Like a house with doors and windows, heaven can be accessed by various entrance points, Hanby says. He calls these portals and he details a number of them in this book. His intent is to help us find spiritual portals so we can enter and experiences God's amazing, miraculous power. He has been teaching these principles of divine connection for fifty years, helping many to discover the access points into the heavenly dimension.
shares many stories that are testimonies to God's power and love. He
adds insights to help us understand and apply keys for accessing the
portals. He also gives an application to help us internalize God's
admits that he does not know why God does what He does. He assures us
that what he is presenting is not some formula. He wants to help us
get to the place where the perfection and power of heaven can be
manifested in our lives on earth. He encourages us to pay attention
and look for the hand of God in our lives. He explores the difference
between belief and faith. He writes about trusting God when He does
not heal, the relationship of faith and hope, recognizing divine
appointments, having spiritual awareness and compassion, and the role
are some amazing stories included in this book. Reading it is
certainly an encouragement, knowing that God is active in the lives
of believers today.
is honest and practical. He makes no promises. He addresses the issue
of continuing to trust God when there is no miracle. His desire is to
show us how we can place ourselves before that portal where God might
Hanby is Charismatic (or Pentecostal). He talks about the baptism in
the Holy Spirit but not in the sense that it is necessary to access
the spiritual portals.
accepted the pastorate of a small church in Fort
Worth, Texas, and under his direction saw it grow to become Truth
Church, one of the first mega-churches in the nation and the largest
of its denomination. He speaks internationally on church governance
and spiritual order, ministering in over seventy countries around the
Roth, Sr., has partnered with Dr. Hanby in his writing and
ministry for many years. Together they oversee Mark Hanby
Ministries/Fathers Heart Ministries, a teaching and resource center.
Books (a division of Simon and Schuster), 195 pages.
received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for the
purpose of this review.