This is the first of a new series of short book I'm writing about very specific topics geared toward a quick view of the subject matter.
Your point of view has everything to do with the choices you make. The choices you make have everything to do with where you are in life. Some may argue, "Not always. Sometimes life throws you a curveball." Of course, many thing in life come without notice and without consent, but again, it's how we respond to those curveballs that make or break our path. Attaining and maintaining a Kingdom-of-God perspective at all times will allow us to actually thrive through the worst of times. People's biggest downfall in this life is not the circumstances, but how we perceive them. After all, perception is reality. How we perceive things has a direct effect on how we respond.
Throughout life, it is inevitable to be hit head-on with tough situations that produce a need to talk ourselves off a proverbial ledge from which we’d like to jump! Life isn’t smooth as depicted in works of fiction. Life has a million and one unexpected twists and turns and they can cause one, invariably, to want to inflict bodily harm to self or someone else, say things they ought not, run away, or even bring a sudden end to their life or another’s. Life is hard because we live on a planet condemned since The Fall of Man and it can cause a person to experience surges of mass emotions that are not controlled by Holy Spirit.
In these situations, one must choose to mature into a place in Christ where it is possible to talk ourselves down without waiting for someone to come to our aid; sometimes there simply isn’t anyone available. These are the times where we grow if we so choose. These are the times where we can stop being dependent upon others to do for us what we who are hidden in Christ ought to be able to do for ourselves given the fact that Christ, who is our all-in-all, is the very breath we breathe. Holy Spirit is our comforter, our balance, our sanity, our calm and every other thing required to conduct ourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. He encompasses everything required to encourage ourselves back into sanity, balance, peace, rest and a desire to move forward in His power.
This book is written so as to give some guidance of how to do just that: talk yourself off the internal ledges of life from which we'd like to jump.
Rating: 5.0 stars
Award Winning: Finalist
Reviewed by Anne B. of Readers' Favorite International Book Contest
Discovering the Person of Holy Spirit by Alexys V. Wolf, is a spiritual journey to discover who the Holy Spirit is and the role He plays in our lives. Much like the author, I grew up in a mainstream traditional denomination where the Spirit was stifled. We rarely ever discussed the Spirit. I grew up very uncomfortable with such talk. I praise God that it is no longer true. Scripture tells us that Holy Spirit was sent to dwell within us and to be our comforter. He lives within us. This is where the Trinity comes in: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Much of what Mrs. Wolf leads the reader toward is total submission to the will of the Lord. Let’s face it, most of us are not sure we want to submit. In fact, we know we don’t want to submit; it seems to be against our human nature. We want to be independent and self-sufficient. What we have forgotten is that God created everything and without Him we would not be here. The author defines who the Spirit is and the role He plays in our lives. I particularly enjoyed the section on the Fruit of the Spirit. I was also very interested in Chapter 11: Angels and Demons: Do You Really Believe?” She writes, “The common Christian has become desensitized about the spirit-realm and its validity in today’s society.” Wolf points out that Satan has accomplished his task by desensitizing Christians.
Mrs. Wolf's book is well organized and well researched. She uses much Scripture to back her thesis. She ends each chapter with a prayer. This book's format is a reference guide. I can see many uses for this book.
First, the average Christian would greatly benefit from the knowledge between the front and back cover.
Secondly, pastors and teachers would find this book a great resource for their lessons. Mrs. Wolf obviously spent much time in research and definitely knows her subject. This is one book Christians do not want to miss! ~ Anne B. for Reader's Favorite International Book Contest
Alexys V. Wolf's book, Holiness or Heresy, speaks of God's truth vs. our fleshly belief. She inspires her readers to be hearers and doers of God's word in every area of their lives. Alexys' spiritual calling, style of teaching, and writing reminds me of our late Dr. Myles Munroe and I truly believe God has passed His mantle from Dr. Munroe to her so that His Kingdom-living agenda will continue until Christ returns. Excellent read and packed full of the heart of the King! ~Prophetess Willa Robinson, TX
Alexys totally amazes me with such wisdom, insight and revelation that she shares with the body of Christ. It is easy to see how the Church has become unfocused upon that which is biblical and true, rather following after what is easy and accepted. This book, Holiness or Heresy, which I have read several times because of the depth and understanding that is unveiled, is not a book for just a casual reader. This book causes one to dig deeply within their soul and search their deep inner chambers to discover their real relationship with God and if His divine holiness is living within. Scriptural references are given as the basis for each topic and eye-opening revelation that will cause one to think, be challenges, and allow one to move closer to our Holy God. For the believer who desires to get past the fluff and fake, this is the book for you. ~Pastor Darin Godby, KY
What Was God Thinking, originally released 2007 and the 2nd edition 2015, reveals our true identity in Christ with the purpose of freeing Christians from the bondage of the world's labels by discovering the rest in Christ.
WHAT WAS GOD THINKING? WHY ADAM HAD TO DIE is an extraordinary book on living the Christian life, an exhortation to rise to a new level of faith. Author Alexys V. Wolf is frank, honest and open; she has a clear, pull-no-punches style; her insights are often original and thought-provoking, demonstrating a profound depth of Bible knowledge as well as personal experience.
The author issues an uncompromising call to personal holiness: challenging believers to die to the fleshly nature inherited from Adam, to hear and obey their Lord in "reckless abandonment," to walk in humility and Spirit-filled purity. "You cannot be carnal in any form and think it is 'okay with God' just because He is 'the God of love.'" Proclaimed in these pages is the true gospel of Christ, not the "cheap grace" so often preached and practiced by churchgoers today.
Valuable for personal or group study, What was God Thinking? would surely be welcome too as a gift. Highly recommended! - Author Walter B. Cisco, SC
Alexys Wolf’s first book, What Was God Thinking: Why Adam Had to Die, opened my eyes to knowing who God is and what my place is in this life. I now talk about God like he is a real person because he is real in me. Being a Christian is not easy, but a lot of her topics help new Christians like me in our daily walk with God. Looking for God is not only for Christian people, but for people in general who may not have found him yet. I say this because when she gave me this book, it was a time when I had family members in a crisis. Her books have taught me patience and endurance, and what it is to have hope in God. I am learning to believe in myself as a child of God—to let go and let God handle all. She has taught me the real meaning of praise and worship and what it is to really have an intimate relationship with God. She gives Scripture to back everything she says. - Jimmie Lynn McNeil, ex-inmate, SC
Navigating the Fiery Black Holes of Life comes to you with a fresh angle on every chapter when you open and read. The book acts as an eye opener to every trial that comes our way and how to triumph. In addition, we are getting deeper knowledge of the word of God and His deity.
I understand that a great revelation is unfolding with each chapter and the firm focus remains in Jesus Christ, the author and finisher of our faith. Through this book, believers of Christ are being given light on how to fight a good fight and understand every is already won in Jesus' name. As we go through this book, Navigating the Fiery Black Holes of Life, the courage of God is developed in our lives.
Author Wolf reveals why we are to create an intimate relationship with God as believers. When Mary broke her alabaster vial, this was an act that touched the heart of Jesus - an act of surrender - and we need to surrender unto the Lord in like fashion. Jesus needs quality time from us so that we may also learn more about Him. This calls for our time, worship, and for us to support God's completed work. As we continue reading Navigating the Fiery Black Holes of Life, we shall see that God is greater than any problem we are facing. Intimacy with His Spirit will allow us to know His heart and His ways. We need to make a glance to every problem and gaze our affection and attention upon the Lord.
Any individual or group of people coming across this book, this is the one that suits you to spend time reading; the power and the word shall transform you. God will and is moving through individuals to speak into and touch our lives in many ways: some write lyrics, others on the altars and authors too. This book is the Lord speaking unto you through His servant, Alexys V. Wolf. As you spend time listening to a sermon, spend time reading this book chapter by chapter. Great inspirational verses have been quoted and expounded learning about faith. Faith is a gift in which we must purpose to grow in our lives. Faith is now. Navigating the Fiery Black Holes of Life will lead you into how to walk in faith no matter the situation facing you. ~Bishop Elijah David, Athiriver, Kenya
Life is full of ups and down, and round and rounds, often having nothing to do with what we have or have not done; it's just life on planet Earth. That being said, when these things happen, we become paralyzed and the freedom Christ gave us disappears from our sight. When that happens, we begin a series of bad decisions of our own volition causing us to go further into imprisonment in our minds and hearts. It isn't that God's freedom has been removed, but rather our mind tells u it was never available, it isn't' for us, or we're so deeply into our mess it in no longer attainable.
This short book is written for the sole purpose of aiding people to both attain and maintain freedom no matter how bleak things look or feel. One must always keep in mind that feelings are just that -a vapor that waxes and wanes but hold little to no truth. When we can purpose to lock on to truth from God's Kingdom, we will be better equipped to attain God's free gift of the liberty that seems to elude most people.
Short Book Series
How to Get it Right
Rating: 5.0 stars
Award Winning: Bronze, 3rd Place
Reviewed by Darin Godby for Readers' Favorite
Originally Released 2014, 2nd edition 2016
How to Get It Right: Being Single, Married, Divorced and Everything in Between, is one of the best books I have ever read on all the deep questions involved in this topic. It does more than just provide opinions; it gives scripture to look at concerning these various issues. This isn't a fluffy book filled with data; this is instead a hard-hitting, thought-provoking book that gives honest answers and things to consider for your own individual life. The section dealing with covenant is awesome. There is much insight that will bring help and healing to those who have been hurt in previous marriage situations. There is a way to be healthy within a marriage and God must be first and foremost for that to occur. Building the relationship takes more than desire and author Alexys Wolf helps the reader to see just that. She shares personal experiences which help the reader to relate to and come up along beside her in her quest for knowledge and truth.
This is definitely one of the finest books that I have read on this subject and one that I would recommend to others who want to build up their marriage. This would be a great book for a church library. I look forward to additional resources to be printed from this author to draw strength and encouragement. At the end of each chapter is a prayer that is certainly heart-felt and encouraging. You can pray with that and allow God to move within your life. There are scriptural references at the end of the book that provide the reader with additional ways to look up a particular area they may need help in. ~Minister Darin Godby for Reader's Favorite International Book Contest
The struggle in digesting truth is that most people don’t want to come out of their man-made traditions and they don’t want to be removed from their comfort zones. The majority of folks do not want to make anyone mad or offended because they’re afraid of what will happen. The general population within and without the body of Christ definitely does not want to be hated by family, friends, peers, bosses, employees or pretty much anyone. Fear, pride and rebellion are leading those who refuse to consume, swallow, digest and properly apply truth. These same people don’t want to have their lives altered in any way – they’re happy the way they are.
People who do choose to separate themselves from the norm or the majority, because they want to get out of whatever lie is being peddled in their environment, are deemed troublemakers and rebels. When lies are exposed, those doing the exposing are defined as pot-stirrers, meddlers, and other negatives. It can become cumbersome being the outcast, the one whom everyone despises even though that which should be despised is the lie they’ve abided such a long time.
In the history of the world, God’s people have been slain, martyred, burned, flogged, drown, despised, loathed, imprisoned, and much more. Jesus Himself was adored just to be abandoned at the first sight of ridicule from peers, neighbors and the powerful religious leaders. Jesus, however, stayed the course. In the grand scheme of things, very few have stayed the path of Christ and His Kingdom.
The truth of God’s eternal Kingdom requires the relinquishing of self. It demands self-discipline, obedience to the Word, humility, truth, love, patience, and so on. Many of the undigested truths from within the presumed body of Christ are topics such as homosexuality, adultery, fornication – please note these all revolve around sexual desires and mankind does not like to be deprived of indulging such desires. Others are greed, malice, bitterness, lying, faithlessness, and much more.
This is the upcoming 5th book in the short-book series.
“Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves. Be ye therefore wise as serpents and harmless as doves (Matthew 10:16, KJV).”
We don’t hear much about wisdom in the modern-day churches and, when we do, we hear little about innocence. This day and age is a time of self-serving religion on its best day, not to mention what it is on the worst of days! The King James Version reads “harmless as a dove” whereas the New American Standard reads, “…innocent as doves.” Either way, I see a lot of wise people who can preach, teach, prophesy, and more, yet they lack the ability to be innocent or harmless, aka gentle.
This book is designed to bring the body of Christ, especially leaders of any vocation, to learn what it is to be innocent and wise at the same time. There’s a very good reason as to why God gave such explicit instruction; it’s because He understands that, like Lucifer, we can be the wisest of them all yet allow our wisdom to be corrupted by pride.
In this life we are taught to fight and fight harder, to pray and pray harder, work and work harder. Life becomes exhausting drudgery in our feeble attempt to control, manipulate and fix everything we don’t like or that which is simply going haywire. The harder we try, the worse things often become because we needlessly wear out. We are enslaved by the heaviness of life.
If only we knew all that is required of those who are in Christ is to rest. Rest is the place of peace amid any storm, faith in the face of the impossible, quietude during chaos, joy in the midst of the unbearable, and to bask in the love of Christ when all other love has failed.
After all, how is working harder going to get God to usher into your life what He’s already finished? What is praying harder going to do to move Him? Why do we think more of us is required when less is actually the key? Praying once in confident faith God has already moved on your behalf is far more powerful than praying relentlessly expecting little to nothing to happen. Honestly, I don’t understand how one can productively “pray harder” as I hear so many folks say they do in crisis. I haven’t read anywhere in the Bible of that being a tool of God’s most faithful.
Praying without ceasing is not the same as praying harder which usually includes begging and pleading. We need to understand we are sons of God, heirs of His Kingdom, not paupers who beg for God’s leftovers and table scraps. He has ushered rest through Christ Jesus, not a call to more grueling laborious prayer and labor.
Discovering the Person of Holy Spirit is the revised version of Holy Spirit Who?, originally released as one book in 2011. These 4 volumes are updated for 2018, refined and a much easier read than the original single book.
As you read this book, the weight of religion will fall off your shoulders; it will bring clarity to your heart as it permeates your intellect and your will as you keep in mind your desire to be active (not passive) in your walk with God in Christ.
Leaf through the chapter titles and be invigorated concerning the message of the Kingdom Jesus came teaching. And shout, if you must! Then take a deep breath and begin your reading. God is in this. He has poured out His anointing on His handmaiden as she writes with the softness of the wind of the spirit, the compassion of Jesus Who loved us so, and she writes as one who is immersed in fellowship with Jesus.
As you draw with ease drinking of His living water, Alexys takes you into the court of His grace and the power of His faith and ministers the heart of Father calling those who purport to be His disciples to truly follow Him.
Thy Kingdom Come, is an enabling, powerful read, and you shall be blessed by every word of God put into print. Love God and study the Kingdom. Thank you, Alexys, for your labor of love. Your gift has made room for you that we all come to know that we are to live on the other side of the Cross that Thy Kingdom Come in us first.
Dr. Amos J. Young, Sr., Pastor
Kingdom of God Revelation Ministries
Pomona, CA 91768
In Marriage Beyond Mediocrity, we’re going to explore how to enter a holy marriage as God has ordained as well as how to rekindle a dwindling marriage. We will discuss at length various topics such as “what not to do” and “what to do” right where you are be it the beginning, middle, or possible end. This is a full-length book and a companion to How to Get it Right.
Everything about marriage is in direct correlation with our intimate relationship with Christ. What we do in marriage should mirror how we conduct ourselves with Christ and our marital covenant with Him. Since we as a people scarcely get our relationship with Christ correct, it becomes more and more difficult to get our relationship with our husband or wife in right alignment.
Marriage Beyond Mediocrity is designed for anyone married or considering marriage. In this world, people within and without the church, are jumping into marriage without thought of God, what marriage is, what it is supposed to be, or how to conduct themselves once they have entered. There is little concept of God’s will, God’s purpose, covenant with God or that our covenant with our spouse is in direct correlation to our covenant with God.
This book contains what I consider to be of the utmost importance in attaining and maintaining a healthy, vibrant, Christ-like, Christ-driven marriage. Even within the confines of the body of Christ, we see marriages that appear on the outside to be successful yet, on the inside, they’re merely eking by year after dreaded year. Pastors, deacons, elders, preachers, teachers, and many others holding positions within the church are miserable in their marriages and this should not be. There is a better way! There is healing beyond the “we’re not divorced” scenario, as if that is sufficient in accordance to God’s will. Simply remaining married is not what God considers marital success.
Marriages ordained by God should not simply avoid divorce; they should thrive in the joy of the Lord through thick and thin. Every marriage, given enough time, gets rocky as no one can avoid hardships in this flawed world, but turbulence should enable a stronger bond between husband and wife, not rip the marriage in two.
The directive of Marriage Beyond Mediocrity is to guide people how to go beyond the humdrum and into a healthy, thriving union. If only I had known any of this prior to my first two marriages, I would not have married them. I would have waited upon the Lord to bring me to my ordained husband, Michael Wolf.
Looking for God: Spiritual Intimacy and a Personal Relationship with Christ (three volumes) teaches practical application of God's commands and promises. It is a guide to help instruct any person how to get from one level to the next in Christ.
Looking for God is well written and cohesive, no easy task. It has a purpose and flows straight to that purpose: how we can live more fully in the freedom Jesus has for us. Your writing is biblical and practical. I especially liked the prayers at the end of each chapter as well as the glimpses you give throughout regarding your personal story. I must confess that I’m partial to “The Wilderness” chapter because that has been a theme I’ve wrestled with for years. – Pastor Mike Turner, Lexington Baptist Church, SC
As a practicing Catholic for over seventy years, I was interested, enlightened, and challenged by Looking for God. It certainly might anger some, especially those who profess to be leaders of their church, because it clearly points out how ineffectual many of their approaches are in properly [guiding] their followers to find God. It provides the process and practical applications that not only church leaders should learn, but more importantly, every Christian should learn so others find God in them. It deserves to be read. - Richard Scholtes, retired Major General, FL
I can honestly say that God used this book, Looking for God, in my own life, before leaving Iraq to prepare me for things to come. Thank you, Alexys, for allowing the Holy Spirit of God to lead you in your writing, and I’m sure He’ll continue to move through you in the years to come, my friend!! ~ Eddie Crain, retired military, TX
Let me preface this book by saying that any prayer to Jesus leading to God is a good prayer just as a baby does whatever necessary (crying, tugging, crawling) to gain it’s parent’s attention is good and effective. However, just as a baby eventually grows into maturity and order, the Christ–follower, regardless of how they begin praying, needs to grow into knowledge of more mature prayer according to Jesus. This book is for the Kingdom-minded person desiring to pray according to the Kingdom of God instead of according to the fleshly desires.
We must understand that there is a distinct difference between asking in prayer and decreeing God’s promises with authority and praise. Decreeing is not the same as praying. Praying, as I see it, is simply constant communion with God; it’s keeping an open line of communication with God at all times in all things. Praying can be asking, praising, weeping, etc. This is the “praying without ceasing” – constant communication with Jesus.
Declaring (decreeing) is strategically different. Both have to do with communication, but declaring is actually not talking to God but rather applying God’s authority given us through His Son into any situation. A kingdom ambassador does not check with the king when he goes to another country or kingdom on behalf of the king. He’s given the king’s authority to speak and act as if he were the king himself. He is as the king.Type your paragraph here.