Shining God's Beauty, Truth, and Hope into a Darkened World
Samuel Rodriguez & Roma Downey
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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, which doesn’t simply expose the invading darkness, but overcomes it with God’s blazing light.
From the Hardcover edition.
The book “Be Light” by Pastor Rodriguez is a manual to be referred to over and over again. This powerful book teaches individuals how to be the light of the world. The book first chapter starts out by admonishing us to be light and tell us what that looks like A quote from the beginning that stood out for me was “ yet , while we cannot deny the canopy of disillusionment hovering upon our current day and age, there exists an undeniable physical and spiritual reality poised to serve as the impetus igniting hope, exposing love and reintroducing grace. Simply stated , when light stands next to darkness light always wins.” Right now we know that we live in dark times and a standout chapter for me was “Overcoming Darkness” . Pastor Rodriguez gives us to tools to confront the darkness he states “ To be light requires confronting and overcoming darkness in all its forms each day. This battle is rarely easy, but it can be won and is being won through God’s faithful grace and power in our lives.” We are also given a great reminder that sometimes overcoming darkness will require some action on our end. This book leaves us all without excuse and provides many applicable examples. I feel that all the chapters are powerful I gained a lot , but the huge standouts for me was the following chapters: Overcoming Darkness, We Emit What We absorb , We Must Have Oil For Our Lamps, and The Milky Way. This book gives many life changing applications and the chapters are short and packed with scripture and life lessons. Pastor Samuel is like a coach that is cheering us on and challenging us to let the light of Jesus illuminate our lives giving hope to a lost and dark world. After each chapter there are powerful reflections almost like a power sermon. If you want to light up your life and this world then this book is for you. You will go to it again and again for powerful truth contained therein.
A must have!
Be Light by Samuel Rodriguez is a powerful book. The moment I started reading I could not put the book down. Pastor Rodriguez not only speaks to the heart but to the mind of the reader as well. I highly recommend this book as a daily tool in your spiritual walk.
"When light stands next to darkness, light always wins!" ~Samuel Rodriguez~
Amazing Book !!!!!
Be-light is an absolutely amazing book for Christians to read. It not only teaches you how to be a light to a dark world but to properly show the world the love of And hope that only comes through Jesus. Furthermore it teaches us how to shine light into our personal lives, be it day to day or be it while confronting trials and tribulations that arise. Be-light by far has to be the best guide to date on how a Christian needs to walk talk and show the light of Jesus to 1st ourselves and then the world.