Monday, April 20, 2015

Book Review: The Continuous Atonement for Teens by Brad Wilcox

Book Description:

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.

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.

Book Review:

I don't have teenagers yet and won't for a few more years, but this book appealed to me because I teach the 16-18 year old youth in church, and I'm always looking for things that can help me explain topics that we study in class. This book did not disappoint. I have probably about half of the pages dog-eared and have already marked certain areas that I'd like to really remember.

This book isn't just for teens though. Even though I know how important the Atonement is, I haven't really given it a whole lot more thought than "boy, I'm glad that happened." This book helps someone like me to understand it even better and gives me a lot to think about in regards to how I am living my life.

This is definitely a book I would recommend to anyone and I am looking forward to telling my church class about it.

Title: The Continuous Atonement for Teens
Author: Brad Wilcox
Publisher: Deseret Book Company
Published: March 2015
ISBN: 162972016X
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for a review.

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