Amy Jean builds on the foundations she began in The Kingdom Has Arrived Volume 1, with the release of Passion's Fire. In Volume 2, you experience God dramatically stepping through human relationships, proving that love can repair breaches. In a world filled with individuals focused on collecting belongings and seeking fame, often at the expense of others, this volume yearns to warm the hearts of humanity in hopes of shedding light on many trapped in darkness. It is clear as one delves into the spiritual visions and allusions that drive Amy's thoughts and actions, that God's Kingdom is present on Earth today, and a shift in perspective is required to perceive and embrace it to the fullest. Poetry and prose are employed detailing Amy's struggles and joys on a journey leading to the completion of the fulfillment of the prophet Isaiah and revelation as described in the Bible. Her life events are written in the light of scripture, poignantly displaying the long-awaited coming of God's Kingdom. As the story unfolds, one can hear the trumpet sounding and visualize Heaven and Earth colliding
Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite - The Kingdom Has Arrived Volume 2: Passion's Fire: Snippets from a Wild Ride - A Prayer, A Poem, A Prophecy by Amy Jean is a memoir that beautifully documents the protagonist’s journey of faith and her intoxicating love for God. In this memoir, the author demonstrates that God is present even in the simplest of experiences. What is most striking about this book is the perspective the author brings to her human experience; whether it be an experience of joy or of pain, she reads it in the light of the scriptures that she seems to master so well. In her memoir, the author sheds light on the prophecies in the books of Isaiah and Revelation. The book is filled with illustrations and they are very symbolic, and then there is the exciting and rich poetry that fills some of the pages, poetry that measures the pulse of the author’s life and the seasons of her soul. The Kingdom Has Arrived Volume 2: Passion's Fire illustrates the fact that we can embrace our destiny as creatures destined for heaven while on Earth. This book is a powerful testimony that God’s kingdom is already here and that we can live it in our hearts. Amy Jean’s thoughts are intimate and they show the strong link between her life’s purpose and the workings of God’s grace in her life. The writing is a mix of prose and poetry and it is sprinkled with biblical allusions, an invitation to readers to see God in their own lives and to embrace a path that leads to the true freedom of sons and daughters of God. I loved how well the poems are illustrated and the depth of the writing.
Passion’s Fire is the second volume in Amy Jean’s The Kingdom Has Arrived series, after building the foundations of her faith-based memoir in the first installment, where she works on the structural components to reinforce the solidity of her life experiences. As she dedicates this book to those who are driven by love in making life decisions, the gist of this memoir stems from living a life that embraces God’s grace and the felicity of divine messages she observed from other people’s experience. She has no trouble seeing heaven with her mind’s eye. She communicates with a Higher Power and gets answers through affirmations in the things that she does. She puts emphasis on the power of belief as a healing mechanism and as a locus for transcending physical, mental, and emotional pain with God as her Healer. Deliberate simplicity is employed in Amy Jean’s poems, yet part of their appeal is that they can sound incantational. Whether she is describing the dome of a church or relinquishing control to allow Christ to take the helm, they will prompt you to reflect upon your own notions concerning faith in a society that is becoming more secular and modern. In the same vein, her personal essays are explorations of the self-consciousness of spiritual operations. Whatever is your personal attitude toward religion, Passion’s Fire can be considered a social phenomenon that merits scrutiny. It is a provocative work that proposes a return to spiritual renewal, as it presents belief correlating with attitudes on personal and social issues. This memoir is a challenge to recognize the importance of faith in modern life and to prod others into seeing religion as an important component in our lives.
Book review of The Kingdom Has Arrived Volume 2: Passion's Fire