This book invites you on a most unique treasure hunt, a journey of discovery into intimacy with Jesus as our Bridegroom God. Our lives are dynamically changed when we understand that Jesus loves us, even likes us, and wants our friendship. Mike Bickle covers topics related to the forerunner ministry and the house of prayer. Laboring in ministry solely out of a sense of duty can lead to burnout. God never designed the human spirit to work first and love second. We were not designed to put love on the back burner. This book is an adventure in enjoying our relationship with Jesus. Yes, you can take a deep breath, rest, and be excited about the fact that God doesnít see us the way many of us see ourselves. Your life will experience significant changes when you realize that you make God smile.
Mike Bickle is the director of the International House of Prayer, an evangelical missions organization based on 24/7 prayer with worship. He is also the founder of International House of Prayer University, which includes full-time ministry, music, and media schools.
Mike’s teaching emphasizes growing in passion for Jesus through intimacy with God, doing evangelism and missions work from the place of night-and-day prayer, and the end times. He is the author of several books, including Growing in Prayer, Passion for Jesus, God’s Answer to the Growing Crisis, Growing in the Prophetic, and Prayers to Strengthen Your Inner Man. Mike and his wife, Diane, have two married sons and six grandchildren.