Drew and Boo Adopt Lou & Sue Review

 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. … [Read More…]

Drew and the Cyber Bully Review

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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

Chasing God by Angie Smith Review

Chasing God by Angie Smith Review

A Christian Inspirational Book Review by Peter Silas


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Humility and Humbleness. Honest and Real. These are all qualities that the author Angie Smith exhibits in her book Chasing God, an inspirational book that will show you just what it means to discover Him for Him and not for you.

It’s the difference between following and chasing. Highly poetic & extremely well written, this author is very articulate while able to speak to an audience just wanting to hear something in layman’s terms. Clearly, Angie Smith is in touch with her faith and called to share it with us all. I recommend this book to all who are looking to make sense of their journey in a tangible way toward Him.

Love in Christ,
Peter Silas

God is Able Review by Peter Silas

God is Able Review by Peter Silas

God is Able by Priscilla Shirer: Review by Peter Silas


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God is Able
by Priscilla Shirer explains exactly why the author is on the New York Times Best-Selling List. Looking for a taste of the inspiration that the Holy Spirit has to offer? Look no further.

She captures your attention from the beginning. Speaking directly to you, and to everyone like you. Those who have struggled to keep the power of God in the forefront of their minds. How creative this is, and it is only the beginning of the book. Wait until you hear of the miracles that continue in modern times!

God is Able ReviewThrough her voice, Priscilla Shirer guides you back into the realms of possibility that you perhaps once knew; the realms that we know are only possible through the great power of our Almighty Savior and the Holy Trinity. I abstracted one theme. This theme was successfully molded via Scripture, experience, story and hope and thus translated into one message for her audience: there is always hope where God is, and God is everywhere.

There are many eBooks out there that are based on inspirational quotes, stories of miracles and hope for the future. But few are written so that you can feel the experience through the author and his or her eyes. Get this book now and find out exactly how happy I was to read this. God speaks through all of us. We are His vessels for spreading the Word, and it is up to us to listen to one who has a few words to share.

Love in Christ,
Peter Silas

Whispers of Hope: Each Day is an Answer

Review of Whispers of Hope

Whispers of Hope: 10 Weeks of Devotional Prayer by Beth Moore


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Whispers of Hope by Beth Moore led me to one conclusion: each day is an answer. And, in 70 days, you will have mastered her personalized algorithm of praying to Him if you can commit just a half an hour each time.

Using her P.R.A.I.S.E. format, Beth Moore successfully portrays a tangible method of reaching your prayer goals that perhaps you have found difficult to meet, whether because you could not find the time, method or simply felt disconnected. Through excitement and direction, you will be guided through praise, repentance, acknowledgement, intercession, supplication, and equipping. It matters not your denomination: I found this to be indisputably filled with the love of Christ.

whispers of hopeThe introduction just takes minutes to read through, and you are well on your way to starting day number one. Each day gives you a unique Scripture reading followed by relevant thoughts for the day. Then, you have a creative space to jot down what comes to mind and reflect through Beth Moore’s powerful format.

In these times we find ourselves in, prayer is our best friend. It guides us when we are lost. It re-centers us when we feel to be on the brink of defeat. The secular world makes it challenging to focus on Him during silence and we may find thoughts racing through our minds, but works such as Whispers of Hope by Beth Moore is exactly what we need to know that Christ is reachable within a few minutes of our time.

Love in Christ,
Peter Silas

The Worship KenBook: Merging Music and Ministry

Review of The Worship Kenbook

The Worship Kenbook: Merging Music and Ministry

5 out of 5 crosses

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The Worship Kenbook leads to the re-centering of a seeker’s faith to basic principles and values, which we can remember in our minds and instill in our hearts, and furthermore find a path toward the utilization of God-given skills.

Being a true “dummy” to the concept of worship ministry, this book was a perfect fit for me to read. In fact, I am such a novice to the idea, the picture of the guitar on the cover did not even clue me in to the fact that The Worship Kenbook gives powerful insight into the world of ministry through music. Part of this is probably related to the fact that I have been attending an Orthodox Christian service for so many years: being so connected to His Tradition through my church’s traditions I sometimes lose sight of other means to connect to Him and lead others to the Light of love. Thank you, Gangai Victor, for helping to humble me.

The book, a relatively quick and easy read for the one-hundred-and-twenty-some-odd pages that Kindle claims it to be, starts off with a prayer. I really Prayerliked this, as throughout the book I was able be more attentive to the concept of prayer that Mr. Victor so often made mention of, stressing its central importance in our life in the Church, God and all we do in the world. From there, it goes right into the DNA of the Church and briefs on various concepts, such as knowing about worship vs. actually worshiping. What a great way to bring one back to the basic foundations and purpose of each here on earth! Additionally, the author frequently backs his message up with quotes. Remaining objective with this is hard, of course. Many of you may be familiar with the unlimited interpretations of verses out there. And some of you may not agree with this… but I myself can’t deny that Scripture is one tool given to us that cannot be overlooked, just as I would look toward stories of saints and the like. Gangai Victor is able to stay objective without pushing any particular denominational theme. I was quite comfortable with what I was reading. My point here is that I would challenge any one of you reading this review to read this book and tell me you were not able to connect in some way! Especially with him using his own life story to connect to the general audience.Another important concept he outlines is one’s heart being in the worship, verses “fake” worship. One being able to distinguish the one from the other is what leads a “Christian” to cross the invisible line of giving one’s self to the Lord and living according to Him. Once again, through sharing his own experience, the reader is given clear examples along with both Scripture and practicality to hopefully unlock their heart during their next worship session with God; whether it be prayer, service or doing a deed that is good in His eyes, the potential to grow is now given to the reader. I have spoken in other posts of how we tend to ignore obvious signs and feel we never hear His voice. But God speaks through all of us, to help each other move toward His likeness utilizing the image of God.

As I continued reading, I was surprised and this is when I realized what it was I was actually reading about. Using the previous chapters, Gangai Victor is really building a strong foundation for who this book is really written for (his dedication clearly states this). For those worship ministers, you now have clear principles to help guide you. Knowledge and love in Christ I would certainly say will bring one’s talents to fruition. And, although I feel that even the most humble fools for Christ can also lead an inspire others in ways aside from displaying earthly, blessings and gifts, the end result in what the author is giving the audience is very unique and is sure to bring another minister to realize their full potential through his careful, thoughtful and intellectual ways of presenting a clear program to follow.

Toward the end of The Worship Kenbook, I was particularly impressed with the reinforcement of humbleness and abstinence from pride while leading others. Mr. Victor’s wisdom in both experience and heart bring a smile to my face as now we have an additional insight into using tools to “live in the world, not of the world” and share our common path in Christ with one another. 5/5 crosses given for this eBook indeed.

Love in Christ,
Peter Silas

At This Mountain Long Enough Review

Review of At This Mountain Long Enough

A Review on a Christian eBook that Brings a New Light

5 out of 5 crosses
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At This Mountain Long Enough is an inspiring Christian eBook that, although geared toward women who are looking for a resource for realizing their true beauty through the image of God, also resonated with me. For those of you familiar with the Prologue from Ochrid, At This Mountain Long Enough would be a clear example of a modern-era collection of faith based writings that combines real life stories, scripture and interpretation that is sure to revive your perspective on who you are in relation to our Lord. Not only did the extensive originality bring me peaceful hope for difficult times, but this devotional guide also revealed to me the many struggles women live through and the pressures they face, which make difficult an openness to the Lord’s grace. But this is no more: with her unique writing format, Heather Barker buries the ways of complacency and sorrow that a woman must entertain on a daily basis using humor, insight and real experience.

Approximately 73 pages in print length, the end comes rather too soon; each excerpt shares with a reader a rich perspective that flows in an easy to read compilation and, before you know it, you’ve completed this work after being transported there and back again from a harmonious utopia. I recommend this eBook to not only all women, but also to those who are looking to understand a bit more about how the visible world can stand in the way of attaining union through the invisible. My blog is founded on principles of connecting to the invisible through the visible, and so I was truly excited to read a whole new take on real barriers that affect a path in Christ. Make sure to at the very least check out the example pages of At This Mountain Long Enough by clicking on the image above!

5/5 crosses!

Love in Christ,
Peter Silas