Prayers & Declarations That Open the Courts of Heaven By Robert Henderson A Book Review

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Powerful Prayers and Declarations for Removing Hindrances and Fulfilling Your Divine Purpose

Robert Henderson’s “Prayers & Declarations That Open the Courts of Heaven” is filled with empowering prayers and declarations for removing hindrances and fulfilling your divine purpose.

The “Unlocking Destinies from the Courts of Heaven” curriculum series has been an important guide in my understanding of God’s purpose and destiny for my life. I am pleased to note that Henderson’s latest addition to the series  “Prayers & Declarations That Open the Courts of Heaven” is helping me to daily discover and recognize new promises, prayers, and declarations from the Scriptures which clarify  God’s purpose for me, each day, a step at a time.

When I encounter an interruption in the timing of the Lord’s purpose, it is crucial that I know how to reset the timing. When prophetic promises on my life are delayed because of Satan’s onslaughts, my failures, sin, and wandering: I am learning to present my prayers and declarations before the courts of heaven.

Page after page and chapter after chapter I find and claim promises related to God’s calling and purposes to fulfill my destiny. I confidently ask for miracle healing – physical, emotional, and spiritual. I am looking for miraculous turnarounds as I present my prayers and declarations to the courts of heaven; state my case, make my plea, and accept God’s decrees.

Henderson writes with authority and skill as he provides the reader with proven prayers and declarations to present their case before the courts of heaven.

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

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768418699,

$ 16.99, 2018, 200 Pages

“Jeffrey Gitomer’s Sales Manifesto” – A Book Review

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Attention-Getting Mission Statements for Ultimate Success

“Jeffrey Gitomer’s Sales Manifesto” is filled with new success principles; take away techniques, and motivational moments that guarantee a new era of making sales and building relationships.

I was surprised at how quickly some attention-getting mission manifestos can be transferred into answers and actionable principles for meeting my success goals.

This is a book for a new generation of upcoming sales representatives willing to give value, help people, establish relationships, and enjoy the process..

I am adding ““Jeffrey Gitomer’s Sales Manifesto” to my ready reference shelf of books I plan to reach for and refer to for motivation and renew an implement my actions to help me keep on track for achieving my action plan for 2019.

Tremendously timely and highly recommended.

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, 978-099925520, $ 24.95, 2019, 209 pages

Sales in a New York Minute By Jennifer Gluckow – A Book Review

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Actionable, Tactical Strategies Readily Implemented

Jennifer Gluckow’s book “Sales in a New Your Minute” is designed to help the reader: Make more sales, build relationships, succeed in setting and reaching goals.

Every one of the 212 pages of “Sales in a New York Minute” is filled with fast-moving easy to implement ideas and tactics to make sales faster and success greater. This practical wisdom and uplifting guidance are presented through a series of 60-second attention-getting easy to implement and to produce actionable techniques for success.

Jen writes with confidence and establishes credibility and interest with her reader. Her persistence, determination, and desire to help others is reflected in her writing throughout the book.

I whole heartily embrace Jen’s work. I plan to keep “Sales in a New York Minute” within easy reach of my desk to reflect often on one of those “60-second” challenges to enjoy life more and love what I do.

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

Sound Wisdom, P. O.  Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0996207720, $ 24.95, 2019


Sudden Breakthrough By Lijun M. Cole, Sr. and Valora Shaw- Cole – A Book Review

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake
Sudden Breakthroughs – Life Changing “Suddenlies”

I knew within the first chapter of “Sudden Breakthrough” that I would be experiencing some breakthrough moments in my lie throughout my reading of the book – a season of change in perspectives, circumstances, and events.

Chapter by chapter authors Lajun and Valora Cole lead the reader through biblical examples of times in Israel’s history when the Lord used prophets like Isaiah and Ezekiel to announce bless about to be poured out suddenly through restoration, refreshing, and renewal in a season of “suddenlies”  – followed by miraculous breakthroughs.

New Testament illustrations also reveal stories of unexpected sudden appearances of Jesus with miraculous suddenly results, rewarding an individual’s faith for healing and resurrection power.

As readers, we are directed to expect God’s sudden anointings, answers, and rewards

I found the chapter describing the agents for change before a personal catalyst for breakthrough especially important – a call for unity, praise, worship, prayer, fasting, faith, and giving – resulting in a sudden financial discovery.

A final section invites the reader to record and reflect on “suddenlies” they are expecting to happen in their lives. And a plan to develop for watching God bringing your “suddenlies”  them to fruition.

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

Destiny Image Publishers, P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-076843585, $ 15.95, 2018, 134 Pages



Power Encounters – Unlocking the Supernatural through Experiences with the Holy Spirit – A Book Review



Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

New Dimensions of Partnering with the God’s Holy Spirit’s Power,

Dr. Francis J. Sizer’s book “Power Encounters – Unlocking the Supernatural through Experiences with the Holy Spirit” came to my attention at a divinely appointed time in my life; a time when I had been searching and praying to know God in a deeper more intimate manner: a kind of spiritual awakening, renewal forgiveness, and empowerment, a new closeness to God.

Dr. Sizer relates the experience of his call to the priesthood, his seminary training, and assignment to a parish church. He openly shares the story new his birth into the kingdom of God in response to being immersed in the love of Jesus, of his Baptism in the Holy Spirit, and the overwhelming emergence into the power of God.

Dr. Sizer tells of the pain of rejection and betrayal by his peers, of pursuing knowledge, neglecting God, and finally of God’s bigger plan for his life.

I became deeply moved through stories of miraculous healings, signs, and wonders.  By entering into these stories vicariously I interacted with their restoration and miraculous healings spiritually, emotionally, and physically, deeply moved as they found new freedom from mental bondage and crippling disease.

After a time of reflection and soul searching, I am moving into a new period of peace, preparing me to fulfill my destiny and purpose.

“Power Encounters – Unlocking the Supernatural through Experiences with the Holy Spirit” will resonate with a faithful remnant ready to unlock the supernatural within.

Life changing potential – Highly Recommended.

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

Destiny Image Publishers, P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768419351, $15.99, 2018, 158 pages




Spiritual Seasons – Discerning and Flourishing in Every Season of Life By Evon Horton – A book Review

Reviewed by: Richard R. Blake

 A Fresh Perspective on Finding Purpose in Every Season of Life

  Evon Horton writes from a pastor’s heart that comes from years of experience ministering to individuals helping them find and flourish purpose in every season of life.

I like living in a geographical area where seasons are clearly defined: spring, summer, fall, and winter. Seasons marked by an ongoing cycle of firsts: the first robin, first crocus, the promise of summer, the colors of fall, and the first snow of winter.

Horton describes winter as a season of breakthroughs. He helps the reader face the struggles of hurting, being depressed and feeling abandoned, by using promises and examples from the scriptures and from stories of overcoming while instilling hope, and moving on to spring, the season of sowing and reaping souls.

Evon helped me understand the reality of my present spiritual season, to discover the season I am in now, to embrace the present, and to celebrate the future.

“Spiritual Seasons – Discerning and Flourishing in Every Season of Life” offers help to prepare for a breakthrough, to claim God’s promises, to be alert for miracles about to happen around you, and to anticipate God’s provision and blessing.

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

Destiny Image Publishers, P. O. 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768446197, $ 12.99, 2018, 126 Pages

The New Era of Glory – Stepping into God’s Accelerated Season of Outpouring & Break Through By Time Sheets – A Book Review

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake,

Decrees, Declarations, and Encounters – Outpouring and Breakthrough

Bestselling authors and highly respected Charismatic Leaders recognize Tim Sheets for his Spirit empowering message of awakening and reformation, the authority of the believer – and for the evidence of a new surge of God’s anointing on his life and ministry.

Sheet’s deep insights and revelatory teaching describe the synergy that is being created through the combined impact of Holy Spirit’s empowerment and the churches activation. His prophetic words of instruction and promise lead the reader into a contagious expectancy of abandonment and revival.

Tim uses the prophetic words given by God to Isaiah and instructions given by the Apostle Paul to young Timothy, to introduce defining moments, potent reminders and assignments to be activated by God’s people. Sheets explores the restoration of the Holy Spirit’s gifting of the fivefold ministry of the apostolic, prophetic, evangelistic, and pastoral teaching with strategic insights and a new emphasis on almost forgotten principles of scriptural truth.

This is a book that deserves more than a casual reading. Each chapter is rich in prophetic expression and revealed truth that can be activated by the prayerful reader with powerful results.

”The New Era of Glory will resonate with anyone seeking a breakthrough in accessing Holy Spirit encounters, and experiencing victory in Spiritual Warfare.

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

Destiny Image Publishers, P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 47297,

978-0768445251, $ 16.99, 2019, 198 pages




Destined for Change By Lois Werth Mimbs – A Book Review

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake,

A Parable of Destiny, Pop Corn, and Change

Using a writing style of poetic prose, and meaningful metaphors, written by Lois Werth Mimbs, the thought-provoking photography of Don Smarto, the cover design of Luke Smarto, and the interior design by Frank Cucciarre and you will come away with inspiration to change.

If you are experiencing clouds if adversity, the pain, and sadness of grief and the loss of a loved one “Destined for Change” will help you exchange the emptiness and sorrow for new patterns to build hope, and lessen the intensity of the sorrow of grief.

Kernel by kernel I savored memories from the past as I relived the moment in the present, to plan for an activity in the future to enjoy the bouquet of new memories and to contemplate fulfilling my destiny and purpose.

Page by page, picture by picture, I discovered how secrets of change renewed hope and opened my eyes and to focus on new patterns of change and the experience the freedom of abundant life.

Remarkable insight, stimulating photos combine to activate the challenge and reward of change from within.

”Destined for Change” came to my attention during a season of change in my life. I want to encourage others to read and pass along the message of hope to others; an excellent choice for a gift book for anyone who is experiencing the grief of loss.

Frontline Press, P.O. Box 764499, Dallas, Texas 75376.978-1643161020, $ 12.95, 2018 36 pages




Coach the Soul – By Ken LaVigne – A Book Review

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake,

A Masterful Model of Compassionate Dedication and Effective Leadership

It is the clarity, the strength, and the example of his coaches that motivated Ken LaVigne to persevere and to succeed. These are the same lessons Ken tries to model and to pass on to high-risk students today in a sophisticated and disentangled culture.

LaVigne clearly understands the power of a good story. His stories resonate with the reader through the depth of compassion, respect for and support of, which Ken gives his students today.

Word pictures of awakening to the sound of sirens in the night announcing tragedy, danger, and death. The look of fear, disappointment, and hope in the eyes of parents etched forever in his heart.

Other stories tell of the resilience, trust, and purpose of students, and their examples of faith, compassion, and grit. These stories tell of how students are challenged to grow in devotion, commitment, and perseverance to become men and women of character, self-discipline, inspiration, and empathy.

Javier’s story, gripped my heart; his grieving parents asking, “Why?” and the questioning of Javier’s friends, due to the senseless death; on the very threshold of promise and a new beginning.

Coach Ken struggled with the same question. He found his answers through a strong faith in God which gave him confidence that the “Almighty’s” omniscient plan for him was to provide comfort to his students. Coach LaVigne tells of growing relationships with students that grew to become deepening friendships over the years.

“Coach for the Soul” is a benchmark model for coaches at every level: volunteers, and professionals – as well as the families, fans, and spectators of sports around the world.

Robert D. Reed Publishers. Post Office Box 1192, Bandon, Oregon 97411