I apologize for posting so late today. Blogger and I have this thing where about once a month it doesn't want to let me sign in for some reason. Obviously I need to bring it some chocolate or something as a peace offering.
Today I am reviewing John Bytheway's book, How Do I Know If I Know? I love John Bytheway's style because he is so easy to read and conversational in tone, yet the topics are presented in such a way that important principles are taught. This book is no different.
He begins by discussing how our testimony of truth is like a dimmer switch. We can gradually add light and burn bright with what we do know. He tells several anecdotal stories that really illustrate what he's trying to teach and ties it up nicely with FEEL. We can know how we know through our Feelings, Experiences, Evidences, and Logic. Each "line" adds to the whole in answering the question of the book title. I found myself nodding my head several times as the author presented ideas that I had thought of, but couldn't adequately express. I loved this book and recommend it to anyone, teen or adult, who wants to evaluate where their testimony is at and where it could be strengthened.
Here is the back copy:
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?
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
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!
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