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Power to Become by David A. Bednar

Power to Become

by David A. Bednar

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All of us are striving to be better, but sometimes it's hard to really get a feel for how we are supposed to get there. As we work towards perfection, it's easy to get bogged down in the details of life. However, we do have amazing potential if we can only see it. This book works to have us truly see what our potential to become is. Each chapter offers observations of different areas that we have the power to become stronger in. These areas will ultimately make us much better people. Full of thought-provoking quotes and scriptures, this book gives people inspiration to truly work towards becoming everything we have the potential to be.

I found this book to be very inspiring. There are so many quotes that I'm not as familiar with but offered so much wisdom and hope. In particular I liked the chapter about personal peace. There were so many examples of how people in extreme circumstances found amazing amounts of peace. I strive to be able to find this in my everyday life. I also enjoyed how interactive this book can be. There are super wide margins to take notes, and each chapters ends with questions and spaces to write down your answers. This allows for a lot of thought and inspiration as you read this book. Add in all the videos, and these lessons taught in this book go beyond just what you read. If you are looking for words of wisdom and hope, look no further. This is a great book.

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  l_manning | Mar 14, 2014 |
Elder David A. Bednar is a masterful teacher!

If you only read the first few pages you will be richly taught about the enabling power of the Atonement...

"I suspect that Church members are much more familiar with the nature of the redeeming and cleansing power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ...But we also need to appreciate that the Lord desires, through His Atonement and by the power of the Holy Ghost, to live in us--not only to direct us by also to empower us."

If you go on you will learn about the spiritual gift of personal peace.

"One of the greatest spiritual gifts we can be given as we press forward along the strait and narrow path is personal peace..."

Even during times of trial and testing we can have that peace.

Next you will be taught about Priesthood ordinances and willing obedience.

He also teaches us how to endure valiantly. I love that...we are not just to endure...but to endure valiantly!

And then he brings it all together from the 3 books in this series...

*An individual responsibility to increase in LEARNING
*Turn from self to the Savior by ACTING in doctrine
*Press forward with a steadfastness in Christ with the power of BECOMING

Wide margins and end-of-chapter pages for note taking as you receive your own thoughts and feelings.

URL links for short videos of Elder Bednar teaching even more in a discussion group are included.

  Shauna_Wheelwright | Mar 12, 2014 |
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