The Lightnings of God – How to Be a Transmitter for the Power of God – By Joe Oden – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Spiritual Growth, Prayer, Spiritual Awakening – A Call to the Prohpetic

“The Lightnings of God – How to Be a Transmitter for the Power of God” describes the fantastic Ministry of Evangelist Joe Oden. From the Table of contents to the powerful prayers ending each chapter of the book, I have read, reread, these prayers, instructions, and insights.

My spiritual eyes have been opened to the exciting times on God’s timetable and the opportunity we have to be a part of ministering today. I am incorporating these powerful insights and prayers into my daily walk with God.

 Oden’s writing is timely, written in as easy to follow writing style, that captures his heartfelt passion, which motivates the reader to take action, seek His direction, and pursue the call to become an Evangelist.

The book is endorsed by highly respected Evangelists and Denominational Leaders.

 

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc. P.O. Box 310 Shippensburg, PA 17257

978-0768453553, $16.99, 2020, 196 pages

 

 

Hannah and the Beanstalk By Carlie Terradez, Illustrated by Butch Hartman – A Book Review


Early Reader Inspirational, A story of a Child’s Unwavering Faith

The faith of a young child, a miraculous healing, and Hannah’s humongous faith all add up to a incredible story of the power of faith. Carlie Terradez, author, and veteran cartoonist Butch Hartman combine their artistic gifts in Hannah’s Story, a true story of faith.

Hartman’s illustrations depict the awe and amazement of the joy, curiosity, amazement, and joy and the incredible depth of a child’s faith. Carlie’s word pictures and narrative are both descriptive and simple enough for a young child to understand, and read for themselves with only a minimum of help.

I am looking forward to sharing “Hannah and the Beanstalk” with my grand-children, Jack, Fisher, and Jemma.

My own passion for young childhood education added to my enjoyment of the value of true stories of faith for kids. I was reminded of my faith journey of childhood and my own story of overcoming illness, and experiencing healing, of planting seeds and watching for growth.

I am looking forward to more Harrison House books designed especially illustrating childlike faith.

 

 

Sweet Success By David K. Sweet Ph.D. -A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Sales, Selling, Excellence, and Enjoyment

As I read David K. Sweet’s book “Sweet Success,” I entered into an exciting adventure to expanding the arête in my life. I discovered a new sense of abundant life and further enjoyment in the learning process. I received new insights into my reading habits, how fiction and now fiction “cross-pollinate,” and how history expands our insight and encompasses all fields.

The sixty chapters of the book cover thought-provoking topics for contemplation in various areas of life. I especially enjoyed the chapters on Writing and Reading, Memory and Dreams, Parenting and Politics, Childhood and Eulogies, and Memory and Dreams.

The “Sweet Success” assignments at the end of each chapter guide the reader into contemplation, encouraging self-motivation for moving forward with a core value of excellence.

As a result of one of these “Sweet Success” exercises, I followed David’s suggestion and have started my own “Common-Place Book” (CB) I already recognize deeper insights and changes in my approach to self-created daily pressures.

 

David Sweet is known for his “Sweet Success” series of books, and his poetry. He is an executive coach, and entrepreneur, and a runaholic.

“Sweet Success” is written for those seriously seeking the enjoyment resulting from finding abundant life.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. The expressions expressed are my own.

Sound Wisdom, P. O. Box 310 Shippensburg, PA 17257-0310, 978-164051914,  $15.99. 2020, 224 pages

Fully Staffed -The Definitive Guide to Finding & Keeping Great Employees in the Worst Labor Market Ever By Eric Chester A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake,

Finding and Keeping Great Employees Eric Chester’s “Fully Staffed -The Definitive Guide to Finding & Keeping Great Employees in The Worst Labor Market Ever” is timely, in light of today’s low unemployment rate and the post-pandemic marketplace when laid off and furloughed employees are seeking employment.

Chester divided the book into three parts. Part One introduces the topic of Surviving the Shortage. Part Two addresses Finding Great Employees. And Part Three concludes with Keeping Great Employees. Eric’s writing is well organized, fast-moving, and designed for implementation. Be sure to watch for the incredible Tips and Tactics section at the end of most chapters.

I was captivated by Eric’s writing style, illustrations, stories, and practical instruction. Eric Chester is recognized as a prominent leader in recruiting, training, managing, and motivating in the evolving workforce.

“Fully Staffed -The Definitive Guide to Finding & Keeping Great Employees in the Worst Labor Market Ever” is endorsed by highly respected employers in business and industry.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.  ,

The Prophetic Warrior – Operating in Your Tree Prophetic Authority By Emma Stark – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Prophetic Authority, Prayer, Living in the Realm of the Spirit

The Prophetic Warrior is made up of three sections, Faith, War, and the Spirit.

Expect to see a change in your spiritual life as you read, and reread Stark’s inspired revelations and the stories of miracles, signs, and miracles happening today.

Emma Stark helps the reader:

  • Operate in your prophetic authority
  • Recognize our authority in Christ
  • Introduces fresh revelation
  • Encourages through interactive assignments
  • Includes patterns for prayers
  • Introduces unique blessing

Each chapter is filled with kingdom truths, compelling stories, and the equipping tools needing for experiencing a new boldness, for stepping out in faith and authority.

If you’re serious about operating in the prophetic “The Prophetic Warrior” is the book you need for step by step instructions on how you can become a prophetic warrior.

Emma takes the reader on an anointed contagious faith-building journey that leads to a fresh revelation of who you are as a child of the King. Stark writes with a unique style, and a new and exciting to Stark writes with a fresh and exciting approach.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.

Destiny Image Publishers, P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768451719, $16.99, 2020, 284 pages

 

The Grace of Healing – Revealing God’s Heart to Heal By Bob Yandian – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Eternal Salvation, Healing and Deliverance

The Grace of Healing – Revealing God’s Heart to Healing is Bob Yandian doing what he does best. He breaks down the Word of God in ways that speak the truth, leading to understanding, application, and spiritual growth.

Throughout the book the basic doctrines of Grace and Faith, Salvation, Healing, and Deliverance are defined, and step by step shown how they interconnect. Brilliant theological exposition, presented in a simple logical way, easily follow and understand.

All of Pastor Bob’s teaching on health and fitness nutrition, are based on the truth found in both the Old Testament and New testaments, the teaching the prophets and the teaching and example of Jesus.

Bob Yandian is known as “pastor to pastors” due to his extensive training through the Rhema Bible Training Center, and The School of the Local Church.  Pastor Yandian’s writing is authoritative, hands-on Bible Teaching, succinct but all-encompassing.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.

Harrison House Publishers, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-1680315042, $12.99, 2020, 166 pages

 

 

 

No Reserve: Take Ownership and Live YOUR Life without Limitations By Letitia Frye- A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Success, Personal Development, a Life of Passion, Purpose, and Determination

Over the last week, I have been captivated by Letitia Frye’s story.  I have jotted down elaborate notes, created action lists, read and reread the eleven strategies for removing the reserve from your life.

I identified with Letitia in many ways; I felt a bonding, a kindred spirit. However, I knew I had to take a hard look at myself and take action. Now that I have thoroughly read the entire book, I have committed myself to take ownership and live my life without limitation, as so passionately presented in “No Reserve.”

Letitia’s writing is a fantastic combination of sharp wit, optimism, tender reserve, and realistic, insightful candor. She is a gifted communicator, authentic, open, and absolute. Her message is life-changing and motivating.

I found the probing questions throughout the book to be stimulating, sometimes confronting, direct, or self-revealing, but always insightful and motivating. These questions hold the keys to unlocking a life of passion, purpose, and determination.

“No Reserve” is a must reading for anyone seeking to get more out of life, resulting in personal growth, improved relationships, or career advancement.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.

Sound Wisdom, P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-1640951761, $15.99, 2020, 170 Pages

 

 

Soul Winning: How to Share God’s Love and Life to a World in Despair By T. L. Osborn & LaDonna Osborn – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake,

Worldwide Evangelism, Spiritual Growth, Missions

Osborn Ministries’ history covers 100 years and reaches into 195 nations and is still growing. T. L. Osborn is remembered for his passion, his personal soul winning, and the supernatural power manifested throughout his life.

Ladonna Osborn worked side by side with her parents in their ministry to the world. Today as president of Osborn Ministries, she is carrying out the vision and calling of her father T. L. Osborn in Miracle Evangelism, Soul Winning Institutes, and in the distribution of T. L. Osborn’s publications.

Ladonna introduces seven reasons for soul establishing soul-winning, as well as what we have and are seeing in evangelism in this century.

I first became aware of T. L. Osborn in the 1960s. His messages reinforced and enhanced my visions for the world.

This updated version of “Soul Winning – How to Share God’s Love and Life to a World in Despair” is destined to implant new vision in Christians around the world for Personal and Miracle Evangelism.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.

Harrison House Publishers, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-1680314755, $17.99, 2020, 342 pages


Applying the Blood – How to Release the Life and Power of Jesus’ Sacrifice

By Derek Prince

Destiny Image Publishers Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257/

978-0768452808, $14.99, 2020, 178 pages,

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Redemption, Cleansing, Justification, and Sanctification

Over Derek’s 60 years of ministry, he faithfully held to the foundational truths of the cross and the promise of Jesus’ promise to return, in his teaching and in his writing. “Applying the Blood – How to Release the Life and Power of Jesus’ Sacrifice” is a complete explanation of the theological meaning of the blood of the lamb, and the power of Jesus’ sacrifice.

 

The importance of “Applying the Blood” at this point in history cannot be overstated. As Christians, we need to discover, apply, and proclaim the power of the blood, our redemption, and the promise of Christ’s return. Prince challenges the reader with a power-packed message, leading to self-examination, and a longing for the return of Jesus.

 

Over the years, I have read and been blessed by a number of the 80 books published by Derek Prince.  Prince’s writing is like a beacon, shedding light amid unsettling confusion and uncertainty.

 

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.

 

 

The Promise of One By Jason Hewlett- A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

The Promise – Committed Lifestyle

Jason Hewlett, speaker, entertainer, impressionist, and corporate events headline, is known for his “clean,” “family-friendly” comedy.

“The Promise of One” showcases his determination to succeed while staying true to himself and maintaining his character.

Chapter One begins as Jason is on the verge of meeting his one goal: to become a Las Vegas headliner. He was already becoming well known as one of the top one-man acts in his home state of Utah and was making the right connections.

The day came when Jason was ready to sign a contract with one of Las Vegas’s most prominent hoteliers, finalizing plans with professional managers, and producers who would take over every area of his career. Enticing, full of promise and excitement.

Las Vegas Clubs over the years had changed the emphasis of their shows from family-friendly entertainment to a new norm, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” As Jason considered the implications, he recognized the pitfalls of nightly performing, the failed marriages, risk of addictions, and of standing true to his faith.

As a young boy, Jason made a firm resolve, a Promise to himself. Jason turned down the offer, chose to be true to His Promise, and opted to go in a different direction.

In the chapters that follow, Jason reveals how he identified who he is, clarified his strengths, and magnified these gifts and talents by embracing and perfecting his art as an entertainer, a family man, a man of integrity, and discover his “Signature Move.

One of Jason’s aims in the book is to make the reader stop and think; to question the level of their integrity. I encourage you to follow Jason’s suggested exercises, designed to help you to develop.

Sound Wisdom, P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, ASIN: B0853ZMN5W, $4.99, 256 Pages