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

2 by 2 Review: A Christian Android App with a New Concept

2 by 2 Review: A Christian Android App

A Review on the Newest Concept for Christian Android Apps: Noah’s Ark for Kids 2 by 2

5 out of 5 crosses

2 by 2 for kids2 by 2 is a new kid’s Christian app for Android that I am thrilled to have had sent my way: a neat, hip, unique and highly functioning tool that can enhance memory skills – from a Christian perspective – is definitely a rare find to offset the overabundance of run-of-the-mill bible verse apps.

Based on Noah’s Ark and “2 of each species,” this app worked seamlessly from the beginning of my trial straight through the end. Starting at an appropriate level, I began my journey toward maxing out my memory skills by choosing a card to flip over that would reveal an animal. Once revealed, it returned to a face down position and waited for my next move to find the matching animal behind the other cards. The concept seems straight forward, as most of us have seen the physical versions of memory match cards. But this app made it so interactive, I could not put it down for the next hour. Once successful within the given frame of time, you move onto the next level, and also gain “store points” if able to flawlessly match the cards. The points allow you to purchase hints and tools that will give you a chance to get out of trouble later in the game.

I’d compare and contrast this app to Luminosity’s memory enhancing computer games. 2 by 2 Memory Game for AndroidAllowing your child to increase their brain functioning skills while having fun can be found in both, but with the 2 by 2 app for Android you have easy to push buttons, clear and motivating sound effects and music, as well as tips, instructions and bonuses to boot. All within the reach and each of a smartphone that can be carried on long trips, or even better, when you need a moment to think and need to keep your son or daughter occupied for a few minutes! How often can this opportunity be something that has a Christian point of view to it? Try this app out to let your kid test out God’s gift of mind.

The free version does come with ads, but they are small and don’t get in the way. I didn’t notice them past the next few levels. Too focused on getting 2 of each animal on board before Noah departs for safety!

I rate this 5 out of 5 crosses, and would give it 6 if I could. Get it now!

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Love in Christ,
Peter Silas

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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

There Be Dragons Review

There Be Dragons Review

A Review on a Christian-based Movie that is More than Meets the Eye

4 of 5 crosses
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There Be Dragons, a movie from 2011 that is based on true events from the Spanish Civil War, unfolds a story of a man who discovers that his father has historical ties to [St.] Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer. Escrivá, eligible for canonization, is who brings an additional layer to this movie: this historical figure is known as the founder of a particular Roman Catholic organization known as Opus Dei.
I recommend There Be Dragons first because it brings several various components of human nature to the table: combining both facets of the image of God and of sin. Love, distrust, friendship, war, virtues and turmoil all make up this movie that is sure to leave your mind filled with not just the basic tenets of faithfulness, but also the forgiveness and loving nature of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ.

The premise of There be Dragons is one that is sympathetic to Escrivá and those who were closest to him. As you might read elsewhere, it takes a completely different approach to describing his organization compared to that found in Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code starring Tom Hanks. I recommend this movie as instead of discovering conspiracy deep within the roots of those who represent faith, a keen eye will find the Holy Spirit glowing and abiding where all human folly and darkness would otherwise be prevalent. From my review of There Be Dragons I present the rating 4/5 crosses.

Love in Christ,
Peter Silas