'Come on Church! Wake Up!'
"Brilliant book! The message, like Christianity itself, is simple. We all sin, and we all need to repent. And if we don’t! Watch Out! It was a challenging read resulting in a salutary experience, for which I thank you."
Hugh Graham (Journalist, Author and Broadcaster)
"I finished reading the book and it's truly amazing. So powerful. Well done. Your book definitely needs to be read worldwide! It's given me so much hunger to really pursue God and learn and grow as a Christian. It's just amazing, as a new Christian I feel that reading your book has opened my eyes to just how much God has given us and how much we should all be giving to Him. I can't thank you enough for being strong and brave enough to write it."
Monique Wills (Gainsborough, UK)
"I have just finished your book. Just as amazing as I thought. It is so sensitive and non-judgemental for such a difficult subject. One of my daughters got hold of it and it has changed her life!"
Vivien Savage (Leighton Buzzard,UK)
"Thank you for sharing your story with us. It is a much needed message to the body of Christ in these days. Clearly it has been birthed out of much labor....and pray the Lord will bless your endeavor and minister to many through your message."
Capt. Dale Black: Author of 'Flight to Heaven' www.daleblack.org
"This is a great book that 'stirs up' the heart and shakes a complacent and dormant church out of its sleepy slumber and apathy! Michele unpacks the first chapters in Revelation, and draws parallels for today, from Gods Word and His warnings to the early church... In the Book of Revelation we are told that God hates the practices of the Nicolaitans...In the book, Michele explains that this was a sect within the church that was teaching 'compromise' with the world.... Michele warns against a compromising and lukewarm church, and she writes with Gods Heart, love and passion towards the church of the 21st century... any Christian who reads this book cannot fail to be moved into action...and to 'Wake Up ' to what God is saying today!!"
Jan Coats ( Grantham UK)
"I loved the book and can think of a number of people who need to read it! I know from my own experience that God honours us when we are obedient to His call, and you clearly have been obedient in writing the book. May God bless you richly as you journey on with Him."
Vera Quick, (Lincolnshire, UK)
5 Star Amazon Book Review
A true Wake up Call
Come on Church! Wake up! is a heartfelt plea with the truest of love and concern for the body of Christ today and the author captures tough love in a written form with the fullest of emotion and urgency. There is a global crisis of sin and immorality in the church. Many professing Christians are practicing shameful lifestyles like that of unbelievers. Sins of adultery, fornication, drunkenness, drug abuse and deceitfulness are rampant among those claiming to be followers of Christ. The author spares no tough love correction; as she not only brings out her own witness of it but her heart seems as grieved and concerned as Jesus’ when He addresses the seven churches in Revelation 2-3.
It comes as a surprise to learn that there is so little preaching against sin today and rarely do churches actually hold Christians accountable for their behavior. I must live in a bubble. Without doubt, this is the reason sin is flourishing in the body of Christ and why the church has become so powerless and ineffectual in standing against moral decay at all levels of society both in the US and abroad.
The Bible is clear that those who practice adultery, fornication, homosexuality, addiction, idolatry, sorcery, murder, and drunkenness will not inherit the kingdom of God (Gal. 5:19-21). The author cries out as “one crying in the wilderness” for believers to repent of their sin and seek forgiveness before it is too late. Come on Church! Wake up! is a genuine wake up call for the church to stand up and deal with the sin that has crept through its’ door and disarmed its’ position. The author points out from Scripture that it doesn’t matter that believers claim to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior; anyone living in sin and ignoring Biblical truth is not right with God. Jesus said, “Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven” (Matt 7:21).
Taking the disciplinary corrections as well as any applause given by Jesus to the seven churches in Revelation 2-3, the author breaks down each church with a modern day viewpoint. Like the church at Thyatira, which tolerated immorality in its midst, the evangelical church today has grown too accepting of sin. Rather than influencing the world with the Gospel and being the salt of the Earth; the church has become influenced by the unacceptable behavior of sinners and watered down God’s word to make everyone feel better about themselves and their conduct. God didn’t give us the Bible to make us feel better; it was for our salvation to keep us from eternal pits of hell and separation from Him.
Unfortunately, when sin is allowed and not rebuked by the church, the purity of the Bride of Christ is sullied, and the vital witness of the church to a lost and dying world is compromised. This is a critical hour for the church. Jesus may come at any moment to Rapture His Bride!! God gave this author a powerful message and she delivered it spot on. The corporate church must stand for the truth of God’s word and deal with its’ sin. The author’s use of Jesus’ words in Revelation 3:2, “I find that your actions do not meet the requirements of my God,” truly resonated in a way they had never done so before after having read Come on Church! Wake up! Those words continue to echo days after reading the book. I highly recommend Come on Church! Wake up! and I look forward to reading more of Michele Neal’s works."
Patricia C. McGlennon BS CBT (Author of 'Last Call For The Church')
'The End of The World'
"Invaluable and important work. Compelling, well written, easy to understand, insightful and presented with a sincere heart of pleasing God. This significant book will cause you to think as well as add a vault of knowledge to your understanding of end time's Bible prophecy."
Amazon Book Review (5 Stars) by Capt. Dale Black - Author of "Flight To Heaven", "Life, Cancer and God", & "How God Heals" www.daleblack.org
"A thought-provoking Christian book! This is a great, exciting book that I would highly recommend!! A faithful commentary to the book of Revelation, the last book in the Bible! It's a great sequel to Michele's first book 'Come on Church Wake Up' which is written around the first three chapters of Revelation. Michele now 'unpacks' Revelation chapters 4 onwards,prayerfully and thoughtfully. She challenges the reader to ask themselves ...are we living in the End Times?? All the signs seem to be pointing to a resounding Yes!! I love this book because it is full of biblical Scripture, and bringing it all together in context, Michele 'puts together' everything Jesus said about the end times, so it reads as one narrative....she also does the same with what the apostles said, and also the prophets too.. Michele challenges us to act on what we have heard...as time is running out!!"
Amazon Book Review (5 Stars) by Jan Coats
“Michele Neal is a remarkable lady who puts Jesus first in all she does; this includes even her own health. In the short period of time I have been her Minister, I am amazed by the depth of her spirituality. She reflects on deeply profound theological insights in everyday language at a level all can engage with. Michele’s great skill with this is evidenced within her books; she seems able to speak these deep spiritual truths to us and then unpacks them for us to understand.
Having read Michele's first book 'Come on Church! Wake Up! - Sin Within the Church and What Jesus has to Say About It', as a church we have been woken up to the seriousness of sin within the Church, and we now sit bolt upright to the issues we face in these end times.
Michele skilfully opens our minds to what Jesus says within the Gospels, as well as what the Apostles and Prophets say, and finally what John says within the Book of Revelation about the impact of the End of the World for believers and unbelievers alike. Her insight into the Scriptures wakes us up to the reality of the times we live in, and how we need to draw closer to the truths of the Bible.
Michele seems to bear in her body the spiritual burden of waking up the Church to the truth of God’s Word. She is often in pain or feels fatigued, but the biggest blessing is to see her worshipping. She will dance around like a teenager waving coloured banners and flags, free of pain and full of energy, as she is totally free in her Heavenly Father's presence.
As she has struggled physically to write this book, what has carried her through is the presence of God in her life. In her physical weakness it is His strength that has enabled her to bring the realities of the End of the World into our everyday understanding.
I am very proud to know Michele and her family. It’s a great blessing for me to support and encourage her as well as endorse this book to you.
I wish you wisdom and every blessing in how you use this reflection on this inspiring book and person."
Rev. Mark J Evans B.Th (Oxon) Newport Congregational Church, Newport, Isle of Wight. UK
'The Gospel of Deception – Counterfeit Christianity and the Fate of Its Followers'
"The world is changing around us at an astonishing rate, and unfortunately the Church has been tagging along for the ride. Michele Neal is sounding a trumpet blast for all who will hear and heed the warning: it is time to wake up! The Church has been lulled to sleep by the cares of this world and its rapidly changing moral climate. It is time to come out of Babylon lest we be swallowed up by her destruction.
Many great writers and revivalists have written about similar problems in their countries in times past, but something is different today. For the first time, this is not only a British problem. It is not just an American problem. It is not even a Western problem. It is a worldwide phenomenon. And that is new.
That makes the time we are living in that much more critical to pay close attention to. We are in Michele’s debt for sounding this alarm and I only pray millions will heed it. I pray you will be changed and challenged by the clarion call to return to the Lord with all your heart. I pray she will inspire many more authors, speakers and revivalists to join in her call to wake up."
Foreword by Darren Hibbs - Author of several books including The year of the Lord’s Favor?; A Diary of Dreams and Visions and Spiritual Gifts: Are They Still For Today?
"A salutary and timely message! Hard hitting, straight to the point and with no holds barred. Meticulously argued and backed up with scripture upon scripture. Warning: This book is not for the itchy-ear Christian! It is for anyone willing to allow the Lord to rebuke, chasten and bring them back to their first love in these last days."
Endorsement by Jason Carter - Author of Trumpet Blast Warning and Beyond Earthly Realms, and Radio Host of End Time Hour.
"Michele has clearly and thoughtfully exposed the counterfeit Christianity that has engulfed the Church today without compromise or excuse. It’s refreshing and encouraging to know there are authors who speak the truth found in God’s Holy Word. This book will convict many hearts, and it should."
Endorsement by Rev. Jack Munley - Founder and Lead Pastor of Rescue & Restore Church, Olyphant, Pa. Also, hospice chaplain for Home Health Care Professionals and Hospice, and Author of The Church in America is Dying… But is All Hope Lost?
The Gospel of Deception is a warning to the church; individually and corporately to spiritually prepare ourselves for the coming days ahead.
What is coming is already here, yet the Scripture shows us that there will be a sudden onslaught of pure evil in the last days. These forces will be directed against true believer's to deceive them and take their heart and minds away from the true Word of God. The message is plain; the Church cannot become a part of this world. This world's days are numbered. The author makes a dire warning of consequence to the ever-growing deceptions creeping into the Body of Christ, the church. She dives into the Christian church becoming theologically illiterate with less interest in spiritual principles and more desirous of pragmatic solutions to today’s life and times. This is very dangerous ground and only welcomes further deceit. Chiefly, the concern today is for the church to remain steadfast to the true Gospel as we were given and less tolerant of world views of acceptable and spiritually dubious behaviours all in the name of trying to make everyone feel they have a place in the Kingdom. This is a very dark day. The clarion call of The Gospel of Deception is clearly for the church to stand up for the true faith, fight this raging war against our core foundation, of which there can be no negotiation to appease. I definitely recommend this book. The author nails the true issues facing the church today with a crying in the wilderness call for repentance, before it is too late.
5 Star Amazon Review by Pat McGlennon – Author of Last Call for the Church
'When Healing Doesn't Happen'
"Michele has approached this all-important topic and burning issue, “When Healing Doesn’t Happen” with great sensitivity and clarity. Using her own experience of long-term illness, she is able to work through deep issues in a meaningful and practical way. Having read Michele’s previous books, as always, she meticulously backs up her insights with Scripture upon Scripture. Read with an open mind and receptive spirit, this book can be used of the Lord to strengthen both those with long-term health problems and seemingly unanswered prayer, as well as those acquainted with people who are experiencing this problem. My prayer is that this book will be a great blessing to many and that our Lord Jesus will mightily use it to His honour & glory."
Foreword by Day Ashton – Author of Moments of Encouragement, Freelance Writer and Bible Teacher, Blogger for Day’s Meditations (daysmeditations.wordpress.com) and In Defence of the Truth (dayashtonuk.wixsite.com/indefenceofthetruth)
"I spent 8 years in a wheel chair when my six children were small, desperately looking for God’s healing, so I identified deeply with this book. The most important thing about it for me was Michele’s powerful testimony of the way she brought God into the centre of her pain and healing."
Jennifer Rees Larcombe – beautyfromashes.co.uk and author of many books, including Beyond Healing, Unexpected Healing, and Turning Point.
"Michele’s book takes us on a powerful journey through her own courageous, yet intimate, battle of suffering and pain to reveal to us a God who has a purpose and plan for everything in our lives and will still use us for His glory, when we allow Him."
Rev. Jack Munley – Founder and Lead Pastor of Rescue & Restore Church, Olyphant, Pa. and author of The Church In America Is Dying, But Is All Hope Lost?
"Michele writes using biblical truth, wisdom and authenticity as someone who continues to experience suffering in her life, yet keeps her eyes on Jesus through it all. For anyone who is going through or has experienced suffering, or knows of someone who is, this book will bring comfort and insight, addressing important truths with grace and boldness."
Ruth Clemence – ruthclemence.com, Writer, Premier Digital award-winning blogger, and cancer survivor.
'Watchmen... or Wolves?'
"I am delighted to be able to commend this important book… This book rekindles the prophetic vision of what the Church is called to be and what the principles of the Kingdom are as we find them set out in the revelation of Scripture… The Church in the West is at the most critical moment in its history for the last 500 years. Voices like those of Chris and Michele Neal are badly needed if the prophetic call to repent is to be heard."
Excerpt from the Foreword by The Right Reverend Dr Gavin Ashenden, former Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen.
"Chris and Michele Neal’s latest offering to the people of God is a no excuses course for our times that clearly states where and how the Church is operating in compromise and without the necessary fear of God that, when in place, is meant to be the counterculture to what is commonly accepted amongst modern-day Christians. If you have never understood the difference between a watchman or a wolf, this book defines what they each are and provides Scriptural references for what God has already told us about them in His Word. This is a must-read for every church leader!"
The Reverend Charlynne M. Boddie; Minister, International Speaker, and Author of ‘No Appointments Necessary’ and ‘True Grid’. (charlynne.com)
"The title of Chris and Michele Neal’s new book, ‘Watchmen … or Wolves?’ illustrates the disturbing trend within churches today to conform to the world, ignore the Truth of God’s Word and deceive those attending these churches. This excellent book leaves no stone unturned. It is both disturbing and challenging. Thoroughly researched, backed up with powerful Scripture references and providing plenty of up-to-date examples, this book exposes the incredible assault on the Truth of God’s Word and on those who would uphold the Truth. And, as the title implies, the assault is coming from within the Church; ‘Watchmen’ who are in reality Wolves in Sheep’s clothing! Whilst many in the Church are falling prey to the deceptive schemes of the Enemy and unbiblical thinking, this book can be counted among the top clear voices sounding a clear warning AND call to action for those willing to heed. This book will play a profound role in helping the reader discern God’s Truth and will be a valuable resource in this post-modern culture."
Day Ashton; Author of ‘Moments of Encouragement’. Freelance Writer and Bible Teacher. Blogger for ‘Day’s Meditations’ – daysmeditations.wordpress.com and In ‘Defence of the Truth’ – (dayashtonuk.wixsite.com/indefenceofthetruth)
"A timely wake-up call to a Church gone adrift from its Biblical moorings."
The Reverend Melvin Tinker, Senior Minister St Johns Newland, Hull. Author of ‘That Hideous Strength: How The West was Lost’.
"In these days, perhaps the greatest need for those who seek to stand faithfully for the gospel of Jesus Christ, is not just to see things clearly but to take action in line with this sight. We cannot approach an essentially spiritual problem by all too human pragmatic or political means. We know this from scripture. Rather, by the light of the Bible, the sword of the Spirit, we can see and act in the Holy Spirit’s grace and truth, like our Lord. Our struggle is not against flesh and blood and so our response must be likewise spiritual, full of grace and truth. Chris and Michele Neal have done us a great service in gathering the relevant scriptures together, in helping us to see their contemporary application and so equipping us to take a stand. It may not be comfortable reading, but for every faithful disciple it will refresh our sight and make us all the more dependent on the only one who was, and is, full of grace and truth."
The Reverend John Parker
"This book is like a Braveheart trumpet call to the church in our generation. It’s written with a caring heart for the souls that Christ purchased with His own blood. Written with boldness addressing the issues, but with longing to see the Church be the free Bride that Christ will return for. I congratulate Chris and Michele on this excellent book."
Francois Botes; Prophetic and Music Ministry. (www.francoisbotes.org)
"This is a timely book, helping us all to get back to the foundations of what we believe. It is a book to re-read frequently, and its length and straightforward style will help many who are struggling with the current issues the authors clearly address. In the name of Jesus our Saviour and Lord, I thank you both for your labours and faith and courage."
The Reverend Canon Stuart Holt B.Ed.
"Sizzling tough love with brave energy, identifying and classifying the most up to date areas of abandonment and departure infiltrating the Church, with scriptural warnings. Deceptive times, watch and pray."
Patricia C. McGlennon, Author of ‘Last Call for the Church’