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12.19.2012

Review: How Many Lightbulbs Does it Take to Change a Person?

Have you ever thought about a friend wondering, "When will she ever learn?" How about yourself? Have you ever thought about how many times it takes for you to hear something before you apply it to your own life? Sometimes, we all need a lightbulb moment here and there.

I'd like to share a little about a book by Rhonda Rhea that I just finished reading. It's called How Many Lightbulbs Does it Take to Change a Person? 

My Review

Scripture is full of references to light. But how often do we stop to think about what God means when he talks about light?  In How Many Lightbulbs Does it Take to Change a Person?, author Rhonda Rhea shares lightbulb moments—those times when truth from scripture clicks with our reality and we "get it." Chock full of lighthearted stories alongside biblical wisdom, this book is the perfect combination for the soul seeking encouragement as well as enlightenment.

Rhea uses fun plays on words (such as the chapter title "Watt in the World?) that tie into the concept of light, making this a creative and fun book. Yet, it's a serious look at what the Bible says about light. God is called light, Jesus is called light, and we are called light too. So how can we live in the light? Rhea helps the reader plug into the power of God and live in such a way that we stand out from the darkness in the world around us.


If you are looking for a transformation in your life, this is the book for you. Perhaps it's the first time you're seeking God's light, or maybe you've been a Christian for a long time, but you're longing for a fresh awakening to God's light. The book takes a look at God's attributes and also our attitudes. I found myself both convicted and uplifted as I read through. 

As an author, Rhonda Rhea has personality. She has a way with stories and words that make the lesson come alive without it being dry an academic. I enjoyed the book and I recommend it to anyone needing a fresh perspective and spiritual encouragement. Her wit and humor had me engaged from page one.

Each chapter ends with what Rhea calls "A Little Extra Light for the Path," which is an excerpt from scripture. There is also a section at the back of the book for anyone using it for group discussion. The leader's guide gives suggestions for how to make it work with a group, and suggested weekly homework. The chapters are short, so it would work for a daily meditation if the reader also studied some of the scriptures mentioned in each chapter in more depth.

Also available in Kindle version.

About Rhonda


Rhonda Rhea (pronounced RAY) is a pastor’s wife and mother of five. She is a radio personality living in the St. Louis area. In addition to regular radio features, Rhonda also appears on radio and TV programs throughout the country, as well as enjoying many appearances on Focus on the Family’s “Weekend Magazine” radio program.
Rhonda is a humor columnist for publications in the US and Canada. She has written hundreds of columns and articles for great publications such as Today’s Christian Woman, Christian Parenting Today, Marriage Partnership, SBC LIFE, HomeLife, ParentLife and dozens more. She is the author of eight books:


Rhonda has a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Counseling and in addition to speaking at special events, teaches at various writers’ conferences across the country. She is affiliated with many great organizations, including Christian Humor Writers, and is the Conference Chairperson for the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association and a board member of Right to the Heart ministries.

12.12.2012

Kindle Freebies That Are Almost Always Free

There are several books from Christian publishers that have been free for a very long time and will likely continue to be free for a while. For my newest blog readers who have new Kindles and are wanting to stock up on books, here are some to consider.

Invisible (Ivy Malone Mystery Series #1) by Lorena McCourtney (Revell-Aug 1, 2004)

Priced to Move (Shop-Til-U-Drop, Book 1) by Ginny Aiken (Revell-Oct 1, 2007)

Child of the Mist (These Highland Hills, Book 1) by Kathleen Morgan (Revell-Dec 31, 1992)


Fools Rush In (Weddings by Bella, Book 1) by Janice Thompson (Revell -Sep 1, 2009)


Jenna's Cowboy: A Novel (The Callahans of Texas) by Sharon Gillenwater (Kindle Edition -Jan 1, 2010)

Love Me If You Must (Patricia Amble Mystery Series #1) by Nicole Young (Revell -Apr 1, 2007)

 
To Love Anew (Sydney Cove Series #1) by Bonnie Leon (Revell/Bethany House -Aug 1, 2007)

Paper Roses (Texas Dreams, Book 1) (Texas Dreams Trilogy) by Amanda Cabot (Revell -Jan 1, 2009)

The 7-Day Doubt Diet by Renee Swope (Revell-Aug 1, 2011)

Design on a Crime (Deadly D├ęcor Mysteries, Book 1) by Ginny Aiken (Revell-Sep 1, 2005)

Daughter of Joy (Brides of Culdee Creek, Book 1) by Kathleen Morgan (Revell-Aug 1, 1999)

Stuck in the Middle (Sister-to-Sister, Book 1) by Virginia Smith (Revell-Feb 1, 2008)

Touching the Clouds: A Novel (Alaskan Skies) by Bonnie Leon (Revell-Jul 1, 2010) 


Talk of the Town (Welcome to Daily, Texas Book 1) by Lisa Wingate (Bethany House-Feb 1, 2008)


Widow of Larkspur Inn, The (The Gresham Chronicles Book #1) by Lawana Blackwell (Bethany House -Jun 1, 2007)

Light Of Eidon (Legends of the Guardian-King) by Karen Hancock (Bethany House -Jul 1, 2003)

When Calls the Heart (Canadian West Book #1) by Janette Oke (Bethany House -Feb 1, 2005)

Heartless (Tales of Goldstone Wood Book #1) by Anne Elisabeth Stengl (Bethany House -Jul 1, 2010)

Relentless (Dominion Trilogy Book #1) by Robin Parrish (Bethany House -May 1, 2007)

Secrets (The Michelli Family Series Book #1) by Kristen Heitzmann (Bethany House -Sep 1, 2004)

Deadly Aim (Angel Delaney Mysteries Book #1) by Patricia H. Rushford (Bethany House -Feb 1, 2004)
Covenant, The (Abram's Daughters Book #1) by Beverly Lewis (Bethany House -Sep 1, 2002)

Gentleman of Her Dreams (A Ladies of Distinction novella) by Jen Turano (Bethany House -Sep 1, 2012)

A Hearth in Candlewood (The Candlewood Trilogy, Book 1) by Delia Parr (Bethany House -Aug 1, 2006)

A Halflings Rescue (A Halflings Novel) by Heather Burch (Bethany House -Jul 10, 2012)

Gods and Kings: Chronicles of the Kings #1 by Lynn Austin (Bethany House -Feb 1, 2005)


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