ENDORSEMENT FOR: From Here to There: A Journey to Spiritual Transformation
by Dennis Lee
“I just finished From Here To There. This book has no Achilles Heel (pun intended – see pg. 181). Several observations: 1. A new believer could grasp most of this material. I know that was your purpose and you did very well. 2. The writing style, overall presentation looks really good…feels like I’m there with you as you are explaining this. 3. Loved the abundant use of scripture. 4. I am a Baptist but had no real problems doctrinally. Interestingly, many of the old Baptists (Moody, J R Rice, etc.) believed in an after-salvation baptism of power (Holy Spirit) for evangelism more so than holy living. In recent years we Baptist have moved toward the Scofield view. However, we can all agree the Holy Spirit is the key to the overcoming life. Basically, I’m trying to do the same type of discipleship material for my folk. I sense your burden is much the same as mine.”
Tom Swartzwelder (Baptist Pastor and Author)
“I want to commend Dennis Lee for his practical farsightedness in offering From Here to There: A Journey to Spiritual Transformation. Foremost, I urge pastors to consider the wisdom to which Dennis has contributed, stimulating structure and substance (and of course, spiritual depth and significance) to the pastors planned teaching—preaching schedule. Only systematic discipline—only this—seasoned with prayer and worship—will build a lasting congregational base with health and self-multiplying dynamism.”
Jack W. Hayford
The Church On The Way
Van Nuys, California
Pastor Dennis Lee
I received a letter from one of the prisons where I sent a copy of your book, From Here to There.
It has been traded 8 times so far with loads of conversation including one man who apparently asked what the bleepety, bleep, bleep, bleep you were saying. 🤔😂
This turned into a round table and formed some friendships. THAT is amazing in it’s self, in a max security prison.
In addition, the ‘bleeper-man’ copied some things to post on his wall in his cell!
Just thought you may like to know, your work is reaching the hearts of very hard men.
Dennis Lee is a pastor’s pastor. As a fellow pastor in the same community, I have experienced first hand the kindness and warmth of his personal ministry. Dennis brings that same warmth to his teaching and writing. His approach is rich in Biblical truth and practical application. As a lifelong student myself, I have been blessed and encouraged in my walk with Christ by this book. I highly recommend “From Here to There: A Journey to Spiritual Transformation” to every Christian with a desire to grow spiritually.
Pastor Dan Rhodes
Christian Community Church
“My friend, Dennis Lee, is a Seminary-trained theologian. If you ever get a chance to hang out with a theologian, it’s either going to be the most fascinating or most boring afternoon of your life. The difference will be in how cautiously and practically he or she can break down the concepts being discussed. Dennis is that practical theologian, who makes very deep and profound Biblical concepts easily understood. You will find this reflected in the way he writes. This is a very encouraging book!”
– Randy Greer, Senior Pastor Trinity Life Center, Assembly of God, Las Vegas, NV.
“From Here to There: A Journey to Spiritual Transformation”, written by Pastor Dennis Lee, is a book that I would define as a roadmap to promise and a guidebook to significant fulfillment in Christ. Through extensive research and reliance upon God’s Word, Dennis has prepared a “pathway” of practical steps and sure-footedness that, if followed, will certainly lead to a remarkable freedom and a fresh knowledge of living in God’s presence. This work clearly echoes the wisdom of Proverbs 3:6: “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”
– Glenn C. Burris Jr., Past President, The Foursquare Church.
“Whether young or old, we can identify areas in our lives that limit and hinder us from being who God has called us to be. We want to grow and to change, but in the complexity of our world, knowing what to do can seem overwhelming and confusing. “From Here to There” uses the timeless truths of God’s Word to show a simple pathway to personal transformation. I believe that those who read this book will recommend it to others.”
– Kimberly Dirmann, Southwest District Supervisor, The Foursquare Church.
“Dennis has written a book that will be used to reach the lost, as well as being an excellent resource for developing disciples; I especially liked his stories in relating to biblical truth.
I believe that Dennis hit the mark in writing a book that demonstrates how following God’s Word, the Bible, can help anyone discover how to remake his or her life. This book is well researched and is based on the best material available today, the Bible. I look forward to sharing this book with my team and using it to grow disciples in God’s Kingdom.”
– Bill J. Stevenson, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Mesquite, NV.
Wonderful book I really enjoyed reading it and had a hard time putting it down, I will read it again and I know I will be getting more out of it. Thank you for all your effort in helping us grow.
– Pastor Scott Shiroma
I have used your book for a series called Destination Transformation that starting on Easter Sunday. The direct truth of the book and easy format was blessings for our Easter message, “Destination Heaven”. We had an alter call of 117 and I have continued using the book for our series “Destination Transformation”. Thank you for your obedience.
– Pastor John Cabello
“Awesome, “From Here to There” series…can’t wait to get more resources especially in discipleship. I am getting grounded as a pastor. Thank you for labouring for the body.”
– Pastor Isaiah Mwirigi
Dennis Lee has provided us with an excellent resource for those who desire to walk with Christ and mature in their faith. He explains in easy steps how to get “From Here to There”. He covers all the basics of what to do and what to avoid. My favorite chapter is the one on pursuing God’s presence. Dennis wrote: “God wants to do a new work within us, to change us and to make us more like His Son, Jesus Christ.” And he adds this quote from Corrie Ten Boom: “There is no pit so deep, that God’s love is not deeper still.” He lists as practical places to help us along on our journey: the word of God, prayer, evangelism, service and fellowship. May the Lord use this book chock-full of Bible passages to help many reach their goal of spiritual transformation.
“This book takes the great love of God for us a step further. First God loved us and then we respond we love God. In that love we have for him: What shall we do now? We need to become a dedicated follower; we need to become a true disciple! This book takes us on that journey from here to there. A great read that takes us into true discipleship; a journey to spiritual transformation!
Hugh Houston, Author & Speaker
“I just finished From Here To There. This book has no Achilles Heel (pun intended – see pg. 181).
1. A new believer could grasp most of this material. I know that was your purpose and you did very well.
2. The writing style, the overall presentation looks really good…feels like I’m there with you as you are explaining this.
3. Loved the abundant use of scripture.
4. I am a Baptist but had no real problems doctrinally.
Phenomenal book – love the part where he makes an analogy of Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and how she meets up with her friends and they are defined with courage and heart. A must read for sure!
– Jenae Hightower
“I have been a member of Pastor Dennis’ congregation for the past year. Dennis is gifted as a pastor, teacher, counselor and a writer. As a follower of Jesus, as well as reading The Bible, I read quite a few Christian books. While most authors cover one or two aspects of the spiritual journey, Pastor Dennis does a good job of covering a lot more in an understandable way for all. This book is a great discipleship tool that will be valuable to new and long time believers. It is also invaluable as a small group study as I have seen much growth and much needed healing and open discussion in my small group.
– Travis Pohimeier
In my daily walk with the Lord, I like to have a study guide that takes me deeper into the word, along with giving me insight and a broader view of God’s teaching than I get on my own. “From Here to There: A Journey to Spiritual Transformation” fills that need for me. Having all Bible verses written out is an asset as I share this book with new and non-believers. This inspired teaching is one you should continually study wherever you are in your walk with our Lord.
– Janice French
“From Here to There: A Journey to Spiritual Transformation” is deceptively simple. Young people can use it, and still it will appeal to adults. All will grow in their walk with the Lord by studying this book.
– Richard French
Endorsement for “From Here to There: A Journey to Spiritual Transformation
Having known Pastor Dennis not only as my Pastor but as my friend for the past 20 years or so, it is my privilege to recommend this book to anybody looking to draw closer to our Lord in intimacy. In addition to each chapter that beckons you to take inventory of your walk with the Lord, there is the “Reflections and Discussion” page which I believe the Holy Spirit will use to deepen your commitment as a disciple of Christ. A must have tool for ongoing study or as a basis for a spiritual workshop.
Thank you Pastor Dennis for paying the price it took to bring this book into existence.
– Joe Roush
Just wanted to thank you Pastor Dennis for your awesome book, “From Here to There, a Journey to Spiritual Transformation, I’ve read it twice and also have been enlightened by your insights at our Bible study, it is a very easy book to read, but i especially appreciate how you back up all your points with Scripture, I recommend this book to anyone who wants to truly find out what this “journey ” is all about, I would (and do) recommend your book to as many people as I can, soooo looking forward to your next book in this series, may The Lord richly bless you and your family as you continue to follow The Holy Spirit’s direction.
– Kristal Thode
“I highly recommend “From Here to There: A Journey to Spiritual Transformation”. What I love most is that it is written in a way that ministers to all people, regardless of where they are in their journey with the Lord. For those new in their faith or even those still seeking who do not yet know God, it is simplistic enough to be understood and grasped, written in a way that people can relate to. Yet at the same time, for those of us who have been walking with the Lord for quite some time, such as myself, it is in depth enough that it truly challenges us to grow deeper in our relationship with God and in His word, opening our eyes to things we may never have seen before. Even if at times, it means being reminded of the basics that we can sometimes lose sight of when we have journeyed for awhile. This book has been helping me with both, keeping my focus aligned with God. This book is most definitely a must-read.”
– Deborah Fergus
“Being a fairly new believer, I found this book to be easy to read and understand. It answered questions that I had and has truly helped me in my journey to spiritual transformation. It is a good book for new believers and also for those who are finding their way back to the Lord.
Great book written by a man who was truly inspired.”
– Trudi Palmer
“I am reading your book for the second time. So much to learn about God’s word. It is straight forward and easy to understand making it very helpful for those of us who don’t always catch God’s meaning in his words.”
– Melanie Sorensen
“Great friend. Deep thinker. This book will help you to have a closer walk with our Lord and understand how you figure into His purposes.”
– Dave Kachele
“It’s a state that could be influenced by hardships, people or even yourself: the desire to know, “Where are you going” and how to embark on this self-discovery journey. However, the best first step to take is asking God to come into your life as part of a spiritual transformation. In the new Christian self-help guide by author Dennis Lee, From Here to There: A Journey to Spiritual Transformation, you are introduced to entering through the narrow gate, realizing you are a new creation in Christ when you accept Jesus as your Savior. Dennis provides Christian readers with biblical principles to help grow their relationship with God, while also seeking more time alone with God. The necessity for humbly surrendering to God in every area of life is also discussed, as well as the power of the Holy Spirit found in prayer; all part of living on purpose for God.”
“This book is very inspirational. It will guide you through life as God intended. The author, Dennis Lee has captured the essence of a God fulfilled life. I really am impressed with how he weaves scripture through his practical advice on living a God filled life. I especially like the “Reflection and Discussion” at the end of each chapter.”
– Jennifer Newman
“Dennis Lee has much insight and is gifted in sharing it with others. This book is excellent for new Christians and is also helpful to maturing Christians. I am thankful for the opportunity to read it.
– Dianna Medlin
I’m in the middle of reading this book and I would recommend it to anybody, I first thought oh here is another same old book but it is funny and lots of good information and a good read, I love reading books that have a good story and is hard to put down. So 2 thumbs up Dennis Lee Job well done.
– Margaretha Hunt
This Journey as outlined by Dennis has been affirming as well as challenging. I spent the first half of my life convinced I could never be good enough to be Christian and the last half filled with an insatiable appetite for His Word and to discover the true meaning of what it is to be a follower of He that surrendered His life for me on the Cross. This journey outlined by Dennis has capsulated my journey in such a fascinating manner I feel as though Dennis has been by my side taking notes. The book is informative, reassuring, and challenging and I strongly recommend this book for both the new in Christ and the sage.
– Wes Watkins
“Reading From Here to There by @authordennislee. Really great Christian journey book. Highly recommend it. It is well written.Lots of verses. Great organization. Can tell it’s God working through you.”
– @TouchetteFran, @abideinthelight
“At the halfway point in the book. What a wonderful gift this book would be for new believers & agnostics.”
“I read this book and now my wife Cheryl is reading it. I highly recommend it to any and all especially to the new Believer.”
– Tom Lovato
“It’s a book I’m grateful to be reading slowly just as you’ve suggested. I’ve had tearful moments already. And thank GOD for your obedience & your sensitivity to HIS Holy Spirit in writing it.”
– Rene Burrell-Hargett @ReneLBurrell
I am amazed at the depth of love of God has for us as written and brought to life in the book From Here to There. This book speaks to each one of us in a way we can all understand and take to heart.. Everything Dennis wrote, is backed up with scripture and this is so vital in the days we live in. It is a read for new believers and the old timers who have walked many years with the Lord. There is something to be learned in every page. I have the Kindle version, but am purchasing a hard copy. It is a book I want to be able to lay my hands on , mark up and read again or share with someone else. If you have not read this remarkable Bible based book, I recommend it. This is not just another book, it is truly a journey to spiritual transformation.
– Syl Labato