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The Day God Flipped My Switch: A Memoir

The Day God Flipped My Switch: A Memoir

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Ron Benrey was perfectly content in middle age with being “sort-of” Jewish. He saw Christianity as a collection of nonsensical teachings that most believers don’t understand and can’t explain.

But on one ordinary August afternoon, God “flipped his switch”— without an invitation and without any warning. Almost

Overview

Ron Benrey was perfectly content in middle age with being “sort-of” Jewish. He saw Christianity as a collection of nonsensical teachings that most believers don’t understand and can’t explain.

But on one ordinary August afternoon, God “flipped his switch”— without an invitation and without any warning. Almost instantaneously, everything Ron had heard about Christianity made perfect sense. Seconds later he knew that he’d become a Christian.

“I had no choice—or say—in the matter,” Ron reports. “It happened in less time than it takes to read this short paragraph. One moment, I was a skeptical nonbeliever. Seconds later I knew that I’d become a Christian.”

His swift conversion astonished Ron, because had earned degrees in electrical engineering, management, and law—three modes of thinking that made him highly skeptical about the “foolish” teachings of Christianity. He saw himself as “too savvy” to be taken in by Christianity.

“The Day God Flipped My Switch” tells the fascinating story of Ron’s remarkable change of mind and heart—and the novel teaching approach that God used to convey the truth of Christianity to him.

Ron’s quest to learn how to write mystery fiction played a surprising—central—role in his unexpected conversion to Christianity. While analyzing a manuscript for his fiction-writing critique group, Ron realized that he could “write himself into a novel.” He would then be “perfect character” and “perfect author” at the same time. This simple analogy helped Ron understand how the Incarnation was possible and how God could be a Trinity.

Whether you’re a fellow late bloomer or you became a Christian much younger in life, Ron shows you how to use the same ways of thinking to build your faith and grow your understanding of Christianity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015952063
Publisher:
Greenbrier Book Company
Publication date:
02/01/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
407 KB

Meet the Author

Ron Benrey is a prolific writer who has authored ten nonfiction books and co-authored (with his wife Janet) nine mystery novels.

Ron “wrote his way” through engineering school as a freelance magazine writer. After graduating, he became Electronics Editor at Popular Science Magazine. He went on to serve as a corporate communicator and executive speechwriter at several of America’s largest companies. Ron kept his typing hand active as freelance writer during much of his career; over the years he has written more than a thousand bylined magazine articles.

Ron is also an experienced oral presentation coach who has trained hundreds of managers and engineers to give winning proposal presentations.

Ron holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a juris doctor from the Duquesne University School of Law. He was a member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Since becoming a late-blooming Christian, Ron has taught dozens of Adult Christian Education courses— covering a wide range of theological topics—at churches in Maryland and North Carolina.

Ron and Janet live in North Carolina. Please visit their website:
www.benrey.com

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The Day God Flipped My Switch: A Memoir 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written, enjoyable personal account of how the Holy Spirit revealed the truth of the gospel in an unexpected way.
teacozy More than 1 year ago
This tells the tale of one man's conversion from being Jew-ish to becoming a Christian, and the role that writing mystery fiction played in his conversion. Well written.