Our hope level is an indicator of whether we are believing truth or lies. Truth creates hope and freedom, but believing lies brings hopelessness and restriction. We can have great theology but still be powerless because of deception about the key issues of life. Many of these self-defeating mindsets exist in our subconscious and have never been identified. Let’s Just Laugh at That will expose numerous falsehoods and reveal the truth that will make us free. Get ready for a joy-infused adventure into hope-filled and impactful living.
Endorsements for Let’s Just Laugh at That! Let’s Just Laugh at That! is the appropriate title for the latest book from Steve Backlund. In it, he trains believers to take on the mind of Christ and see the devil’s lies from God’s perspective. I love Steve’s continual efforts to bring encouragement and strength to the body of Christ. This book is sure to be a source of great refreshing. Bill Johnson, Senior Pastor of Bethel Church in Redding, California, Author of When Heaven Invades Earth
In Let’s Just Laugh At That! you will find great bite-sized truths that will nourish you into the fullness of your destiny. Kevin Dedmon, author of The Ultimate Treasure Hunt
Steve’s ministry has changed my personal and ministry life. What he has done with this book is translate his message to paper and create a very practical approach to a joy filled and victorious Christian life. Many people teach and write,but a few actually change the way we live! Steve has done it again!! This book will change your personal, ministry and organizational life by the simple exposing of lies and releasing the Kingdom emotion of joy over them. Paul Manwaring, Overseer of Global Legacy, Bethel Church, Redding
As an inner healing and deliverance minister, I am constantly helping others expose and exchange the lies they are believing for the truth of God’s word. Let’s Just Laugh at That! is a powerful, fun book that will challenge you to daily renew your mind, and position you to walk laughingly through any struggle you face. Dawna De Silva, Sozo Ministry Founder and Transformation Center Ministries’ Coordinator at Bethel Church, Redding, California.
Joy warfare is the tactical strategy of the hour. Bible translator, J. B Phillips said,?distrust your religion if it is grumpy?? In Let’s Just Laugh at That! Steve Backlund and his unquenchable interns inject us with the joy anti-venom to stop the deadly poison of grumpy religion. While laughing my way through these pages, I felt like I was reading Gods offensive and defensive playbook for triumphant living. These forty-five lie detectors perform a polygraph test on your thinking to reveal whether you are enjoying your privilege of a renewed mind. Read through this book often and allow it to perform a vital virus scan on your belief systems and update your operating system to the freshest version of the overcoming life. Dan (Dano) McCollam ? The Mission, Vacaville, California. Director of Sounds of the Nations and faculty for Bethel’s School of Worship and School of the Prophets, Redding, California.
I served underneath Steve Backlund in one of the greatest learning seasons of my life as a leader. I am so thankful for this season because of what Steve taught and lived. This book contains some of the key things that I learned – which includes to laugh a lot, and I mean a lot!!! This is a must read. Eric Johnson, Senior Overseer at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, Redding
About the Authors Steve Backlund Steve and Wendy Backlund from Bethel Church in Redding, California, have a unique ministry that ignites passion, joy, victorious mindsets and healthy relationships. They minister a message of hope, vision and faith; as well as imparting keys for effective, joy-filled leadership. They were senior leaders of renewal churches from 1991 to 2008 (Round Mountain, Nevada, and Weaverville, California). The Backlunds travel regularly ministering to churches and leadership teams. They have three grown children and four grandchildren. Steve has authored six other books. Learn more about his books and other resources at www.ignitedhope.com and on his Facebook page (Ignited Hope Ministries).
Steve’s 2010-11 Interns Helped Write This Book Phil Drysdale Phil is originally from Scotland and served as Steve’s personal assistant while interning at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry. His heart is to see people come into a revelation of the goodness of God and their perfection in Christ through hearing an undiluted gospel of grace. He loves life and is presently living in Redding, California.
Chuck Maher Chuck is from Newbrunswick, Canada and is a graduate of Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry in Redding, California. He served as Steve Backlund’s Travel Intern from September, 2010-May, 2011. Chuck’s desire is to see the church walk in its true identity, bringing cultural transformation throughout the earth.
Kim McGan Kim assisted Steve in the Church Leadership and Planting track in the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry. She is originally from Kentucky. She has a great passion to awaken believers into a lifestyle of intimacy and habitual victory and joy. She desires to see city-wide transformation take place in every city and in every nation. Her dream is to directly, or indirectly, impact the lives of a billion people.
Jared Neusch Jared assists Steve with the Leadership Development Program in Global Legacy. In addition to supporting Steve, he is also on staff in Global Legacy at Bethel Church. He is originally from Texas and his heart has always been for the church to succeed. He most comes alive when he teaches, travels, and writes.
Other Books by Steve Backlund Igniting Faith in 40 Days ? Written with Wendy, this book is ideal for a 40-day negativity fast and to pour ?spiritual gasoline? on your faith and hope. It also will help the reader understand the power of declaring truth.
Cracks in the Foundation ? This writing examines the negative effects of religious tradition that neutralizes the power of God’s promises. Its teachings will repair cracks in your faith foundation so that God can build something great through you.
Possessing Joy ? The joy of the Lord is our strength, and a merry heart is like good medicine. God has called us to serve Him with gladness. This is like good medicine. God book will give you incredible keys to do so.
You’re Crazy If You DON’T Talk to Yourself ? ?Life is in the power of the tongue? (Proverbs 18:21). Jesus did not just think His way out of the wilderness tongue? (Proverbs 18:21), and neither can you. Like Jesus, we must speak truth to invisible forces and to the mindsets that seek to restrict and defeat us.
Victorious Mindsets ? What we believe is ultimately more important than what we do. The course of our lives is set by our deepest core beliefs (mindsets). These mindsets are either a stronghold for God’s purposes or a playhouse for the enemy of our souls. This book reveals 50 biblical attitudes that are foundational for walking in freedom and power.
Divine Strategies for Increase ? ?But his delight is in the law of the Lord. . . and whatever he does shall prosper? (Psalm 1:3). The Psalmist talks of one whose prime delight is in the law of the Lord. These laws are not to be seen as rules but are spiritual principles to unlock heaven’s resources to flow to us and through us. This book reveals the reality of the spirit realm and gives a strategy to increase our talents so we can change the world.