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.
Based on Jesus’ words that He is the Light of the world, this book will help believers better understand their faith and enable them to live a richer and more satisfying life. It will assist those who have not yet trusted Jesus to understand what the Christian Way is about so they can come to a more intelligent decision on whether to follow Jesus, or not. To discover Jesus’ love, wisdom, and peace is the ultimate aim of the book, but requires that we come out of darkness and into the light.
The book contains 26 chapters on various subjects because the author believes learning to see all areas of life from God’s point of view enables believers to make sense out of life, experience the energy of new life in Christ, and have hope to sustain them through life’s difficulties.