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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Continuous Conversion

I was first introduced to Brad Wilcox when I was a teenager and he came all the way to Canada to be at our "Strength for Youth" conference. It's the first memory I have of listening to a motivational speaker, and it definitely left an impression!



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.

2 comments:

  1. This sounds like a great book. Thanks for your thoughts!

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  2. I really want to read this too! So many books, so little time ...

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~Heather Lynne

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