Sunday, February 28, 2016

Be Light by Samuel Rodriguez


      Though he has been in full time ministry for quite some time, one of the new emerging faces in the Christian media scene is Pastor Samuel Rodriguez. Samuel is the Pastor of New Seasons Christian Center in Sacramento and has just written a new book that is scheduled to be released in May on the subject, Be Light. I received a free copy of this book to review from the book review program for bloggers, available at The views expressed are my own.
       The book is divided into 30 chapters, in somewhat of a devotional format, with the chapters being about 6-8 pages each. Each chapter focuses in on a physical aspect of the subject of light and then uses that aspect as a springboard for the scriptural application of the topic. There is a reflection part of 1-2 pages that helps you to focus on the main thought, though I sometimes found the thoughts not related to the main point.
       First, let me say that I am not a very scientific person, and when discussing the physical attributes of light, I can get no further than the "on" button on a light switch. I also am a very simplistic person, and prefer when discussing scientific matters that you just skip the detail and give me the main point you're attempting to get across. Perhaps you're different and therefore this may be just what you need.
       I will say that the author definitely did his research well for the book and did great job of finding material for each of the 30 chapters that focuses on separate aspects of light. I will also say that his purpose is to inspire, as much as it is to inform and he does convey that well. The goal of the book is not simply to read about light but to actually be light in our world. I hope that if you read this book that you will take the time to meditate the material and apply to your life. May you shine brightly so all of the world can see Jesus in you.


  1. Hello MWITOWICH. So good to know you through your profile on the blogger and the blog post. I am so glad to stop by your blog post and go through your review of the book Be Light"written by Samuel Rodriguez. After reading your book review, I would love to have a hard copy of this book I am blessed and feel privileged and honored to get connected with you because of who you are in the Lord Jesus Christ. I have been a PASTOR for last 36 yrs in this great city of MUMBAI and I love to get connected with the people of God around the world to be encouraged, strengthen and praying for one another. I have been placed in this city of Mumbai a city with a great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We also reachout to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the brokenhearted. We also encourage young and the adults from the west to come to Mumbai to work with us during their vacation time. We would love to have you come with your family to Mumbai to work with us with during your vacation time. I am sure you and your family will have a life changing experience. My email id is: dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede. Looking forward to hear fr om you very soon. God's richest blessings on you, your family and friends and also wishing you a blessed and a Christ centered rest of the new year.

  2. Diwakar, thank you for your comments and encouragement. It is always a joy to connect with another believer. It is also wonderful that the internet has made our world do small and easy to meet other like minded believers from around the world. I will pray for you and your ministry Pastor. And if God directs and allows our paths to intersect and for us to meet together, that would be an honor. Grace and peace to you my brother. Shalom.