About the book: Brad Wilcox's The Continuous Atonement is a landmark work that helps to clarify what the Atonement is—and what it isn't. It corrects misperceptions and offers hope to those who struggle again and again.
This teen adaptation will help teenagers better understand and apply the Atonement in their lives and help them teach the nuances of the Atonement to others, whether on a mission, at home, or with friends. As they better understand and apply the Atonement, its transforming power will have a lasting effect in their lives.
Each chapter opens with a teen-appropriate question and includes subheadings to clarify content, new stories relevant to teens, and a Prepare to Teach section to help readers internalize and share what they're learning. This shorter edition will be printed in paperback, perfect for teens to carry with them through their busy days.
My review: Brad Wilcox is really the perfect person to write a book like this for teens, he just has a way of speaking to them that make them feel as though he truly cares for them. I think that they can learn that if he cares for them, then Jesus and Heavenly Father care for them just as much and probably more. I love the way this book is. It's small, so that teens can take it with them. It's full of great stories that illustrate the way that the Atonement works in each and every one of our lives. I love that there are personal experiences shared that happened to Brother Wilcox, members of his family, and those he's had contact with during his life. I also really love that at the end of each chapter there is a section where the teens can take what they learned from the chapter and incorporate it into their lives, genius! This book is a must read for all teens, but I'd say that it's just as important for their parents to read it as well.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: Brad Wilcox has lived in Ethiopia, Chile, and New Zealand; he and his family now make their home amid the Rocky Mountains. Brad taught sixth grade before obtaining his PhD in education from the University of Wyoming. His contributions as an author and teacher have been honored by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and his work has appeared in Guideposts magazine and Reader's Digest. He once served as a member of the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America and has addressed thousands of youth and adults across the United State, Europe, Australia, and Japan. He and his wife, Debi, are the parents of four children.
Labels: Brad Wilcox, Deseret Book, LDS non-fiction