A Look at a Book
“Life: The What, The Who, The Why”
By Page Prewitt
Driven by the heartbreak of her continued inability to live a godly Christian life, Page Prewitt was “convicted to labor, search, and discover the victory of a righteous life.” Page’s booklet, “Life: The What, The Who, The Why“, is a 21-page distillation of her life quest to find a complete answer. Written in a direct and clear style that anyone can understand, her booklet provides the answer to Christians searching for the “how” of living a righteous Christian life–the “way of escape” through temptation promised in 1 Corinthians 10:13 and the way to an abundant, godly life to transmit to others. As its Foreward states, “In this booklet you will be blessed to read the fruits of Page’s spiritual journey and discover how to live the Total Truth.”
From the first sentence, Page goes right to the heart of the problem–our core misunderstanding of the basic makeup of our human selves: that we do not express our own acts or deeds, but the acts of one of two known supernatural beings, either Christ or Satan–and that I am not and never have been “just me.” Then, using the illustrations given throughout the New Testament, Page unfolds the “what, the Who, the why” of life–presenting a complete and clear understanding of God’s purpose for us, our total redemption in Christ, spiritual union with Him, how He lives His righteous life expressed in and as us, and how we deal with the challenges of daily living.
There’s no need for me to say much more about this unique and life-giving booklet. The headings of each chapter provide a map of Page’s journey–and the pathway for all honest seekers.
In the first five parts of the booklet, Page lays the foundation of this radical Total Truth: We’re the Container, Not the Contents; Satan Was Our Boss; “I”–the Original Sin; Our Human Makeup; Crucified with Christ–What Does It Mean?
The five next parts focus on our human makeup and how Satan uses his lie that we have an independent “human nature” to tempt us to sin: Body, Soul and Spirit; Soul–the Troublemaker; Just What Is Spirit?; What About Sin?; How Temptation Really Works. Finally, the completed answer–how to walk it out in everyday life: Avoiding the Sin Trap; What to Do About the Turmoil of Feelings; Not I, But Christ.
It’s that last part that means so much to me–and brings me back to this booklet over and over–it’s practical! Built upon a sound scriptural foundation, the examples Page shares from her own life resonate. No matter where you are in your Christian journey today–wearily striving for a right life that is always out of reach, or hopelessly defeated by recurring sin–please read this booklet. It may be the answer you’ve been praying for.