Faithful Folios Written Review Guidelines

Four points of review on a scale of 1 to 5 in each area of review.

1=Needs Improvement  2=Fair   3=Good 4=Great  5=Exceptional

Find the average of the four areas to see how my reviews add up in dollar$ and cent$!
1=Save your money      2=Good Buy      3=Great Buy     4=Buy for you & a Friend 
5= Great Book Club pick and read for everyone!
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Vertical reach
Fiction: seamless inclusion of the characters recognition of and relationship with God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost
Nonfiction: ability to represent God's role in the theme or purpose of the book

Ministry Message
Fiction: ability to relate core message of the story through the characters lives in way that will minister to readers
Nonfiction: ability to share ministry point or message in a way that the reader will be able to apply to their life

Fiction: plot, character development, scenery, pace, description, goal, conflict, motivation et cetera
Nonfiction: theme, grammar, context, content, research,

Fiction: Genre appealing, genre appropriate, professional, typesetting
Nonfiction: appealing, clean, age and audience appropriate, typesetting

Here at Faithful Folios we have committed ourselves to provide honest, reviews that offer not just criticism but a well rounded opinion of the works we receive based on the above criteria.

I've already converted to an ebook only review environment. When I do reopen review requests I will be giving preferential treatment to indie authors of Christian fiction who utilize the coupon system via smashwords to supply review files.  I will post these reviews on other platforms such as (Goodreads, LibraryThing,, and Google Books) with the exception of due to the new stringent review system they have enacted. Indie authors and  Kindle Select Christian fiction authors who want to receive a review on will have to gift the book to me. Supplying a book does NOT guarantee a good review. 

"In accordance with the new FTC Guidelines for blogging and endorsements, Faithful Folios would like everyone to know that while we do purchase our own books for review on occasion, you should assume that every book reviewed here at Faithful Folios was provided to the reviewers by the publisher or the author for free or as a free Kindle download, unless specified otherwise."

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