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Reflection of the Son

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This book examines a simple fact of nature, the way the moon reflects the sun's light to a darkened world, and draws some staggering insights into the way a Christian is to reflect Jesus Christ to a fallen world. Its chapters are named with simple mnemonic titles to lead readers through foundational principles in a clear and compelling way that can help Christians remain f ...more
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Published May 23rd 2016 by WestBow Press
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Todd Coburn Superb is a wonderful word and it certainly applies to us in our position in having this grace of Jesus Christ which invites, encourages, and enables …moreSuperb is a wonderful word and it certainly applies to us in our position in having this grace of Jesus Christ which invites, encourages, and enables us to partake in His role of lighting this world as we reflect Him to mankind. Anyone seeking to do this well or better can find inspiration, encouragement, and insight from this little superb book on the subject. ;-)(less)
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Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Reflection of the Son by Todd Coburn is a book that will really make you think. I found the analogies stunning and have never thought about it the way Mr. Coburn has presented it.

It's a short and simple read at 84 pages and the way it's written, anyone can understand it. There are multiple Scriptures throughout the book that are explained.

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do p
Apr 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Inspiring, enlightening, and above all, encouraging! Reflection of the Son, by author Todd Coburn, is a short read book that is a true 'gift' to its readers. This book has personally motivated me, after the 63 years I have spent on this earth, to read the Scriptures from beginning to end and to take a different look at why we were given life, what we are here in life for, and what we can do to share the light of these findings with everyone we come into contact with on a daily basis. I truly enj ...more
Oct 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Want to know more about Christianity and some foundational prinicples? This book is great for explaining those. For those already a Christian, it is good to remind us that we should be allowing the Lord to shine through us. It has multiple scripture references so that the reader can go see for him/herself what does the Bible actually say, and would be useful in trans-version study of many different translations, and word studies as well. It would also be a useful book for Bible studies too. I th ...more
Anthony Jones
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Exceptional read

As a Christian man I was astonished by the charm of this book.

Even as the dark moon reflects the light of the sun into the earths night sky’s so Christians should reflect the light of Christ to those who live in darkness. The analogies and scriptures are meaningful and ring true throughout this book. It is a short and simple message yet powerful. Not like church and not a sermon but a lesson. Todd Coburn has managed to teach valuable truths in his book Reflection of the Sun. I
Kathy Heare Watts
An insightful looking at the heavens and God in our life. Jesus is the guiding light, outshining the sun, and always a beacon for us, the believers. He is the light of the world.

I won a signed copy of this book during a Goodreads giveaway.
Jim Shaner
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways, religious
I received this book for free from the author.

Reflection of the Son is presented succinctly and simply, and I mean that with the highest compliment. And how fitting, because God’s plan for salvation is astoundingly simple for us to follow. We make it difficult by struggling to let go of what holds us back from eternal peace.

In our desperate striving for what we think is good, we search ourselves and others for a source of light and heat to give us comfort and secure happiness. We come up empty,
David Steele
Jun 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: christian-living
Todd Coburn. Reflection of the Son. Westbow Press, 2016. 96 pp. $9.95

What do you get when you combine the mind of an engineer with a man who is devoted to the Lord Jesus Christ? This rare combination is most evident in Todd Coburn’s recent book, Reflections of the Son. Here the author puts his knowledge of the scientific world to good use as he presents a basic fact of nature, namely, the way the moon reflects the light of the sun to a darkened world. Using this scientific model as a backdrop, C
Jackie Rogers
Oct 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a great little book for anyone walking with Jesus. The analogy of the sun and moon is a way to see how we are the light of the world. Jesus is so very real and alive He can reflect who He is by His vessels, us. If you don't walk with Jesus is because you don't really know Him. This book will reveal Him to you in a unique way. Be blessed today in His joy. Thanks to Mr. Coburn for generously sending me his book. ...more
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a Goodreads win review. This book is a wonderful book for anyone who wants a great walk with Christ. It gives insights into the way a Christian is to reflect Jesus in a fallen world. The book has very good spiritual truths.
Sep 25, 2016 rated it it was ok
I received a free copy of this book via goodreads giveaways in exchange for an honest review.

Disappointed. This is not something that hives personally with my beliefs. Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy this one.
Maria Pita
Nov 30, 2017 rated it liked it
It's a sad fact that in this modern world of skyscrapers, electrical grids, and materialistic scientism, the mystery and magic of the moon merits very little thought, especially for city dwellers, except in terms of astronauts, sci-fi and paranormal romance stories. After all, modern man, for the most part, no longer relies on the moon to illuminate his nights.

I came to this book already feeling this way about the moon and the Son, but it was very nice to read the author's joyful analysis (rich
Theresa Wade
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I found this to be a very nice devotional read at night before going to bed. Reflection of the Son covers the basics of Christianity and God's plan for salvation in a simple way for us to follow. It is an excellent refresher for a Christian. It is great for someone young who is trying to figure out how to have Jesus shine in their daily life. This is a book I will share with my grandchildren when they are old enough to understand. ...more
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Such an AMAZING little book.. Dont let the size fool you, its truly a wonderful book to cherish and treasure.. I can not say enough good things about this book and about the author himself. Todd is such a wonderful author and im so happy he has blessed the world with this book! I recommend this book and give it 5 stars!!! If Goodreads gave me more stars to work with then this book would have them all :)
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It speaks of a subject I often like to use as I lead my women's Bible Study - how our lives are to be a refection of our Savior similar to how the moon reflects the light from the sun. In fact, I like the book so much I gave a copy to every lady in our Bible Study. I highly recommend this book to others. ...more
Quona  Fron
Nov 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A magnificent work! Worth reading over and over! Thank you Todd for sharing this with all who read it.
Gordon Grose
Dec 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Review of Reflection of the Son by Todd Coburn, WestBow Press, 2016.

A Goodreads review group assigned me this book to review. In his short devotional book, Coburn examines “the way the moon reflects the sun’s light to a darkened world” to draw insights for how we should live as Christians. Specifically, how we, as Christians, are to “reflect Jesus Christ to a fallen world.” The basic image upon which he builds: “the moon provides light to the darkened side of earth, not through light of its own
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really liked this little book by Todd Coburn. I enjoyed reading the author's thoughts and explanations and how he linked many characteristics of the moon and its positions in relation to the earth to the Christian faith. He also uses many quotations from Scripture to back up his explanations. The idea that the way the moon reflects the light of the sun is similar to how we as Christians should reflect Christ may seem like a simple one, but I had never thought about it before. It is a very beau ...more
Nov 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I like this short book on reflecting Jesus in our life. It is full of great scriptures on light and numerous analogies showing how we reflect Jesus' light in the world. I especially like the analogy of us to the moon and its various phases. It is an eye-opening look at our christian life as a reflection of Christ. I recommend this book. Thanks to the author for providing the complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review. ...more
Apr 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
A short look at the Sun's relationship with the Moon in comparison to our relationship with Jesus. I very much enjoyed the comparison, and the new approach at looking at my relationship with Jesus. I don't want to say to much as to spoil the reading of the book, but I do recommend you spend the couple of hours it took to read this one! ...more
Amalia Licano
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent Read

I loved reading this book and getting a different perspective of how one sees God's Love for us. It was easy reading and I'll never look at the moon the same way. Thank you so much. I was very blessed and highly recommend to everyone.
Marie Moreton
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My experience from reading this book was firstly that I was gripped and fascinated. Secondly, for me, it felt like a spiritual re awakening to things that I thought I already knew, but realized that I didn't know well enough.
This book opened my eyes and heart to see more of, in a deeper and clearer way, some of the wonders and truths of the nature of God that are reflected through His creation. It also spoke of the yet un plunged depths and quality of a relationship that could be had with such
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