Book Review: SEE by R. J. Rhoden
Review by Joan Rhoden
How many lessons can be learned from one familiar miracle in the New Testament? R.J. Rhoden (yes he's my son, Rob) will stretch your vision in this powerful little book with a short title. He unpacks the story of Jesus healing a blind man in Mark 8:22-26 by extrapolating six life-changing applications for 21st century living.
- Chapter One, "The Unique You", talks about the details of the healing and brings home a lesson of God's creative response to each of our unique needs.
- Chapter Two, "Bring", encourages us to be bringers of needy people to Jesus.
- Chapter Three, "Trust Him", suggests that Jesus leads first and then heals.
- Chapter Four, "The Strangeness", deals with Jesus' misunderstood timing and the socially awkward use of saliva as a healing agent.
- Chapter Five, "See", addresses the blind man's response to coming out of darkness into light.
- Chapter Six, "No Return", queries Jesus' warning not to return to the village.
Each chapter ends with four personal reflections or discussion questions, posing a very easy format for a group bible study.
Finally, the tag line, "Seeing is the Prequel to Future Stories God has Planned for You," suggests more companion studies to come.