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Drew and Boo Adopt Lou & Sue Review

Drew and Boo Meet Lou & Sue

Drew and Boo Meet Lou & Sue


 Drew, often with Boo, has brightened up our households in many ways and now the pair has teamed up again! This time, we are reminded that the meek and innocent do not always have a voice to advocate for themselves. Drew and Boo Adopt Lou & Sue provides a unique perspective on how animals require more than just a home and food, and how vulnerable they really are. Our capacity for caring is often overlooked no matter our age and your kiddo now has an easy way to understand the awesome responsibility it is to care for another life that depends on us.

Audience

While just right for those early school year kids who may be exposed to caring for a pet for the first time, it also gave me a good reminder of how a pet requires mutual love. The vocabulary really stood out to me, as it highlights important terms and concepts that are perfect for this age group to focus on.

Design

The series really has become its own over the years with its trademark artwork. You know it when you see it, so colorful, happy and lively. It fits Drew and Boo’s personalities so well!

In Summary

I am always honored to be able to take a look at new products by Justine and Brandon. Each book is so unique and has an abundance of educational points and moral concepts intertwined in its storyline. “Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds.” – Proverbs 27:23

Drew Cyber Bully

Ebook Format

Visit the author’s website at Drew’s Books.

Love in Christ,
Peter Silas

Drew and the Cyber Bully Review

Drew's Books

Brandon & Justine

Check out Justine Danielle Del Monte and Brandon Chappell’s newest hit! As with past releases, another important issue facing today’s children is solved by acts of kindness, love and responsibility. Perhaps one of the fastest growing problems that the youth is almost sure to encounter, whether directly or indirectly, is cyber bullying. The engaging, dynamic and colorful presentation found within Drew and the Cyber Bully is the perfect outlet to introduce your young one to the potential struggle he or she may encounter if exploring social media. Morals and rising above – not stooping down to another level – is so hard for a mind just beginning to tackle right and wrong. God gives us that choice, and often it is the hardest choice that is the right one. Once again a friendly way to approach sin and conquer fear is gifted to you. Justine and Brandon are always able to put today’s issues in the context of kindness and morals that our Lord prayed for us to emanate and to live by.

Audience

Perfect for those early school year kiddos (while I am sure my 6 month old enjoyed it, he was more interested in munching on the smartphone we were watching it on).

Design

Extremely colorful and flows beautifully. The art and story-line are perfectly made for one another, with a very unique style that jumps out at you with confidence and joy. The catchy design will surely engage your child and portray the lesson embedded within it.

In Summary

This is the third book I have had the honor of reviewing for the Drew installments. Each time I am left with a lasting impression. I was impressed by the ability to turn a topic that is such a sensitive issue in today’s world into something engaging, illustrating that there doesn’t need to be that elephant in the room any longer. I had the chance to view it as a very short and to the point animated video, and the content is appropriately narrated and suitable for all. Thanks to the authors for using their creativity to soothe and teach our children. God gives us our skills and talents and blessed be those who find it within to use them for good.

Drew Cyber Bully

Hardcover

For more information, see the press release at Newswire or visit the author’s website at Drew’s Books.

Love in Christ,
Peter Silas

Jason Royle Author Interview

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Doug Erlandson Author Interview

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The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things Review

The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things Review

“Spiritual Depth Throughout” – a Review by Peter Silas.


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The Heart is Deceitful Above all Things by J.A. Miller is a Christian Fiction work that will make you keep wondering and hoping for what comes next. Set in the past, on an island and of a people that actually do exist, it presents a very common battle that we all struggle with: a fight between what we want, what God wants for us, and what we think God wants for us. Given that one opportunity where a prayer may have been answered and you felt a decision needed to be rendered, what would you do? Would you truly be ready to answer His call?

That’s exactly what Ella is faced with. And it has the possibility of affecting those around her.
The Heart is Deceitful Review“In other words, a willingness to accept what God has given you at the moment, rather than setting your heart on what you have not yet received or what you have already lost.”

With each character that J.A. Miller brings to life, there is a bit of all of us to be found. There is just enough to reach into our own souls and hearts and experience the joys and fears that wax and wane throughout the plot. And yet, we don’t forget that God is right with us the whole time. With distinct voices and thoughts, there is always a level of intrigue and wonder that sparks religious and moral curiosity. We can all relate to a group of people who have mostly given up, become disjointed or simply sarcastic and vindictive. But among the darkness surrounding, more often than not God, the answer, is right in front of us and we must have faith to see it.

Throughout this book, I often questioned whether the devil was just tempting us. Should I be satisfied with what God has given me? Should I be careful what I wish for? Action, emotion and creative plot kept me guessing.

But this you will come to know: sometimes we must lose everything to be filled up with everything we want to hear from and have of Him. Furthermore, sometimes it is entirely obvious after the fact.

I highly recommend this book to those looking for an entertaining read, or even to be filled up again with and reminded of the basic tenets of faith.

Love in Christ,
Peter Silas

The Tears of Nero Review

The Tears of Nero Review – The Halo Group Book 1

“A Diamond in the Rough” – a Review by Peter Silas.


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The Tears of Nero by Jason Brannon is an epic length novel that will take you into the depths of spiritual hardship and rise you up into the light of everlasting peace. “Saw” meets “C.S. Lewis” meets “Gilligan’s Island” – this book takes a suspenseful, twisting edge and merges it into a world of originality, humor and the invisible. It’s a combination of nothing you’ve read before.

And yet, with all the good stuff that makes you want to keep reading, Jason Brannon also effortlessly centers his writing around free will and prayer; forgiveness and compassion. You’ll keep His overarching plan in mind throughout.

The Tears of Nero Review “There was a purpose to all I’ve gone through. There was a purpose to all you went through too. You just can’t see it yet.” This, along with other powerful statements written by Jason and additionally quotes from the Bible, sums quite a bit of our struggle up but puts us back into a mode where we know we need to be at but often forget: God has a plan, and bad things that can happen not only bring us closer and make us stronger, but also may very well be “a diamond in the rough.” His characters continually are reminded of their misfortune, and often of their misdeeds, throughout the book, but no matter how desolate and hopeless a character feels he or she is always brought back to God’s plan and always can see a light at the end of the tunnel to keep going.

The story itself is well written, carefully constructed and is a true page turner. The clearly established voice of the author in only his second book is highly descriptive, and uses playful and comedic ways to help you get to know the characters. I was kept curious with each twist of the plot and was satisfied to learn a bit about the age old question of why do bad things happen to good people.

This book is a hit already on Amazon and I can’t think of a better trending eBook to read. If you’re looking for any of what I just described in a book, then download The Tears of Nero by Jason Brannon. It’s the best eBook I’ve read in a while – and there’s more of it to come…

Love in Christ,
Peter Silas

The Maze – The Lost Labyrinth Review

The Maze – The Lost Labyrinth Review

“Hope Through Prayer” – a Review by Peter Silas.


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The Maze – The Lost Labyrinth by Jason Brannon is a work to be read by all who struggle in weakness and temptation, constantly seeking thereafter for the silver lining of hope that seemingly exists just beyond our reach. We see through reading this that none of us are alone in that we all weave a complex web of sin and disaster without a bit of realization before we are relentlessly climbing out of the deep hole of ignorance – and thus are left to deal with the harrowing entrapment that ensues.

But through embracing the most fundamental elements of sin from the point of view of an

The Maze Reviewaudience member, we overcome weakness and temptation through embracing our Lord who is most forgiving in His plan; prayer and humility is given to us in His blessings unto humanity and there is no doubt the Sacrifice is alive and well for us to escape the trials and tribulations that we are chained to.

This novel is filled with outstanding metaphors, analogies and descriptive narrative that combines dialogue in unique fashion to inspire emotion. “He took to the air and swooped down to perch on the roof of Adam’s ribs.” Be open to this emotion and you will surely be grounded in what you may have forgotten is most important in your journey toward Him.

My favorite topic is in fact spiritual warfare, and the author here hits the nail on the head by linking visible happenings with the invisible forces – of which are both just and vile – to everyday, seemingly trivial events.

It is time to turn to prayer, my friends. “The Piper’s” ready to play you a tune; to what emotions it should inspire you shall surely discover.

Love in Christ,
Peter Silas

The Other Sunday

Church on SundaySunday has surely been the widely accepted day for Church. What is Church? Church, capitalized, is His house, and the Bride of Christ. Now, church, not capitalized, is somewhat of a loose term of going somewhere on a Sunday. And many will argue that you need to go to church to be a good Christian and that there is nothing more important in life.

I will argue this, without getting into too much heat.

I discovered something. I really already knew it, but I discovered that I understood it even better. I often talk about the hidden meanings in life – where the invisible meets the visible. And all this time, there were the objects. People usually call them furniture, nick knacks, trinkets or items to use. But what was the use of each item? Surely to collect dust.wordly possessions

Follow me here – I went from the Bride of Christ to dust collecting, rusty things. I hope I haven’t lost you, but I decided on a Sunday to have a yard sale. There are people in need, and objects that I collected in vain. Possessions that had no use to me. To simplify life, and take a day to bring yourself closer to Him, to strengthen your bond with Him and his Bride… to bring yourself to a more empty state – both visibly and invisibly – which will allow your heart to open up and absorb, contain and relish in the glory which the Holy Spirit has to offer. Nothing can be more important. Not even, to me, an hour during a week to listen to liturgical worship. Because, how many truly get out of each Sunday an epiphany such as the simplicity preached by Him. If you do, then you surely are at a point already where you have no junk, you have simplified your life and you are ready for the last stretch toward everlasting life.

Whatever you choose – hopefully it be something that strengthens you in His eyes.

Love in Christ,

Peter Silas

Faith for Daily Living App Review

Faith for Daily Living App Review

An App Created by FFDL – Faith for Daily Living

A Christian Outlook for Each Day

Faith for Daily LivingFaith for Daily Living, a Christian app for your Android device, will give you the one thing you need on a daily basis: the Word of God. Take one simple step to balance out what you might feel is an addiction to your phone! I am a strong believer that what we have given to us is not evil in and of itself, and it is our purpose that drives an outcome. Technology, although having the potential to take us away from what is most important in life, can also help us move toward Him.

And with this app you can do just that: with one press of the app button on your phone, begin viewing His Word with a daily bible quote. Meditate and reflect on a non-denominational reflection. No need to have to be at home to find His message; you can be at the coffee shop, at your desk at work, or wherever God may lead you. You’ll easily be reconnected to what is most important.

Functionality – the Inner Workings of Christ’s Message

In terms of functionality, it is quite simple, reflecting the simplicity of life our Lord had in store for us. After seamlessly downloading onto your device, just click on the app and you’re inside without another thought. No ads, no additional screens. Choose the day if not today, in case you missed one. It features a neat single level navigation bar on top, and feel free to slide over the left chevron to share or rate.

I highly recommend it! Get Faith for Daily Living App and find a different Christian outlook for a different day.

Download via Google Play on your device or here. Check it out in my app store: Christian Android Apps

Go to the developer’s site here.

Humility in Every Day Life

golf christianI’m not the type to be with the establishment. In fact, I’m pretty lame when it comes to rules and street smarts; etiquette and common knowledge; conformity and acceptance. I went golfing with my dad today. In all the time I have [attempted] to play golf, I never knew that you had to wear a collared shirt. I was insulted when I was told I couldn’t play unless I bought a collared shirt. My own wasn’t good enough. Even more so, they said my gym shorts weren’t up to par (no pun intended), but they would let it slide this once. I walked (okay, maybe stormed) out, disappointed, but when my father (a humble deacon) explained calmly these rules, and the way it is, I felt suddenly bad for walking out on the man who told me the rules in the shop.

I went back in after playing 9 horrible holes of golf, and asked for the golf pro’s forgiveness. It didn’t make me feel better. But I think that is a good thing. It humbled me, and I was able to show my love by asking forgiveness of another who I should have been obedient to. Thank you Lord for allowing my heart to not be prideful in my own apparel. Thank you for allowing rules of humanity to show that the goodness of God is still in existence.

Love in Christ,
Peter Silas