About the CD: From illness, fear, and depression to betrayal, sin, and simple mistakes, we all have bad days. However, a bad day doesn't need to turn into a bad life! In this upbeat and hope-filled fireside message, popular speaker Eric D. Richards uses humor, stories, doctrine, and a lesson from Polynesia to remind listeners that nothing is so bitter that it can't be sweetened through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. "Great opportunities are often disguised as impossible situations," teaches Brother Richards. "The Lord never promised to fix all our problems, but He did promise we'd never go through them alone." Based on his own life experiences being raised by a single mom, he teaches about the four sources of our trials and gives a solid and practical principle about what to do when bad days strike to keep us clinging to our faith despite the winds of opposition. This is an encouragingly hopeful message given in a very positive spirit about how the Savior can turn broken pieces into masterpieces and how He can turn a hopeless end into endless hope.
My review: I really loved this whole CD recording! I loved the way Eric D Richards speaks, he's easy to listen to and he uses amazing stories to get his points across. It's very easy to see why he's a popular EFY speaker. I know that our youth loved him a few years ago when he was the speaker at her session.
I loved his honesty, telling the kids that he himself has had some of the same struggles that they have and how he's risen above those struggles to become the person he is today. I was especially touched by the story of how he and his mom came to join the Church.
This is a great CD for the youth of the Church to listen too...I know that I'm way older than a youth, but I loved it as well and I can't wait for more from Eric D Richards!
I was sent a copy of this CD recording in exchange for an honest review.
Purchase link: Deseret Book
Labels: Covenant Communications, Eric D Richards, Talk on CD