Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Book Review - How Many Lightbulbs Does It Take to Change a Person?

"How Many Lightbulbs Does It Take to Change a Person?: Bright Ideas for Delightful Transformation" ... by Rhonda Rhea

Book description from the publisher:

All of us search for light. We seek enlightenment, understanding, and answers. We seek hope. So many people grope through smothering spiritual darkness reaching for something to bring light into their lives. Some even think they've found it in other things. After all, it would be easy for a blind person to think he's found light if he's never seen it or experienced it for himself.
But there is only one way to find the light we really need and to be able to live the Christian life in successful obedience, and that is to let the true Light flood our hearts. Fruitful, joy-filled, victorious living happens only as we are spiritually enlightened through the truth of the Word of God and by the inner working of the Spirit of God.
Through humor and stories, Rhonda Rhea explores many of the almost 300 references to light in the Bible to draw us back to the real light found in Christ. This light is the only light that can provide change in our lives, and is ultimately not just a light that changes us, but the lives of those we come in contact with as well.

My review:

Very deep...yet light-hearted!
This book was jam-packed with Scriptural teaching!! It was a very thought-provoking book....with LOTS and LOTS of Bible verses to back up all the points she made. The book's theme was LIGHT - as in "Son"-light.
It was divided into five parts (with five chapters in each part):
  • --Lightbulb-Over-the-Head Enlightenment - Understanding the Real Light of the World
  • --Bright Ideas for Enlightened Living – Embracing the Light of Godly Living
  • --Seeing Your Life Change – One Watt at a Time – Walking in the Light Requires Obedience
  • --Watt in the World? – Living in the Light Gloriously Spills Over
  • --Sanctified, Electrified! – Looking to the Light

This book would be awesome to use as a group Bible study (it includes a great study guide at the end)...but it's also good for personal study, too. The Bible study guide suggests doing 2 chapters per meeting, which would definitely give you plenty to discuss each week. Each chapter in this book really gives you a lot to think about and to study…with lots of Bible verses to read, study, and maybe even memorize! Most of the chapters in this book are designed to get you to "dig down deep" and really think!!

I really thought she covered a lot of great points, used lots of relevant Scripture, but kept the entire book from feeling "too deep" by injecting some funny stories from her life which fit in with the lessons.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received an e-book edition of this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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