A book a day...keeps insanity away! I am an avid book reader. When I am not reading, I love to play the piano, sing, or shop until I drop! Reading has been a huge part of my life since I was young and my Mom introduced me to the public library! Since then I have not stopped reading! I hope you enjoy my reviews!
How Do I Know If I Know by John Bytheway, Blog Tour & Giveaway!!!
Blurb: It's spiritual gut-check time! The mission age has been lowered, and now more than ever, young people are asking themselves important questions:
How do I know if I really have a testimony?
Am I ready to serve a mission?
What does the Spirit feel like?
John Bytheway suggests that we "F.E.E.L." the truthfulness of the gospel through our feelings, our experiences, the many evidences we encounter, and our logical conclusions about how a loving God interacts with His children on the earth. Like gradually turning up a dimmer switch, understanding all the ways we F.E.E.L. our testimony will help it grow brighter.
As you read, you may discover that your testimony is stronger than you thought, and you'll also become more excited and motivated to let your light shine!
This is a great book about recognizing your own testimony! While geared towards teenagers, anyone who reads How Do I Know If I Know can benefit from it. I found myself itching for a highlighter because there were so many great ideas of how to recognize what you believe and what you know. Bytheway uses F.E.E.L (feelings, experiences, evidences, logic) to help the reader identify where they are in their own journey to knowing. One of my favorite quotes from the book; "A testimony, like a light, needs a constant flow of power. Pray every day for the feelings, experiences, evidences, and logic that will feed your soul, and the sunshine in your heart will begin to show in your life." Bytheway has a gift with words that grabbed my attention and kept it. This is the perfect book to help anyone (especially a teenager) take stock of their own testimony and realize that they know and believe more than they probably realize. Fun for the "techy" people are the QR codes found at the end of each chapter that link to talks that go along with the topics. For the "old school" folks, you can still look them up with the provided links online the old-fashioned way. All in all, I really like Bytheway's style and his book is an easy read that can help any person with their testimony.
Giveaway!!! Shadow Mountain Publishing has generously donated a copy of Gladys Knight's newest CD, Where My Heart Belongs and a copy of the recipe book, Dining with the Prophets: Historic Recipes from the Lion House! To enter is easy! Follow my blog via GFC and state your user name or 'like' my blog Facebook page. Just leave a comment stating which one you did with your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner! If you do both they each count as an entry. If you have a preference for which prize, please state it in your comment. Two winners will be picked by a random number generator and prizes will mailed out by the publisher. This contest will be open until October 31st and is for USA residents only due to mailing costs! Good Luck!!! (You must be at least 13 to enter. Blog owner and Shadow Mountain Publishing are in no way liable for prizes unclaimed or not received.)