Monday, November 14, 2016
2016, 122p, LDS Non-Fiction
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way
Life is tough, but so are you!
Learn how to work through life’s trials with advice from popular youth speakers who have endured a few challenges of their own. This encouraging book will help you see trials as essential stepping-stones to becoming the person you’re destined to be.
This book is geared toward teens, so I read it with my children. We all loved it! It's filled with great advice from inspirational speakers--Hank Smith, Whitney Wilcox Laycock, Dallas Lloyd, Zandra Vranes, Tamu Smith, Chad Hymas and Al Carraway.
I was familiar with some of them while others were new to me but they are each fantastic! I enjoyed the lessons taught by Whitney Wilcox Laycock as she talks about the challenges of living in another country (and then the challenges of moving back). Zandra Vranes was highly entertaining as she tells the story of Joseph in Egypt in a way I've never heard before. I only knew a little bit about Chad Hymas and he gives excellent advice on how to be happy in the face of adversity.
Whether you are a teen or an adult, there is something in this book for everyone! I will definitely read it again and again!
About the authors:
After serving as a missionary to the Brazil Manaus mission, Elise Babbel Hahl completed her studies in English at Stanford University, married her mission pen pal, and went on to earn a master’s degree in writing from Johns Hopkins University. Her work has been published in Choosing Motherhood, Whereabouts: Stepping Out of Place, Education Next magazine, Do NOT Attempt in Heels, and recorded on “The World in Words” podcast. She lives with her husband and four children in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.
Hank Smith has been a full-time religious educator for the Church for 12 years, teaching seminary and in the Religion Department at BYU. Hank is a favorite speaker with Especially for Youth, BYU Education Week, and Time Out for Women. With his trademark sense of humor and his captivating stories and examples, Hank makes it fun to learn gospel principles and strengthen personal testimonies.
Al Fox Carraway has been a popular blogger, YouTuber, and public speaker for the past several years and is most well known for the blog post, “The Tattooed Mormon.” She has been on the cover of LDS Living Magazine and has done countless radio interviews, TV interviews, and everything in between. Al won the Community Speaker award in 2014, presented by the Dean of BYU. She has traveled countryside for years speaking with well-known speakers like John Bytheway, Brad Wilcox, and General Young Women’s President, Bonnie Oscarson. Just recently she spoke to over 24,000 people with Elder Neil L. Anderson at RootsTech.
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November 2: LDS & Lovin’ It
November 3: Debra’s Book Cafe | Reidhead Random-ness
November 4: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books
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November 6: Brooklyn Jolley
November 7: Kensie Kate || The Power of One Girl
November 8: A Year of FHE | Fire and Ice
November 9: Singing Librarian Books | My Book a Day | Rachel Writes
November 10: Bookworm Lisa | My Little Sunshines
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November 12: Not Your Relief Society Book Club
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Posted by Melanie Valderrama at 4:00 AM