Book Review on Flawless

Book Review by the Evangelical Times

It’s rare in these days to see someone coming to Christ ‘from out of the world’. But Victoria Kulczycka’s testimony of her conversion in 2011 is a welcome proof of God’s power to save whomever, whenever, and however he chooses.

The author’s story featured in last December’s Evangelical Times, but is here fleshed out in fuller detail, including her unbelieving childhood in Yorkshire and her move to seek stardom in Hollywood. Her increasing success and associated party lifestyle are what many people dream of. Yet the aching dissatisfaction she felt was God’s way of preparing her for a sudden transition from complete unbelief to a vibrant Christian faith – literally overnight. – See full review here

If you are going through difficult times, find hope through the author’s testimony and experiences of God’s grace in her life. Flawless by Victoria Kalzyka is available now!

 

 

Review of Evidence For Conviction

Evidence For Conviction – A Detectives Journey Into Examining The Credibility Of The Christian Faith by @randal.porter is a book that explores the evidence of topics such as grace, Jesus and the resurrection.

At the time of writing I had spent the best part of 17 years investigating crime. The business end of what law enforcement officers do is present evidence before a court with the objective of achieving a conviction so that justice can be served. However there is another meaning for the word conviction. That deep feeling of trust we can develop that makes us believe something to be true and right. Sometimes that feeling runs very deep indeed, and it is that deep feeling that Christianity is a plausible evidence based faith based on historical factual events, that has inspired the title of this book.

Review

Firstly I must say that I know Randal to be a sound man of God and one that is unwavering in his faith. It is on this faith that he has stepped out to write about such personal and deep experiences, something most of us only dream about doing.
This book has come at an important time in my life. The very title has challenged my level of faith in many ways. Reading this book you will find inspiration and encouragement. It will challenge your thinking on the Holy Scriptures, The Holy Trinity, Life and Death, Heaven and Hell.
Once I began reading Evidence For Conviction, I found it hard to put down. Every free moment I had, I found myself reaching for this book. Randal has clearly written from the heart as well as a police officer filled with the Spirit of God. If you are not a believer in God, then I challenge you to read this book and remain where you are. If you are already a Christian, then you too can be enlightened and have your level of knowledge increased as you read.
I hope and pray that A Seed of Faith finds its way into Schools, Colleges, homes and churches worldwide. It is a much needed resource and a great introduction to the Christian faith.
My prayer for you the reader, is that you are blessed beyond measure as you read and search your heart. My prayer for the writer Randal, is that you pray for inspiration to write a follow up as soon as possible.
Michael Smith MBE

Evidence for Conviction is available now!

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Kingdom Publishers are open to submissions, with a Christian fiction and non fiction theme, that are inline with God’s word. We accept manuscripts of 5,000-50,000 words, for publication and will not read anything outside the literary genre. Response times can vary and can take up to 6 weeks, so please remain patient during the review process.

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Extract from Maid for a Purpose

Maid for a Purpose by Carol Stanley is a beautiful story about a young girl, living in the biblical age of the prophets who is captured by bandits and taken to a strange land.

Here is an extract from the book:

Chapter One – Humble Beginnings

Roza heaved a big sigh and shuddered slightly. She had woken up suddenly with an uneasy feeling that something awful was about to happen. In the darkness she strained her ears for unusual noises, but all was quiet. She was used to the sound of the night insects and an occasional screech owl; cats and dogs were often vocal too. It was footsteps or creaking floorboards that she was hoping not to hear. As she lay there, feeling anxious, her mind wandered back over the events of the last few weeks. Groups of Syrian bandits had been crossing into Israel raiding rural dwellings and destroying crops, also taking livestock. Some shepherds had been killed defending their flocks of sheep and goats. Her parents had forbidden her to wander alone in the fields in case of kidnap.

Roza was thirteen years of age. She was a beautiful girl, the gentle curves of her body beginning to form. Long black hair, deep brown eyes and a smooth olive skin were her main attractions. Clad in her long dresses, with a veil about her head, she was often seen carrying water from the well, feeding the goats and sweeping the courtyard of her house. Her friends envied her slim figure and small features: a curved mouth that always seemed to be smiling; a finely shaped nose; eyes that made many boys hearts melt. She had a quiet manner about her; slightly shy she was always polite but could be quite outspoken if necessary. This sometimes got her into trouble as in her culture females were not encouraged to express opinions, especially in the presence of men. She thought about things a lot and had ideas of what she wanted to do with her life. Once, Roza had spoken out in front of her parents.

“Why can’t I do all the things that boys do?” she had complained. One look from her father had silenced her.
“Be content with your life girl,” he had said sternly. “God has made you a woman so be glad and do not moan!”

Maid for Purpose by Carol Stanley is available now!

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Extract from Building Our Faith Walk

This epidemic has shattered many of our dreams and hopes for 2020 but we know that God is in control despite coronavirus. Building Our Faith Walk by Janet Wilson encourages us to connect and find meaning in our experiences, through poetry. God inspired Janet to write these poems to bring hope and encouragement to all those that have suffered one way or another. The proceeds of this book will be donated to the NHS (National Health Service) in the UK for the remarkable work they have done being in the frontline.

1. THE VALLEY OF TEARS

This, at that time, was a cry to God to
help me through the pain of bereavement
after being denied access to my mother
and two children who themselves had
to adhere to the rules of the church as regards
complete separation from the world,
believing, as I once did, that their church’s
demands were justifiable and that complete
separation was the only way to please Christ.

THE VALLEY OF TEARS
I stand in the valley, the valley of tears,
Calling my God, who’s the Ancient of years,
He say’s I’m his child, it will all work for good,
And all in his presence will be understood,
Reflecting life’s sorrows one day will I see,
This road that I tread God had planned it for me?

It’s hard to hold on when my faith is so weak,
Strengthen me now, Lord, your presence I seek,
O God of all ages, O God of my past,
O God of my future on thee I am cast,
Bring joy in my darkness and peace in this storm,
Hold me and keep me with hope for the dawn.

My Shepherd and Saviour, my Guide and my God,
Let me bend to your will, your staff and your rod,
Bring light to my way as I walk through the dark,
With a sense of your love that will lighten my heart,
Let me feel, let me know that your still at my side,
Let your peace overcome all this hurt that’s inside.

Shine a light in my darkness; bring peace to my pain,
Show me your presence; come closer again,
Roll back the clouds that your face may appear,
Or a touch of your hand to prove you are near,
A beacon of hope, a word from your throne,
Prove I’m wrapped in your arms and I don’t walk alone.

Help me to trust you, to trust in your love,
To feel you are near not remote far above,
Though waters are raging they will not consume,
Through rejection and sadness, please, see I reach home,
Show me your promises, trusted and sure,
Hold me and keep me and help me endure.

Then let me praise through the height of the storm,
Though mingled with sadness let joy be reborn,
Let me walk through this valley accepting your will,
Knowing you love me and walk with me still,
Help me remember, each crisis in life,
Your presence, Lord Jesus, will always suffice.

– Extract from Building Our Faith Walk, Janet Wilson

 

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Extract from Freedom From Fear

If you want to break free from fear read Freedom from Fear by Kennedy R. Tajudeen who delves into how to break free from the bondage that Fear has over our lives; and to live in God’s truth!

Here is an extract from the book:

On January 19, 2010 while Ghana was enjoying her usual atmosphere of peace and tranquility, suddenly, there was a rumor of imminent earthquakes. Within a twinkle of an eye the news had spread around the streets, corners and communities of our nation. Everybody was engulfed with the fear of death, loss of goods and property. Nobody found comfort anymore in the comfort of their homes. Most Christians left their homes and resolved to live in their church premises to escape the devastation of the earthquakes. Those believers did not realize that safety and protection from the troubles of life is not in any church building but in Jesus Christ and in Him alone.
“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely, he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday” (Psalms 91:1-6).
These verses of scripture clearly explain the truth about the PLACE of safety and protection. There is a place called the SECRET PLACE of the Most High God. In that secret place, God provides safety, deliverance, protection, and security for those who trust in HIM. That SECRET PLACE is Jesus Christ who is the embodiment of truth (Psalms 91:4). David said, “God’s truth shall be his shield and buckler; that truth also represents God’s word. His word, the Bible, is the only truth.”
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).
Jesus openly declared in this verse that He is the truth and not a truth.

– Extract from Freedom of Fear, Kennedy R. Tajudeen

 

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