Solid Book Review

“Anyone who wishes to continue following the Lord had better have an indestructible foundation.  It should be invulnerable to disappointment, failure, depression, and doubt.  Since we often slip into bouts of spiritual laziness, it must be able to suffer neglect.  And since some others, including Satan himself, will hate our new faith, this foundation should be capable of withstanding attack.  This is not all.  From the positive angle, “you are God’s building” (1 Cor. 3:9), therefore He wants to do a work of eternal significance in your life.  An activity of that caliber needs a permanent foundation, one that is not here today and gone tomorrow…The Lord told us that the “wise man…built his house upon the rock” (Matt. 7:24).  Then, He defined the rock as “these words of mine” (Matt. 7:26).  They are the only indestructible platform on which to plant our feet” (p 9).

Whether a person is a new Christian or has been saved for many years Solid is an indispensable book to anchor a person to the crucial elements of the faith. Though the book is targeted at new believers, it has proved itself to be an invaluable tool in shoring up an often neglected foundation in the lives of people who have been Christians for years.  Solid has been effectively used for years as a discipleship tool on college campuses to ground people in the faith and help people share the gospel.  There is hardly a paragraph in the book that doesn’t bring you to Scripture, yet John Myer’s writing style is easy to read making his book a friendly introduction to foundational Christian theology.  This book easily gets 5 out of 5 stars.


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