Be the Light: Overcoming Evil with Good

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All the spiritual traditions of the world have suggested the appropriate response to evil is with goodness or love, but few people have adopted or promoted goodness as their chosen method of response.

The author redefines evil,explains how goodness helps to overcome evil, and gives examples that a person can use to become an agent for change in the world. More
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About Paul W. Meier

Paul W. Meier received his Masters of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School and Masters of Sacred Theology degree from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. He has served ten years in parish ministry. He’s on the board of directors for Trinity/HOPE, an organization that feeds children in Haiti ( He also serves as the chairperson in his synod for the ELCA Malaria Campaign in an effort to eradicate Africa of malaria.


Review by: Adrienna D Turner on Sep. 24, 2013 :
This was a very, short and easy read. Paul Meier starts with a horrified event that took place in CT where a 20 year old murdered 20 kids and 6 staff members at an elementary school in December 2012. We know there was a demonic force into play but others would see it as a mental illness in a deranged state that lead to taking the lives of others. The author clearly denotes this as EVIL, and gives various religious doctrine to focus on good or love in which overcomes evil. Therefore, he exemplified on random acts of kindness, and how we have a lack of harmony, peace, and unity. Moreover, he refutes that it is not about gun control, more restricted laws, or even firepower but instead to reach out to those who have an imbalanced mindset (or people who are hurting) is more important. He also tells us to use our brain, but this is like telling someone to use common sense, most evil acts happen based on feelings and emotions that are not under control than using our brains. I also feel it is evil spirits that can overcome our way of thinking, if we allow them to take control, that is why there is a battlefield of the mind. He does give varied examples of random acts of kindness to have a better world.

*I believe I won this book on LibraryThing Early Reviewer. I have the eBook version. This is a free download on Smashwords as well.

Adrienna Turner, the author of God is in the Equation
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Review by: lanasfer on March 6, 2013 :
Good read, enjoyed it
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Review by: Gerty So on March 3, 2013 :
I loved it.....
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