Wednesday, November 13, 2013

52 Life-Changing Questions from the Book of Mormon by John Hilton III and Brad Wilcox -- Blog Tour/Giveaway

52 Life-Changing Questions from the Book of Mormon

Published: October 2013

Publisher: Deseret Book

ISBN13: 978-1-60907-579-8

Hardcover: 256 pages

Goodreads Summary

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!

Check out this post from LDS Living about this book.

Book Jacket Cover/Introduction

Has a question ever changed your life?  "A good question ... is like an alarm clock," wrote Elder Tad R. Callister.  "It awakens us out of our mental doldrums (and) jump-starts our mental engines."

A woman was in a church meeting, studying Philippians 4:8:  "Whatsoever things are true, ... honest, ... pure, ... lovely, (or) of good report;  if there be any virtue, and ... any praise, think on these things."  She felt the Holy Spirit say to her, "Is there anything honest, pure, or lovely in your soap opera?"

She had to confess that the program was not lovely or of good report or praiseworthy.  Then the Spirit whispered another question:  "So what are you going to do about it?"

What this sister heard from the Spirit that day were life-changing questions, and her decision to give up her soap opera made a profound difference in her life.

Where can we find questions that will awaken us out of those mental--and spiritual--doldrums?  Popular authors John Hilton III and Brad Wilcox help us recognize and ponder fifty-two powerful questions from the Book of Mormon--one for each week of the year.  One short chapter each week has the power to change your life.
  • Have miracles ceased?
  • Have ye inquired of the Lord?
  • Have ye spiritually been born of God?
  • Know ye not that ye are in the hand of God?
Joseph Smith promised that we would get nearer to God through the Book of Mormon than through any other book.  Pondering its inspired questions can propel us forward to attain that promise.

My Review

What an amazing and helpful book this is.  We are so blessed that in our church we have so many wonderful resources to help us get closer to our Heavenly Father.  We can attain that through thorough scripture study.  This book can help you do that.

Starting at the beginning of the Book of Mormon, each chapter for each week, focuses on a different topic.  Ie:  keeping commandments, the twelve apostles, the rod of iron, etc.  Each topic that can help you in your personal scripture study.  I love that I have this book in my home to help teach my children and strengthen my own testimony about the Book of Mormon.

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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  1. Thanks Mindy! I appreciate your kind review.

  2. My Dad is Brad Wilcox. I showed him your blog post and he was super excited about what you wrote. Thanks for an inspiring review. I loved the book too :)

    1. Wow! Thank you so much for that. That made my day.