Help for the ones called to this extraordinary ministry--and for those who want to minister to them. Scripture lists prophecy as one of five ministry gifts for the Church, but prophetically gifted people have the reputation for being difficult--sometimes impossible--to live and work with. Prophetic pastor Loren Sandford delves into the mysteries of this office, including * why prophets seem extreme and moody * how prophetic people hear from God * the difference between adrenaline and anointing * the four signs of a true prophet * how to pastor a prophetic person * how to recognize this gift in children Prophets can learn to step out of loneliness and isolation into balance and wholeness. As they grow in this unique calling, the Body of Christ will indeed be blessed. ENDORSEMENTS: When Loren asked me to consider writing an endorsement for his new book, "Understanding Prophetic People", I looked forward to reading the manuscript as I have both enjoyed and appreciated his previous books. What I was not expecting, however, was a classic! When I first began in prophetic ministry in the early '80s Loren's father's book, "The Elijah Task", was the classic I and many others looked to for understanding the ministry of a prophet. However, what was sorely missing until now was the companion book on the making and make up of a true prophet. Because the message is the messenger and the prophet is the prophecy, this book is a must read for both the church at large and for all called by God to be His prophetic spokespeople. It is with real excitement that I recommend the study of this book. It will prove to be an invaluable lifelong tool for many who desire to know God's voice and ways. - MARC A. DUPONT, Mantle of Praise Ministries, Inc. With piercing accuracy, R. Loren Sandford paints a vivid picture for us in his new book, "Understanding Prophetic People". Not only will this book grant sanity to prophetically gifted people, but it will give a measure of peace to pastors in their quest to relate to strongly gifted prophets. This is a welcome addition to the growing arsenal of equipping materials to help mature the prophetic movement. - DR. JAMES GOLL, Encounters Network; author, "The Coming Prophetic Revolution", "The Seer", "Dream Language" and many others.
R. Loren Sandford is the founding pastor of New Song Fellowship, which is affiliated with the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship. A longtime prophetic voice and worship leader, he is the author of a number of books, including Purifying the Prophetic. He and his wife, Beth, have three grown children and live in Thornton, Colorado.