Each chapter in Out of Darkness Into The Light identifies some darkness that needs to be overcome. Each chapter offers the light of Jesus and God's word as an antidote to darkness.
Jay Ashbaucher has been a pastor and teacher at a church in the rural town of Glasgow, Montana, for forty-one years. He has a master of divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He was a fifth-step counselor and lecturer in an alcohol and drug treatment center for twenty years, and he also taught community grief classes. Jay enjoys reading, thinking, sports, and hiking. He is happily married, and he has two children and seven grandchildren.More info →
Faith always has an object. What you and I believe in is what we rely on to give us what we need and want. There are two important questions to consider: (1) Is what or whom we believe in, capable of giving us what we need and want? (2) Is what we think we need and want the same as what we truly need? This book defines faith, answers questions about faith, shows how and why faith works, helps us identify weaknesses and strengths of our faith, challenges us to consider God as the ultimate source of faith, and gives insights on how faith enables us to overcome problems we face. Examples include how faith helps one overcome addictions and how faith helps one establish a positive self-identity. The goal of this book is to help readers grow in understanding and practicing genuine faith, thus becoming the person God created us to be.“Our faith is the victory that overcomes the world.” (1 John 5:4 ISV)More info →