Friday, November 15, 2013

Book Review: 52 Life-Changing Questions by John Hilton III and Brad Wilcox

Book Description
Ready for a change in your life? Turn to the Book of Mormon! Popular authors Brad Wilcox and John Hilton III help us recognize and ponder 52 powerful Book of Mormon questions which can help us with the challenges in life. Could a simple question change your perspective?
·         How is it that ye have forgotten?
·         Have ye inquired of the Lord?
·         Lord, how long?
·         Have ye spiritually been born of God?
·         Know ye not that ye are in the hands of God?
·         Have miracles ceased?
·         Lord, how is it done?

One short chapter each week can inspire you in life-changing ways. Just imagine how much better your life could be one year from now!

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Product Details
·         Size: 6" x 9"
·         Pages: 240

About the Authors
Brad Wilcox is an associate professor in the department of Teacher Education at Brigham Young University, where he also works with programs such as Especially for Youth and Campus Education Week. As a young man, he served his mission in Chile, and he was later called back to that country to preside over the Chile Santiago East Mission from 2003 to 2006. He currently serves as a member of the Sunday School general board.

Brad is the author of the bestselling book The Continuous Atonement and the BYU devotional “His Grace Is Sufficient.” He and his wife, Debi, are the parents of four children and grandparents of three.

John Hilton III was born in San Francisco and grew up in Seattle. He served a mission in Denver, and got a Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. Along the way he met his wife Lani and they have five children. They have lived in Boise, Boston, Mexico and Miami. Currently, they live in Utah. John has a Masters degree from Harvard and a Ph.D from BYU, both in Education, and currently is an Assistant Professor of Ancient Scripture at BYU. He has also written several books with Deseret Book. Besides being with his family, his favorite hobbies are learning Chinese and doing humanitarian work. 

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My Review: *****--5 Stars
When I first picked this book up, I thought, "Wow! There are 52 questions found in the Book of Mormon?" And then I remembered Alma 5. There are quite a few in there (42), so I guessed it would be possible to have 52. Imagine my surprise to discover that there are actually 543!!

I love the format of the book. There is a question given for each chapter and then stories, other scriptures, quotes, and the authors thoughts. Together, they all help jump start some serious thinking.

I must admit that there are times when it's not always easy to "liken the scriptures" to myself and my life. I thought this book had some very great insights on how to do that. I loved how each short chapter gave a real life story to go along with the question. It made me realize that sometimes I make things harder than they need to be and the simplest of experiences can be applied to my life. These questions are definitely food for thought and I believe it would be easy to spend a week pondering each and every one of them.

There were many, many questions that I hadn't ever given a second glance to and others that I had pondered on a little bit before. I found a question right off the bat, #2, "Shall we not be diligent in keeping the commandments of the Lord?" that really hit me and helped me a lot in my personal life. There were many amazing chapters that really hit home for me--too many to sit and list. I'd like to take more time to really go through, pick apart, and ponder each chapter.

I think the keys to change are to know that it is possible and to take it one step at a time and this book can really help with that.

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