Thursday, January 29, 2015

CD Review: Embark! by John Bytheway

Embark!, by John Bytheway
2014, 53 minutes, Talk on CD
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: Received a copy from the publisher for an honest review

An ideal talk that supports the new 2015 Mutual theme!

In this motivating talk related to the 2015 youth theme, John Bytheway explains what it means to truly embark—to get fully on board in the service of God with all your heart, might, mind, and strength. Using scriptures, powerful stories, and his characteristic humor, John explains that with the Savior’s help, we can remain on board and eventually stand blameless before God at the last day.

I love reading John Bytheway's books and it's even more fun to listen to him speak! The Mutual theme for 2015 is D&C 4:2, "Therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength, that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day." This entire talk is based on that one verse. He starts by explaining what the word "embark" means and then goes on to explain what it means to serve God with all your heart, might, mind and strength.

This CD is great for teens and adults alike! I loved his stories, quotes, scriptures, insights and humor. After listening to it, I feel more committed to serving with all my heart, might, mind and strength. This is a CD I will share with my children and plan to listen to it multiple times! If you have teens, I highly recommend sharing this with them!

You can listen to a sample of his talk at the Deseret Book link below.

About the Author

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 Do I Know if I Know?; Of Pigs, Pearls, and Prodigals; When Times are Tough: 5 Scriptures That Will Help You Get through Almost Anything; and the 2014 youth theme talk on CD, Come Unto Christ. He and his wife, Kimberly, have six children.


Unknown said...

I LOVE him! I am going to have to get his to share with my YW :)

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