Friday, February 19, 2010

When Heaven Comes Down: Book Review

About The Book:

"If we want to know God personally, to relate to Him intimately," says international evangelist Chè Ahn, "we must be prepared to receive and experience his glory." Born out of his personal experiences with numerous revival movements around the world, Ahn provides insights into the manifest presence of God--his glory--showing how it reveals both his character and his power. 

But Ahn takes it deeper by exploring the ways God's glory is displayed. Ahn also discusses God's purposes for revealing his glory, how he uses it to make us one with him, how his glory calls us to holiness, and much more. An invaluable resource, this book will appeal to believers who are looking to go deeper with God and allow his glory to transform them. 

To read an excerpt click here (PDF Format)

About The Author:
Che Ahn (M.Div. and D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary) is the senior pastor of Harvest Rock Church in Pasadena, California, a vibrant multiethnic congregation dedicated to fulfilling the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. He is also the president and founder of Harvest International Ministries, an apostolic network of more than 5,500 churches in more than 35 nations. He served as the President of The Call from 1999-2003. The author of numerous books, Che travels and teaches extensively throughout the world. He and his wife, Sue, have four adult children who love Jesus. 

For more information about his ministry, go to

My Review:

I have to admit this was a very difficult book for me to read. I grew up in a Mennonite household, and learned about Christianity from a very traditional point of view. This book is far from traditional. I have never heard of the author, Che Ahn, but in doing some research about him, I discovered he is very well known in the Charismatic movement. Once I knew that, the essence of When Heaven Comes Down made much more sense. Though the author writes in a very easy to read and understand manner, I still struggled with a lot of what what said, because it is very different than my traditional, evangelical thinking of God and grace.

That said, this was a good book. I did enjoy the many personal stories the author wrote about, and especially enjoyed the final chapter, which reminds the reader to "give God all the glory"...for life, our family, for our salvation, for our work and ministry, for favor and blessing and for revivial. Ultimately, this book reminded me that all glory is to be given to Him for all things!

I do recommend this book, however do caution you that if you are from a "traditional, evangelical" type denomination, there may be points in the book you may not theologically agree with.

BUY IT: You can purchase When Heaven Comes Down by Che Ahn directly through Revell, A division of Baker House Publishers. It was published November 2009.

****Thank you to Revell, a division of Bethany House Publishers, for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review on this blog****

1 comment:

  1. Appreciate the great review. Thanks also for linking up with Friday Follow! I am now your blog follower. Have a wonderful weekend and pleasure to meet ya.

    ~ Lynn