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Blog Tour - Power to Become

About the book: As followers of Christ, our desire is to become like Him. In fact, we have been commanded to do so. But how?

In Power to Become, Elder David A. Bednar explores how the Savior makes possible His divine commission, "Therefore I would that ye should be perfect even as I, or your Father who is in heaven is perfect" (3 Nephi 12:48).

Chapters in this thought-provoking book highlight the importance of the Atonement, the spiritual gift of personal peace, the importance of priesthood ordinances, and the responsibility we have to obey willingly and endure valiantly.

"As we increase in learning about the Savior and His gospel," Elder Bednar writes, "as we strive with ever greater consistency to act in His doctrine, ordinances, and covenants, then we are blessed with power through His Atonement to increasingly become like Him." Power to Become introduces vital tools we all can use to invite these eternally significant blessings into our lives.

My Review: These books by Elder Bednar are some of the most innovative I've seen. I love that there is room in the sidebars to write your thoughts about what is being said on that specific page. There are also pages of worksheets that you can fill out about the specific chapters, but the best part is the QR links that go to videos by Elder Bednar that show a group discussion of the things that he's talking about. I love how this book becomes almost interactive with the discussion videos. It's almost like Elder Bednar walked into your home and you were able to ask him all of your questions, so great!

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Purchase link: Deseret Book

Also check out the group discussion for this book here.

About the author: ELDER DAVID A. BEDNAR was called to serve as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2004. Prior to his call, he had served as an Area Seventy, regional representative, stake president, and bishop. He served a mission to southern Germany and then attended Brigham Young University, where he received bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He received a PhD in organizational behavior from Purdue University and was a professor of business management at Texas Tech University and the University of Arkansas. Elder Bednar served as the president of BYU-Idaho from 1997 to 2004. His previously published books include the bestsellers Increase in Learning and Act in Doctrine. He and his wife, Susan, are the parents of three sons.

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