Have you ever opened a brand new box of Godiva chocolates and after tasting the first one thought, “Oooo, this is so good!” Then after tasting another professed, “And this one’s even better!” and yet another . . . “Actually, this one’s the best,” eventually deciding each was actually your favorite? Well that’s what I experienced after opening and reviewing each chapter of Back to the Basics: A Guide for Christian Living by Pastor Joe Quatrone, Jr. It truly is as addictive as chocolate. Each chapter captured my attention, drawing me in, becoming my favorite. I found it to be a hard book to put down once I began reading it.
Compiled in an easy-to-read format with short chapters, it is chocked full of thought-provoking questions typically asked by Believers and non-Believers alike: Why must there be consequences to my actions? What are the benefits of waiting for God’s Will and how would I even know what that is? How can I stand strong in the faith against society’s ungodly pressures? How does one’s relationships from the past affect one’s relationship with God now? Is there a secret to contentment? How can I be secure in my Salvation? What happens when we die?
“Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5: 15-16)
Using practical biblical illustrations and characters, you’ll find you won’t need a Ph.D to understand these Biblical Truths, only a heart open to God’s Word. Back to the Basics is convicting with its introspective observations and yet promising with its practical applications.
This is a motivational book meant for the common man and theologian alike. It reveals how one can develop godly character, conquer pride, soften one’s heart and grow in faith. Pastor Quatrone provides common sense answers using practical application from the Word of God. I found it to be both convicting and encouraging with its inspirational edge. It motivated me to strive toward an even closer relationship with my Lord and Savior.
Keeping Back to the Basics: A Guide for Christian Living at the affordable price of $2.99 on Kindle and the paperback format available for only $3.56 on Amazon, truly reveals Pastor Quatrone’s generous heart. I believe this book should be in every church library and on every Christian’s Kindle. It’s more than words on paper, it is an investment in one’s eternal future!
I sincerely appreciate his donation of his book for my review. Learn more about Pastor Joe Quatrone, Jr. at http://www.joequatronejr.wordpress.com.