The Roadmap to a Rich Life- Success with Life, Relationships, and Money by Beau Henderson

The Roadmap to a Rich Life – Success with Life, Relationships, and Money

By: Beau Henderson

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Beau Henderson’ success record as a financial adviser, helping people achieve financial success, shares his philosophy in his book “The Roadmap to a Rich Life – Success with Life, Relationships, and Money” The book is designed for readers who have struggled or are struggling with debt, budget difficulties, business failures, or investment setbacks, adjusting to the ever changing face of economics in today’s society.

Henderson’s roadmap encompasses all the elements of living a fulfilled life, including: purpose, personal growth, personal success, business, economics, and relationships.

 The book is divided into three parts:

  • Part one introduces Rich Life Principles that encourage the reader to look at their work, relationships, and finances in a new way.
  • Part two describes the Rich Life Program encouraging the reader to examine their motivation, personality type, and what it is that makes you feel fulfilled.
  • Part three focuses on elements of income planning, debt management, and looking ahead to retirement, concluding with Call to Action exercises that help you analyze your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

 A Call to Action section at the end of each chapter provide the reader with questions to ponder and exercises that guide them through practical proven principles to pursue and to put into action

Rich Life Success Stories demonstrate and validate how the principles and program provide a sound financial plan.

The thing that make “The Roadmap to a Rich Life – Success with Life, Relationships, and Money” unique is Henderson’s ability to challenge the reader to focus self-awareness, reevaluate their own beliefs, redirect their energies, determine and achieve their life purpose through creating their own personal version of the Rich Life Plan.

Sound Wisdom Books, P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768411010, $ 15.99, 2016, 200 pages

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



The Power of Making Miracles – Supercharge Your Mind and Rejuvenate Your Faith – By Arnold Fox, MD and Barry Fox PH.D

The Power of Making Miracles, Supercharge Your Mind and Rejuvenate Your Faith

By: Arnold Fox, M. D. & Barry Fox, PH.D

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

A New Look at the 10 Aspects of a Healthy Spirit – Living Out Your Full Potential

“The Power of Making Miracles,” an official publication of The Napoleon Hill Foundation” is coauthored by Dr. Arnold Fox, M. D. and Barry Fox, PH.D.   The book is made up of a 14 Day Making Miracle Program built on the premise that we are all born with an unlimited potential and that this “spirit” within us provides the key to achievement.

The authors describe 10 aspects of “spirit” as “the 10 pillars that will lift your spirit high;” and that “these 10 Pillars of the Spirit are the foundation upon which success is built.”

Powerful easy to understand stories demonstrate the influence of stress and negative thinking on the heart and every the function of all the body’s organs.   In contrast dramatic case studies reveal the impact of words of “faith, enthusiasm, love, joy, courage, and conviction” on the health of man’s spirit.

Drs. Arnold and Barry Fox capture of the key elements and principles of positive thinking, visualization, and affirmation championed by Norman Vincent Peale, Maxwell Maltz, Rene Dubos, and life principles from the Scriptures. They are leaders and pacesetters and models for leaders in the community of contemporary life coaching.

“The Power of Making Miracles” is for anyone looking to supercharge their mind, rejuvenate their health, and refuel their faith. By applying the principles of this 14 day program you will impact your health, your spirit, your relationships, and every area of your life.

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, 978-07684-08386, $ 15.00, 2016, 266 pages










Take Charge of Your Destiny, by Jim Donovan – A Book Review

Take Charge of Your Destiny – How to Create the Life You Were Meant to Live

By Jim Donavon

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Design, Take Charge of Your Dreams, and Watch Them Become Reality

International bestselling author, and highly recognized leader in the field of personal development, Jim Donavon, has done it again. His new book “Take Charge of Your Destiny” is a highly motivating, “Personal Development Program” designed to help you, the reader, tap into your power within, take charge of your destiny and live the life you were born to live.

Jim’s writing is conversational in style, and creates a feeling of a casual one to one approach as a confidant. It is easy to visualize sitting across the table from him in an informal personal coaching session; or to imagine being a participant in a live audience of thousands sensing the “power-driven” excitement and contagious enthusiasm created by the group dynamics of the crowd.

Jim helped me solidify my life’s vision and goals; by adapting the seven foundational principles developed throughout the book. The step by step exercises helped me set goals in key areas of my life.  “Take Charge of Your Destiny” is a book you will want to read for content, complete the suggested exercises, and read again to mark your progress on your goals, vision, commitments, and the reality of your dreams.

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

Sound Wisdom Books  P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768410464, $ 14.99, 2016, 160 Pages






SOZO:A Journey into Freedom, with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, by Dawna De Silva and Teresa Liebscher – A Book Review

SOZO: A Journey into Freedom with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

By: Dawna De Silva and Teresa Liebscher

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Sozo: Tools for Finding, Truth, Freedom, Inner Healing and Deliverance

The Greek word Sozo is translated as: Saved – healed – delivered. A fuller meaning includes the model of being made whole. In their  book “SOZO: A Journey into Freedom with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit”, coleaders of the International Bethel  Sozo Ministry, Dawna De Silva and Teresa Liebscher provide practical core tools and techniques that lead to a deeper relationship with God; strategies for living abundantly, and keys to experiencing inner healing and deliverance.

Each chapter is filled with examples and case histories of hurting people who have found hope; who are rising above and going beyond the trauma of growing up in a dysfunctional family, an abusive childhood, or broken relationships.  Readers will be enlightened by seeing their self-worth through God’s eyes; He created you for His unique purpose, and divine destiny.

Dawna and Teresa provide interactive models of Sozo ministry sessions, probing discussion questions and activation exercises for Sozo clients and Sozo ministers in training. These illustrate the tools and techniques to prepare the reader to better experience freedom in every area of life, and to understand the process of training, mentoring, and ministering. A valuable glossary serves as an important aid to clarifying often misunderstood terms used in the area of spiritual warfare and deliverance ministries.

“SOZO: A Journey into Freedom with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit” is highly endorsed by well-known International Christian leaders in Biblical healing ministry as a clear model for finding freedom, fullness, and spiritual liberation. The book is informative, encouraging, with important guidelines, insight, and inspiration  for anyone desirous of living a life of spiritual abundance.

Destiny Image Publishers, P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-076840916, $ 16.99, 2016, 202 pages





The Chameleon – Life Changing Wisdom, by Merrick Rosenberg – A Book Review

The Chameleon – Life Changing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has a Personality or Knows Someone Who Does

By Merrick Rosenberg


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Powerful Lessons from the Wisdom of the Chameleon

In “The Chameleon” Merrick Rosenberg picks up the themes of the earlier book “Taking Flight” co-authored with Daniel Silvert in which they introduced the DISC model of human behavior using a story telling format incorporating the use of fables.

The book is made up of 22 fables based on the DISC personality system to show the unique flexibility of the chameleon and the behavioral styles of the parrot, the dove, the owl, and the eagle to demonstrate the four personality types. This enables the reader to identify personal leadership styles. Rosenberg combines his gift of storytelling with practical examples to help enhance your career, build strong relationships, influence others, and to live a more fulling life.

I found the practical applications used in the section Chameleon Wisdom especially helpful. These included specific tips for adapting or translating the teaching of the fable into life action steps that help you get the most benefit possible from your personal strengths. Rosenberg’s writing is entertaining, filled with practical illustrations, and inspiration that inspires positive transformation in self and others.

“The Chameleon – Life Changing Wisdom” is important reading for anyone seeking career advancement, improving relationships, or developing maximum personal potential.

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

Take Flight Media, 978-0996411004, 2016, 270 pages








Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart – A Book Review

Some Kind of Courage,

By Dan Gemeinhart

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

A Courageous Journey While Finding Home

“Some Kind of Courage” is an action adventure story filled with drama and suspense for readers ages 8 – 12 in grades 3-7. Gemeinhart reveals amazing insight and understanding into the feelings of his target audience.

Young Joseph Johnson has lost is dad in an accident, his mom and young sister through illness, and when an evil man stole and sold his Indian pony to an unscrupulous trader, Joseph vowed to get her back. “Some Kind of Courage” is the story of Joseph’s efforts to find and reclaim his pony and of the lessons he learned on the trail to finding family and home.

Dan Gemeinhart’s writing is highly imaginative, delightfully entertaining while stimulating character building traits and ideals. He demonstrates a depth of feeling, gripping the heart of the reader with a tenderness, and compassion, seldom captured in preteen fiction. His characters are believable, his protagonist, young Joseph Johnson, is multi-dimensional revealing growth and development by carrying out the core values of bravery, trust, honesty, loyalty, and always hope. His descriptions are vivid

“Some Kind of Courage” is ideal for family night reading. The story is rich in material for stimulating questions for application and discussion for children of all ages. Heartwarming, deeply moving adventure, a page turner, highly recommended.

Scholastic Book Service, 557 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 10012, 978-0545665834, $ 16.99, 2016, 240 pages