Seek The Truth

by Giselle Aguiar, Award-Winning, Christian Author

Jesus said, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me," and "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him." (John 14:2; 3:16-17)

Seek The Truth - by Giselle Aguiar, Award-Winning, Christian Author

Book Review: His Steadfast Love

This entry is part 5 of 17 in the series Reviews
His Steadfast Love

I love historical romances and His Steadfast Love by Golden Keyes Parsons met my expectations – strong characters, good story lines and it takes you deep into the drama of the American Civil War.

Amanda Belle, the daughter of a preacher in southwest Texas, falls for a Union Officer, Captain Kent Littlefield, just before the start of the Civil War in 1861.

Her Father disapproves of their relationship and forbids her from communicating with him once the war begins and leaves to serve. Her brother, Daniel, goes to fight for the South and runs into Kent on the battlefield.

Kent is later wounded and recoups at the Belles’ house as his soldiers invade the house and the whole town. As Amanda nurses him back to health, their love solidifies and they vow to marry after the war regardless of her father’s feelings. She also vowed to her mother on her deathbed that she would take care of her 3 younger sisters. Could she leave her family and her commitment to them to marry Kent? She never thought she’d marry at all!

Amanda overhears Kent speaking with one of his officers about the Union Army’s plan to occupy Texas and is torn between her loyalty to him and her loyalty to the South. Should she take that information to her uncle who’s an officer at the Confederate Army headquarters in Austin or should she not? Will what she knows ultimately hurt Kent if she tells her uncle? Was God on the side of the South or the North?

Her decision is one of the turning points of the story. With the horrors of the war, Amanda, questioned God and her faith. She had many other decisions to make that would affect not just herself, but several people.

All in all, it’s a story of love, steadfast love of God and of a man and woman.

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Great Blessings!
Soli Deo Gloria!
Giselle Aguiar
Award-Winning Christian Author
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Review: “The Final Summit”

This entry is part 4 of 17 in the series Reviews


I joined the “BookSneeze” family of reviewers last month and I chose “The Final Summit” for my first book. I was in the middle of 2 other books so I set it aside not paying much attention to it.

I attended the Women of Faith Conference in Phoenix Sept. 23-24 and one of the speakers was Andy Andrews. I had never heard of him. He was funny and told interesting stories including the “Butterfly Effect”. I could tell he was a history buff like me.

Low and behold, when I pick up “The Final Summit” to read the following week, I see the author is none other than Andy Andrews.

I find history fascinating. There are epic pivotal points where someone’s split-second decision to do something changed the course of history, including the outcome of wars.

Imagine the greatest amphitheater with the greatest minds and historical figures of the world gathered together to discover the answer to a question to save humanity: “What does humanity need to do, individually and collectively, to restore itself to the pathway toward successful civilization?”

Is it about success? Wisdom? Courage? Building Character? The answer is simple and will surprise you.

David Ponder is an elderly businessman having fallen into financial trouble. But his uniqueness is that he’s a “traveler” – a time traveler – having had the opportunity to go back in time to great points in history and meet people like Anne Frank, King Solomon, and Abe Lincoln.

In these travels he collected the “Seven Decisions” – 7 essential decisions that every person can make in their lives to in how they choose to live. The travels were lead by the Archangel Gabriel.

Gabriel appears to him and tells him that he’s going to be the head of the summit and the task of the summit was to answer the question that will save humanity.

I found it a bit confusing at first, but rather intriguing as I went on. The summit had rules. David had 5 chances to determine the answer and present it to Gabriel. He could call a “traveler,” as these great minds were called, for each of the 5 tries. Apparently, these folks had also traveled through time.

Though this is a work of fiction, the historical “back stories” of the characters (historical figures) are true. We meet Winston Churchill, Joan of Arc, King David and a couple little-known folks who played vital roles in 2 wars.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who like philosophy, history and is looking for answers to “What does humanity need to do, individually and collectively, to restore itself to the pathway toward successful civilization?”

Great Blessings!
Soli Deo Gloria!
Giselle Aguiar
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Award Winning Christian Author
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Review: Pompeii: City on Fire: A Novel (Paperback)

This entry is part 3 of 17 in the series Reviews


Pompeii: City on Fire: A Novel (Paperback) By T. L. Higley


I literrally stumbled upon this title when I was looking for ways to market my own novel, “Deo Volente! (God Willing):Love in the First Century.” My story ends in Pompeii with Vesuvius erupting and so does this one. It released the month before mine and I had to read it. The stories are different. “Pompeii – City on Fire” is the story of a teenage Jewish girl taken prisoner after the Romans destroyed Jerusalem in 70 AD and is sold into slavery and taken toRome. Trying to escape, she sees the opportunity in switching identities with a young gladiator trainee and eventually ends up in Pompeii just before Vesuvius erupts in 79 AD. Having thoroughly research that era myself, I was impressed that the author was historically accurate. Tho many of the most interesting details of the events of Vesuvius’ eruption that I cover in my story were left out.



God Bless,
Soli Deo Gloria!
Giselle Aguiar
Award Winning Christian Author
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Review: The Centurion’s Wife (Acts of Faith, Book 1)

This entry is part 2 of 17 in the series Reviews


The Centurion’s Wife (Acts of Faith, Book 1) by Janette Oke and David Bunn

I’ve read several of Oke/Bunn’s novels and this one caught my eye as it’s in the same genre as my book, Deo Volente! (God Willing): Love in the first century. As a history buff and a Christians I started writing asking the question “what would it have been like to live in the first century among Jesus’ early followers and builders of the first churches?” “The Centurion’s Wife” does just that. I takes you to the time right after that Easter Sunday morning as Pontius Pilot and his wife Procula each send “spies” to investigate the death and mysterious disappearance of “the prophet” and to find out if the Jews are planning a revolt. Pilot’s spy is Alban, the centurion who is betrothed to Procula’s spy, Leah. Each mix and mingle with Jesus’ followers and dutifully report back to their respective masters. The title is a bit of misnomer since Leah is really the centurion’s betrothed not his wife. This is a first in a trilogy. I will read the others.




God Bless,
Soli Deo Gloria!
Giselle Aguiar
Award Winning Christian Author
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Review: The Coming Economic Armageddon

This entry is part 1 of 17 in the series Reviews

The Coming Economic Armageddon: What Bible Prophecy Warns about the New Global EconomyThe Coming Economic Armageddon: What Bible Prophecy Warns about the New Global Economy (Paperback) by Dr. David Jeremiah

David Jeremiah is one of my favorite TV evangelists. “The Coming Economic Armageddon” is a must read. It’s an eye-opening account of the economic reality that is facing our nation and our world. As someone who worked in finance, I am attuned to the economic and business news and Dr. Jeremiah’s predictions are right on. It’s going to get worse before it gets better and it probably won’t get better until after Jesus returns.

God Bless,
Soli Deo Gloria!
Giselle Aguiar
Award Winning Christian Author
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