Mutzphey’s Last Stand By Hank Kunneman, Illustrated by Norris Hall – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Values and Virtues, Humor, Friendship

Values and Virtues, Humor, Friendship

On a hot summer day, Mutzphey and Milo devise a plan to earn some money during the summer school break. Together they come up with a plan to open a lemonade stand.

As Mutzphey envisions big sales and mounting bank accounts, Milo makes up the first batch of lemonade. Things do not go as planned.  Within the first day, a rift between the two ends the partnership.

Mutzphey’s Last Stand is a story of loyalty, greed, jealousy, a shattered friendship, forgiveness, and reconsolidation.

Hank Kunneman understands how to capture a child’s imagination. Norris Hall’s illustrations heighten the storyline and the child’s enjoyment of the reading experience.

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

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310. Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768456950, $17.95, 2020, 32 Pages

Think & Grow Rich, in 10 Minutes a Day, By Napoleon Hill – A Book Review


Reviewed By Richard R. Blake

Self Help, Personal Growth, Success

“Think & Grow Rich, in 10 Minutes a Day” is a synopsis of Napoleon Hill’s original unedited “Think and Grow Rich” published in 1937. The book has given me a new impetus to begin the year by taking the challenge of spending 10 minutes a day reading, reviewing, and implementing Napoleon Hill’s principles of achieving success.

I have reestablished my Mastermind group, identified my major purpose, and restated my all-consuming passion. As I move on through the year, I plan to continue to review these goals and create a concrete plan to accomplish my most profound desire as I pursue the suggestions provided daily.

“Think & Grow Rich, in 10 Minutes a Day” is a book that anyone who has read and practiced Napoleon Hill’s principles of success in the past will want to read and reincorporate into their life afresh.

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, 978-1640952096, $11.99, 2020, 110 Pages

Strategic Real Estate Investing – Creating Passive Income Through Real Estate Mastery, By Billy Epperhart – A Book Review


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Reviewed by Richard R. Blake, richard330@yhoo.com

Real Estate, Buying & Selling Homes, Wealth Management

In his book “Strategic Real Estate Investing – Creating Passive Income Through Real Estate Mastery,” Billy Epperhart challenges the reader to explore a practical method for making dreams come true with a real estate investment plan with guidelines for creating lasting wealth and avoiding pitfalls.

The book is divided into 5 parts and includes a valuable glossary helpful appendix. I was intrigued by the encouragement, which helped me visualize key thoughts, guidelines, principles, a quick review, or a focused study.

“Strategic Real Estate Investing – Creating Passive Income Through Real Estate Mastery” is a book for anyone who ever dreamed of serious real estate investing.

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

Harrison House Publishers, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-168031747793, $19.99, 2021, 238 pages

Hey God, Can We Talk? Real-Life God Encounters for Real-Life Circumstances,By Sarah Bowling – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake,

Prayer, Spiritual Growth, Christian Living

Sarah’s book “Hey God, Can We Talk?”  came to my attention on a day when I felt bogged down with detail. As I read the table of contents I was delighted to find that each chapter held promise and application for me.

Sarah’s writing encourages the reader to experience an openness and honesty in a conversational relationship with God. I am already incorporating Sarah’s suggestions by including, gratitude, forgiveness, in light of God’s majesty and grace.

The book can be life changing as Sarah introduces guidelines and steps to opening conversations with God: when you feel you have failed God, when you desire nearness, when the future looks desolate, or you are confronted with choices.

I begin to feel that each chapter was designed with me in mind as felt the impact of the presence of God at in these encounters. Examples from the Scriptures and real life experiences of real people demonstrate the depth of connecting with God through meaningful conversations.

Highly recommended.

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,

978-07684-55731, $19.99, 2021

Portals of Revelation –Releasing the Kingdom of God through Signs, Wonders and Miracles, By Jerame Nelson –A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Prayer, Pentecostal, Charismatic, Spiritual Growth

“Portals of Revelation –Releasing the Kingdom of God through Signs, Wonders and Miracles” is filled with stories of supernatural encounters taking place throughout the world.

Jerame has seen evidence of angelic visitations, revelatory visions, supernatural signs wonders and miraculous healings throughout the world. He then helps the reader understand how to release the power of Kingdom of God, in an anointing of supernatural power.

I have been challenged “hold on to the key of intimacy”. My prayer for a “revolution” in my life is to set unsurmountable goals, commit them to God and to rely on Him for the strength, wisdom and anointing to accomplish them.

Jerame’s writing is compelling, authoritative, and anointed. “Portals of Revelation” is a book or anyone wanting to hear God’s voice and walk in the Supernatural power of God.

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

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257,,978-0768414882, $15.99, 2021, 224 pages

Angel Armies on Assignment, By Tim Sheets – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Angelology & Demonology, Spiritual Warfare, Pentecostal, & Charismatic

“Angel Armies on Assignment” introduces and describes the practices of Acts chapter two at Pentecost. Tim Sheets relates his revelation, dreams, and vision of a second Pentecost, awakening in our time. A radical remnant, a reigning ecclesia, is being reborn to rise above the church’s status quo in its prophetic destiny.

Sheets’ writing is direct; his conclusions are logical and clearly communicated. He writes with conviction and determination as he interprets his prayer language to relate prophetic dreams of the Holy Spirit’s anointing. God promises to send Angel Armies to assist the church through a period of a new beginning, the second apostolic age in a “raising of the bar.”

“Angel Armies on Assignment” introduces and describes the practices of Acts chapter two at Pentecost. Tim Sheets relates his revelation, dreams, and vision of a second Pentecost, an awakening in our time. A radical remnant, a reigning ecclesia is being rebirthed to rise above the status quo of the church in its prophetic destiny.

The divisions and assignments of angels and how we can partner with them in prayer were so new and so vital that I made copious notes, chapter by chapter. I moved forward page after page gaining additional insights as I read further.

Each chapter if filled scripture passages, highlighted key thoughts, prophetic and Holy Spirit Declarations. “Angel Armies on Assignment” is an important book for every Christian; a book that will help them discern and discover how Angels function.

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,

978-0768453966, $19.99, 2021, 208 page

Pray Like Jesus: Learn to Pray to God as Father, By Mark Driscoll and Ashley Chase – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Religion, Christian Living, Prayer

Mark Driscoll and his daughter Ashely Chase share from their life stories examples of how they have experienced the presence of God in their prayers. They have a strong desire to help others; grow in the faith, deepen their relationship with God, and learn lessons from the life and prayers of Jesus.

“Pray to God as Father” is a powerful book drawing from the prayers and examples of Jesus: prayers to God the Father; in the Lord’s prayer, the prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane, and the High Priestly prayer of John, chapter 17.

The book is formatted to help the reader review and remember the essence of each chapter. The questions for reflection at the end of each chapter are thought-provoking, soul searching, and potentially life-changing.

I found the practical suggestions that reinforced my prayer life and introduced me to a deeper relationship to God as my father and my perspective as an early father of four sons. A significant “take away” challenge I received from the book are the lessons on intercessory prayer:

•            For laborers in the harvest fields of the world,

•            For evangelists, ministers, and teachers.

•            For families and friends

•            For Non-Christians

I can highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a deeper and more effective prayer life.

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

Charisma House, 600 Rinehart Road, Lake Mary, Florida 32746, 978-162999265, $17.99, 2021, 216 Pages

10 Levels of Glory by HrVoje Sirovina, A Book Review


Spiritual Growth, Prayer, Pentecostal, Charismatic

Hrvoje Sirovina introduces the depth and levels of glory available to every Christian. He creates a hunger in the reader to know more of Jesus and to encounter God at each of ten levels of His glory. He answers the question, “What is glory?”

Hrvoje’s writing is clear and encouraging as he provides example after example of signs, wonder, and miracles of God’s glory. He exemplifies holiness and the joy of encountering the personal presence of God in his life.

I particularly appreciated the pointed questions throughout the book, which challenged me to progress from glory to glory while being transformed into the image of Christ.

Hrvoje’s writing is Holy Spirit inspired, filled with examples from scripture; through the lives of Adam and Eve, Moses, Esther, the Apostle Paul and the early life and ministry of Jesus.

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

Destiny Image Publishers, PO Box 310 Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768455632, $19.99, 2021, 208 pages

Mystery of the Power Words – Speak the Words That Move Mountains and Make Hell Tremble, By Kevin L. Zadai – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Prayer, Spiritual Warfare, Pentecostal, Charismatic

Recently in my Bible Study and devotional reading, I have intentionally tried out various forms of word study.

Kevin Zadai’s book “Mystery of the Power Words” came to my attention. Kevin’s writing is anointed with heavenly revelation.  The book’s premise is clearly stated in the subtitle; “Speak the Words That Move Mountains and Make Hell Tremble.”

I intend to follow the action steps and access Heaven’s battle strategies that reveal His intent for my life, practice the power words, and claim God’s promises of anointing, revelation, and in Kingdom authority.

The mystery of the Power Words is an important book for every Christian. This book is one you will want to read, apply, read again, and have readily available for future reference.

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, 978-0768455694, $26.99, 2021, 324 pages

“Think & Grow Rich – A Latino Choice” by Napoleon Hill, – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

 “Think & Grow Rich – A Latino Choice” not only introduces a whole new generation to Napoleon Hill’s principles of success. But also acquaints a whole new culture to these proven success principles of achievement.

From “Definite of Purpose” to “cosmic habit force” Lionel Sosa cajoles, encourages, and inspires his reader to take action, incorporate each principle and reap the benefit of a full life of satisfying achievement.

Reading “Think & Grow Rich – A Latino Choice” has given me new insights as well as a new motivation to revisit Hill’s principles and to realign the Masterplan Alliance at a new stage in my life’s journey.

I have been reminded of the importance of personal initiative, creative vision, good judgment, applied faith, and a burning desire.

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

Sound Wisdom, P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257. 978-1640951204, $14.99, 2020, 226 pages