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

Review: Invasion (A C.H.A.O.S. Novel)

This entry is part 6 of 17 in the series Reviews

I got into BookSneeze to get free books if I blogged a review. My favorite genre is historical fiction/romances and I had read all the ones they had available so I tried “Invasion” because I enjoy a good sci-fi novel every so often. Not this one. First, I’m not a comic book fan and second, I don’t particularly care for teen fiction.

It’s the story of a young man whose parents are killed in a car accident and he slowly figures out that his grandfather is the “Phantom Flyer” who used futuristic weapons during World War II. These weapons had been brought to earth by aliens who use “portals” to travel from their planets to earth. (Gee, sounds a bit like “Stargate”.)

Except the historian in me didn’t buy the laser weapons or the flying backpack in WWII.

In all honesty, I got halfway through and gave up.

Not my cup of tea, but if you like sci-fi comic books, you might like this.

If you enjoy historical fiction, you’ll love Giselle’s award-winning Christian novel: Deo Volente! (God Willing): Love in the First Century a historical novel about the early church check it out! $1 from the sale of each book – no matter what format, benefits StreetLight Phoenix to help eradicate child sex slavery. www.giselleaguiar.com/novel1


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
http://giselleaguiar.com/novel1
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
www.giselleaguiar.com/novel1
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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
www.giselleaguiar.com/novel1
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Doubly Blessed Today!

This entry is part 9 of 14 in the series God the Provider

Next week (9/23-24) is the Women of Faith Conference in Phoenix. I’ve been trying every which way to reach their organization to see if I could get some recognition about being the 2nd place winner of their writing contest. I mean if it weren’t for last year’s conference, I wouldn’t have known about the contest.

Finally today, I got an email from the gal who’s in charge of the media and though she said that they can’t acknowledge me from the stage, she will interview me, get a few pix and put me on their Facebook page. There’s also a local blogger who’ll be writing about the conference who’ll be contacting me for an interview.

Yay, God! He came through!

After work I drive up to see my chiropractor and I made a deal – an adjustment for a signed hardcover copy of my novel. As I was going in and she was commenting how exciting it was to have the book, a patient coming out saw it. I gave her one of my bookmarks and she’s going to mention it in her Christian Preschool’s newsletter.

Heavenly timing? You bet!

Thank you, Lord for the blessings today. I am content and at peace in you love and kindness.

May you see God’s blessings every day in your life also.

Further Reading: God’s Timing

Soli Deo Gloria!
Giselle Aguiar
Award-Winning Christian Author
www.giselleaguiar.com/novel1
Follow Giselle on Twitter
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