A Guide to the Narrow Path

Christian - Biblical Counseling
282 Pages
Reviewed on 07/10/2020
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Reviewed by Jose Cornelio for Readers' Favorite

A Guide to the Narrow Path by Edward Monjay is a book based on the biblical image of the “narrow path,” and the author explores biblical teachings and points out what is acceptable and the precepts that lead to salvation. This book has a strong warning: walking the narrow path isn’t easy, and that is why many people choose to dilute the word of God with their own illusions or choose what seems less challenging. But this book explores a variety of themes, including the true name of God, “Yahweh,” repentance, honoring the Sabbath Day, and why few people actually repent, end-time predictions, and a lot more.

Edward Monjay has a grounded knowledge of the Bible, especially the Old Testament, and he walks readers through the essential teachings of the Old Testament. The compelling argument of the book is that what is presented in the older scriptures is more relevant, so from the prophets through the experience of Israel, the author demonstrates the power of God’s name. While I found this book to be compelling and well-written, I also felt that its message will appeal to a specific group of believers. The writing is fluid and enjoyable and the author does a great job in including relevant biblical references to support his arguments. A Guide to the Narrow Path is compelling, but for readers who believe in the New Testament, it will be a huge challenge accepting the message of this book. Nonetheless, it is very informative and well-written.

Liz Konkel

A Guide to the Narrow Path: Walking with Yahweh by Edward Monjay provides biblical counseling with a focus on the path toward finding salvation. The advice found throughout is taken from scripture and is an excellent introduction to the road to salvation and repentance for those beginning on their journey and for those seeking redemption. This book is about seeing the truth and light within the scripture which Monjay explains by breaking down the meaning of repentance and helping you gain a deeper understanding behind the meaning of the Savior’s name through a thorough look behind the meaning of Yahweh. Monjay explores the various subjects of salvation, repentance, Sabbath, and end times.

This book stems from scripture and archaeological discoveries which Edward Monjay uses through explanations and lessons within seeking salvation. Biblical counseling is used to help you see with new eyes the salvation of God as the book offers a way for you to embark on your own path. This is an uplifting resource that leaves you feeling spiritually fulfilled and is divided into various parts that use scripture to help you build your spiritual life. This book serves as a guide to understanding repentance and forgiveness, which help you on your first steps on your spiritual journey. A Guide to the Narrow Path is aimed at someone early in their spiritual journey and looking to find deeper meaning in their life with an easy guide that can help anyone re-immerse themselves in the Word. The most important subjects explored throughout include true salvation, forgiveness, repentance, and the Sabbath, each of which is broken down through key verses.

Throughout the book is also a list of what it takes to live a Holy Life which includes awakening each day with praise and helpful prayer tips. Monjay also delves into the ways in which Yahweh communicates, which include how He speaks directly to you, how He uses others to communicate with you, and other forms of communication. The history of the church is featured at the core of the book along with an exploration of the journey to the New Testament. A Guide to the Narrow Path: Walking with Yahweh will help you in your own walk to discover salvation, to deepen your understanding of repentance and forgiveness, and to find your next step in your journey.

Christian Sia

In A Guide to the Narrow Path, Edward Monjay shares with readers what their relationship with God should look like and helps them see the errors they have accepted when it comes to honoring God, observing the Sabbath Day, calling God’s true name, repentance, and a lot more. The message of this book is rooted in the Bible and the author takes readers on a journey through the scriptures to identify the will of God for his creatures. Readers will find compelling passages that identify God as “Yahweh,” the link between the name of Jesus and the Greek god Zeus, the significance of the commandments in living a life that is pleasing to God, and a lot more.

While A Guide to the Narrow Path is a book on biblical counseling, it gives readers insights on how to read and interpret the Bible. The author fills the writing with historical references, considering the movements just after the death of Jesus and how the books of the Bible were assembled and approved. The “narrow path” invites readers to consider biblical truth as the sole means to salvation and the author does an impeccable job in illustrating how some of the doctrines held by churches deviate from the central teachings of the Bible. Edward Monjay writes with the confidence of someone who knows what they are talking about. The writing is fluid and the biblical references are relevant to the themes. This book has a revolutionary message to modern believers, a book that challenges readers to accept the truth of the Bible.

Romuald Dzemo

A Guide to the Narrow Path by Edward Monjay is about the narrow path that leads to the salvation of Yahweh and the author invites readers to reflect on some of the powerful passages from the Bible that define this path. One immediately notices that there is no middle ground in walking the path to God, and the author bases his teachings on the Word of God and explores the implications of God’s commands and His will for humanity. In this book, readers will find information to prove that Saturday is the Sabbath, teachings on true salvation, what true repentance looks like, the nature of temptation, thoughts on Hell with strong references to the Apostle Peter’s view.

This book is packed with information and surprising revelations, and the author comes across as an expert in the Bible and in church history, exploring the different ways the word of God has been tampered with through history, the formation of the books, and what is authentic. For many readers, this book will be a wake-up call to rethink what they have been taught and what they have believed in and practiced until now. There are startling statements like: “Most think they are saved, but they are apostate.” The message of this book is very clear and it describes the narrow path from a clear-cut, black-and-white perspective that leaves no room for compromise when it comes to religious practice. The book is well-written and in an accessible style. The biblical references and reflections on the commandments offer additional material for reflection. A Guide to the Narrow Path is a book that is suitable for believers in Yahweh or Jesus, filled with spiritual insight and church history.

Gobi Jane

A Guide to the Narrow Path by Edward Monjay is a book that gives a new interpretation of the biblical verse from Mathew: “But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” In this book, the author clarifies some erroneous doctrines and helps readers with historical facts and developments leading up to such beliefs. An example is a question about the Sabbath day, which should be kept holy for the Lord. With biblical references, the author argues for and makes a relevant presentation of what it means to keep the Sabbath Day and why that day is not what most people think it is, discusses the commandments of God and how to keep them, makes a powerful statement on the true name of God, “Yahweh,” and why many people are misled to use false names to address Him.

I don’t know the author’s denomination, but he is very compelling in the way he speaks about the Bible and this book is powerful proof that he’s done his research well. Apart from discussing topics like forgiveness, repentance, true salvation, and others, Edward Monjay also invites readers to seek an understanding of the formation of the Bible and the history of the Church from the time of the apostles. This book got me, and I am on my own journey to confirming the statement it makes. A Guide to the Narrow Path is one of those books that will challenge any reader to seek the truth in the Bible. It is easy to read and has tons of references that are informative.

Debra Sadler

Very compelling and relevant argument