Spiritual Slavery to Sonship, by Jack and Trisha Frost – A Book Review


Spiritual Slavery to Sonship – Your Destiny Awaits You, Expanded Editi

By Jack and Trisha Frost

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768409055,   $ 15.99, 2016, 218 Pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

A Family Journey from Woundedness to Wholeness through Understanding Sonship

In this expanded edition of “Spiritual Slavery to Sonship – Your Destiny Awaits You” Jack and Trisha Frost share their story of transformation when they relinquished their orphan hood mindset to embrace the truth of Sonship. Jack went from being an agitated Dad to a compassionate Father. Trisha tells of her personal search for unconditional love and the healing she received as she surrendered the stronghold of inner fear in exchange for feelings of security, love, affirmation, and praise and the freedom to live out her destiny.

Jack is an anointed communicator and gifted writer. His use of metaphor, simile, and idiom bring to life and the stories of individuals touched through his message of sonship. Lessons from his years as Captain Jack, leader of the crew on commercial fishing boats, include suspense, humor, and are rich in spiritual insight and application.

In addition to the stories of healing and restoration, the book includes a chart comparing the “Orphan Heart” with the “Heart of Sonship” and an appendix equipping leaders for the ministry of restitution.

Readers of Jack’s earlier books will want to read this expanded edition and the book will have an impact on new readers today and for generations to come.

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

 

Living with Purpose – Devotions for Discovering Your God-Given Potential by Dr. Myles Munroe – A Book Review


Living with Purpose – Devotions for Discovering God-Given Potential

By Dr. Myles Munroe

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768408447, $ 14.99, 2016, 252 pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Prerequisites to Discovering the Process of Developing the Potential of Living a Life with Purpose

“Living with Purpose – Devotions for Discovering God-Given Potential” from the writings of internationally recognized statesman, bestselling author, and highly esteemed Christian leader, Dr. Myles Munroe, is a collection of inspirational devotional selections including Biblical wisdom for spiritual growth with applications for personal development in Christian living.

Dr. Munroe challenges the reader to discover, understand, and consider their tremendous untapped potential. He urges them to commit to maximize their hidden talents, unused successes, reserved power, and unexposed ability. The pages are filled with God’s promises, spiritual insights, instructions, and guidelines into finding, releasing, and living out your full potential.

One final word of wisdom from Dr. Munroe is an example of his distinctive ability to deliver a “personal” message that speaks uniquely to individual readers; helping them discover their divine purpose and to fulfill their destiny. “Accept yourself as God has made you. Allow His power to transform your weakness, rather than belittling yourself when you make mistakes.”

“Living with Purpose – Devotions for Discovering God-Given Potential” is a book you will want to read and reread. It is also an ideal gift for family or friends for those special gift occasions. Powerful advice for discovering and experiencing God’s gift of man’s potential.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business in Blue Jeans, How to Have a Sucessful Business on Your Own Terms, in Your Own Style, byBy: Susan Baroncini-Moe – A Book Review


“Business in Blue Jeans – How to Have a Successful Business, on Your Own Terms, in Your Own Style”

By: Susan Baroncini-Moeound

Sound Wisdom, P. O. Box, 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-1937879228, $ 21.95, 2013, 230 pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Starting Out or Growing Your Entrepreneurial Dreams – The Path to Success

“Business in Blue Jeans – How to Have a Successful Business on Your Own Terms, and in Your Own Style” is written for entrepreneur’s setting out on an adventure of starting up or running a small business. Business and marketing coach Susan Baroncini-Moe provides the tools for readers to pursue their dreams, and to become successful.

Baroncini-Moe offers keen insight, relevant advice, attainable goals, pertaining to practical business principles, combined with tools for designing marketing strategies, implementing branding, and suggestions for working through “brain junk.” Susan’s writing is transformative.

It is important that the reader complete the homework assignments to receive the greatest benefit from their reading. These are designed to be done as independent exercises. From the table of contents right through to the end notes and index, the material is well organized and formatted for ease in reading, assimilating, and for future reference and study.

“Business in Blue Jeans – How to Have a Successful Business on Your Own Terms, in Your Own Style” will resonate with newbies, those moving into startup companies, and for existing business owners seeking coaching for growing their company. It is must reading for: revolutionaries with a dream to start and succeed in their own business.

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

 

Hope for the Praying Nation by Don Nori, Sr. – A Book Review


Hope for the Praying Nation – Petitioning Heaven for Change in Your Country

By: Don Nori, Jr.

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768409719,

$ 6.99, 2016, 152 pages

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

A Call to Prayer – Impacting Our Nation’s Destiny

In his book “Hope for the Praying Nation – Petitioning Heaven for Change in Your Country” bestselling author Don Nori, Sr. defines authentic prayer and describes a praying nation.

The book is filled with helpful instruction based on Biblical principles, and compelling challenges, including contribution from select writers relative to the concepts included in the book.

Don Milam, Jr., Discusses how history proves the power of prayer. Cleddie Keith provides instruction on the importance of using patterns in prayer, four levels of prayer, and discovering the power of prayer. Dian Layton specifically answers on how we should talk to God and on praying for government leaders, praying for the military, for our schools, families, and other important issues. Don Nori emphasizes the importance of the power of a praying nation, and our God ordained purpose in prayer.

Provision is made for journaling your own thoughts, prayers, prayer starters, or scriptures for further contemplation, meditation.

Nori has a unique gift for adding enlightenment to complex issues and concepts making them understandable.  “Hope for the Praying Nation – Petitioning Heaven for change in Your Country” is a timely, important, and relevant book for these uncertain times.

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

 

 

Your Next Chapter – Rewriting Your Life Success Story – A Book Review


Your Next Chapter – Rewriting Your Life Success Story

By: Evelyn D. Watkins

Sound Wisdom, Box 310, Spartanburg, PA 17257, 978-1937879327, $ 14.99, 2013, 128 Pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Becoming a Master at Mending When Plans B (plus) Have Failed

Life coach, business trainer, and corporate development liaison, Evelyn D. Watkins, provides key tools for creating a stimulus plan when “plan s b and c and…” fall apart.

“Your Next Chapter – Rewriting Your Life Success Story” is for those who are facing the life altering setbacks which cannot be changed:  job loss, broken relationships, marriage failures, or the death of a loved one. Whatever the disappointment, the stages of grief are not that much different.

Watkins helps the reader allow brokenness to pave the way for learning to evaluate the options, make informed choices, and regain control of your live. Each page is packed with valuable strategies for: assessing and identifying your current status, reinforcing your self-perception, creating practical action plans, suggestions for forming a life mission statement, and for starting your “Next Chapter Journal.”

Other chapters include recommendations for: life building life investment, pruning the unnecessary, and hindrances to growth and vision. Helpful suggestions are included for allowing others to participate in your next chapter, and ideas for becoming an expert, the importance of nurturing creativity, removing negativity, being involved in creating a winning mind.

Although the illustrative stories and personal examples focus on the examples of women the concepts are adaptable and practical and all-inclusive for any individual. Watkins writing is dynamic, relevant, and passionate. “Your Next Chapter” is a powerful tool for establishing, rewriting, pursuing, and attaining your “Life Success Story.”

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

Troubled Mission by John Wagner – A Book Review


Troubled Mission

By: John Wagner

Kelly House, Sacramento, California, 978-0996248501, $ 14.99, 2015, 292 pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

A Quest for Personal Transformation and Self Discovery in the Midst of Terrorist Violence, Corrupt Government, and Injustice

In “Troubled Mission” author John Wagner takes his reader on a dramatic adventure; a quest for personal transformation, justice and human rights, in the midst of terrorist violence, and increasing corruption in government. Wagner combines the literary forms of the fictional novel with this gripping personal memoir presented as an eye witness account of his personal mission to fight for the plight and rights of the underprivileged in Peru, South America. The novel is based on the events, terror, and bloodshed which occurred during the chaotic period of Sendero Luminoso’s regime.

Wagner’s writing is penetrating and thought provoking, filled with descriptive phrases and carefully crafted word pictures that enable the reader to visualize the scenic wonders of Peru and become immersed in the culture of the people. The introduction of romance adds another human dimension to an already dramatic, fast moving plot filled with corruption and terror, spiritual redemption and social interaction.

“Troubled Mission” is a fascinating account of one man’s potential impact while on mission for the human rights of the under privileged in the midst of a country plagued by injustice, under an autocratic government, and political corruption. The book is highly readable, with unforgettable content; steeped in social, political, and spiritual awareness.

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

The Lost Art of Intercession by James W. Goll – A Book Review


The Lost Art of Intercession – Restoring the Power and Passion of the Watch of the Lord

By: James W. Goll

Destiny Image Publishers, P. O. Box 310, Spartanburg, Pa 17257, 978-0768409284, $ 14.99, 2016, 224 pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Profound, Passionate Teaching on the Power of Intercessory Prayer

Bestselling author and co-founder of Encounters Network James W. Goll is highly respected and recognized for his insightful teaching and for his impassioned call to spiritual revival and intercessory prayer.

This updated edition of Goll’s book “The Lost Art of Intercession – Restoring the Power and Passion of the Watch of the Lord” implores Christians everywhere to become Watchmen of the Lord, priestly prayer warriors. These are impassioned men and women who will unlock the supernatural power of the Lord through corporate prayer, heralding the news of “Watch” groups being formed in America and abroad, who are experiencing a new dimension of communion with the Lord.

Goll’s writings come as a result of his experiences in a passionate, contagious prayer life.  His writing is infectious, infusing the reader with a “righteous obsession” to pursue a craving for a life of ardent, authoritative prayer, and bringing about spiritual revival around the world.

“The Lost Art of Intercession” is unique in its message for anyone willing to pay the price to help restore a new visitation of the glory of the Lord on earth. This is a message for today’s prayer warriors and for a new generation of empowered watchmen. An enriching life changing read leading to supernatural results.

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

Carriers of the Glory -Becoming a Friend of the Holy Spirit – A Book Review


Carriers of Glory – Becoming a Friend of the Holy Spirit

By: David Diga Hernandez

Destiny Image Publishers, P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0678410211,

$ 15.99, 2016, 192 Pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

The Person, Power, and Presence of the Holy Spirit – Authentic Christian Living

Within the first page of David Diga Hernandez’s book “Carriers of Glory – Becoming a Friend of the Holy Spirit” I knew I was about to receive a unique message from God through His Holy Spirit, a message that would leave “a major mark on the timeline of my personal and spiritual growth.”

I found myself immersed in the desire to know and experience more of the Holy Spirit’s transforming power for consistently living a life of holiness. I gained new insights into the importance of humility in the realm of prayer when threatened by spiritual warfare. Hernandez carefully details the work of the Holy Spirit in the body life of the church, the source, oneness of the Godhead, the categories and nature of the spiritual gifts, and the Spirit’s prompting and guidance ministry to the believer.  He goes on to develop the concept of being intentional in cultivating a growing relational friendship with the Spirit. The final chapter answers the most frequently asked questions on the fundamental Pentecostal teaching on the doctrine of the person of the Holy Spirit.

Hernandez’s writing is penetrating and anointed; an inspired passionate Charismatic message with informative insight into the Biblical teaching on the friendship and person, on the teaching of the Holy Spirit.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Daily Invitation to Friendship with God – A book Review


Daily Invitation to Friendship with God – Dreaming with God to Transform Your World

By Bill Johnson

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768409543,   $ 14.99, 2016, 395 pages

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

Profound Insights into Dreaming with God and Transforming Your World

“Daily Invitation to Friendship with God – Dreaming with God to Transform your World” is made up of  365 inspiring quotes, thoughts, meditations, and reflections from bestselling author, Bill Johnson’s book “Dreaming with God.”  It is the author’s intent to connect the reader with the purposes of God through a fluid process of co-laboring with Him.

I personally found myself pondering the concept of moving from “servants to the master” to becoming “intimate friends” with Jesus, and the personal transformation that comes with divine encounters with God. I was also struck with the importance of realizing the creative force of our words, the potential of our communications, and of living as though nothing is impossible.

On the practical side Pastor Johnson emphasizes the significance of the focus of our worship, our perspective on values, and on the potential of our communications.

The reflections from the pen of Bill Johnson inspire the reader to search and discover the secret things of God’s heart through intimacy with the Savior. “Daily Invitation to Friendship with God” is powerful reading, leading to embracing divine wisdom, the spirit of revelation, and complete abandonment to God.

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

 

“Saturate Field Guide – Principles & Practices for Being Disciples of Jesus in the Every Daily Stuff of Life” – A Book Review


Saturate Field Guide – Principles & Practices for Being Disciples of Jesus in the Every Daily Stuff of Life

By Jeff Vanderstelt & Ben Connelly

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

A Guide for Understanding the Theology, Philosophy, and Practice of Christian Discipleship

“Saturate Field Guide – Principles & Practices for Being Disciples of Jesus in the Every Daily Stuff of Life” is designed to encourage group interaction, and to inspire individual thought provoking introspection and self evaluation. Specific exercises facilitate personal Christian growth, and equip them to reproduce followers of Jesus.

The material is formatted to be used over an eight week period, with different lessons for each of six days per week. To receive the greatest benefit from the course; it is anticipated that each lesson may require approximately one hour per day. An added feature of the manual is in the design to lay flat during study.

The authors have a heart for discipleship, and a passion to saturate participants in the gospel, to intentionally live Christ like lives in the mundane routines of everyday life. “Saturate Field Guide – Principles & Practices for Being Disciples of Jesus in the Every Daily Stuff of Life” is an excellent disciple teaching manual for anyone desirous to live a life of influence and impact on others while growing in Christian character and vision for mission themselves.

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

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