Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Altars of the Heart Book Review (Write Now Literary Virtual Book Tours)

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I read Altars of the Heart: Discovering your path to Deeper Worship in exchange for honest review from Write Now Literary Virtual Book Tours.

About the Book:

April Minger was born and raised in Springfield, Ohio. After graduating from high school, April joined the United States Air Force.

April works in the Insurance and Health Care fields, and also has a Master’s degree in Business, graduating with honors, and is a member of the Alpha Beta Kappa Chapter of The National Honor Society.

She currently resides in Fort Drum, New York, where her husband serves on active duty as a member of the United States Army. April and her husband of eighteen years have two children.

About the Author

Do events from your past continue to play over and over in your mind?

Do you feel like your relationship with God is not where it should be?

Are you looking for a deeper worship experience?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I have some good news for you. The answer may seem far away, but it's actually much closer than you think.

Altars of the Heart will take you on a journey to rediscover who you are and give you authentic tools to help you connect back to walking hand-in-hand with God through deeper worship.

The knowledge and insight that you will gain from reading this book will take you to a life of newfound liberation from insecurities, fear, doubt, shame, and un-forgiveness.

You will be encouraged to do an internal "heart" examination, to re-evaluate how you interact with others, make choices and worship the Lord. The Word of God specifically states in the book of Hosea 4:6, that my people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge.

I issue a challenge to you to open this book, and allow your life to experience freedom from bondage
and finally discover your path to deeper worship. Open this book, and let’s have a heart to heart conversation!

Author Interview

Tell us about your book?

Altars of the Heart’ is about how to experience a deeper relationship with the Lord from a pure heart. It takes the reader on a journey of self-evaluation and self-discovery where they are able to understand why the events of their past continue to trouble them in the present.

This book is not a cookie-cutter; one-size fits all approach to worship, but rather an individual “guided tour” that helps the reader discover their own path to deeper worship.

How did you come up with ideas for this book?

Altars of the Heart’ came from my personal study time. I was doing a study on the life of Abraham, and that study led to a personal interest in the altars in bible. Because of this interest I began to study the meaning and uses of altars in Scripture. My study opened my spiritual eyes to the connection between the altars in the bible and the spiritual heart of man.

What do you hope readers will learn/discover from reading your book?

My hope is that reader will take the journey and submit to an honest heart conversation with their selves and allow God to reveal to them what he desires of them, so that they can experience their own victory available to them through Jesus Christ.

Where can visitors find you online?

I am on Facebook and Twitter. I also have my own website at:

What inspired you to write this book?

After doing the study on the altars in the bible and seeing the connection between them and the heart of man, I took my own journey of self-evaluation and self-discovery and after allowing myself to go through the process I knew I had to share. I wanted to share what I had learned and what I was able to achieve in my own walk with the Lord.

What’s next for you?

I am excited about the release of this book, and I believe that I will write a follow-up book that will continue to help readers move forward in the journey process.

How can someone get a copy of the book?

Altars of the Heart’ is available online at as well as, my website The book is also available on e-book through and Barnes and

Tell us about yourself?

I am an Army wife and mother of two teenage children. I have been married to my husband and very best friend for over 18 years. I also served in the military in the U.S. Air Force. I am an only child, born and raised in Springfield, Ohio.

What was the most difficult aspect of writing this book?

I would say being able to write the book and share my story without sharing other peoples stories. I was very careful to write in a way that I was the only person exposed to the reader. It was not necessary to force others to be a part of something they may or may not be ready for.

I have learned through my own journey that my testimony is all about bringing God glory and that does not leave room to offend or put down others. If I need to do that in order to share a “testimony” then I need to reevaluate my motives.

Book Review

The book teaches people to create altars within the heart to have deeper worship with God. The first thing, which stood out about the book was the first chapter. The book talked about how when man was first created, God walked with Adam and Eve. He had an intimate relationship with them. When man sinned, the heart was defiled, evil, and un-pure. The heart became contaminated by sin and we have to find ways to worship God with our whole heart. Through the death of Jesus, we no longer need physical altars to worship God. 

Our hearts can become altars to worship and serve God. 

Other highlights of the book:
  1. We need to rely on God. 
  2. We need to know our Godly purpose. 
  3. We can't control our situations but we can control how we respond to our situations. 
  4. We need to monitor what we allow into our hearts. 
The book is under 100 pages. It can be a quick read but the book is not meant to be read quick. The book has so much valuable information, we can apply to our lives and help us to mature in the Lord. 

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  1. Thank you for introducing me to your readers and taking the time to offer a review of my book.

    1. You're welcome April. Your book was wonderful to read


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