Book Review

Name of the Book:                                        The Power of Spoken Faith

Author:                                                             Don Gossett / E.W. Kenyon

Personal Quality Ration:                              5

[Remember, the Personal Quality Rating is a score that I give to the book on a scale of 0 to 5 based on my personal liking/disliking of the book.  0 is bad and 5 is great!]

Summary

This is a novella on spiritual living and the writer enjoys sharing his own life experiences with the reader.  I believe the writer’s aim was to help newborn Christians and other Christians to learn how to use the scripture to grow not only their faith but a spiritual relationship with the Lord Jesus.

The writer knows what he is talking about and has written the book in such a manner that the reader can utilize all of the information to the readers best advantage.  I would say this book is a must for all Christians.

Social / Historical Context

The writer is writing from his own life experiences and how the scripture and a living relationship with the Lord of lights have affected his life.  The writer enjoyed writing this book, there are times in this book that I actually cried.  There are also times in this book that I laughed.  I had an epiphany experience with some of the scriptures that actually has come to life for me.  The writers want to help Christians in drawing closer to the Lord.  When you purchase this book, you will never regret it because it is a book that you will keep next to your bedside forever.  The learning in this book is awesome.

Writing Style

I believe the writing style in this book is definitely evocative and some common place.  The book is writing in the first person and depicts many life experiences the writer enjoyed and lived through.  From a personal perspective, I feel that it has enriched my spiritual life immensely.

My Thoughts

The book is well written, it is easy to read, the scriptures are very insightful.  The writer knows his topic and I believe that the writer is a Christian who is born again and living a spirit filled life.  The entire book grabs your attention and it’s difficult to put the book down because you feel that you might lose some insights.

I would definitely advise that you go and buy this book, it will change your life for the better, I have been struggling with so many problems and now I know the answers to them.  Read this book.

Book Review: The Secret code of the Dead

Name of the Book                          :           The Secret code of the Dead

Author                                                :           Charlie Purple

Personal Quality Rating               :           5

[My personal quality rating is a 5, the score that I give to the book on a scale of 0 to 5 based on my personal liking/disliking of the book.  0 is bad and 5’s are great!]

Summary

A Science fiction Novel is written using the setting of Dulwich, London as well as some travel to Karbala, Iraq.  This short story of 80 pages is beautifully written and tells a story of four friends.  The main character in the story is David who has been in love with Jen forever.  As a reporter, he has been assigned to travel to Karbala to report on the atrocities that have been taking place in Iraq.  On his travels to Iraq, Karbala he makes friends with Mustafa a taxi driver.

While back in London Hadrian his other friend who is a psychic and or medium is dabbling with some funky stuff.  As I read the story I cried and laughed and cried, the unraveling of this story is so amazing I enjoyed it once I sat down to read it.  The writer has probably some insights into the supernatural and is using this in his book.

The characters in the book are so interesting, I enjoyed the four main characters and definitely loved David and Jen.  Mustafa was funny and I can picture him in real live as well as his beautiful wife Layla.

Social / Historical Content

This is a modern day story which depicts real life events taking place in the world of today.  I believe the purpose of the story is to enlighten the reader of perhaps a supernatural realm.  A mystic and dream world that would be so wonderful, which in away made me wish it could happen.  The reality of the story is that we are dealing with some strange people around us.

People all over the world are basically the same, and we all go through different stages of life.  I felt David’s pain and I also felt his joy.

Writing Style

The writing style as I see it is evocative and commonplace.  It was an easy read and I loved the characters depicted in the story.  The writer knew what he wanted to share with his readers.  I also enjoyed telling the story.

The story narrates a circle of friends and their experience which intertwines with each other.  How they deal with something that comes into play unexpectedly.  The fact that they stand together was amazing.

My Thoughts

This science fiction novel is a real page-turner, I enjoyed all the characters depicted in the story and there was time I laughed and times that I cried.  I could picture some of the events and it was well written.   To be honest I believe the writer enjoyed telling the story.  He knew what he wanted to share and it was truly a lovely story.

The fiction was almost real; you have to read the story to get the gist of it.  I hope to see more of his books.

 

Book Review: Woman to Woman

Name of the Book:                         Woman to Woman

Author:                                              Joyce Meyer

Personal Quality Rating:                5

Summary

I love reading books that were written by this author; she is focused on teaching the Word of God and explaining how we are able to incorporate the word into our daily lives.  Woman to woman is one of those books that touch every aspect of a woman’s life.

The writer focuses on key issues that affect each and every woman at some stage in their lives.  I have found that each of these issues that have been highlighted was prevalent at some time in my life.   The book is easy to read and understand; constantly bringing the reader back to the Word of God with scriptures that make it understandable and how to incorporate the word into your own life.

I believe that because experienced each of the issues she highlighted it was easy to express her in such a way that other woman could relate.  The woman of today has a lot on their plates and as the writer says we all wear different “hats”.

Social/Historical Context

Woman to woman is based on the writers live experiences and how she learned to trust in God Almighty with all the issues she faced.  The message she wants to bring across is that we can do even better when we have someone on our team.  That someone is the Lord Jesus Christ.

I believe because the writer has a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ it is possible for her to reveal all the key elements to make one journey that much easier.

Writing Style

The writer definitely knows what she is talking about; she has personal experience in these matters and has valid answers which can assist a woman in similar circumstances.  The writing style is commonplace as well as evocation.    The writer is narrating her own life story and how she dealt with numerous circumstances with an ability to constantly draw on God’s help.

My thoughts

As Christian woman today we need to learn how to deal with issues in our lives, the writer has the ability to bring the Word of God into her writing, based on facts and circumstances.  The writer has to my mind a living relationship with the Lord God.

I believe many of the key issues that the writer wrote about are exactly what I have been struggling with in my own life and now I can see another person’s perspective on how to deal and relate to these issues.

You cannot fail in purchasing this book, it can only help you move forward in life and help you build a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.  Yes, I would definitely say this is a good read and you cannot go wrong in reading this well written, easy to read Book.

The Next Target

Name of the Book:                                    The Next Target

Author:                                                           Nikki Arana

Personal Quality Rating:                         5

[The Personal Quality Rating is a score that I have given to the book on a scale of 0 to 5 based on my personal liking/disliking of the book.  0 is bad and 5 is great!]

Summary:

A gripping Christian Novella, which kicks off with a brutal killing of a young converted Muslim girl.  This was an honor killing.  The murderous Islamic tradition of family members killing one of their own for bringing dishonor to the family name.  Austia Donatelli recently widowed runs a Career Center to help Muslim people adjust to the American culture.  She employees a guy with the name of Zaki ben Hassan.  After she employed him she feels uncomfortable with his presence and tries to fire him.  He stays and the plot thickens.

Austia is constantly on her guard and watchful off Zaki, she just cannot trust him.  She is unaware of the dangerous people all around her and she makes the mistake of trusting a really deceptive and dangerous man.  The plot thickens and she tries to help a lady escape from her brutal barbering husband.  There are a number of characters in the story which makes this story exceptionally interesting.  The culture of the Muslims and the way they behave is described exceptionally well.

I like Austia but thought she was a little naïve and did not go with her gut.  This of course made the story actually seem real at times.  The intrigue and cunningness of some of the characters made me sit up and pay attention to the next couple of events.

The story takes you on an adventure you would not usually experience in life.  The best part is the ending and I really enjoyed it because you don’t see this coming.  I would say this was so unforeseen.

Social / Historical Content

I guess the story is truly based on two different religions and how the two come into contact with each other.  The most interesting part of the story is how the Christians work and help the Muslims and the conversions of Muslims into Christianity.  I think that the writer could have been a Muslim because of her vast knowledge of their customs and rituals.  Converting to Christianity which makes me envy her for her courage and writing style.

The story is well written and it is easy to fall in love with Austia.  Her innocence and her loving-kindness and her trusting most people, and her constant struggle with her own gut feelings.  Zaki is a surprise and you will see when you read this story, o my goodness.  Excellent!

Writing Style

The writing style to my thinking is that the author has the ability to keep her readers engaged and interested in what the next move in the story would be.  I found the book interesting and easy to read.  My thinking is that the story depicts both commonplace and evocation.

The plot thickens each time a new character comes into play and it is clear the writer knows what she wants to tell her readers.  I believe that she is a Christian and has a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus.

The knowledge and understanding of the Muslim community are revealed in this story telling and I learned so much of these people.

If you are a Christian and would like to know more about the Muslim Religion this story will reveal so much to you.  I enjoyed the read tremendously and I have a new perspective concerning the Muslims and as a Christian see them in a different light.

My thoughts

When I started to read the book I was thinking it would be based on a murder and then how the murder would be solved; involving the Muslim girl making it a hate crime.  I didn’t anticipate the two major religions to come into play so seriously.  As I continued my read I found that I learned so much about the Muslim community and the best part is how the writer gets the Word of God out to the Muslims.

As a Christian, I would recommend the book and I believe you too will enjoy the story.  I was surprised at the ending because I didn’t anticipate it.  But then with God, all things are possible.