Wednesday, March 16, 2016

What I'm Reading Wednesday

Today I'd like to tell you about a non-fiction book I'm reading. It's called Unstuck and it's written by Robert Reynolds, the manager of the rock band The Killers. He had some really interesting insights about how we can be free of our favorite sins and use the Savior's atonement more effectively.

The book is broken into three parts. The first part starts off with a definition of what sin and weakness is and why we get stuck in the rut of a habit that leads to sin. He goes on to say how weaknesses can become strengths. The thing that stuck out to me, though, was how Mr. Reynolds uses real-life experiences to illustrate the point he's making. For example, he talks about how Brandon Flowers, the lead singer of The Killers, handles temptation on the road. He talks about his brother's very difficult mission, and his own experiences as a father. I thought he had a very down-to-earth style that is a good mixture of a fireside feel and talking to the author one on one.

The second part is how to obtain a mighty change of heart.  In discussing the difference between faith and humility, he mixes scripture, quotes from church leaders, and his own real-life experiences. He's come in contact with so many people that needed help---from people in prison to drug addicts to homeless people, and he's learned something from each one of them.  It's really inspiring and even thought the chapters are short, they are full of a lot of food for thought.

I'm just about to read the third section on maintaining a mighty change of heart. I love that it's a sort of how-to book in a way that can speak to anyone, young or old.

Here's the back copy: 

This book was not written by a General Authority. In fact, it was written by a run-of-the-mill sinner. Are you going to keep reading?'' Robert Reynolds, an entertainment attorney and manager of Grammy-nominated band The Killers, refreshingly tackles the why-did-I-do-it-again? cycle that entraps many of us. Reynolds explains that whether we find ourselves reluctant to let go of our ''favorite sin'' or exclaiming in frustration, ''Dang it! I did it again,'' the Savior and His Atonement can change our desires and set us free to become better and stronger. With a fresh, relatable voice, Reynolds provides insights into the why behind the things that tempt us. He also shares the hope we can have in overcoming even the most alluring of sins through reliance on the Lord s grace. Learn how to find and maintain a mighty change of heart and discover a rich increase of spiritual power, joy, and peace in your life.

You can get your own copy here 

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