Tuesday, June 24, 2014


“It would be wonderful if we were all able to get our entire worth and identity from being a child of the King, but it doesn’t always work that way.”
The Spirit Bridge, page 19

Scripture teaches time and again that when we are at our weakest, then we are strong.  Because it is in those moments of absolute surrender that the King of the universe can fully have His way with us.

What is left unsaid, or is at least tacitly ignored, is the converse of that statement; “When I am strong – in my own strength, in my own will, in my own agenda – that is when I am at my most vulnerable.”  And that “strength” usually arrives at the awards ceremony.  You know, when you’ve beaten the competition, when you’ve reached (exceeded?) your goal, when you’ve crossed the final hurdle and are basking in the warmth of well-wishers and accolades.

The Warriors Riding are indeed, riding – riding the crest of the latest success in their spiritual battles.  Yet, as in all types of warfare, there are casualties.  The Song, Brandon Scott, sacrificed his most powerful, most personal part of his being – his voice – for The Leader.  Now, with nothing to sing about, he is on the ropes.  And on the edge of returning his Membership Card for The Warriors Riding.  However,  The Temple – Reece Roth – has discerned that The Song is critical in the next spiritual engagement.  He just hasn’t discerned whether Brandon will ever return.

The street-magician Simon is racing to remember his past before his ignorance obliterates his destiny,  And Miyo, a brash young warrior with advanced knowledge of spiritual realities and supernatural armor even Reece doesn’t know about, will be pivotal in the final war against The Warriors Riding.

If only the Warriors knew which side Simon and Miyo were truly on.

Probably the only draw-back with this book is, with so many references and nuances to the previous two books, it’s difficult to promote it as “stand-alone.”  That having been said, James Rubart has crafted a series on spiritual warfare that is so mesmerizing, and yet so authentic in its scriptural basis, that you should really desire to obtain the complete series.  With a Study Guide at the end of the book to launch small-group discussion, the conclusion of The Well Spring Series takes the reader deeper yet into an understanding of The Enemy, and echoes again the words of the powerful hymn by Martin Luther:
The prince of Darkness grim, 
We tremble not for him; 
His rage we can endure, 
For lo, his doom is sure, 
One little word shall fell him.

5 stars for a message that needs to be heard by James L. Rubart

James Rubart
ISBN 978-1-4016-8609-3
Fiction / Christian / Suspense
Thomas Nelson
371 pages
$15.99 U.S.

Friday, June 13, 2014


Don't miss the first book, Raptor 6, in Ronie Kendig's new Quiet Professionals series. Ronie combines a dangerous romance and explosive action for a thrilling and satisfying ride. "Lock and load for this Spec Op, fighting under God’s 'rules of engagement.'" —Bob Hamer, veteran FBI undercover agent and award-winning author

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The heart doesn’t choose an appropriate moment to stake its claim.

That much Captain Dean “Raptor Six” Watters finds out in one big hurry.  He and his team are situated in an area where tensions are high, and millions of lives hang in the balance.  Ten military super-secure computers have “gone missing,” and the military intelligence contained in their memories is close to being on the open-market.

Zahrah Zarrick, a missionary teacher to Afghan children, is the unwitting key to this modern-day Pandora’s Box.  While her heart is on her sleeve for the children she’s teaching, her expertise in quantum cryptology makes her the prime target for the hackers who are committed to the downfall of the United States.

Raptor Six and his team are playing catch-up, as Zahrah disappears before they can make contact.  With the clock ticking, Dean is finally coming to grips with the stakes that are at hand in this game – and the fact that his heart is “all in” just makes this one hand he cannot afford to lose.

Ronie Kendig writes with a passion for Special Forces and their cause without reservation or apology.  While some of the foreign language words and phrases are difficult to grasp at first, and with a glossary dedicated only to military terminology and acronyms, it was a bit difficult for me to get a handle on some of the communication.  However, the context eventually sorted it out for me; it just takes a little work.  Which compels the dedicated reader to pay that much more attention.  New from @RonieKendig | Raptor 6! Enter to win a Kindle HDX.With Ronie Kendig at the helm – is this really a bad thing?

5 stars for Special Ops action, suspense and a passion for others by Ronie Kendig!

Raptor Six
ISBN 978-1-61626-040-8
Shiloh Run Press
349 pages
$12.99 U.S.