4 out of 4 stars
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You are a Christian. Now What?: What is the Christian life all about? by James Rondinone, is an exemplary thought-provoking, faith-inspiring Christian literature book that I highly recommend to believers and non-believers alike. I don’t usually start reviews with recommendations, but I was blessed by this book, so I am excited to let others know that reading this work is a profitable venture. Rondinone does an excellent job of answering both titular questions.
Early in the book, the author challenges many believers with the question, “Are you a Christian?”. He explains the sad reality that “in many of the churches today, there is a misunderstanding as to what it means to be a Christian.” Then he employs biblical evidence to expound on the truth revealed in Romans 10:9 (NLT): “If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
The rest of the book is dedicated to addressing pertinent questions to the believer. For example, “Where Should I go to Church that will benefit me spiritually?”; “How can I address my weakness?” and “How do I deal with regrets that keep haunting me?’. These and other questions are properly answered using examples from the author’s life and most importantly bible scriptures.
I enjoyed this book. In its entirety, the book is a little over 200 pages long. However, the author bundled the English and Spanish versions of the work, so the book in one language alone is a little over 100 pages and composed of 9 chapters. Fortunately, since Spanish is my native language, I could read either language. No matter the version (English or Spanish), the grammatical errors present were negligible. I also appreciated the author’s conversational tone and his willingness to share embarrassing life stories that helped to convey the gospel truth. For example, he speaks about a time in his life when he would go to church and then get high on Marijuana with other believers right after the service. This story is related to having to cut out wrong influences in our lives and how to relate with backslidden Christians.
In conclusion, there were no noteworthy faults that I could pinpoint in this literary piece. So once again I recommend this book to everyone. The author’s intended audience is new believers. However, this book would be perfect for a bible study group discussion, or simply someone desirous of learning more about the Christian faith. Not surprisingly, I rate You are a Christian. Now What? 4 out of 4 stars .
You Are A Christian. NOW WHAT?
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