Monday, October 19, 2015

Blog Tour/Review: From Baptist Preacher to Mormon Teacher by Wain Myers with Kelly L. Martinez

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From Baptist Preacher to Mormon Teacher, by Wain Myers with Kelly L. Martinez
2015, 144p, LDS Non-Fiction
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: Received a copy from the publisher for an honest review

Wain Myers thought he knew what he believed, but after a revelation from God, something had to change. This former Baptist preacher tells his fascinating story of following the Spirit’s voice and ultimately becoming a convert in the LDS church. This remarkable true story will inspire you to follow your own promptings and share truth wherever you find it.

I enjoy reading and hearing conversion stories and this one peaked my interest. Wain Myers was a Baptist preacher who joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). He had experiences in his life which led him to find the church later on. While he was investigating the church, he had plenty of questions. I liked how he handled the parts that were more difficult for him to accept. Even after joining, he had questions and struggled for a while. I thought it was interesting to read how he felt during those times and how he was able to move forward.

I also loved the way he met his wife Sebrina and how supportive they were of each other. They each had exes to deal with and he explained how they chose to deal with them. They worked hard to raise their children to be kind, well-mannered, loving, respectful people. Reading this book gave me a fresh perspective on gospel teachings and is a good reminder on where to put my focus. This is a quick, inspirational, humorous, touching, thought-provoking read! 

About the authors:

Wain Myers is a native of Dayton, Ohio. He served in the United States Army in Bad Kissingen, Germany, where he received his call to the ministry. After his military career, he returned to the U.S. and began preaching at True Vine Missionary Baptist church, where he preached for over five years and was then introduced to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by his lovely wife Sebrina. He’s been an active member of the Church since 1995 and has served on his stake’s high council and as second counselor in the Genesis Group leadership.

Wain and Sebrina are the proud parents of seven amazing children; Le’Roy Jr., Isaiah (who recently returned from a full-time mission in the Louisiana Baton Rouge Mission), Bradford (and wife Paige), Quesley, Braxton, Spencer, and Ammon. Wain is a firm believer that no amount of success outside of the home can make up for failure inside the home. Check out his website at

Kelly L. Martinez has written about sports and entertainment for most of his professional career, though he has also dabbled in travel and tech articles. His writing has appeared in several national and regional publications, such as USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, Meridian Magazine, and the Deseret News. He comes from a long line of Mormon pioneers on his mother’s side and is of Hispanic, French, and Native American descent on his father’s. This is his first co-authorship and published book.


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