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The Jesus Club: Incredible True Stories of How God Is Moving in Our High Schools Book Cover The Jesus Club: Incredible True Stories of How God Is Moving in Our High Schools
Brian Barcelona
Chosen Books
February 14, 2017
224

What happens when a former teenage atheist hears God's call to do the impossible--and decides to act on it?

In this riveting true story, Brian Barcelona recounts how, just a few months after graduation, he responded to God's directive and returned to his high school campus to preach the Gospel to the students. He had no training, no resources, and no experience. Just raw passion and obedience.

Suddenly lives began to be changed. Teens from every background were healed of suicidal thoughts, the trauma of physical and sexual abuse, drug addiction, identity crises and much more. Hearts were saved. Entire families were healed. The Jesus Club's numbers grew, and soon other schools joined in. From one simple act of obedience, thousands of teens were, and still are, letting Jesus heal their lives.

And this is only the beginning of the story! God is moving powerfully in our nation's high schools. And if you are willing, you, too, can be part of the revival that is transforming a generation.

"The Jesus Club will ignite within you a greater passion for Jesus and an unstoppable faith to see God move in the lives of students."
-Banning Liebscher, founder and pastor, Jesus Culture

"This book can only be understood as a storyline straight from the pen of the Author of our faith. Read, and watch hope explode in your soul. God's not done with America!"
-Lou Engle, co-founder, TheCall

The Cross Focused Reviewers share their thoughts on The Jesus Club: Incredible True Stories of How God Is Moving in Our High Schools by Brian Barcelona (Chosen Books, 2017).

“I really enjoyed learning how God has worked through Brian. Thousands of students in both northern California and Los Angeles have become followers of Christ through his ministry. Inspiring stories of the different ways God brought this about fill this book. Gang members, atheists, and ordinary kids alike have turned their lives over to Christ after hearing the good news about Him. The author’s enthusiasm for making this happen in all the high schools in America is exciting, and I highly recommend this easy to read, uplifting 5-star book.”
Reviewer: Becky Isaac
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is the generation that we need to get into our churches, to make them into our future leaders.. If one man can turn his obedience to God into a success like this why can’t we all?”
Reviewer: Mary Ann Bell
Rating: 4 Stars

“It’s sad to see so many high schoolers choosing to follow their peers in a direction that does not lead them to Christ. Bombarded with social media and selfish ideas, many adolescents choose a path that exalts self rather than Christ. It was encouraging to read this testimony book, The Jesus Club, where Brian Barcelona tells of the good things the Lord did with a surrendered heart and a group of teenagers.”
Reviewer: Cindy Cook
Rating: 4 Stars

“God’s usage of Brian Barcelona to minter to youth in their own context gives me renewed strength as I minister to the youth in my own area on their turf in their context.”
Reviewer: Dan Doll
Rating: 4 Stars

“I loved this book and would recommend it for every youth worker. And I would also recommend it for all believers who want to see where the Holy Spirit is moving right now in America. Students are not all lost and narcissistic instead God is on the move, and I for one want to join Him. You should too.”
Reviewer: Jonathan Roberts
Rating: 4 Stars

Where to Buy:
The Jesus Club: Incredible True Stories of How God Is Moving in Our High Schools by Brian Barcelona is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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Thank you for your interest in reviewing Angels-God’s Supernatural Agents: Biblical Insights and True Stories of Angelic Encounters by Ed Rocha. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.
Angels by Ed Rocha

After a powerful encounter with the Spirit of God, Ed Rocha’s life and vision were changed forever. He began to see the supernatural with his own eyes, including healings, signs, wonders and angels. In this rich, biblically grounded book, Rocha, an international healing ministry leader, invites readers to join him on a breathtaking adventure, filled with supernatural experiences. Through faith-inspiring stories of real-life angelic encounters and a deep exploration of Scripture, you’ll better understand the power of angels to bring healing, strength and deliverance.

God has always been at work in our world, sending His angels to interact and intervene in history. It’s time for us to open our eyes, embrace their presence and join in their work!

Praise for Angels-God’s Supernatural Agents:

“It is essential for all believers to understand angels in order to partner with them to move into the greatest explosion of miracles and soul harvest in history. This is your how-to book.”
-Sid Roth, host, It’s Supernatural!

“Ed Rocha is an amazing minister, pastor, healing evangelist and church planter. I have known him for over a decade, during which time he served as my translator in Brazil. He is a student of the ways of God. He is sensitive to the Holy Spirit and receives revelation from God, which creates in him a strong faith for healing. I love what God is doing in his life, and in his church in Rio de Janeiro, Pier49. I am proud to have Ed as one of my spiritual sons, and proud to have a spiritual son who is an author. He is a great storyteller, making the experiences he shares come to life for the reader. I recommend Angels-God’s Supernatural Agents.”
-Dr. Randy Clark, overseer, Apostolic Network of Global Awakening

“Ed brings to us a much-needed understanding of angels and God’s purpose in sending them to us. Angelic activity is part of the supernatural realm we are to operate in. Our understanding of this realm and how angels are sent to us by God is vital to bring the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.”
-Cal Pierce, international director, Healing Rooms Ministries

“As one who was fished out of a flooding river at age three by an angel, I was already warming up to Ed Rocha’s new book. Angels-God’s Supernatural Agents is not simply a topic of systematic theology, but an encouraging faith-builder, almost on the level of an angelic visitation itself. Just as spiritual gifts are part of God’s New Covenant (see Acts 2:39, citing Isaiah 59:21), so angels are part of God’s loving covenant with us to protect, feed, inform, warn, rescue and heal. Like the charismata, angels are to be sought as servants from God for our provision. This book engagingly explains and encourages angelic ministry in all its marvelous diversity. This is a great gift for friends who think the only angel they will ever encounter is atop their Christmas tree.”
-Jon Ruthven, Ph.D., D.Min., professor emeritus, Regent University; author, On the Cessation of the Charismata, What’s Wrong with Protestant Theology? and more

Ed Rocha

Photo Credit: © Tiago Neto

About the Author: Ed Rocha has a theology degree from International Bible Institute of London and is currently pursuing his M.A. in theology. His healing ministry takes him all over the world to speak and teach. Ed and his wife, Dani, have a daughter and split their time between the U.S. and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where they are planting a church with the Global Awakening network.

Connect with Ed:

Book Information:

  • Publisher:  Chosen Books
  • ISBN:  9780800798154
  • Page Count:  176 Pages

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Dates:  February 27 – March 5, 2017
  • Available Formats:  Paperback (Continental US Only), ebook via NetGalley
  • We ask that reviewers post to their personal website/blog and Amazon.com.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing Angels-God’s Supernatural Agents: Biblical Insights and True Stories of Angelic Encounters by Ed Rocha. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.


Treasures in Dark Places by Leanna Cinquanta
Thank you for your interest in reviewing Treasures in Dark Places by Leanna Cinquanta. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Skinny-armed toddlers with wide, hungry eyes and bloated bellies watched us beneath thatched eaves, a black string around their waists and heavy mascara smeared around their eyes to fend off the demons. Their rescue and freedom were why I had come. But now that I was here, what was I, one small woman, to do in the face of overwhelming poverty and evil?

From the beautiful Himalayas to the mighty Ganges River of northern India, a soul-stealing spiritual darkness ravages the land. More than 35 million children are orphaned and destitute. Over 25,000 girls are abducted annually for sex trafficking. Dictators and loan sharks force millions into physical slavery while witch doctors and centuries old idol worship imprison even more in spiritual bondage.

God’s heart breaks for them. And in His great mercy, He called one unlikely young woman to shine His light in this dark place.

With warmth and disarming honesty, Leanna Cinquanta shares the rigors, heartaches and miraculous experiences of living hand-in-hand with God, invading the blackness and liberating His treasures. You will be amazed and encouraged at how the supernatural love of Jesus can transform not just one heart, but the hearts of a nation.

Praise for Treasures in Dark Places:

“Do you ever get tired of mundane, lifeless ‘Churchianity’ and long for the God of the Bible to burst out of man-made boxes and into action? If so, wait no longer. Leanna Cinquanta has experienced the compassion and power of God at work today and has captured some of those stunning stories in her book. Your heart will burn and your faith will be activated as she takes you on her journey of mystery and revelation, trial and triumph.”
-James W. Goll, bestselling author; founder, God Encounters

“Dr. Leanna Cinquanta is a spiritual daughter of mine, and I could not be more excited about what God is doing through her to spread the Gospel and rescue the broken in the nation of India. There are few more qualified than Leanna to write a book about treading fearlessly into the forgotten and dark places of the earth to reveal the light and hope of Jesus and pull out the gold in those trapped in a hopeless existence.

Treasures in Dark Places
is compelling, heart-wrenching and beautifully written. Leanna reminds us that the need in the earth may be great, but our God is so much greater. By reading Leanna’s call into ministry, her commissioning into the harvest field and ultimately her inspiring impact and transformative work in the nation of India, your faith will be awakened that you, too, are able to pierce darkness in the face of human tragedy–as 1 John 5:4 assures us, ‘Everyone born of God overcomes the world.'”
-Dr. Ché Ahn, founding pastor, HROCK Church, Pasadena, California; president, Harvest International Ministry; international chancellor, Wagner Leadership Institute

Leanna CinquantaAbout the Author:  Leanna Cinquanta (PhD, Regent University) is the founder of TellAsia Ministries and part of an international apostolic team. Through her influence, more than 10,000 churches have been planted in an area that was only 5 percent Christian. When not in India, she travels and speaks publicly, mobilizing others to invade dark places with God’s love and liberty.

Connect with Leanna:

Book Information:

  • Publisher:  Chosen Books
  • ISBN: 9780800798161
  • Page Count:  256 Pages

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Dates:  February 20-26, 2017
  • Available Formats:  Paperback (Continental US Only), ebook via NetGalley
  • We ask that reviewers post to their personal website/blog and Amazon.com.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing Treasures in Dark Places by Leanna Cinquanta. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

The Jesus Club by Brian BarcelonaThank you for your interest in reviewing The Jesus Club by Brian Barcelona. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

What happens when a former teenage atheist hears God’s call to do the impossible–and decides to act on it?

In this riveting true story, Brian Barcelona recounts how, just a few months after graduation, he responded to God’s directive and returned to his high school campus to preach the Gospel to the students. He had no training, no resources, and no experience. Just raw passion and obedience.

Suddenly lives began to be changed. Teens from every background were healed of suicidal thoughts, the trauma of physical and sexual abuse, drug addiction, identity crises and much more. Hearts were saved. Entire families were healed. The Jesus Club’s numbers grew, and soon other schools joined in. From one simple act of obedience, thousands of teens were, and still are, letting Jesus heal their lives.

And this is only the beginning of the story! God is moving powerfully in our nation’s high schools. And if you are willing, you, too, can be part of the revival that is transforming a generation.

Praise for The Jesus Club:

“The story of how God has used Brian Barcelona in high school campuses through One Voice Student Missions is one that has changed the lives of thousands of students across the country. I personally have seen and believe that now more than ever there is a window of opportunity that we must seize to reach the youth of this nation right where they are every day. The awakening of local churches to reach youth is happening like never before, and everyone is asking, “How do we reach the next generation?” One Voice Student Missions is wisely and strategically using the local church as a focal point to sponsor the mission field where the Good News still can be shared. While that window remains open, now is the time of salvation and discipleship! This book is one I would recommend you read—to get inspired but also to realize what is possible and that you can live out these stories in your city campuses as well. You will be moved and challenged, not to just sit back in the church seats as “consumers,” but to be moved, to go and love students unconditionally. If you’re a student, pastor or leader, I encourage everyone to see this model and book of testimonies as a way that we as the body can be unified in our vision to see Jesus lifted high for all to see!”
-Nick Vujicic, president, Life Without Limbs

“The Jesus Club will ignite within you a greater passion for Jesus and an unstoppable faith to see God move in the lives of students.”
-Banning Liebscher, founder and pastor, Jesus Culture

“This book can only be understood as a storyline straight from the pen of the Author of our faith. Read, and watch hope explode in your soul. God’s not done with America!”
-Lou Engle, co-founder, TheCall


Brian Barcelona and FamilyAbout the Author:
  Brian Barcelona is the founder of One Voice Student Missions. A leader on the forefront of youth evangelism, Brian is calling the high school students of America to surrender their lives to Jesus and calling the Church to our nation’s most unreached mission field: public high schools. Brian lives with his wife, Marcela, and daughter in Los Angeles, California.

Connect with Brian:

Book Information:

  • Publisher:  Chosen Books
  • ISBN: 9780800798192
  • Page Count:  224 Pages

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Dates:  February 13-19, 2017
  • Available Formats:  Paperback (Continental US Only), ebook via NetGalley
  • We ask that reviewers post to their personal website/blog and Amazon.com.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing The Jesus Club by Brian Barcelona. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.