Drew meets Boo App Review: The Drum Beats On

Drew meets Boo Christian iPad App A Review of Yet Another Stunning Children’s Story Prepare yourself for the newest installment of Drew’s Dancing Drum, the second in a series of apps aimed at combining lessons of virtue with interactive slides … [Read More…]

Realms of Glory Christian App Review

Realms of Glory Christian App Review Taking the Fiction Out of Christian Sci-Fi How good it feels to embrace God’s gift of the universe, exploring even just the very tip of infinity and beyond! That was one of the many … [Read More…]

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

Park the Ark Christian App Review

Park the Ark Christian App Review An App Created by Truth Gaming, LLC Truth Gaming, LLC has done it again. Not only is this app free, but it is hands down one of the most creative Christian apps I have … [Read More…]

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

Mindscape: Christian Meditation 101

Mindscape Meditation App for iPad Created by Amina Hammond We’ve all heard of meditation, and, for us Christians, it can sometimes be a bit challenging to separate the secularized image that can go along with it. Sure, we know that … [Read More…]

Drew’s Dancing Drum Review: A Simple Message in Christ

Drew’s Dancing Drum Review: A Simple Message in Christ

Bringing to our Children the Meaning of Faith

Drew's Dancing DrumThrough terms one can understand, I am always searching for analogies that represent how one can live in the world, but not of the world. Learning how to use the tools given to us, as adults, in order to assimilate our mission with His will can be challenging to say the least. Sometimes it is through a simple message – through a means more familiar – that we can find just the right concept.

And it is through Drew’s Dancing Drum that not only adults, but children especially, can experience a strong yet simple message and find comfort in our omnipotent and merciful God. An app for iPad and iPhone, Justine Danielle Del Monte and Brandon Chappell bring a fun and engaging story to your home. In 12 slides, a lasting impression is sure to be made on your little one – in addition to yourself. Follow the story of a boy who has so much fun and joy with the toys he is afforded, but yet learns that it will take much more than materials to reveal light when times become dark.

Simple themes, music, fun and even animals: good things of this world are everywhere, butDrew's Dancing Drum nothing can fully bring us happiness but Him, and so this app illustrates (literally!) that one should not take for granted His love and gifts to us. In addition, it displays forgiveness, honoring and trusting your parents, and the presence and importance of family. What better way is there to send these strong messages to our Children, who are the future and the true blind followers of our Lord? The use of engaging apps that take advantage of the modern technology comes full circle with the simple download of a free app to your iPad or iPhone.

It is only with God that anything is possible, and Drew’s Dancing Drum will give your young child a clear picture of how the love that Christ fills us with can impact one in the most basic of ways. It will remind you, also, that there is no need to look too hard for Salvation. The answer could be as rudimentary as a boy’s dancing drum.

A few points on the technology: great graphics, age-appropriate wording and fun music. I loved the functionality of clicking on the puzzle piece to go back to a specific slide. Also, I’ll reveal a hint: click on the title at the beginning for fun acoustics. And finally, at the end, discover a quote from Psalms. I won’t spoil everything, so you must download Drew’s Dancing Drum to discover the final message the author is trying to convey!

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Thoughtree for iOS 7: Organize Your Christian Quotes and Ideas

Thoughtree for iOS 7: Organize Your Christian Quotes and Ideas

A Review on the Newest Organization App for Christian iPad/iPhone: Thoughtree

5 out of 5 crosses

ThoughtreeHave you ever been reading, inspired by thoughts of your faith, and wishing to capture the messages you hear so that you can remember them and share with those who you know? I know I have been there, and a pad of paper can get messy real fast.

An award winning app, Thoughtree, designed for both iPhone and iPad, is an app that I was introduced to recently that may be just the solution. A piece of technology that, while not specifically an app with a Christian mission in and of itself, is yet another modern tool that can be used for good. A tool that we can use, which does not fit into the categories of risky immoral technology that those who swear by tradition would otherwise have it in… ok, maybe I am taking this a bit too far… never-mind then, just try it out!

With ThoughtreeThoughtree you can easily organize your thoughts, quotes, verses, references… the list goes on. Tip: Start by clicking on the gear icon and tap the plus sign on the top right to add a new category, before you are able to add a new thought. Before you know it, you will have plenty of categories and thoughts that you will no longer have to memorize! I know I have been in church plenty of times, being distracted by the next chapter in my book that I thought about on the drive over. Now I can enter it (once I stop driving) first in my Thoughtree app for iPad, and relax. When you get back to it, easily search for your thought and watch results via an interactive search list appear or disappear as you type in letters.

From a tech point of view, it is intuitive but I can see how it may be a bit challenging for some who are not savvy with technology or are new to their iPhone or iPad. Have patience – practice your virtues!

The best part about this app is that it is (at least right now) free. And there is a lot more with it left to discover, beyond the few pieces I wrote about (sharing with social media, time stamps, etc.)

I rate this 5 out of 5 crosses. Find out how to get it:

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Love in Christ,
Peter Silas

Three Wise Queens Review: Attracting All Audiences

Three Wise Queens Review: Attracting All Audiences

A Review on an iPad Story App

5 out of 5 crosses

three wise queensThree Wise Queens is an app of a whole different nature, which I had yet to review one like it. A storyline, it presents a perspective on a well-known scriptural event that is geared toward several audiences.

Based on The Three Wise Men, this app brings into your home a beautifully designed story that follows the wives of each king, and focuses on their contributions and point of view during the events that led the strangers from distant lands to Jesus who laid in the manger. From following this complete story via an iPad app, I not only got my daily dose of experiencing more in the world of Christian technology, but I also was able to glean something very important. It was not just the kings who were led to Jesus: it was all of us through our spiritual connection in Christ that were brought to Him. And so this app was outstanding in that beneath the lines it was able to capture not only the female and child audiences, but brought with it a strong message of our brotherly and sisterly connection with one another in His birth.

The graphics were outstanding and second to none. The audio was fitting and Three Wise Queens Angelengaging. The story itself did not fall short of substantial content, and it was engaging at the same time as you could click on the image of an angel to have it read to you. The only technical drawback was that, being quite lengthy, I was looking for a link back to the start once I reached the end of the story but could not find one.

I urge you all to try out this innovative take on a well known event in biblical history! Your child is sure to add this to their list of stories that, whether during the day or for bedtime, are going to want to hear it more than once. I rate this 5/5 crosses!

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Love in Christ,
Peter Silas