The Axe Laid to the Root, Fred Pruitt’s second book, immediately plumbs to the final depths of personal spirituality in Christ. Though it seems to start as a simple exposition of scripture and a reiteration of basic Christian theology, it soon becomes far more than that. The book develops into a profound spiritual tome, evoking not only an expansion of our conceptual understanding of salvation through Jesus Christ and the Cross, but even more so hits a central nerve in each of us, by putting into words the realities of every believer’s deep inner spiritual struggles, articulating the unspoken groans of the Holy Spirit in us.
This is NOT a “how-to” book. Nor is it a book that calls for rededication or redoubling our efforts. Those subjects are about the work of man. It is instead a book about losing everything and finding all. It is about the work which GOD does in us. It is about recognizing God as the Doer, the Instigator, and the One Who brings all these things to pass – in us!
One reader wrote the following, which describes The Axe Laid to the Root to a “t.”
“You've done an amazing thing there: summarized the ONE and single Bible theme into just a few pages. [It is] the whole shebang ... Father's salvation intent from beginning to end. Wow: the message now so simple but oh, so hard-earned for us all down our 2000 year history. So many dead ends and blind alleys … have been suffered on the way to this single-eye vision.”