The Hell Conspiracy – An Eyewitness Account of Hell, Heaven, and Afterlife By Laurie A. Ditto – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Christian Life, Pentecostal & Charismatic Spiritual Warfare – A promise of the Hope of Heaven, and the Reality of Hell

In her book “The Hell Conspiracy,” Laurie Ditto shares her story of supernatural experiences and visions. Laurie writes with a contagious optimism. Her writing is simple, clear, and direct, credible, authentic, and sobering.

Laurie describes the Hell conspiracy as Satan’s attempt to blind the eyes of man to the reality of Hell. Laurie feels compelled to counter Satan’s conspiracy by exposing the unimaginable paralyzing fear, the weight of sin, and the pain of regret, all without relief. She describes the demonic beings, the hopelessness, and the toxic air pervading Hell’s atmosphere.

A gifted communicator, Laurie trains others in the prophetic realm. She encourages them to pursue their spiritual gifts by alerting the urgency of accepting God’s redemptive plan of salvation.

And following Jesus’s example in holy living. Creditable readers highly endorse her book and friends who give credence Laurie’s character, her pressing concern for her calling, and the importance of her message.

I found “The Hell Conspiracy” to be an intriguing, soul searching, and life-changing. It is well worth re-reading often, and a book you will want to pass along to family and friends.

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

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310 Shippensburg, PA 17257. 978-0768446432, $16.99, 2019, 170 Pages


Breaking Soul Ties – Freedom from the root of Toxic Relationships By Dr. Dennis & Jennifer Clark – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Spiritual Warfare – True and Lasting Change

“Breaking Soul Ties” opens with a heart-wrenching account of Jason Clark’s story of being caught in a trap of a demonic toxic relationship.

Authors, Dennis and Jennifer Clark, collaborate in a powerful in their book “Breaking Soul Ties.” They combine their expertise in theology and psychology to provide answers to those experiencing a form of spiritual warfare. To those in bondage to a toxic relationship, the bitter battles hidden behind the closed doors, devastating, destroying the works of Satan.

The book is made up of five sections.

In Chapter One, the Clarks identify, describe, and help the reader understand soul ties and the “tangled web of co-dependency.”

Section Two offers help in finding freedom in dealing with emotions, thought patterns, weapons of warfare, and moving toward spiritual freedom.

Section Three reveals how habits lead to the trap of soul ties and how to find deliverance from unhealthy relationships.

Section Four covers how to deal with and find healing in specific sexual issues.

Section Five shows the place of the church and family, the remapping of the brain, and restoration.

I found the chapter that dealt with the Habit of Prayer to be just what I needed.  Dennis helped me realize that spending more time in prayer and the presence of God helps to develop a relationship with Him.

He also pointed out some additional benefits.

•                  Improves our Self-Control

•                  Offsets Negative Health Issues brought on by Stress

•                  Defuses the likelihood of engaging in any toxic relationships

The Clarks are gifted communicators, spirit-inspired, with a deep understanding of man’s nature. Their work is thoroughly researched and well documented.
“Breaking Soul Ties” is a must-read and essential resource for every Christian seeking wholeness or by anyone seeking freedom from the ungodly emotional ties of a toxic relationship.
I received a complimentary copy of this book provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768448337, $15.99, 2019, 234 Pages

Napoleon Hill’s “Patterns for Inhabiting Success” By Napoleon Hill, Compiled by Judith Williamson – A Book Review


 

 

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

 

Proven Success Principles that Work

Over the last few years, I have been reintroduced to the success principles of Napoleon Hill. I have read the 1937 text of “Think and Grow Rich,” over again. I have also had a chance to read other official publications of The Napoleon Hill Foundation republished by Sound Wisdom.

 

“Napoleon Hill’s Patterns for Inhabiting Success” includes Ben Sweetland’s Course of Lessons Designed to Teach You HOW to tap the Powers of the Mind,”

 

The course draws from the writings of well-known leaders including C. Clement Stone, Florence Scovel Shinn, Dorothy Carnegie, Harold Sherman, Claude Bristol, and many others.

 

I am determined to apply these principles to my life; continue to read, expand my world, and impact those I contact through my writing. I want to instill my passion for lifelong learning and the importance of putting into practice Napoleon Hill’s “Patterns for Inhabiting Success.”

 

Whatever you are looking for in life: money, fame, power, contentment, peace of mind, or happiness.

 

Exercising Napoleon Hill’s “Patterns for Inhabiting Success” will ensure a measure of success and leave a legacy for your loved ones.

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

Sound Wisdom, P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257,

978-1640951280, $15.99, 2019, 218 pages

 

 

Realms of the Prophetic By Naim Collins – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Spiritual Growth, Pentecostal & Charismatic, Prophecy

“Realms of the Prophetic” opens the keys to unlock and declare the secrets of God. Naim Collins informs and instructs his readers with profound spiritual insight, academic intelligence, and God-inspired relevance.

Beginning in Part One Prophetic Foundations, Collins introduces the roles of:

  • The Prophetic Spokesman
  • The Seer Prophet
  • The Visionary Prophet
  • The Watchmen
  • The Dreamers

Part Two describes the dimensions of the prophets.

Part Three unlocks the realms of the prophetic and contains the keys to declare the secrets of God.

“Realms of the Prophetic” is an essential foundational handbook or manual for developing an understanding of, the elements of prophetic anointing and accessing your prophetic office. Collins writes with clarity, backed by years of experience.

You will want to set aside ample time for the Holy Spirit to teach you; as open this book for serious study and revelation.

Be sure to have your Bible, pen, and a notebook on hand to record your discoveries.

I highly recommend pastors, Bible teachers, and students alike add this book to their study library for in-depth study and ready reference.

Destiny Image Publisher, Inc. P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768448672, $16.99, 2019, 256 pages

 

 

 

 

Restoring Praise and Worship to the Church By Rodrigo Zablah- A Book Review


 

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Worship, Liturgy, and Praise

Rodrigo Zablah has compiled a new edition of “Restoring Praise & Worship to the Church” introducing a fresh understanding and insight to worship leaders and individual worshipers.

The book is divided into five parts;

Part One describes “The Zion Heart,” “The Song of the Lord,” and “Singing the Scriptures.”

Part Two introduces God’s Plan for Praise and Worship.

Part Three outlines God’s Purpose for Praise and Worship.

Part Four explains God’s Design for Praise and Worship.

Part Five emphasizes God’s Desire for Praise and Worship.

The Psalms of David reflect Zion’s heart. Praise, singing, and rejoicing are all present in those who have a Zion’s heart. John Eckhardt and Kevin Leal illustrate how we can emulate the heart of David; leading the reader to experience new levels of worship from the heart.

Rodrigo reminds worship leaders that worship brings freedom. The presence of God rests in those who have a Zion heart. Rodrigo foresees a new movement of revival ignited by God through a new generation ready to receive the manifestation of His glory.

Bob Sorge brought new light on the full purpose of worship within the church service. As I join others in church Sunday, I want to worship and minister to the Lord. I want to minister to others. to experience God’s presence and to be sensitive to His voice.

I want to emphasize the importance of this book for worship leaders and individual worshipers, eager to experience the power of true worship. I highly recommend Restoring Praise & Worship to church leaders and worshippers of all denominations.

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-076848764, $17.99, 2019, 236 pages

 

 

Be Amazing or Go Home: Seven Customer Service Habits That Create Confidence with Everyone – By Shep Hyken – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Consumer Behavior, Marketing, Customer Focus

In his book “Be Amazing or Go Home: Seven Customer Service Habits That Create Confidence with Everyone” Shep Hyken presents a creed for creating customer service habits that benefit everyone. The book is filled with stories from his experiences and relevant case studies that demonstrate the impact of “being amazing.” Each chapter creates a sense of surprise and wonder – pretty amazing.

I found the “Key Take Away” section featured at the end of each section extremely helpful and worth of imprinting indelibly in all relationships, customers and personal.

Shep’s writing is authentic, genuine, and highly motivating.

“Be Amazing or Go Home: Seven Customer Service Habits That Create Confidence with Everyone” is highly endorsed by CEOs, sales and marketing executives, leaders in the industry, professional speakers, and business managers at every level.

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

Sound Wisdom, P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-1640951495, $15.99, 2019, 230 Pages

 

 

 

 

Expect God What to Do When Your problem is Hiding Your Promise By Rachel Shafter – A Book Review


 

 

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

God’s Presence amid Every Pain

 

“Expect God What to Do When Your problem is Hiding Your Promise” is Rachel Shafter’s story. A testimony of learning to trust God, of waiting expectantly and waiting in confidence. Rachel tells of her five miscarriages, and of adopting a “special needs” child and the resulting devastation of ongoing critical medical treatments. She describes exciting God encounters when God makes His presence known in her darkest hours, amid every pain.

 

Rachel’s writing is intensely moving, challenging, and profoundly thought-provoking. Transparent and open Rachel opens her heart to the reader, sharing incidents where she felt vulnerable, alone, and trapped. She tells of the ways God orchestrated unexpected blessing throughout painful periods of testing.

 

Page after page, chapter after chapter Rachel relates the lessons she learned from God’s faithful intervention, through dreams, prophetic declarations dreams, and supernatural encounters.

 

Author, Worship Leader, Song Writer and Blogger, Rachel, her husband Mark and four children live in Ohio.

“Expect God” is must reading for every family member touched by the challenges and devastation that face the shared experiences of a child born with “special needs,” or an unexpected traumatic accident or illness. Rachel addresses the question, “What to Do When Your Problem is Hiding Your Promise.”

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257,978-0768448290, $15.99, 174 Pages

Be Amazing or Go Home: Seven Customer Service Habits That Create Confidence with Everyone By Shep Hyken – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake,

Consumer Behavior, Marketing, Customer Focus

In his book “Be Amazing or Go Home,” Shep Hyken presents a creed for creating customer service habits that will benefit everyone. The book is filled with stories from his experiences and relevant case studies that demonstrate the impact of “being amazing.” Each chapter creates a sense of surprise and wonder – pretty amazing.

I found the “Key Take Away” section featured at the end of each section extremely helpful and worth of imprinting indelibly in all relationships, customer and personal.

Shep’s writing is authentic, genuine, and highly motivating.

“Be Amazing or Go Home ” is highly endorsed by CEOs, sales and marketing executives, industry leaders, professional speakers, and business managers at every level.

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

Sound Wisdom, P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257978-1640951495, $15.99, 2019, 230 Pages

The Strangest Secret By Earl Nightingale – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Worthy Ideas, Actualization, Purpose Driven, Achievement

Earl Nightingale spent a lifetime researching human motivation to formulate practical guidelines for attaining personal, professional, and financial success. His book “The Strangest Secret” is the result.

Nightingale challenges the reader to consider these statements:

·       Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.

·       Instead of competing, all we have to do is create.

·       Plant your goal in your mind’s eye as having already achieved this goal.

·       Life should be an exciting adventure. It should never be a bore. A man should live fully, be alive.

These statements are only a few of the insights and thought-provoking concepts Nightingale develops within the pages “The Strangest Secret.”

I have committed to implementing Nightingale’s 30 Day Challenge, beginning with goal making, habit formation, and putting the secret success formula into action in my life

“The Strangest Secret” is a book I will keep on hand for ready reference and frequent review.

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

Sound Wisdom, P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-1640951068, $19.95, 2019, 112 Pages

“The Sound of Freedom” By Jenny Weaver – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Spiritual Warfare, Worship, Freedom

“The Sound of Freedom” is Jenny Weaver’s story. Jenny begins with her childhood spiritual search and an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. She shares a dream and a beautiful vision of Jesus.

Tormented by school mates and abused by parents, Jenny turned to dark obsessions, including self-inflicted harm to her body. Jenny’s is a gripping story of drug addiction, abandonment, and rejection. Jenny tells of her most dismal addictive habits, the torment of loneliness, homelessness, and deep depression. She relates the life lessons she learned on her road to freedom. Using select Scriptures, Jenny describes how her life change happened, the role of prayer, encounters with God. She introduces suggested prayers for entering into God’s presence, and select scriptures with declarations for claiming His promises.

Jenny’s writing infused with power. In fast-moving chapters, she tells of a miraculous answer to prayer, her road to recovery, and new beginnings.

Jenny tells how she was healed in areas of brokenness, unforgiveness, and bitterness. She then relates the story of her surrender to the Lord, and deliverance by the Holy Spirit.

Jenny never forgot her visit with Jesus and the vision of a life of serving him. She shares how she found freedom and restoration through surrender to God’s call on her life. Paramount among these changes was the discovery of her gift of composing prophetic worship songs. Today Jenny’s calling as a true worshipper is to lead people in prophetic, spontaneous, praise worship.

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

Destiny Image Publications978-076844976, $12.99, 2019, 104 Pages