Monday, April 23, 2012

Featured Book - Cursing the Church or Helping It?

Cursing the Church or Helping It?:
Exposing the Spirit of Balaam
Anna M. Aquino


There is an epidemic going on in the Church today.  Many Christians hold on to offenses and maintain a “me first” attitude. In this last season, we must learn how to have compassion, truly love each other, and become one as the Body of Christ. Anna Aquino’s book seeks to open our eyes, soften our hearts, and move us to extend blessings to one another as we come together in unity. This book will help heal the hearts of people—both in the Church and in the world—who have been hurt by the spirit of Balaam. You will:
•    Learn that the spirit of Balaam brings division by causing Christians to criticize (curse) each other.
•    Understand how spiritual Amnons violate the Body.
•    Be challenged to examine your ways and humble your heart before God.
•    Be motivated to love your brothers and sisters in the Lord compassionately.
Anna Aquino writes, “We in the church need to wake up, have compassion, and start loving the hell out of each other. The spirit of Balaam is moving through the churches at a rapid pace.  It’s up to us as the Church to stop it.”

Author Bio:
Anna M. Aquino is a super fab woman of God, wife, mother, writer, and guest minister. She and her husband Dan are the founders of Doveagle Ministries.

She is the author of both fiction and non fiction. She's been quoted in various places including:,,, and Anna also writes for

At the age of 12 God called Anna into ministry, and at 16 He put it on her heart to write her first book. Now a lot of years later she's still continuing forward in the call of God on her life.

Anna is well known for her boldness and sense of humor. She was born and raised in the heart of Ohio, and now calls Central FL home.

Anna loves meeting readers and hearing from them. She believes that God has an awesome plan for the lives of every person, and it's time people start getting excited!
“There is an epidemic that has plagued many churches today. It is a fast spreading disease that seeks to destroy those who will give it a voice. If it is not identified and dealt with, it can ruin lives and churches through its subtle schemes. Anna Aquino exposes, articulates and gives timely truths to protect those who are in the path of the “curse of the spirit of Balaam’. Read this book and avoid its dangerous effects.”
          —Hank and Brenda Kunneman

 A Couple Reviews:
5.0 out of 5 stars Cursing the Church or Helping it?, April 3, 2012
This review is from: Cursing the Church or Helping It?: Exposing the Spirit of Balaam (Paperback)
I am so grateful to Anna M. Aquino for writing this book. I am in agreement with her analogy of how much of the church, especially in the western world is operating today. Anna exposed the Spirit of Balaam for what it really is. Unfortunately, it is most certainly present, via all of its seductive, alluring, and coy ways of just pulling the Body down to its level. Anna, had me laughing, and then crying on my knees before the Lord in sincere repentance for any and all ways I have allowed this spirit to cause any division,gossip, or strife in and amongst my fellow believers. I recommend this book to all who want to live a life pleasing to our Lord. I believe the Lord will be using this book as yet another wake up call. 

5.0 out of 5 stars Cursing the Church or hurting it? Exposing the Spirit of Balaam, March 27, 2012
This review is from: Cursing the Church or Helping It?: Exposing the Spirit of Balaam (Paperback)
I loved this book. It is one I will re-read and reference often. My own struggles within the church were validated as I read the pages. I found it encouraging knowing this is not just happening to me. I also appreciated the insight into the scriptures explaining what happens when strife is within the church and what needs to be done about it. The author did a wonderful job at combining practical, real life situations, along with scripture and interesting statistics that are happening today in the body of Christ. It is an easy read. You will find yourself laughing and "ouching" as the author shares experiences that make you self-reflect on your role of offense. This book sheds light on a real problem going on and "the how to" to fix it so we can stop being paralyzed by offense & hurt. Anna M Aquino does an excellent job explaining how the offended and the offender both lose and how by applying Gods Word to our situations we can break free of offenses allowing us to be who God created us to be. This book is a must have based on an everyday problem we all face. I recommend this book to everyone. If you find you are bringing home more hurts than blessings from your church; read this book and learn how to turn it around. If you know someone who has stopped going to church due to being offended and hurt by others; get this book into their hands and watch God Redeem His Church!

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