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Be Light: Shining God's Beauty, Truth, and Hope into a Darkened World

Be Light: Shining God's Beauty, Truth, and Hope into a Darkened World


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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...
           Be Light
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. 

“When we share the message of Jesus, the candles of others are lit and more and more darkness is driven out of our world. Our prayer is that this excellent book will inspire millions—including you—to Be Light.”  —Roma Downey, producer and actress 

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ISBN-13: 9781601428189
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/21/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 721,164
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

SAMUEL RODRIGUEZ is president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC)/Conela, an international organization of more than 500,000 evangelical churches. He is a sought-after voice in White House and congressional meetings and is regularly featured on CNN, Fox News, NBC Telemundo, and other major news outlets. The author of The Lamb’s Agenda, Rodriguez is senior pastor of New Season Christian Worship Center in Sacramento, where he resides with his wife, Eva, and their children.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Roma Downey xi

1 Be Light! 1

When Sight stands next to darkness, light always wins!

2 Knowing Light 9

What you know is more important than what you feel.

3 Overcoming Darkness 15

When life throws you rocks, build an altar.

4 We Emit What We Absorb 21

You are what you tolerate.

5 Increasing Our Internal Temperature 27

He who wrote the law with one finger gives us grace with both hands.

6 The Law of Reflection 35

God does not look for those who have it all. He looks for those who are willing to surrender it all.

7 Refraction: Bending Light and Bending Lives 43

The size of your praise is proportional to the hell God freed you from.

8 Why Is the Sky Blue? 49

There is a difference between, existing and living.

9 Burn Bright 55

What you can't shake off, Jesus washes off!

10 LASER-Focused for the Lord 61

God does not call the perfect; He calls the willing.

11 We Must Have Oil for Our Lamps 67

Doubt amplifies darkness. Fear attracts darkness. Unforgiveness is darkness.

12 Shining Brightly in a World of Brilliance 73

Surround yourself with people who speak into you and not about you.

13 No Lucky Stars, Just God's Heavenly Bodies 81

I am who I am says I am

14 When the Jar Breaks, Our Lamps Will Shine 87

God does great things with broken pieces!

15 No Half-Life 93

There is no such thing as comfortable Christianity.

16 The Inefficiency of Incandescence 99

While God does not remember our sins, He never forgets His promises.

17 "Light Bringers" for a New Generation 105

When you serve God with what you have, He will give you what you need.

18 The Lightning Flash 111

What you survived last season will determine what you will conquer this season.

19 Celestial Light 117

You can't speak like heaven and look like hell, and you can't speak like hell and look like heaven.

20 The Brightest Magnetic Objects 123

Whatever you give to God, he will crucify it, resurrect it, deliver it, heal it, or multiply it.

21 Light and Our Crown 129

Your testimony is proof that the devil is a liar.

22 Let the Wind Blow on Us 137

The will to "hold on" and the power to "be still" are as important as the will to "let go" and the power to "move forward."

23 Earthquake Light 143

When God removes it, He always replaces it with something better.

24 The Light of Massive Collisions 151

You must learn to "get over" before you "take over."

25 Lightships 159

You have to learn to sing in the desert before you dance in the promised land.

26 Fire! 165

Our faith stands measured not by what we do when heaven falls upon us but rather by what we do when hell stands next to us.

27 Safelight 173

What you say "no" to will determine what God says "yes" to.

28 The Milky Way 179

You may not receive it when you expect it, but once you get it, it will be bigger than you expected!

29 The Church Is the Light 187

We are not Google, Ford, Microsoft, or even Starbucks. We are the church of Jesus Christ, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against us!

30 To Be Light and Shine Forever 195

Be holy, be filled, be one. Be Light, and change the world!

Acknowledgments 204

Notes 205

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