God Calling

5.0 out of 5 stars
God Calling, May 15, 2014
This review is from: God Called – He Needs Your Decision! (Kindle Edition)
God Called is a “cut to the chase” read. No holds barred, Kirk is not shy; he lays out the challenge of what is involved in the call to be a true disciple of Jesus. He helps you count the cost and gives a step by step method for Paul Pew-Warmer to leave the old life behind and live the life of the “new creation”. He shares of his own failures at various points to illustrate the consequences of not consulting God at particular points in his life and business. You come away feeling, “Ya, this guy knows what he’s talking about. Learned it the hard way.”

A reader can quickly determine if this book is for them by reading the “Look Inside” on Amazon. If you don’t fit the description of who should read…then please do not buy it! But if you do, this book could be the boost in your faith walk with God that you have been searching for.
It is a relatively quick read if you are reading straight through. But I would recommend stopping and meditating and talking with God on various points that seem to be highlighted for you. This is a book to be digested.

I will definitely be recommending God Called to Christians who express a desire for “the more!”

Rave 5 Star Reviews for New Book on Christian Discipline and Discipleship

“Convicting but compassionate,” “encouraging,” “deep” are just a few of the early reviews for God Called – He Needs Your Decision! Author Randy Kirk provides a pathway, and many of the stepping stones needed, to be surrendered to Jesus.


God Called Now on Amazon

God Called Now on Amazon

PRLog (Press Release) – May 13, 2014 – Twenty years ago Randy Kirk was praying over a minor spat between he and his wife. Kirk says, “The chill in the room wasn’t going to be cured by changing the thermostat. I decided to pray for God’s direction. At that point God had another idea and it was the start of something bigger than I could have done on my own power.”

Kirk would go on to write a little book that would fail miserably as a book, but would give him an audience of millions for God’s intended message: Inappropriate sex kills!

20 years later and after a series of significant setbacks in his personal life, Kirk has been led to write his second book for the Christian market. The book, God Called – He Needs Your Decision! was partially inspired by the earlier experience. “In the weeks leading up to that evening, I had been specifically praying to God, telling Him that I was willing to do whatever He had in mind for me. It was only after surrendering in that way that I was called in such a miraculous way. In that prayer time I was in a conversation with the Holy Spirit who laid out the entire book, right down to when it was to be published.”

The entire story unfolds in the pages of God Called; the good, the bad, and even the failures. But in the end, God’s will was done in a very surprising way.

Kirk is an entrepreneur and has written several other books related to starting and running small businesses.  However, he sees this book as his seminal effort. “I have several other books in various stages of preperation, and if God shows me that one of those or one I haven’t yet thought about will be more important than this one, I’m available and excited to get the assignment. For now, I just don’t think there is anything more important than to influence others to become true disciples of Jesus Christ and to go and make disciples.”

The book has debuted to fantastic reviews which can be seen on Amazon by going to http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JYNV300

Kirk has several blogs and many other writings. You can learn more at http://ideaplace.blogspot.com/2014/04/launching-new-book-… or by going to the website at http://GodCalled-Isaiah6.com

Kirk is available for interviews on radio, blogs, or panels, and is often a speaker for churches or events. Reach him at RandyKirk77@gmail.com

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Fundamental truths

5.0 out of 5 stars Fundamental truths, May 7, 2014
This review is from: God Called – He Needs Your Decision! (Kindle Edition)
I enjoyed the book, it verifies so much of what we come to know as foundations of our walk of faith. Our relationship and walk with God is brought down to simple steps which are our choosing. Our choice is not a one time choice but a journey of choices in which includes many things. Mr. Kirk includes our struggle with being human and the need to mature at a pace that includes choice and God’s help. Simplicity at its best.

Finally a book filled with insight

Finally a book filled with insight and scriptures that I can relate to! Kirk does a masterful job weaving life experiences and common sense into an easy to follow guide that smacks the reader in the face with God’s Word just when needed. It is more than just a milk toast read that makes you feel good. It challenges you to walk closer with God. It reminds me of some of C.S. Lewis’s books, the ones that make you think deeper and don’t just skim the surface.

Be forewarned. Don’t buy God Called unless you are prepared to pull off the scabs of worldly living to let God heal the sores your average, selfish life has left behind.

Five stars!

A Must-Read For Those Who Desire A Deeper Walk

5.0 out of 5 stars
A Must-Read For Those Who Desire A Deeper Walk, May 5, 2014
By Michael J. Webb (Charlotte, NC)
This review is from: God Called – He Needs Your Decision! (Kindle Edition)
If you are hungry for something more than a mere religious involvement with Christ, this book is for you. Kirk has done an excellent job of identifying those areas of the Christian walk where we slip into mediocrity and offers practical and Biblically-based solutions for transforming our walk into something special. Sadly, many Believers today have a comfortable and passive agreement with the Lord: I’ll give you an hour of my time on Sunday–You take care of the rest. Unfortunately, the concept of becoming “salt” in the Earth has, for a large majority of Christians, lost its appeal–it takes too much work and often results in conflict with those around them, even other Christians. An intimate relationship with Holy Spirit is essential if we are going to effect change in our own lives, not to mention the lives of those around us. A wise mentor once said, “Most Christians seek the “hand” of God, few truly seek His face. If you cry out to God, as Moses did, “Show me your face!,” and truly desire to move beyond a lukewarm relationship with the Lord, this book is a good starting place.

I read a book. Not just any book. I consumed “God Called – He Needs Your Decision.”

I had the honor and privilege of being able to read “God Called” before its release date.  To say the least, it was inspiring !  I hear so many people talk about being able to hear God.  I know that I have what I call a “heartswell” when I feel there is something He wants me to do.  “God Called” put it all into perspective for me and enabled me to look at my own life and see areas where I am lacking in answering His call.  I’ve read a lot of  inspirational books and often feel by the end of the chapter, that I’m not really sure I understood the message.  I go back and read it again and still sometimes feel that I’m missing something.  Randy’s verbiage is so clear, that when you read “God Called,” you will not only get the message, you will feel inspired and excited.  I read it the first time, all the way through, without stopping.  It’s almost like a really good mystery, where you just can’t put it down.  The second time I read it, I had a pad of paper, a pen, my Bible and a highlighter.  Now I am going step by step through the book.  Iam reading more and understanding more of God’s word than I ever have before.  My heart is completely open to God’s voice.

I highly recommend everyone to read “God Called.”  If you’re lost, you will be found.  If you are a new Christian, you will answer that call, if you are grounded in your faith, you will be renewed.

I’m tired of feeling guilty about living an average Christian life! Guess I shouldn’t have bought God Called…but glad I did.

5.0 out of 5 stars
I’m tired of feeling guilty about living an average Christian life! Guess I shouldn’t have bought God Called…but glad I did., May 1, 2014
This review is from: God Called – He Needs Your Decision! (Kindle Edition)
Finally a book filled with insight and scriptures that I can relate to! Kirk does a masterful job weaving life experiences and common sense into an easy to follow guide that smacks the reader in the face with God’s Word just when needed. It is more than just a milk toast read that makes you feel good. It challenges you to walk closer with God. It reminds me of some of C.S. Lewis’s books, the ones that make you think deeper and don’t just skim the surface.Be forewarned. Don’t buy God Called unless you are prepared to pull off the scabs of worldly living to let God heal the sores your average, selfish life has left behind.

Wonderful, deep book

5.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderful, deep book, April 28, 2014
By C. Brown “writer” (OH, USA)
This review is from: God Called – He Needs Your Decision! (Kindle Edition)
Are you hungering for a closer walk with God? Do you realize that you need something more than what you have in your spiritual life? Then God Called by Randy Kirk is the book for you to read.

From the first chapter this book caught my attention. Filled with nuggets of wisdom and the instructions and encouragement to step out in faith for a fuller walk with God, this book carefully points out what it takes to go a little further in your daily life: to become a true disciple of Christ. Easy? Not at all. But for a very real sense of satisfaction in knowing you’re doing what you’re suppose to do at the right time in your life, becoming a disciple of Christ will give you a peace and fulfillment from a choice and decision that you must make. Excuses abound plentifully, no matter what age you are, to prevent one from praying the prayer of discipleship, and yet it all depends on your desire and willingness: are you willing to become humble and forsake all to follow Christ?

Kirk’s scriptures drive home his points and his knowledge in the topic is outstanding. His examples and quotes and expounding pinpoints the problems individuals have, the cost many will have, and the solutions to a life of happiness.

I heartily recommend this book for all serious Christians!

I sincerely encouragement all Christians to read and act on Kirk’s book. Well, done, Mr. Kirk. You’ve given readers a powerful book.

I received an early copy to read for an honest review.

Disciplines of a Christian walk

5.0 out of 5 stars
Disciplines of a Christian walk, April 28, 2014
By K Payne (Ontario, Canada)
This review is from: God Called – He Needs Your Decision! (Kindle Edition)
The premise of this book is that as we grow closer to God, we will be more likely to hear and respond to His calling, and will be more prepared to do what God asks us to do.

Randy outlines a path of decisions to help take the steps necessary to answer God’s call. He takes a look at foundational disciplines of a Christian walk and gives us a sampling of the many ways God communicates His guidance and directions to us.

I was inspired by the examples of great Christian disciples who followed God’s call and created programs like Campus Crusade for Christ, Prison Fellowship, and Focus on the Family, along with Randy’s own adventure with his book, Sex Kills.

I felt both convicted and motivated to surrender everything and answer God’s call by saying, “Send me!”

I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

If you like your books short and sweet

4.0 out of 5 stars
If you like your books short and sweet, April 27, 2014
By Lelia Rose Foreman “Lelia Rose Foreman” (now Vancouver, WA USA)
This review is from: God Called – He Needs Your Decision! (Kindle Edition)
Randy Kirk will say in two paragraphs what other people need books to say. He said we need to praise God. That’s true. I prefer how Anne Voskamp said the same thing in 1,000 Gifts.While I could not speak to his chapter about fasting as I have not fasted for decades now (health reasons), I thought he was good at pointing out necessary disciplines for the Christian. In contrast to his direct style of writing, I prefer works with nuance, supposals, poetry and thinking out loud sorts of writing. To that, I can almost hear in my head a big So What? You like steak, I like goat cheese, we both get protein. Most people do not have the time I have nor the speed I have to read. I can read massive tomes with nuance and alternatives. Most busy people cannot. If you prefer your books to be fairly short and filled with short, declarative sentences, this is your book. He is good at referencing other people’s longer books about topics you might want to spend more time on. Every time I got worried that he was saying something that might be a little harmful, further reading corrected my initial impressions. If you feel like you need some exhortation or teaching in what the Christian life entails, this book may be helpful for you.