A few months ago, I was reminded of Brad when my sister in law shared an address he gave at BYU called His Grace is Sufficient. I really like the way he speaks and the way he is able to put things into words so clearly and explain complicated concepts in a way that makes them become clear.
I was excited when I heard about his new book, The Continuous Conversion, published by Deseret Book- and that Deseret Book would be sending me a copy.
I got to work right away, reading it and marking some of my favourite parts :)
The book did not disappoint. :) I really enjoyed it. It puts things into perspective, reminding us that we aren't expected to be perfect- that we're here to become better, and to continuously work on becoming closer to God- and that He is there to help us.
I particularly love the focus on how we are here to "become", not to "be" perfect. This is a process,and we can't do it alone. It's totally OKAY that we're not perfect right now! This is something I need a reminder of every now and then, because I tend to get down on myself when I'm not doing everything I think I should be doing- and when what I am doing isn't being done perfectly. In his book, Brad says:
"Heaven is not a prize for the perfect, but the future home of all who are willing to be perfected."
I like that. :)
After reading this book, I would really like to read his earlier book, The Continuous Atonement, which I am sure would help me to realize new things and understand "old" things better, just as The Continuous Conversion has.
I am looking forward to sharing some other religious books in the coming weeks on this blog- I hope they will be of interest to you! I know that some of you share a faith and religion with me and some do not. This book is largely focused on the gospel and my religion.