Will to Win By Jim Stovall – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Demonstrating the Will to Succeed in the Face of Adversity

Anyone who has ever played on a baseball team, High School, College, or as a Pro will enjoy Jim Stovall’s creative imagination and baseball savvy in his latest book in the Historical Homecoming Series. “Will to Win,” the third in the series.

“Will to Win” is the story of a baseball coach, a catcher, and Sky Forest, a senior student at Will Rogers High School.

The story focuses on Sky’s journey as the first-ever girl pitcher in the state high school playoffs. Sky’s journey is filled with, her disappointments, as she joins the team, meets opposition, public humiliation, and insult

Raised by her grandmother, and influenced by her Cherokee tradition, Sky became captivated by the stature of Will Rogers prominently placed near the front entrance to the high school, named in his honor. Through a series of mysterious, mystic experiences, Sky receives clear messages from Will Roger’s statue. Because of these messages and the reminder that “the best is yet to come,” Sky forges ahead in perseverance, and determination to beat the odds.

Jim Stovall has given me a new appreciation for the impact and wisdom of Will Rogers. I became so engrossed in Jim’s storytelling, and the motivation behind Will Roger’s philosophy that I plan to provide five of my grand-children with their own copy as an introduction to Jim Stovall’s writing and Will Rogers perspectives on life.

Stovall’s writing is entertaining, motivational, humorous, suspenseful, fact-filled, writing at its best.

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

Sound Wisdom, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-1640951792, $15.99, 2020, 180 pages

He Healed Them All – Accessing God’s Grace for Divine Heath and Healing By Barry Bennett – A Book Review


 

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Basic Truth About Receiving God’s Healing

Barry Bennett shares basic truths and fresh revelation from God’s Word on receiving God’s Healing in his book “He Healed Them All.”

Barry writes in an easy to read style to help the reader better understand basic truths regarding sickness, as well as physical and emotional trauma. Barry systematically introduces Kingdom teaching, the gospel of Jesus, forgiveness, and the healing power of redemption.

Each chapter end’s with a powerful healing prayer worthy of reading, repeating, restating, and reviewing often.

I found answers to many personal questions in the chapters explaining:

  • Releasing Healing
  • The Power of Words
  • The Authority of the Believer
  • Finding Purpose in Suffering
  • Paul’s Thorn in the Flesh

“He Healed Them All” is an enriching reading experience and is a positive reminder that there is grace today for your healing

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

Harrison House Publishers, Shippensburg, PA 17257.978-1680314120, $15.99, 2020, 240 pages

Three Feet from Gold – Turn Your Obstacles into Opportunities, By Sharon L. Lechter & Dr. Greg S. Reid – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Keys to Finding Personal, Spiritual and Financial Growth

Sharon L. Lechter and Dr. Greg S. Reid collaborate in this allegorical approach to challenge the reader to persevere; stay with their goal and never to give up their accomplishing their dream.  Each chapter begins with an inspirational quote from Napoleon Hill; followed by practical stories and applications of the key principles introduced in Napoleon’s classic bestseller, “Think and Grow Rich.”

These classic models from Hill’s writing become a roadmap to success. Gregg uses Autobiographical sketches and life stories accompanied by fictional elements to identify and interpret the crucial principles inspired and promoted by Napoleon Hill.

The authors incorporate all the elements of good storytelling as they follow Greg’s journey as he retraces Hill’s steps to find his potential and accomplish his goals and dreams.  It is their purpose to introduce to today’s generation of young potential leaders the principles of Napoleon Hill using contemporary stories and examples of well-known leaders of today who have and are persevering to reach their dreams.

“Three Feet from Gold: Turn Your Obstacles into Opportunities” is motivational, with life-changing inspiration, and informational reading at its best.

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

Sound Wisdom, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-1640951518, $ 15.99, 2020,

 

 

 

Stress-Proof your Heart: Live Longer, Feel Better, and Protect Your Health By Eliz Greene – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Stress, Heart Health, Wellness Diet and Exercise

 Stress-Proof your Heart: Live Longer, Feel Better, and Protect Your Health is written to help the reader find a “work balance” and manage stress through better stress management strategies.

 These strategies include engaging assessments, actionable principles, and practical tools for evaluating the impact of stress and controlling risk factors.

Eliz Greene uses stories from study participants, interviews, blog responses, and other social media to create the characters and themes included throughout the book.

I specifically found the physical activity diagram and related application questions to be helpful tools for setting up realistic expectations for maintaining my plan for heart health and nurturing heart resilience.

“Stress-Proof your Heart” is a must-read for anyone having symptoms of heart disease, heart attack, or stroke.

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

Sound Wisdom, Shippensburg, PA 17257,  978-16951631. 2020, 126 pages

Supernatural Freedom – Overcoming The Greatest Barriers to Fulfilling Your Destiny By Katherine Ruonala – A Book Review


 

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Finding Freedom and Abundant Life

Katherine Ruonala’s book Supernatural Freedom – Overcoming the Greatest Barriers to Fulfilling Your Destiny is a refreshing blend of exposition, life-transforming application, and relational intimacy with Abba Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.

The supernatural stories, testimonies, and Katherine’s transparent personal experiences and teaching deliver a message of Freedom from guilt, heaviness, sickness, and shame in exchange for the righteousness and holiness of Jesus, and a fulfilling of personal destiny

I found the chapter on our true identity in Christ especially helpful as I examined my life in light of being a redeemed holy and beloved saint, “an equate treasure in an earthen vessel” abundant with assurance, abiding in Christ’s love.

Katherine’s writing is timely and relevant, inspiring and encouraging, and challenging. Supernatural Freedom is for anyone seeking to kindle a new thirst for a deeper, more intimate relationship with God.

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, 978-0768451757, $16.99, 2020, 168 Pages

The 12 Traits of the Greats –Mastering the Qualities of Uncommon Achievers By Dave Martin – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Life-Changing Potential, Bringing Dreams to Reality

In the book “The 12 Traits of the Greats –Mastering the Qualities of Uncommon Achievers,” Dave Martin encapsulates the big picture of what it takes to achieve greatness.
Every chapter in the book is filled with powerful teaching, fundamental principles. I was inspired by the incredible insight into the potential available by taking control over your life for “mastering the qualities of uncommon achievers” highlighted in the book.

I have been challenged and inspired by Dave Martin’s writing. He has challenged me to seek the greatness that is latent within me.

The real-life stories and examples from the Scriptures give hope for achieving my dreams. I have committed myself to be willing to change, to invest time in people, to be grateful for the incredible opportunities God has given me, and to recognize the blessing of generosity.

I am giving “The 12 Traits of the Greats” a prominent place on my inspirational library shelf for frequent encouragement, inspiration, and renewal.

Dave Martin is highly recognized for his internationally for his success as a life coach, mentor, and inspirational speaker.

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

Harrison House Publisher, Shippensburg, PA 17257,978-1680314410, :$16.99, 2020, 288 pages

Exposing the Enemy: Simple Keys to Defeating the Strategies of Satan By John Ramirez – A Book Review


 Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Patterns, Tactics, and Strategies of Satan’s Deception In his book “Exposing the Enemy: Simple Keys to Defeating the Strategies of Satan” John Ramirez exposes the tactics and strategies Satan uses to deceive God’s people to keep them from recognizing their identification in Christ.

Ramirez draws from his own years of experience as a third-ranked high priest, a Satanic Cult in New York City. He tells of his miraculous conversion and liberation from the power of Satan.

As an International evangelist, speaker, and author John is now teaching believers how to defeat Satan, and gain freedom and victory in Jesus. John is passionate about his message, positive in his approach, and authoritative in his presentation. He helps the reader identify, discern, and defeat Satan in his tricks, schemes to keep Christians in bondage.

“Exposing the Enemy: Simple Keys to Defeating the Strategies of Satan” is a must reading for anyone struggling with: anger, addictions, and the torment of satanic bondage.

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=0768450866, $11.99, 2020, 118 pages

Never Alone By Lynelle Watford – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Gentle Reminders of God’s Presence and Love

Lyn’s writing expresses an awareness of God’s amazing presence. Her book “Never Alone” is filled with gentle reminders of God’s love through colorful photos, spiritual awareness, and Scripture promises.

We are living in difficult days. Lyn openly shares insights into some adversities she has faced to bring refuge, comfort, and consolation in a warm, caring way that draws the reader nearer to God and His steadfast love.

I found the devotional Nighttime Conversation helpful as I continue to work through the process of grief and the loss of loved ones.

I felt God’s presence as I read of the source of our safety in the storms of life in the reading titled: Your Strength with Me.

I am planning on having an extra copy of “Never Alone – Gentle Reminders of God’s Presence and Love available to share with friends in their times of trouble, despair, and distress.

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

Lynelle Watford Author and Publisher 4750 Beechnut Drive, St. Joseph, MI 49085, 978-1981893515, $6.99, 2020, 44 pages

Pots, Pans, and Songs, A Book Review by Eleanor Corey – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

A Pioneer Preacher and a Wife with an Incredible Faith

Pot, Pans & Peace portrays Margaret Corey as a pioneer preacher’s wife, mother of 10 children, and a real model of the Proverbs 31 woman.

As the second child of eight children who also lived in the great depression era, I relived the memories of my childhood – so many similarities; a mother’s faith and a father’s determination.

Through her mother’s journals, keepsakes and personal memories Eleanor captures the frustration, doubts, fears, and demands of wife, mother, and the additional expectations of being a pastor’s wife.

Eleanor’s writing is heartwarming, encouraging, and motivating. I was inspired, challenged, and captivated as I followed Corey’s journey of faith, sacrifice, and example.

Eleanor Corey, , and Publisher, Stanwood, Washington 978-1734035803, $15.00, 2020, 251 pages

Closing the Door to Demons By Joanna Adams – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Deliverance, Inner Healing, Spiritual Warfare, Prayer

In her book, Closing the Door to Demons,” Joanna Adams offer hope to anyone seeking deliverance and inner healing from the mental torment of spiritual bondage. Joanna begins by telling of God’s transformative power in her life as she found freedom and liberation from demonic oppression.

Joanna helps the reader get a better understanding of how demonic spirits operate, how they enter an individual, various types of spirits, generational curses, and deliverance strategies to staying free.

I was moved and inspired by Joanna’s testimony and the real-life stories of others delivered and set free from demonic strongholds. Joanna’s writing is passionate and anointed, offering practical teaching and useful training resources for deliverance, maintaining freedom and living an active balanced Christian life.

“Closing the Door to Demons – Deliverance Strategies to Staying Free” is highly endorsed by well-known leaders in the Deliverance Ministry.

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

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257,978-0768451948, $16.99, 2020, 176 pages