The Day God Flipped My Switch
by Ron Benrey
Ron Benrey was perfectly content in middle age with being “sort-of” Jewish. He saw Christianity as a collection of nonsensical teachings that most believers don’t understand and can’t explain.
But on one ordinary August afternoon, God “flipped his switch”— without an invitation and without any warning. Almost instantaneously, everything Ron had heard about Christianity made perfect sense. Seconds later he knew that he’d become a Christian.
“I had no choice—or say—in the matter,” Ron reports. “It happened in less time than it takes to read this short paragraph. One moment, I was a skeptical nonbeliever. Seconds later I knew that I’d become a Christian.”
His swift conversion astonished Ron, because had earned degrees in electrical engineering, management, and law—three modes of thinking that made him highly skeptical about the “foolish” teachings of Christianity. He saw himself as “too savvy” to be taken in by Christianity.
“The Day God Flipped My Switch” tells the fascinating story of Ron’s remarkable change of mind and heart—and the novel teaching approach that God used to convey the truth of Christianity to him.
Ron’s quest to learn how to write mystery fiction played a surprising—central—role in his unexpected conversion to Christianity. While analyzing a manuscript for his fiction-writing critique group, Ron realized that he could “write himself into a novel.” He would then be “perfect character” and “perfect author” at the same time. This simple analogy helped Ron understand how the Incarnation was possible and how God could be a Trinity.
Whether you’re a fellow late bloomer or you became a Christian much younger in life, Ron shows you how to use the same ways of thinking to build your faith and grow your understanding of Christianity.
- Greenbrier Book Company, LLC, February 2013
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