About the book: Life is tough, but so are you! Learn how to work through life’s trials with advice from popular youth speakers, including Hank Smith and Al Carraway, who have endured a few challenges of their own. This encouraging book will help you see trials as essential stepping-stones to becoming who you’re destined to be.
My review: This book is amazing! I loved each one of the chapters in this book. It's written for teenagers, so it's really a quick read, I read the whole thing in less than an afternoon, but it's packed with great advice and spiritual lessons that teens need in this crazy world!
This book is broken up into chapters by author. I loved each and every one of the authors and was amazed by the challenges that some of them have gone through. And the lessons they have learned are something that we can all learn from. I loved that directly after Whitney Wilcox Laycock's chapter there's one written by her dad, Brad Wilcox, that gives a little more definition to her chapter.
This is a great book to have your teen read, but I can tell you right now that adults can learn from it as well, and that's a great thing!
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
About the authors: After serving as a missionary to the Brazil Manaus mission, Elise Babbel Hahl completed her studies in English at Stanford University, married her mission pen pal, and went on to earn a master’s degree in writing from Johns Hopkins University. Her work has been published in Choosing Motherhood, Whereabouts: Stepping Out of Place, Education Next magazine, Do NOT Attempt in Heels, and recorded on “The World in Words” podcast. She lives with her husband and four children in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.
Hank Smith has been a full-time religious educator for the Church for 12 years, teaching seminary and in the Religion Department at BYU. Hank is a favorite speaker with Especially for Youth, BYU Education Week, and Time Out for Women. With his trademark sense of humor and his captivating stories and examples, Hank makes it fun to learn gospel principles and strengthen personal testimonies.
Al Fox Carraway has been a popular blogger, YouTuber, and public speaker for the past several years and is most well known for the blog post, “The Tattooed Mormon.” She has been on the cover of LDS Living Magazine and has done countless radio interviews, TV interviews, and everything in between. Al won the Community Speaker award in 2014, presented by the Dean of BYU. She has traveled countryside for years speaking with well-known speakers like John Bytheway, Brad Wilcox, and General Young Women’s President, Bonnie Oscarson. Just recently she spoke to over 24,000 people with Elder Neil L. Anderson at RootsTech.
Labels: Al Carraway, Cedar Fort, Chad Hymas, Dallas Lloyd, Elise Hahl, Hank Smith, LDS non-fiction, Tamu Smith, Whitney Wilcox Laycock, Zandra Vranes