Wednesday, September 10, 2014

New Book by John Bytheway, How Do I Know If I Know?


In John Bytheway's latest book, he explores the confidence that we can gain in our own beliefs and testimony.
 
Now, more than ever, young people are asking insightful and important questions about testimony, worthiness, mission preparation, and more. John Bytheway discusses ways we can come to know that the restored gospel is true, and—more importantly— how to know that we know.
 
I'm currently reading this book and as usual, Bytheway's examples and ideas have sparked a deeper understanding of the gospel. I love how he encourages us to be bold in our testimony, to learn what we truly believe and keep working on it. I think it's kind of a new concept for most people to understand that a testimony is something that can keep growing stronger--it's not just a one time thing you gain and never have to think about again. You can gain a testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel and then keep learning and growing until your testimony reaches a new level.

In  the book, John uses an acronym, F.E.E.L. as a way to understand all of the ways that we can have a testimony, on so many different levels of knowledge and understanding.
I'm grateful for my testimony of Jesus Christ, my savior and redeemer.

I'm keeping this book handy on my shelf because I think it will be a great resource for my children as they grown and learn in the gospel.

Here's more about the book:

  In How Do I Know If I Know? John Bytheway discusses different
ways we may come to know that the restored gospel is true.
He 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 of how a loving God
interacts with His children on the earth. Like turning up
a dimmer switch, understanding all the ways we F.E.E.L. a
testimony will help to make it brighter. As you read, you may
discover that your testimony is stronger than you thought, and
you’ll also form a plan for helping it to grow.

John Bytheway served a mission to the Philippines and later
graduated from Brigham Young University. A favorite speaker
and teacher, John holds a master’s degree in religious education
and is a part-time instructor at BYU. John is the author of many
bestselling books, audio talks, and DVDs, including How to Be
an Extraordinary Teen; When Times Are Tough: 5 Scriptures
That Will Help You Get through Almost Anything; Life Rocks;
Isaiah for Airheads; and his first children’s picture book, The
Sacrament. He and his wife, Kimberly, have six children.

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