TITLE: THE GOLDEN RULE AUTHOR: STEVE CHIDI IWUOMA GENRE: CHRISTIAN LITERATURE NO. OF PAGES: 69 YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2021 ISBN: 978-978-991-092-2 PUBLISHER: AUTHORPEDIA REVIEWER: EUGENE YAKUBU
The Golden Rule by Steve Chidi Iwuoma is a Christian guide to living a good and spiritual life. In a time when morality seems to be decaying and our values for humanity are eroding, a book like this is necessary to bring us back on track and to set the step to achieving the godly life.
With relevant Biblical quotations and verses for references, this book draws much from the Bible and uses the Christian faith and dogma as backdrop for most of its arguments. It schools readers on how to commit to God and by that achieve one’s potential and purpose in life. The Golden Rule emphasizes that there’s no true progress outside of the godly and moral life. It reminds readers that days spent outside of God could as well be unproductive and wasted. As the author puts it: “Whatever you have outside the will of God does not have security from the Lord”.
The Golden Rule is a comprehensive guide to achieving salvation and to experiencing Christ in everything we do.
It criticizes carnal Christianity and proposes that there isn’t a way to be saved but through maintaining a cordial relationship with God. As the writer aptly captures it, “If it took you twenty years to realize your disobedience to God’s rules, that’s twenty years wasted outside God’s presence.”
The writer’s tone is at best prescriptive and sometimes judgmental, reminding readers, especially nonbelievers that there are consequences for every action that turns us away from God. While this may be true, it may sometimes deter sinners from seeking the face of God, believing they have no redemption. Nevertheless, The Golden Rule is a fruit for the soul and a testament of true Christianity. It will help the reader to connect with his soul and thus with God. This book is timely, and it is written to help readers find a purpose in life and in the end to secure eternity.
In a time when the world is facing violence, chaos and misfortune and life seems empty and banal, with everything falling apart, The Golden Rule is saying that true happiness can only be found in God alone. This book emphasizes the place of obedience to the word of God. The writer made graphic commentaries on what it means to obey God’s words and live according to God’s commandments. He indulged readers to reap the abundance of God’s blessings that come from obedience and sacrificing pleasure for eternity. The writer said without obeying God’s words, “we will live turbulently like the sea tossed around by the wind.”
The Golden Rule has what it takes to make readers reexamine their lives and make peace with their creator.
Even though this book leaves little or no space for readers that do not profess the Christian faith, and sometimes the tone gets preachy, it has universal messages that people, no matter the religion or belief, would uphold to live a positive life. This is Iwuoma’s way of adding value to life by touching the lives of his readers, giving them compelling spiritual advice, as handed down to him in the form of a prophecy during his personal encounter with God. The writer says during this encounter, God taught him obedience as the number one rule and thus, he’s calling on his readers to experience that divine connection with God by becoming obedient to his words and commandments.
The Golden Rule sums a comprehensive guide to connecting with God and living a positive life. It is a sane voice in the chaos and turmoil that we are living in right now. It offers the reader hope and peace despite the despair. It is educative, enlightening and refreshing. It is worth reading and reflecting on. It will help readers to discover their purpose in life.