Life & Power The Holy Spirits Ministry in the New Testament By Bob Yandian – A Book Review


Reviewed Richard R. Blake

The Ever-Present Role of the Holy Spirit in Our Lives

Bob Yandian’s book “The Life & Power – The Holy Spirits Ministry in the New Testament” describes the role of the Holy Spirit’s ministry in the Old and New Testaments.  Bob focuses on the significant changes that took place on the day of Pentecost. When He came down to empower the believers and to begin the work, Christ promised the disciples before His ascension.

Bob Yandian, pastor, author, and Bible teacher has been training individuals for the ministry for over 40 years equipping Christians through Missions organizations around the world with an emphasis on the benefits of the Holy Spirit’s ever-present role of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

Although the content is written with the Pentecostal and Charismatic reader in mind, I can highly recommend “Life & Power,” to anyone eager to  “recognize the supernatural alive in us.”

Although the content is written with the Pentecostal and Charismatic reader in mind, I can highly recommend “Life & Power” anyone eager to readers “recognizes the supernatural alive in us.”

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

Harrison House Publishers, P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 9781680312225, $9.99, 2019, 116 pages

 

 

Praying the Impossible By Buddy Harrison – A Book Review


Review by Richard R. Blake

Planning Prayer Perspectives that Produce Results

In his book “Praying the Impossible,” Buddy Harrison provides the reader with guidelines and keys for planning specific prayers for specific requests by asking three questions: What am I praying? Who is Praying? How do I pray?

Buddy used prayer from David’s Psalms to illustrate prayers of petition. I gained a whole new appreciation, new insights, and a clearer understanding of the order of prayer.

I plan to incorporate many of these principles into my praying – moving from casual prayers to a more intense, fervent praying when interceding and seeking answers to specific prayers.

I am looking forward to the rewards and results of answered prayers:

1.    A greater hunger for God’s Word

2.    A stronger love for people

3.    A more intimate relationship with God

An attitude of gratitude permeates throughout Buddy Harrison’s writing. I can I highly recommend his book “Praying the Impossible” for everyone looking for a more intimate relationship with God and the assurance of answered prayer.

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

Harrison House Publishers P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, Pa 17257, 978-1680312751, $6.99, 2019, 82 pages

Napoleon Hill’s Positive Thinking Compiled by Michael Ritt – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Motivating, Inspirational, Life-Changing

“Napoleon Hill’s Positive Thinking” contains step by step proven principles that will help you, the reader, realize your dreams, fulfill your vision, and change your life.

Each of the ten fast-moving chapters addresses one of these steps:

  • Instructional Narrative
  • A Self-Test
  • Learn by Doing Applications
  • Words from the Wise Quotes

Suggestions for additional reading and a complete index add value to this important masterpiece. “Napoleon Hill’s Positive Thinking” is a book you will want to read with a pen in hand. Well worth reading time and time again. 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, 978-1640951181, $24.95, 1998, 206 pages

“The Game of Life & How to Play It” by Florence Scovel Shinn – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Personal Success, Entrepreneurship, Postive Attitude

“The Game of Life & How to Play It” by Florence Scovel Shinn is one of the Original Classic Edition, reprint editions of historical artifacts, classic works written in the early 1900s.
Many of the principles from the authors in this series have laid the groundwork for the works of more recent personal success authors, writers, speakers, and life coaches.
Scovel’s insights: into the importance of developing imagination, harnessing the subconscious, experiencing forgiveness, understanding the power of the word, and the law of prosperity are examples of the wealth of material found in her book “The Game of Life & How to Play It.”
Although I can highly recommend this book, I suggest you keep in mind the changes in world view, contemporary American culture, to better enable
the application of these principles personally.
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 17257,9781640951365, $14.99, 2019, 136 pages

 

As A Man Thinketh By James Allen – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Character, Circumstances, Enlightenment, and Happiness

James Allen writes from his life experiences and meditations to inspire and stimulate readers to pursue the concept that we must take personal responsibility for our thought life.

Allen explores the connection between mind, body, and action – to change self-defeating negativity to positive thoughts that influence purpose, achievement, growth, and success.

“As a Man Thinketh” by James Allen is a true classic; filled with powerful lessons on the power of right thinking on men today, their:

  • Character
  • Circumstances
  • Enlightenment
  • Happiness

I can highly recommend “As a Man Thinketh” to readers of a new generation of trendsetters in today’s contemporary age and culture.

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, 978-1640951327, $11.99, 2019, 88 pages

 

 

 

The Art of Money Getting By P. T. Barnum – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Personal Success, Entrepreneurship,

“The Art of Money Getting – or Golden Rules for Making Money” by P. t. Barnum is filled with proven principles gleaned from his life experiences and observations from the lives he touched.

Barnum maintains that personal freedom begins with a change in perspective, establishing new habits resulting in a new satisfaction and sense of wellbeing.

Barnum puts an emphasis on:

  • Assuming Responsibility
  • Maintaining Integrity
  • Living with a Generous Heart
  • Exhibiting Good Heartedness
  • A Deep Faith
  • Life Purpose
  • Vision

Barnum’s illustrations and the stories that back up his principles are sometimes as colorful as the personality he is recognized for. Others may seem blunt or outdated but all are practical, down to earth, and based on a common-sense approach to a life of fulfillment.

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 17257,978-16400951341, $11.99, 2019, 112 pages

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Personal Success, Entrepreneurship, Life-Changing, Impelling

“The Science of Getting Rich” By Wallace D. Wattles is included in the “Original Classic Edition” series, historical works of art, reprinted by Sound Wisdom to preserve the wisdom of great men and women of history in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Author Wallace D. Wattles is recognized as a new thought writer. He is best known for his book “The Science of Getting Rich” published in 1910. Wallace Wattles is widely quoted among new thought and self-help movements. His works are more practical and pragmatic than philosophical or theoretical.

Wattles’ writing is easily understood, direct, and practical in his approach. Step by step he presents a specific plan for making the most of opportunity, developing a thought-form, expanding your vision, expressing gratitude, and achieving your dreams.

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, 978-1640951303, $11.99, 2019, 142 pages

 

 

 

The Spiritual Warrior’s Guide to Defeating Water Spirits By Jennifer Leclaire – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Spiritual Warfare Revelations and Strategies to Defeat Them

In her book “The Spiritual Warrior’s Guide to Defeating Water Spirits” Jennifer Leclaire introduces the reader how to recognize and overcome the squeezing stronghold of the Python, detect the lies of the Leviathan, over the spirit of Rahab, and to unleash the power of the Holy Spirit to gain victory to overcome the spiritual forces of water spirits.

Leclaire sheds light on the “Mystery of Behemoth;” provides a new awareness of the spirit of Dagan and the influences of Merman spirits.

The impact of these spirits is prevalent in business today as seen through “the love of money,” in the entertainment industry through an exaggerated emphasis on graphic violence, sexual immorality, an ideology that impacts our families and homes and introduces false gods into church rites and religious teaching.

Step by step Jennifer provides the reader with guidelines to “overcoming demons that twist, suffocate and attack God’s purposes for your life.

Jennifer’s writes with clarity has done extensive research that is well documented, and she is convincing in her approach.

“The Spiritual Warrior’s Guide to Defeating Water Spirits” is an important study for today’s culture.

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, 9780768442946, $16.99. 2018, 208 pages

 

 

 

Brain Storm – An Electrifying Journey By Kate Recore – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Informative, Inspirational, Moving and Challenging

Kate Recore introduces the reader to her world – an unknown stormy journey of night seizures, stress, anxiety, physicians, specialists, and diagnosis errors. Hers is a story of “new norms,” setbacks, and forward leaps.

Kate’s writing is superb – every detail adds to the suspense, empathy, and the experience of vicariously living through the nightmares, seizures, memory lapses, and another misdiagnosis.

“Brain Storm – An Electrifying Journey” is heartwarming, inspirational, and informative, calling for involvement in a crusade bringing to the fore the myths of Epilepsy: encouraging others to tell of their struggles with the disease, and to spread awareness and understanding of the “Brian Storm” of Epilepsy.

Personal experiences, family challenges, and an eighteen-year journey with my wife’s Alzheimer’s disease help me to identify with Kate’s struggles and victories. I can emphasize with the victims of epilepsy, their families, and friends. I can highly recommend Kate Recore’s book “Brain Storm.”

Robert D. Reed Publisher, P. O. Box 1992, Bandon, Oregon 97411, 978-1944297466, $ 14.95, 2019, 176 pages

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

In Pursuit of Health and Longevity – Wellness Pioneers through the Centuries, By Cal Samra – A Book Review


Health, Physical Fitness, Longevity, Wellness

I am so fortunate to have Cal Samra’s book “In Pursuit of Health and Longevity” come to my attention at this time. I have recently been establishing personal goals in regards to developing a healthier lifestyle, including; physical fitness, health and wellness, mental alertness, and an exemplary contagious faith.

Sal gleans from the wisdom of “Wellness Pioneers through the Centuries” to reveal a commonality among theological and philosophical traditions. Fast moving, poignant stories, pertinent illustrations, hilarious quips, and thought-provoking quotes fill the pages of the book.

From the Hebrew prophet Daniel to the centuries of Jesus and the apostles, the unmercenary Greek physicians Cosmos and Damian M. D.s of the third century, and historical health pioneers. He also explores the philosophies of more contemporary religious leaders of all faiths, health professionals, counselors, philosophers, professional athletes, dieticians, and nutritionists.

Cal Samra is known for his work as lay executive director of the Huxley Institute for Biosocial Research as well as editor of the “Joyful Noise Letters,” a publication providing jokes and anecdotes to pastors to use in their sermons or church publications to introduce light-hearted humor emphasizing the healing power of laughter. This same humor carries throughout “In Pursuit of Health and Longevity.”

As I read a few pages, I pondered the implications and applications for pursuing a healthy lifestyle. In another few pages, I laughed from the depth of my belly. The mood changed again – tears flowed, followed by a sense of gratefulness.

“In Pursuit of Health and Longevity – Wellness Pioneers through the Centuries” is a must-read for individuals concerned with health, nutrition, and fitness as well as personal trainers, pastors, and physicians.

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

Robert D. Reed Publishers, P. O. Box 1992, Bandon, Oregon