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Friday, June 02, 2017

Review: "Lighthouse Faith"



Lauren Green’s Lighthouse Faith:  God as a Living Reality in a World Immersed in Fog is as strange as it is thought-provoking.  The author relates anecdotes couched in symbolism to express her “faith journey.”
She begins by explaining that the Ten Commandants should that God is, as it were, three parts of a lighthouse:  the Father is the first part of God – that is, the Law, also called the Covenant (15), the Son is the second ingredient, that is, recreation or growth, also called, sacrifice, and the Holy Spirit, is the third element of God, the sustainer of creation, that is, glory (16).
I sat stunned thinking about what she means and wondering if she is a modalist.  I just don’t know.  The book continues, in three sections, based on each of the parts, ingredients, or elements of God – seeing how they all work together in the fabric that shines light into our world and our lives.
In the third section, she explains that glory is music (in the context of worship), and she explains the significance of numerology throughout life, especially the numbers five and three.  And she goes on in chapter ten (145ff) to explain that Handel’s Messiah, and “The Hallelujah Chorus” in particular, is a divine piece of music – a perfect representation of the Holy Spirit.
I am honestly confused as to what she believes and seeks to achieve through this memoir.  That being the case, I would recommend you skip this book and read something else that explains the Trinity and the distinctiveness of the Persons.
  #Lighthouse Faith
[This review appears on my blog and on Amazon.com.  I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.]

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