• The Lighthouse Effect

  • How Ordinary People Can Have an Extraordinary Impact in the World
  • By: Steve Pemberton
  • Narrated by: Rick N. Jones
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (74 ratings)

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The Lighthouse Effect

By: Steve Pemberton
Narrated by: Rick N. Jones
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Publisher's Summary

In this stirring follow-up to his memoir, Steve Pemberton gives practical encouragement for how you can be a "human lighthouse" for others and through these inspiring stories will renew your hope for humanity. 

Our polarized, divisive culture seems to be without heroes and role models. We are adrift in a dark sea of disillusionment and distrust, and we need "human lighthouses" to give us hope and direct us back to the goodness in each other and in our own hearts. 

Steve Pemberton found a lighthouse in an ordinary man named John Sykes, his former high school counselor. John gave Steve a safe harbor after Steve escaped an abusive foster home and together they navigated a new path that led to personal and professional success. Through stories of people like John and several others, you will identify how the hardships you have overcome equip you to be a "human lighthouse", inspiring those around you. 

The humble gestures of kindness that change the course of our lives can shift the course for America, too. With a unique vision for building up individuals and communities and restoring trust, The Lighthouse Effect opens your eyes to those who are quietly heroic. You will reflect on the lighthouses in your own life and be reminded that the greatest heroes are alongside us - and within us.

©2021 Steve Pemberton (P)2021 Zondervan

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I happened on this title and gave it a shot. Excellent book of how others make a positive mark on our lives and easy it is to make a positive mark on others: kindness and other driven people will change this world on good deed at a time. One heart touching another! You will most likely never know how your kind deed added to the kind deeds of others will change a life. Be a light. I love how the author makes the connection of the lighthouse to people shining their light on the needs of others. Great story! Makes you stop and think!

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Inspiring Collection

Steve’s life’s journey to date from A Chance In the World set a tone for extraordinary courage and strength as well as the power of faith.
In this book, The Lighthouse Effect, the contributions of those like Claire Levin and John Sykes, who were ordinary people with an extraordinary sense of compassion and generosity gives inspiration to just do good. Heroism is humanized. Whether trying to save as many lives during 9/11, offering refuge, or something else. This book reaffirms that we all may be a hero to someone by being our best selves. Letting those altruistic tendencies flourish, we will find ways to change the world for ourselves and others regardless of our chosen vocation and path as well as socioeconomic or other measure of success. There is something noteworthy for everyone to contemplate about themselves and others in their lives past and present. Love the connectedness of these 10 seemingly disparate stories. Start anywhere, but read them all. I loved it.

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Impact full, Extraordinary and moving

These three words don't even begin to explain this amazing book. This book leaves you with all the feels and makes you want to run out and try to live your life in a more impact ful way. I enjoyed this book so much and can not wait to pass it on to someone else.

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Be and appreciate lighthouses!

I love the idea of this book and there are several great takeaways. The metaphor of the lighthouse is very relatable. Some of the stories more powerful than others. But strong , important message for all. It turns out one of the stories is about someone from my own hometown who I didn’t know. It’s a small world indeed.

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so inspiring

I loved the format of this book. Really great read !! it was great to have some of the follow up that was included from A chance in the world.

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Inspirational and moving, motivating

I was so surprised to run across this book! Not only because it came at a timely moment, but because I have had a business by that name for sometime and its sole purpose is to motivate, and encourage people. Particularly ones that have found themselves in difficult circumstances and/or fallen on hard times. Beautifully written and narrated!

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Steve Pemberton is a Lighthouse!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Through very personal examples of people from his life, Steve Pemberton inspires us with what it means to be a Lighthouse and how to become one for others. This is an excellent book!

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I enjoyed this book with its many lessons. I have a read it again

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Guidance while I was dealing with change.

Everyone goes through life changes - new jobs, relationships, moving to a new location. For me, as I read this book amongst the changes I’m experiencing, I found great peace and acceptance with the process as a result.

Excellent book (so is his other book A Chance in The World).

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The Lighthouse Effect

Are you a human lighthouse? Reading this book can be the beginning of a lifelong journey or the continuation of The Lighthouse Effect. Whether you’re aspiring to be a Lighthouse or whether you are a beacon already this book will inspire you to be a lighthouse.