL – Compelling questions people ask about Israel and the Middle East
Author: Don Finto
Available at: Caleb Company Books
Overview: God’s promise and timing have intersected in our day. Witness the Jewish return to Israel, the rise of Messianic Jewish believers, and the shifting of the Church’s power center from the West to Asia, Africa and Latin America, the fastest growing segments of the Body of Christ in our day. This has brought about many questions as the Church comes to grips with these sweeping changes. What does Scripture say about the future of the Nation of Israel? What is right and wrong about the Messianic Jewish movement? Where do the Arab nations fit into God’s plan? How does all this affect the Church and how can the Church fulfill its role in this end-time scenario? Join Don Finto as he explores these questions and shows how to navigate the new landscape in this illuminating book.
MOVING UP – An Aliyah Journal
Author: Laura Ben-David
Publishers: Mazo Publishers
Available at: www.aliyahbook.com
Overview: Laura Ben-David moved to Neve Daniel in Gush Etzion when she made Aliyah to Israel with her family from Boca Raton, Florida. She started keeping an e-journal of her Aliyah the day the moving men stampeded into her home in the States, to forever change their lives. Her engaging anecdotal accounts are often funny, other times poignant, but always a joy to read. Laura's readership has grown from select family and friends to thousands in North America, Israel and even Europe, with many articles published in newspapers, websites and magazines worldwide. Whether you have lived in Israel for years, are in the Aliyah process yourself right now, or just want to know what all the fuss is about, order Laura Ben-David’s book: MOVING UP – An Aliyah Journal, and get ready to vicariously experience modern Aliyah - albeit from the comfort of your own armchair.
PROMISED LAND – The future of Israel revealed in Prophecy
Author: Derek Prince
Available at: Derek Prince Ministries
Overview: Derek Prince, internationally known and loved Bible scholar, examines the body, soul and spirit of God’s chosen land, Israel, through her long astonishing history, in the warnings and blessings of her own prophets and in the mounting tension as Israel maintains her place at the watershed of world events. With the clarity of today’s headlines, Prince brings us face to face with the God who guards His promises and His Word with awesome love and faithfulness. We catch a glimpse of His plan, unfolding through human history and culminating with the advent of His glorious Kingdom on earth.
HASTENING THE COMING OF THE MESSIAH – Your role in fulfilling prophecy
Author: Johannes Facius
Publisher: Sovereign World
Available at: Amazon.ca
Overview: The author tackles the very topic which confuses so many in the Church today: Are the Jews finished? Were they merely a divine stepping stone to something else? Do they still have a destiny? How do events in Israel relate to the return of Christ? Can Christians be actively involved in fulfilling prophecy? This thought-provoking book will challenge you to play your part in hastening the return of Christ.
A SLOW TRAIN COMING – God’s redemptive plan for Israel and the Church
Author: David Silver
Available at: Out of Zion Ministries
Overview: This book will take you down the track of time, looking in at the key stations along the way, as this “slow train” of God’s plan makes its way along the track of time. Learn about the history of Israel and the nations. See where we are on the journey and gain a greater understanding of how close the return of Messiah is.
PRAYING FOR ISRAEL’S DESTINY
Author: James Goll
Available at: Encounters Network
Overview: Your prayers affect God's prophetic timeline! Pages are turning on God's prophetic calendar, approaching the mysterious day when He will step once again into the world of time and space. What is the key to this fulfillment? The answer is Israel. And the controversy over her destiny affects every nation on earth. No intercessor can miss the importance of prayer for Israel. Do you wish to see with God's vision? Then pray for the apple of His eye. Do you long for peace on the earth? Then pray for Jerusalem, the city of peace. Do you wish to be blessed? Then learn the models of prayer for the nation through which He blesses all peoples. Now is the time to help fulfill God's prophetic appointments for all three of Abraham's national offspring encompassing the entire Middle East. Join with intercessors worldwide to pray for Israel - and then watch as God fulfills His promises through her.
ISRAEL – THE KEY TO WORLD REVIVAL
Author: Avner Boskey
Available at: Final Frontier Ministries
Overview: This book deals with God's heart and plan for Israel as laid out in the biblical text. It gives a solid foundation and grounding for someone who wants to interact in depth with God's reasons and purposes in choosing the Jewish people. Many relevant topics are discussed including the Father's heart for Israel, the gifts and calling of Israel, the biblical priority of Israel, the spiritual roots of anti-Semitism, etiquette between Jews and Gentiles in the body of Messiah, how to comfort Israel without abandoning the gospel, and the last-days Jewish army of God.
Author: Rev. Willem J. J. Glashouwer
Available at: http://www.whyisrael.ca/
Overview: Is Israel special? Are the Jewish people special? What about Jerusalem? The author considers the teaching of the Bible in the context of current affairs in the Middle East, on the role of the Palestinians, the place of Islam and what all this means to the Church. He looks at the concepts of "replacement theology," "election," and "covenant" to show that the Bible confirms the return of the Jewish people by God to Israel. He challenges the Church to resist anti-Semitism, to support peace and proclaim a Scripture-inspired vision for the future.
WHY CARE ABOUT ISRAEL? – How the Jewish Nation is key to unleashing God’s blessings in the 21st Century
Author: Sandra Teplinski
Available at: Light of Zion
Overview: From the moment that God created the Jewish nation, His plan for her was immense - nothing short of blessing the nations of the world. Yet, as this Messianic Jewish author explains, this calling has yet to be fulfilled. Sandra Teplinsky guides you through the mystery of God's relationship with Israel and the implications for Gentile believers today. Be part of this great unleashing of blessing in the twenty-first century as you share in God's passion for His ancient covenant people.
Author: Dan Juster
Available at: Tikkun International
Overview: A Messianic Jewish scholar, Dan Juster is well able to discuss many difficult questions that face Messianic Jews. From examining God's call on Israel, to Paul and the Law, Dan Juster presents a solid foundation for biblical theology that includes its Jewish Roots.
JESUS IN THE FEASTS OF ISRAEL – Restoring the Spiritual Realities of the Feasts of the Church
Author: Richard Booker
Publisher: Bridge Publishing
Available at: Sounds of the Trumpet
Overview: Christ is revealed in the Old Testament. Through God’s carefully ordered system of ceremonial worship, He revealed Himself most clearly to the nation of Israel. This is especially evident in the seven Feasts of the Lord as detailed in Leviticus 23: Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, Pentecost, Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles. These feasts represent seven phases of spiritual growth. Jesus in the Feasts of Israel presents these festivals as God’s foreshadowings of the New Testament Christ and His various works of grace in the lives of all believers. The author clearly depicts the unity found in God’s unfolding purposes for His people – from the new birth found in Passover and the crucifixion, all the way to entering God’s rest found in the Feast of Tabernacles and the Second Coming.
CELEBRATING BIBLICAL FEASTS – In your home or Church
Author: Martha Zimmerman
Publisher: Bethany House Publishing
Available at: Christian Book Distributors
Overview: Remarkable insights into the Feasts of the Lord that will encourage you to re-enact them in your own home or fellowship. A practical guide that will get you started on a wonderful new adventure.
THE FEASTS OF THE LORD – God’s Prophetic Calendar from Calvary to the Kingdom
Author: Kevin Howard & Marvin Rosenthal
Publisher: Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Available at: Zion's Hope
Overview: Israel’s feasts are infinitely more important than just a series of cultural observances. These feasts are appointed by the Lord and they are owned by the Lord. They are the Feasts of the Lord! He calls them, “My feasts.” Together they form God’s prophetic calendar, outlining the work of history’s most important person – Jesus, the Messiah. The Feasts of the Lord covers all aspects of the biblical feasts: historical background, biblical observance, modern observance, and prophetic significance. It is written from the Hebrew Christian viewpoint, helping us to see the feasts through Jewish eyes.