Friday, July 27, 2012

Coming to Know Christ - Deseret Book Review

Becoming more like our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ—spiritually more attentive, personally more sensitive, more tender, more gracious—ought to be the desire of every Latter-day Saint. But how can we accomplish that?
In this thoughtful volume and with his warm, accessible style, author Robert L. Millet shares poignant stories and fresh scriptural and doctrinal insights to help us feel our Savior's love and realize that He stands ready to assist us in coming to know Him.
Brother Millet's heartwarming reflections on what it means to worship Christ and to trust in Him and in His grace renew in us a desire to stay focused on our Savior through all the ups and downs of daily life. Insights into how much Christ loves us and how He can lift us up to where He is strengthen our commitments to Him.

Throughout, Brother Millet conveys his deep witness of the essential truth that eternal life consists of knowing God and His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ.
Coming to Know Christ invites us to experience what it means to know our Lord—not just know about Him but how to come to know Him, our Savior and our Redeemer.

In his book, Coming to Know Christ, Robert L. Millet addresses the concerns of how to be closer to the Savior by feeling of his love for us and by, literally, getting to know Him better.  Millet is a professor of ancient scripture at BYU and his book is full of stories, quotes and gospel principles that point us toward a stronger relationship with Christ.  This book is full of his testimony and I could feel Millet's love for the Savior, his love of the gospel & scripture and the love that he put into this book.  I deeply appreciate his insight and because of the depth of the subject this book is not an easy read.  I struggled through this book, often re-reading paragraphs several times to really grasp what Millet was trying to convey to me.  The material is heavy and relevant and someone more academic and scholarly than I will enjoy this book and glean more from its pages.  With that being said, I was still moved by his stories, the quotes were inspiring and I could truly feel his testimony flowing through each chapter.

Coming to Know Christ can be purchased at Deseret Book for $18.99 in a hardback edition.

Disclaimer:  Thank you to Deseret Book for providing me with a copy of Coming to Know Christ free of charge in exchange for an honest review.  The opinions expressed herein are my own.

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