The Blueprint for Overcoming Darkness and Living in God's Light
Our world unravels more each day. It feels as if we're drowning in a sea churning with greed, violence, and lust. As darkness advances, hope dims.
Yet within that reality, God gives us a profound mandate....
Light has always defined God and his followers. At creation God spoke light into existence. Jesus is the light of the world. And we are born to absorb and then reflect God's light.
In Be Light, Samuel Rodriguez - described by Fox News and CNN as "America's most influential Latino Evangelical leader" - provides a blueprint for confronting darkness in every realm of our lives. He issues a clarion call for individual believers and the church to rise up and once again be that bright city on a hill that doesn't simply expose the invading darkness but overcomes it with God's blazing light.
Be Light read like a gourmet meal that you want to devour without leaving a single crum behind. I felt captivated as if poured in to and empowered to boldly live in a darkened world. I am convicted of the need to soak in God's Word with the purpose of not just spiritually feeding me, rather for the purpose of allowing the Light to naturally shine from my innermost being. I am encouraged to test out the laser strength of the Light within. I am convinced that there is no power of darkness that can defeat the Light of my Lord Jesus Christ as it emits from me to touch lives around me. So I challenge myself to test its strength and see people healed, delivered, and set free for all eternity. I am so in love with the Light Giver ---Jesus!---and trust Him to shine!
This book radically compels the living out of my faith. The scientific tidbits scattered throughout also adds an interesting flavor and support of concepts presented. ("Why is the sky blue?")
I had the honor of listening to Pastor Samuel Rodriguez preach and can say that the boldness and confidence as a disciple of Jesus shines brightly in him both behind the pulpit and in book form.
I am privileged to recommend this book---clear your schedule as you too may want to keep listening to it or reading it. I picked it up just yesterday and finished it today. I will most likely go back through it again!
May the Lord Jesus richly bless you and shine His face upon you as you read and meditate on the thoughts expressed in Be Light!
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I ready enjoyed listening to Sam making the case for being the light. And the consequently the implications when we hide and are afraid of the gospel.