Saturday, January 21, 2012
How To Interpret Dreams and Visions by Perry Stone
There is no question that every person will have a dream at one point or another. Some will even have visions. But both experiences often leave people searching for interpretations. What did the dream mean? Is it a warning? Is it advice? Is it preparation for things to come?
How to Interpret Dreams and Visions was a must read for me because, for one I love Perry Stone's teachings, but this is a subject that I find fascinating. Reading secular books about dreams can lead the reader down a dangerous path away from God. Perry Stone educates and informs the reader about what God is trying to tell us through our dreams and he educates us well.
Most people dream nightly so it seems fitting to own at least one book like this. Many books on this subject have a more worldly meaning, with much of the interpretation being bent toward psychic or generic meaning to symbolism. It's good to know it's okay to ponder and research dreams and visions as a Christian, without feeling like you are dabbling in the occult. Stone lets us know we need to be just as aware of evil spiritual life from hell, as we do spiritual life from God in heaven. Stone repeatedly refers to Job 33 though out the book. Job 33:14-18 "For God may speak in one way, or in another, yet man may not perceive it. In a dream, in a vision of the night when deep sleep falls on people, as they slumber in their beds. He may speak in their beds and terrify them with warnings to turn them from wrongdoing and keep them from pride, to preserve them from the pit, their lives from perishing by the sword."
The only drawback that I seen in the book is in the very back, Stone lists many dream symbols and their meanings but the list could have included more. Several dreams I've had have included symbols that I couldn't find listed in the book and it would've been nice to know what they meant.
I wish to thank the people at Charisma House for the complimentary copy of this book for my review.