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Blessings and Curses (Biblical Truth Simply Explained) Paperback – October 1, 2003


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Product Details

  • Series: Biblical Truth Simply Explained
  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Chosen Books; Reprint edition (October 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800793498
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800793494
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #446,998 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Have you ever felt as though you were fighting a force you could not understand?

The Bible gives many accounts of people benefiting from blessings or suffering from curses. In fact, entire nations were affected by the positive or negative words of angels, prophets or kings. Just as blessings assured peace or prosperity, so curses inflicted physical suffering or financial disaster.

But what about today? Do words spoken as a blessing or curse have any power over us? Renowned Bible teacher Derek Prince believes they do.

In this book you will learn how to identify whether a curse is operating in your life, your family or your church. You will come to understand the power of your own words, as well as the words of others. And you will learn how to be released from a curse that may be affecting your life.


Each book in the Biblical Truth Simply Explained series examines a vital aspect of Christianity, enabling believers to understand and communicate the essentials of their faith.

About the Author

Derek Prince is a Bible expositor with a worldwide radio ministry and the author of more than forty books, including Blessing or Curse and They Shall Expel Demons. He lives in Jerusalem.

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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 8, 2003
Format: Paperback
The premise of this book in the author's own words is that "both blessings and curses are real. Some people accept the fact that blessings are real but are skeptical about curses, which they associate with superstitious medieval practices. Yet we cannot focus exclusively on one aspect of opposites because it is acceptable to us and simply ignore the other. The opposite of hot is cold; both are real. The opposite of good is evil; both are real and in the same way blessings are real and so are curses."
The book explains where curses stem from, how to recognize them and how we can, in Jesus holy name, break these curses in our lives. Powerful stuff! Really made me think!
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By john paul on February 27, 2006
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I grew up in a home environment where our mother used to call us all sorts of negative words. Thirty five years later I see manifestations of those words in members of the family.I therefore identify with what the author is talking about. The book has helped me be a better parent and husband. I now speak positive things over my family regardless of how I am feeling at the time. I have also learnt to see myself the way God see me and speak alound what God says about me. The result? Promotion at work, favour, good family relations, prosperity, honour, peace, good health etc. In short I have applied the principles in the book to my life and found them to be true.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By L. Sloneker on February 28, 2006
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I came to this book with some scepticism as well as some understanding of the fact that curses do, in fact, exist in our day. What I liked most is that Prince gives solid, Biblical support for his ideas and does not take scripture out of context. Thought-provoking and useful.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Gene A. Dwinell on July 28, 2005
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This is a good book to study Blessings and Curses within a group. Blessing or Curse: You can choose is a more in depth personal study on Blessings and Curses. I enjoyed this book on a Biblical basis. But my opinion is that this is written for a group.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Christopher R. Dockrey on September 12, 2009
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I must admit that I was apprehensive about reading this book. Although I had come to appreciate the ministry of Rev. Prince, I was wary of my own observation of what I would characterize as extreme teaching on the subject of "generational curses". Yet it is my policy to stick with the Scriptures irrespective of the tendency of some to pervert them. So after these many years of avoiding the subject like the plague, I decided I should seek out a balanced and biblical account of what the Bible says about the matter of blessings and curses.

This small book is easy to read and is clear on the nature of blessings and curses, and is adept at instructing the reader in a practical way as to how to avoid curses and enjoy blessings. Prince's clear explanation of Scripture coupled with his own experiences as a minister make the material both informative and applicable.

Also I would say that Prince's interpretation of his own personal experiences may prove to be too definite at times. I would recommend approaching chapter four, entitled, "Seven Indications of a Curse" with some caution. I am sure that it was not Prince's intention, but I can see how a reader might work themselves up in a frenzy over the fear that they are cursed when that may not be the case. One sure way of inviting demonic interference is an obsession with the kingdom of darkness. In all our learning as to the origin of curses, we do not want to be overly devil-conscious to the extent that we are not sufficiently conscious of the reality of our being redeemed from curses. This is what I feel are the very pitfalls of the extreme generational curse and spiritual warfare teaching.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K on November 17, 2011
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This is not "biblical truth simply explained," this is deceptive new age thought mixed with Christian vocabulary.

Gal. 3:13
Christ redeemed us of the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree." Nothing can separate us from His love (Romans 8). Our words have power, but the key is whether they're rooted in sin or the Spirit. If you are in Christ, fear not of any man made curse.
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