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What Do I Do Now? Building a Solid Christian Foundation by Nakia Trader is a superlative eight-chapter Christian book with rich exposure to real struggles and challenges new believers go through before they can spiritually mature and be able to stand up on their own two feet. With firm precision and candor, Trader selflessly shares her priceless experiences from the time she became a young believer to maturity, which makes the book a must-read for new believers and a must-have for evangelistic teams, spiritual leaders, and mentors.
It has been said that the greatest ministry comes from the deepest pain. Nakia Trader's ability to author this book comes from a painful experience where for years she was segregated and mocked by her father who she looked up to, making her question the basic tenets of love, care, and hope. These unfortunate events during her childhood caused her relationship with God to tumble. Her faith was greatly tested but thanks to God she was able to get back on her feet to a point where she can mentor, guide, shape, and motivate young believers in their walk with God.
One cannot fail to notice the genuine desire and passion the author has in giving the right foundation of living in Christ, something she missed out on as a struggling young believer. Her passion to reveal to young believers what they "subscribed" to when they got born-again and what their Christian journey involves is well stated by the author through a quote from Terry Pratchett, an author of a similar genre who writes- “If you do not know where you come from, then you don't know where you are, and if you don't know where you are, then you don't know where you're going. And if you don't know where you're going, you're probably going wrong.”
So helpful are her experiences that they ultimately prove real experiences are priceless especially when combined with practical steps and workable solutions. Trader uses quotes from other Christian writers and Bible references. Her wording and language are easy to understand on every front. This book is a great compass that you can always refer back to or stir yourself back to self-love, forgiveness, growth, and righteousness in Christ.
What Do I Do Now? has the potential of garnering a huge audience because of its practicability, conceivability, and the desperately needed insight it carries in a world full of unreal motivational sayings that have no authentic touch to them. The author's ability to incorporate thoughtful and reflective prayer points across the chapters makes the text an outstanding and unique read as well. This remarkable style conveys a real display of love and affection to her audience.
Author Trader's faith-based lessons illuminate God's love for mankind and His persona as an ever-present help in times of need. One man's life story is another's survival story. What Do I Do Now? by Nakia Trader shows faith-based lessons and serves to show that life is a journey but even in the stormy seas, Christ is there with us in it all.
Quill says: A text bursting with heartfelt advice and gentle nudges, Nakia Trader's work is a perfect place to start for anyone going through difficult situations in life. A win-win on all levels!
For more information on What Do I Do Now?: Building a Solid Christian Foundation, please visit the website: waytruthem.org
Reviewed by: Lily Andrews
Review Date: October 23, 2022