These are dark times. What can we do to overcome the spiritual, physical, emotional, relational, and financial shadows that threaten us and those we love? Calling the church to be "the bright city on a hill," Rodriguez shows how to overcome obstacles and break through walls as we endeavor to shine with the light of Christ. 224 pages, hardcover from Waterbrook.
The Blueprint for Overcoming Darkness and Living in Gods Light.
Our world unravels more each day. It feels as if were 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 Gods light.
In Be Light Samuel Rodriguez--described by Fox News and CNN as "Americas 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 doesnt simply expose the invading darkness, but overcomes it with Gods blazing light.
Samuel Rodriguez is president of 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 Lambs Agenda, Rodriguez is senior pastor of New Seasons Christian Worship Center in Sacramento, California, where he resides with his wife Eva and their three children.
"Sammy Rodriquez is light. In this darkening hour in the world, God has raised up a godly man who is passionate spiritually, blessed intellectually, and gifted in leading masses of people. Through his book Be Light, he calls us to know what we believe, to stand for it courageously, and to change the world! Get this book. Share it with others. Lets change the world together."
Dr. Ronnie Floyd, president, Southern Baptist Convention and senior pastor, Cross Church
"I believe Gods hand is on Sam Rodriguez as a prophet to our generation, and his message in Be Light comes at a time when the world we live in seems dark in so many ways. Delivered in thirty short, easy-to-read chapters, his insights, thoughts, and prophetic words will inspire you to be light."
Robert Morris, founding senior pastor at Gateway Church and best-selling author of The Blessed Life, The God I Never Knew, and Truly Free
"As my friend Sammy Rodriguez passionately shares, our mandate as believers in Jesus Christ is to be light in this dark worldtogether becoming a shining city set on a hill that cannot be hidden. His use of Scripture, scientific facts, and profound reflections will challenge you to pierce the darkness and radiate Gods love and grace. Light exposes danger and reveals the best way. As we allow the light of Jesus to shine through us, we will bring glory to Him and hope to a world in great need."
James Robison, founder and president of LIFE Outreach International and founder and publisher of The Stream
"What a book! Sam Rodriguez is definitely one of those few voices God raises for a generation.
His clarity, insight, and passion leave no doubt he has heard from heaven. Even though we know darkness is increasing, the light of the church will arise far higher and brighter. This book will only cause the great light to shine brighter and brighter to those sitting in darkness."
Phil Pringle, founder and president of C3 Church International and senior minister of C3 Church, Sydney, Australia
"Sammy Rodriguez is a dynamic leader. His influence impacts other leaders, both spiritually and politically. Yet his compassion touches the hurting, the marginalized, and the underrepresented. His message is compelling. He does not just articulate problems; he also gives solutions. His book, Be Light, is a must-read if you are tired of the darkness. Share it with your friends and help turn on the light."
Dr. Alton Garrison, assistant general superintendent, Assemblies of God USA
"Sam Rodriquez is a genius and a kind of prophet to our time. When he speaks, the world shakes and I listen. The truth is, you cant afford to not read this book."
Johnnie Moore, president, The KAIROS Company