Seeing in the Spirit Made Simple: First Review – Michael VanVlymen
I was pleased (and honored) to have my latest book reviewed by the man many would say is my biggest competitor. Michael VanVlymen (author of How to See in the Spirit) was kind enough to leave the very first review the day the Kindle version became available.
You might think that because we both publish books that are marketed to the same audience, we would see ourselves as competitors. I don’t believe true competition exists in the kingdom—at least not the kind we see in the world’s systems. I joke around with Jeremy Mangerchine about which of us is going to publish our next book first, but our jousting is only in fun. I believe there is a virtually unlimited supply of all that we need in the kingdom of God. And as more writers show up, the pie is not divided among more players, with each fighting for a piece from an ever-shrinking supply. The pie expands to accommodate more writers, thus there is no lack for any of us. Because God provides all that we need, we can live honorably among our peers, esteeming them higher than ourselves, as we ought. This is one reason why I encourage just about everyone to have a crack at publishing their own book.
There are many books available on seeing in the spirit, but none have been as widely purchased or as favorably reviewed as Michael’s. I’ve enjoyed seeing the acceptance his book has received and I know it’s helped many people grow in spiritual maturity, including me and my wife. I have nothing but respect and admiration for Michael. He’s a man of class and character, and I owe him a debt of gratitude. Were it not for the idea he first put forward that anyone can see in the spirit, I may never have written my own book, which uses this idea as its main thesis. I sent Michael the manuscript of Seeing in the Spirit Made Simple before it was published to get his thoughts on it. Not surprisingly, his reply was very encouraging. He purchased the Kindle book and left the following review:
FIVE STARS! ONE OF THE BEST! April 2, 2015
Thank you Michael, I greatly appreciate your support and your friendship!
You both are a great encouragement. It’s so refreshing to see love walked out among the brethren 🙂
I bought the ebook last night, just finished it. Wow, so well written and clear. It is so amazing to see how God uses His church to encourage and teach each other. I’m expecting great things to hapoen as I practice these exercises and draw even closer to God! Looking forward to your next book!