An Introduction to the Three Circle Strategy for a Fulfilling Life By Dave Yarnes – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Significant Principles and Guidelines for Maximizing your Perspective, Potential, and Purpose

In his book “An Introduction to the Three Circle Strategy for a Fulfilling Life” Dave Yarnes brings together three dimensions to real success: Spiritual financial, and personal.

Dave’s practical principles will be new to many, an essential reminder to others already on the path to a fulfilling life, and significant affirmation for readers at every stage of life.

A unique feature of the book is it’s small size, condensed, concise and less intimating for casual readers. Easy to carry in pocket, purse, or briefcase; handy for those moments, in waiting rooms, during coffee breaks, or those meditation moments available throughout the day.

This distinct success formula features personal stories which provide insight and vision for committing to integrity, helping you, the reader, to establish, launch and realize a plan for accomplishing your unique goals. “The Circle of the Spirit” concept gave me a new perspective and understanding of the need for a more holistic outlook for realizing a deeper fulfillment and an intensified spiritual connection with God.

Entrepreneurs, business leaders, life coaches and career advisors highly recommended the book to their leadership staff, and clients.

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, 978-0768418223, $7.99, 2018, 194 pages

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“Encountering the Holy Spirit in Every Book of the Bible” by David Diga Hernandez – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Encountering the Holy Spirit in Every Book of the Bible

Truths on the Roles of the Holy Spirit Found in the Scriptures – Genesis through Revelation

David Diga Hernandez introduces the reader to nine symbols of the Holy Spirit in his book “Encountering the Holy Spirit in Every Book of the Bible.” Beginning in chapter one David delineates between; specific mentions, symbolic mentions, and subtle mentions of the Holy Spirit. The next 66 chapters reveal references to the Holy Spirit in of the books in the Bible.

David begins with his childhood memories to relate stories of the supernatural power of God: accounts of divine rescues, unusual occurrences, miraculous healing, and angelic encounters. These stories are interspersed throughout the text and illustrate clearly the biblical examples of miracle and mystery revealed in the Old and New Testaments and provide spontaneous glimpses into the very heart of God in the person of Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. David’s fervency and enthusiastic spirit are contagious.

As I was reading, taking copious notes and enjoying an extended period of study, I was moved to stop often, allow the Holy Spirit speak to my heart, and to respond to the awareness of His presence in an intense sense of worship.

“Encountering the Holy Spirit in Every Book of the Bible” will resonate with Bible teachers and students alike, who are looking for in-depth teaching, on revival, pneumatology, and new dimensions in the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer.

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

Discovery Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768417326, $16.99, 2018, 264 pages

 

 

Unleashing Healing Power through Spirit Born Emotions By Mark Virkler and Charity Virkler Kayembe – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

A Powerful Approach to Experiencing Healing through Spirit Born Emotions

Mark Virkler and Charity Virkler Kayembe are pioneers in the area of life-transformation teaching, deliverance, healing, and experiencing intimacy with God through the moving of the Holy Spirit. Their writing is centered on biblical content, practical teaching with application delivered with compassion and the healing power of the Spirit of God. Their testimony is transparent, and their instruction is explicit.

The book is made up of four parts which introduce and develop the concept of Kingdom emotions:

  1. The Power of Kingdom Emotions
  2. Faith: Energized by Love Releases
  3. Emotional Healing; The Healing State
  4. Utilizing Kingdom Emotions.

Each of these concepts is presented in a natural progression which enables the reader to absorb and understand each new principle.

I found the action exercises and journaling suggestions to be powerful tools for self-examination; cutting-edge teaching for equipping believers for compassionate healing ministry.

Founder of Community of God Ministries and Christian Leadership University, Mark Virkler has written over 50 books. “Unleashing Healing Power through Spirit Born Emotions” comes endorsed by Dr. Virkler’s peers; well-known highly recognized ministry leaders in areas of healing and supernatural transformation.

Co-author Dr. Charity Virkler Kayembe is known for Her International ministry and is passionate about restoring the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit to the daily lives of believers.

“Unleashing Healing Power through Spirit Born Emotions” is written for anyone seeking wholeness, for study groups, and for pastors and leaders in the body of Christ.

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

 

 

You Can Live an Everyday Supernatural Life, By Dr. Joe Ibojie


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

Truths that Transcend the Limitations of the Human Mind

“How You Can Live an Everyday Supernatural Life” is an all-inclusive, training manual, based on the books of bestselling author Dr. Joe Ibojie.

The manual can be adapted for use as an independent or a supplement study guide with his other works.

I was impressed with the concept of living in a realm of spiritual simplicity while walking in humility, always moving toward spiritual maturity.

The book is made up of 40 chapters divided into 4 parts. Each section contains:

  • Instruction with Points to Note
  • Exercises with profound questions for consideration
  • With space provided for recording a summary statement on the Practical Principles introduced throughout the chapter.

Dr. Joe Ibojie is the founder and senior pastor of The Father’s House in Aberdeen, Scotland.

The Fathers House is a family church and community of believers with a mission to build bridges of hope across generational differences, racial prejudices, and gender biases based on the Scriptural precepts and principles for the Word of God.

“How You Can Live an Everyday Supernatural Life” has given me new Perspectives on Living in the Light of the Supernatural while walking in the darkness of the natural.

Christians in all walks of life will find that if you live “by the spirit…you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.”

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, 978-0768443127, $ 24.99, 208 pages

 

The Principle & Power of Kingdom Citizenship – Keys to Experiencing Heaven on Earth By D. Myles Munroe – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

A Training Guide for Citizens of the Kingdom of God in the context of the Present Day

Dr. Myles Munroe has a gift for taking a complicated concept, breaking it down into bite-sized chunks, bisecting and dissecting these into visual word pictures that open to the reader a new understanding of eternal truth.

In “The Principle & Power of Kingdom Citizenship” Dr. Munroe helps the reader understand the characteristics of a Kingdom, the rights and benefits of citizenship, and the principle of dual citizenship. Dr. Munroe’s gifted teaching style empowers and enables the reader to recognize and enter into their rights as citizens of God’s kingdom.

A whole chapter is devoted to exploring the uniqueness of Kingdom citizenship drawing from the teachings of Jesus in the Gospels, from the prophecies of Isaiah, and Micah, as well as from the book of Acts and from the writings of the Apostle.

Dr. Munroe discerns truth from the scriptures and illuminates these same truths to challenge the reader to accept the responsibility of citizenship, to exercise their authority as ambassadors of Christ, and to impact the world around them through the power of the Kingdom of God. “The Principle & Power of Kingdom Citizenship” is a tribute to the legacy of Dr. Myles Munroe.

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

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc. P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768418569, $16.99, 2016, 220 pages

Secrets of the Seer – 10 Keys to Activating Seer Encounters By Jamie Galloway – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

A Step by Step Exploration to Discovery of Activating Encounters with the Spirit

Jamie Galloway’s book “Secrets of the Seer” is packed with personal experiences; gripping stories of God’s Intervention. The practical instruction and solid Bible teaching will direct the reader experience:

  • A Genuine Connection with Jesus as the Source of Your Spiritual Journey
  • New Breakthroughs in Activating Your Spiritual Eyes
  • A Fresh Awareness of the Holy Spirit’s Presence and Power
  • Prophetic Insights into Encounters with God’s Glory
  • Activating a Lifestyle of experiencing more of God’s practices, precepts, and Purposes

I devoured each page, every concept, and insight hungry for more, for more revelation, leading to a deeper life in God’s Spirit. Galloway’s writing is fervent, subjective, and credible.

“Secrets of the Seer – 10 Keys to Activating Seer Encounters” will help all believers build a platform of faith and into a deeper understanding of the revelatory realm of the Spirit. Galloway relates gripping stories of the Lord working miracles and performing healing, with illustrations of Old Testament Prophets, who had spectacular and supernatural encounters with God.  New Testament disciples and apostles performed miracles of healing, saw visions, and prophesied of things yet to transpire in the end times.

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

Destiny Image Books, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, Pa 17257, 978-0768418088, $16.99, 202018, 200 Pages

Lead the Field By Earl Nightingale – A Book Review


 

 

 

 

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

Classic Management Philosophies for a New Generation of Leaders

For over 50 years “Lead the Field” has inspired established professional leaders and aspiring young scholars to pursue Earl Nightingale’s principles success into their business practice through creating and accomplishing their goals, while impacting and influencing change in others.

Readers will discover:

  • The power of words
  • The power of attitude
  • The power of goals
  • The power of commitment

Nightingale describes “success as a matter of following a common sense paradigm of rules and guidelines.”

Twelve chapters, twelve principles, and twelve exercises – a key to getting the most from your reading of “Lead the Field” is to invest an hour each day in completing and incorporating the results each exercise into your life action plans. I have already begun to include these exercises in my quiet morning contemplation hour.

I made a note of several of Nightingale’s definitive axioms: Purpose as volition to accomplish your goal. Our attitude can alter our mind. The idea that:  “We become what we think about,” and the concept that “When you accept responsibility for your attitude, you accept responsibility for your entire life.”

“Lead the Field” has inspired personal coaches, business consultants, and self-help authors in the formulation of their books, training curriculum, workshops, and seminars. A true classic.

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, 978-1640950382, $ 21.95, 2018, 192 pages

Five P’s to a Wow! Business by Bill Matthews – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

A Top Rated Business and Management Tool – That Will Move Your Company to WOW!

A quick scan of Bill Matthews’ book “Five P’s to a Wow! Business” convinced me that I was about to begin a WOW experience. I instinctively knew Matthews has developed a proactive professional management system that works.

Matthews writes with clarity and with easy to follow directives in planning, and implementing, the right staff, the right processes, and a way for measuring performance. His enthusiasm and passion for excellence are contagious.

Matthews’ introduces case studies, sample forms, and step by step action plans, as well as a current status survey, and other helpful tools to guide the reader on a path to success.  These guidelines are practical and flexible and are adaptable for use in any business venture.

Bill Matthews’ resume covers a 30-year career with a broad base of experience gained in management positions in Fortune 500 companies, privately owned businesses, and numerous entrepreneurial educational organizations. Bill has a passion for working in an advisory capacity with business and professional management leaders in areas of strategic planning. His books, toolkits, and training materials are being distributed on a worldwide scale.

“Five P’s to a Wow! Business” should be required reading for management personnel at every corporate level, and for entrepreneurs moving into new business ventures.

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


God is Good – He’s Better Than You Think By Bill Johnson – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Radical Transformation and an Unshakable Foundation

In his book “God is Good – He’s Better Than You Think” Pastor Bill Johnson clarifies God’s redemptive message as he captures the essence of God’s nature in a strategic message for these critical times.

Although Bill introduces and addresses thought provoking hermeneutical and theological issues, he writes with clarity as he opens the Scriptures to his readers. My reading led me to a new awareness of God’s presence as I offered Him praise for His goodness to me. Contrite confession resulted in expressions of worship. As I meditated on the promises of God, the Holy Spirit opened my eyes and heart to a transforming discovery of God’s never-ending goodness and the joy of living in the freedom that Jesus bought for us at the Cross.

A 30-page addendum highlights scriptures from the Old and New Testaments which declare, define, and exemplify God’s gracious nature and His goodness.

“God is Good” is written for members of the Body of Christ; followers who are seeking deeper levels of experiencing God’s goodness as revealed in Jesus. This is a book you will want to add to your reference library for frequent review. The reader-friendly format also provides easy access to inspirational devotional reading, with a personal application for daily living.

Highly recommended, endorsed by well-known Pastors and Internationally recognized Christian Leaders.

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, 978-768417425, $16.99, 2018, 264 pages

 

 

 

 

Preparing for the Glory – Getting Ready for the Next Wave of Holy Spirit Outpouring By John & Carol Arnott -a Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Preparing for an Invasion of God’s Spirit While Anticipating a “Tsunami Wave” of Worldwide Revival

John and Carol Arnott introduce transferrable principles and personal applications for heart preparation for revival on preparing for revival in their book “Preparing for the Glory.”

The Arnott’s unique, and compelling writing creates a spiritual hunger for revival and draws the reader into allowing the spirit to prepare them, not as spectators, but as participants of a revival through the transforming touch of the mind of God. Readers will be encouraged to grasp the concept of revival as an invasion of God’s spirit in an unparalleled outpouring of a global spiritual revival.

 “Preparing for the Glory” is endorsed by Christian leaders, pastors, and lay leaders in the church, worldwide as a crucial apologetic study in the preparation of revival. The Arnott’s exhort readers to prepare for revival that directs them to a living God with the power to impact others to pursue a revival of God’s Spirit in their lives.

My spirit burst into flame with the longing for revival in my own heart, a strong desire to know more of God and the anticipation of becoming part of a “tsunami wave” of revival.

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, 978-0768417876, $16.99, 2018, 198 pages