How Rich Asians Think By John C. Shin – A Book Review


 

 

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

An Adaption of Napoleon Hill’s 13 Principles of Success from an Asian Culture

Very early in my career, I was introduced to Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich. Since that time, I have been practicing his principles and read several of his books. I was intrigued quite curious about the title of John C. Shin’s book How Rich Asians Think.

After reading the preface, I knew I was going to be challenged to reflect on my past accomplishments in light of today’s contemporary culture. Shin’s book contains stories of, and interviews with successful Asians and American Asians who have been challenged to act on Hill’s 13 basic principles of success as well as incorporating principles from the “Asian Mastermind.”

I have been energized by re-reading Hill’s life-changing principles in light of Shin’s updated version. I am at a stage in my life where I am ready to make some life changes. How Asians Think has given me new insights for implementing my purpose, and to stand behind that purpose until it becomes an all-consuming obsession.

Sound Wisdom Books, Shippensburg, P. O. Box 310, Pa 17257, 978-1640951235, 2019, $27.95, 380 pages

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

 

 

 

Outwitting the Devil, the Secrets to Freedom and Success Napoleon Hill, Annotated By Sharon Lechter – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Concepts, Contexts, and Challenges

Napoleon Hill’s writing style is profound, unique, and powerful with life-changing potential.

I found Sharan Lechter’s annotated notes on Napoleon’s words in “Outwitting the Devil, the Secrets to Freedom and Success” both vital and insightful in:

  • Providing background information, the circumstances at the time of Hill’s original writing, and today’s contemporary audience.
  • And in helping today’s reader interpret of Hill’s “Secrets of Success and Freedom.”

Note: based on Lechter’s suggestion to take one of two views on Hill’s conversations with the Devil, I chose to think of them as a parabolic, created to reach and touch the heart.”

Personal challenges and take away for me include:

  • The importance of perseverance
  • The importance of finding and living out a full and meaningful life
  • How to learn from my mistakes and failures
  • The need to revisit my purpose statement
  • The life-changing potential of Hill’s theosophy for personal succes

“Outwitting the Devil” is as vital for today’s reader as on the day of the original writing. I want to suggest that you add this book to your reading list today.

Sound Wisdom, Shippensburg, P. O. Box 310, PA 17257,  978-1640951839, $16.95, 2011, 272 pages

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

 

Cast Out Demons & Slay Your Giants By Isik Abla – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake,

Deliverance, Break Through, and Prayer

Isik Abla leads the reader step by step with Biblical principles, powerful stories, and testimonies of deliverance in her book “Cast out Demons & Slay Your Giants.” Isik opens the book with her own story of self-deliverance and introduces a deliverance ministry.

Select Bible examples from the Old and New Testaments provide the basis for thorough teaching and authoritative insights and powerful tips worthy of reading, rereading, highlighting, and reviewing again and again.

Isik provides detailed lists, declarations, prayers, examples, and evidence with detailed masterful instruction for self-deliverance and maintaining deliverance.

One of the most helpful truths for me centered on the teaching of receiving and knowing our identity in Christ; an absolutely amazing truth.

Isik Abla has a worldwide ministry through TV and social media platforms in more than 200 countries.

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, 978-0768453744, $16.99, 2020, 224 pages

 

 

Breaking the Strongholds of Iniquity: A New Testament Guide to Cleansing Your Generational Bloodline, – A Book Review Breaking the Strongholds of Iniquity: A


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Generational Curses, Spiritual Warfare, Prayer

Page after page and Scripture after Scripture Dr. Bill Dennington presents foundational truths on theme topics of breaking free from generational curses, the mystery of iniquity, freedom, and deliverance, and an accelerated breakthrough.

Dr. Dennington writes with passion, conviction, and authority. He teaches with clarity in a unique way of introducing the broad spectrum of the intent of the relationship of the whole panorama view to glean the meaning and interpretation and a deeper understanding.

A final chapter by Robert Henderson, author of the Operating in the Courts of Heaven series, introduces “Three Forms of Sin and Their Legal Claim.

“Breaking the Strongholds of Iniquity” is written for New Covenant believers as “A New Testament Guide to Cleansing Your Generational Bloodline.”

I came away with a clearer perception and a keener understanding of my freedom and liberty. I have embraced a more relative reality for living out the fullness of and supernatural freedom, the Holy Spirit has made available for me.

Destiny Image Publishers, 978-0768452655, $16.99, 2020, 252 pages

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

Destined to Reign – The Secret to Effortless Success, Wholeness and Victorious Living By Joseph Prince – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Overcoming Adversity, Radically Transformed by Grace

From the Introduction to the Closing Words of this Anniversary Edition of “Destined to Reign,” Joseph Prince helps the reader better understand the redemptive work of Christ as complete. Through His death on the cross, He became the sin offering, imputing our sins. He also met the requirement of the burnt offering, imputing our righteousness. This truth is the message of the Gospel of Grace.

Each chapter of the book is packed with Spirit-inspired insights. Pastor Prince develops applicable principles and Biblical promises that minister. He has witnessed individuals struggling with life-long addictions set free, troubled marriages and broken relationships restored, physical conditions healed, and financial debts miraculously canceled.

Prince is a gifted communicator. His life is consistent with his message; his message is valid within the context of the Scriptures. He writes with authority with a passion for his reader.

You will want to keep “Designed to Reign” within reach of your “preferred reading spot” for those unscheduled, much needed, unique “thirsty moments” of inspiration so crucial to a “Radical Christian Life.”

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

Harrison House Publishers, 167 Walnut Bottom Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257,978-1680314526, $17.99, 2010, 320 pages

The Seven-Fold Spirit of God: Accessing the Untapped Dimensions of the Holy Spirit By Keith Miller – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

A Life-Changing, Profound Demonstration of God’s Power

“The Seven-Fold Spirit of God: Accessing the Untapped Dimensions of the Holy Spirit” reveals how the believer can be equipped to walk in the potential of their identity in the Lord.  Author and revivalist, Keith Miller introduces a whole new level of understanding of the character, personality, and power of the Holy Spirit.

Weaving together symbols, types, and prophecies from Genesis through Revelation, Keith shares in detail his vision of the Seven-fold Spirit of God: as the Spirit of Wisdom, the Spirit of Understanding, the Spirit of Counsel, the Spirit of Might, the Spirit of Knowledge, and the Spirit of the Fear of the Lord.

The book is life-transforming. As you rediscover the Holy Spirit in a new light, you will experience a more engaging and fruitful walk with God.

 Keith is passionate about his message, authoritative in his delivery, and profound in his teaching. He is recognized for his prophetic word and international ministry in signs, wonders, and miracles. Keith’s passion is contagious.

One reading of this book will only whet your spiritual appetite for another snack, meal, or feast for more. I can heartily recommend Keith Miller’s “The Seven-fold Spirit of God.”

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

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc. P. 0. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA., 17257, 978-0768453515, $19.99, 2020, 230 pages

 

Father, Friend, and Judge By Robert Henderson – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

How to Recognize Our Identity in Christ

“Father, Friend, and Judge – Three Dimensions of Prayer That Receive Answers From Heaven” is Robert Henderson’s latest title in the Official Courts of Heaven Series. Henderson writes with confidence and passion, out of his experiences. His teaching is authoritative, instructive, is spirit inspired revelation.

I became intrigued with Henderson’s concept of the spiritual realm prayer being a portal for “encountering God in multiple dimensions.” I learned another lesson about entering into the presence of the Father in the heavenly realm from the earthy realm. It is vital to select your personal “secret place” to pray. Go into your “space or room” and “shut the door” to all the earthly realm.

I personalized every page, principle, and promise on how to enter the three dimensions of prayer that receive answers from heaven. I am eager to be awakened to the unseen realm of the heavenly, to experience the love and intimacy of the Father, the close relationship of His friendship, and the honor of sitting in His presence as Judge.

I urge you to read the book and do the same.

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 17257,978-0768443172, $21.99, 2020, 214 pages

 

 

 

 


Our Union with Christ – How You can Enjoy Deep Relationship with The Living God By Duane Sheriff – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

A Deeper Understanding of our Identity and relationship as the Bride of Christ

In the book “Our Union with Christ” Duane Sheriff unlocks the mystery of our union with Christ by using the role and responsibility of a loving husband as a type and shadow of Christ, and the church as a submissive wife in the marriage relationship.

Duane’s writing Holy Spirit inspired, a rich blending of unveiling the mystery of Scriptures with the teaching of Jesus as our redeemer and Lord. Jesus reigns over the Church.  As the bride Christ we reign with Him and experience His presence, moment by moment, in the present tense. He writes with passion as he draws illustrations from the book of Genesis, the book of Job, the Proverbs, and the prophet Malachi from the Old Testament, and from the writers of the Gospels, the letters of Paul, and Peter, and the book of Hebrews in the New Testament to validate his thesis.

“Our Union with Christ – How You can Enjoy Deep Relationship with The Living God” is an amazing combination of textbook theology, or history, and a love story of God for His people throughout the ages. Duane challenges the reader with practical applications and life-changing insights into a richer devotional life.

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

Harrison House Publishers. 978-1680312980, .5hippensburg, PA 17257,

 

 

 

The Weapons of Our Warfare: Using the Full Armor of God to Defeat the Enemy By Phil Hopper – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Spiritual Warfare, Spiritual Growth, Christian Living

In his book “The Weapons of Our Warfare,” Hopper helps readers become intricately familiar with their God-given Armor to help them stand against the enemy. Phil Hopper prepares Christians to be on guard for Satan’s subtle ways, of using deception to infiltrate our lives, taking us off guard.

The book is an in-depth study, a field manual on using the full armor of God to defeat Satan. Stories and illustrations from Hoppers service as a member of the Kansas City Police Department reinforce the need for every Christian to become familiar with the supernatural weapons included in the Armor of God found in the New Testament teaching of Paul found in the book of Ephesians, chapter 6, verses 10 through 17.

In the twenty-three fast-moving chapters, Pastor Phil skillfully weaves personal stories and illustrations to reinforce, interpret, and apply scriptural truths and to teach tactics for effectively using the six components that make up the weapons of the Armor of God.

“The Weapons of Our Warfare” will resonate with Christians at every level of maturity. It is Pastor Phil’s prayer that the book will equip the reader to appropriate victory experientially.

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, 978-0768452426, $15.99, 2020, 288 pages

 

Judgment on the House of God: Cleansing & Glory Are Coming, By Jeremiah Johnson, A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Purity, Righteousness, and Judgment, Prophetic, Timely, and Relevant

In the book “Judgment on the House of God: Cleansing & Glory Are Coming,” Jeremiah Johnson confronts the reader with the reality of God’s love, purity, righteousness, and judgment. His writing is prophetic, timely, and relevant. Johnson writes with a spirit of wisdom and revelation.

I took special note of the message alerting those in the ministry of the dangers of addiction to the ministry, “too much time working for God, not enough time waiting on God while adoring Him.

The focus on the life of Jesus as He walked on earth as a man, drawing on intimacy for his authority became a personal challenge for me.

The summation in chapter eleven is a call to revival and a reminder of the need for a cleansing of the house of God and the resultant glory.

Jeremiah Johnson, recognized for his prophetic teaching and international conference ministry. is the founder and director of MaranathaSchool of Ministry, a training center that sends our end-time messengers worldwide. 

I can wholeheartedly recommend Jeremiah Johnson’s “Judgment on the House of God: Cleansing & Glory Are Coming.”

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 17257,9780768454772, $1499, 2020, 148 pages