Monday, March 7, 2016

Book Review: Unstuck by Robert Reynolds

Unstuck: How the Savior Frees Us from Our Favorite Sins, by Robert Reynolds
2015, 168p, LDS Non-fiction
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: Received a copy for an honest review

''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.

I like that this book was written by just a regular guy, a self-professed sinner, actually. After all, we are all sinners. I enjoyed his insights and perspective as he took on this topic.

The book is divided into three parts. Part One is "Sin and Weakness." Part Two is "How to Obtain a Mighty Change of Heart." And Part Three is "'Can Ye Feel So Now?' How to Maintain a Mighty Change of Heart." He focuses on the importance of changing your heart and gives some great ideas on practical ways to do that.

It's an easy book to read yet there's plenty of meat in it to get something new out of it the next time you read it. I like the quotes, stories and scriptures he shares. It's well-researched with eleven pages of notes at the end. This is a life changing book that I would recommend to everyone!

About the Author:

Robert Reynolds manages multi-platinum recording artists and works in entertainment law. He served a mission in South Carolina before receiving a bachelor's degree in English from Brigham Young University and a JD from New York University Law School, where he was honored with the Jack Katz Memorial Award in Entertainment Law. Robert was an associate in a New York City law firm and now practices law in Las Vegas, where he represents authors, actors, UFC fighters, and various bands and musicians, including the internationally acclaimed Imagine Dragons (whose lead singer, Dan Reynolds, is his younger brother). Robert and his wife, Erica, are the parents of four children.


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