Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday 5 fave...Faith promoting books

I have struggled with my faith in the past.   At one point I really felt like I was at a "0"on the faith scale.
I have since  read many books, and prayed and pondered on Faith.  There are many great books out there that have totally strengthened me and helped me feel I have Faith....I  have a great amount of Faith.
 I had A-ha moments while reading each  of these books.

1.  Continuous Atonement by Brad Wilcox
Christ doesn’t just make up the difference. He makes all the difference.
“I’ll never do it again,” we say — and then we do it. In a world full of challenges, temptations, and even addictions, it is easy to lose hope for ourselves and those we love. During times of discouragement, we must remember that the purpose of the Atonement of Jesus Christ is not just to cleanse and console, but also to transform — and that takes time. Christ is not waiting at the finish line once we have done —all we can do.” He is with us every step of the way, and His Atonement will be available as long as the perfecting process takes — continually
2. Divine Signatures by Gerald Lund
As Latter-day Saints, we know God exists, but sometimes we may wonder, “Heavenly Father, are you really there for me?”
When trials seem beyond our ability to bear, some people lose their spiritual bearings, while others are made even stronger. How can we strengthen our faith and deepen our testimony to the point that we can endure whatever life holds in store for us and emerge stronger than before?
3.  Believing Christ by  Stephen E. Robinson
We must not only believe in Christ but also believe him — believe that he has the power to exalt us, that he can do what he claims. People will better understand the doctrines of mercy, justification, and salvation by grace after reading this book.
4. Rescuing Wayward Larry Barkdull.  I actually really don't like the title of this book, because that's not what the book is really about..and it made me want to hide it from my kids as I was reading it, or atleast tear the cover off.
This book isn't really about wayward children. It's about becoming sanctified so that we can be in a position to be used by the Lord to help those we love who may be struggling with their testimonies. 

5. When your Prayers Seem Unanswered  by S. Michael Wilcox
When Your Prayers Seem Unanswered offers piercing insights into the Lord's dealings with His children, and helps us learn to trust His timetable.

#25 Thankful for my Faith

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