Monday, January 16, 2017

Blog Tour: The Decision that Changed My Life by Ganel-Lyn Condie

Book Description:

Whether making life-changing choices or considering seemingly small day-to-day decisions, to choose oftentimes means to take a step into the unknown.
In The Decision That Changed My Life, author Ganel-Lyn Condie explores some of the life-altering choices made by sixteen notable and everyday Latter-day Saints and the chain of events that followed those decisions that affected other people's lives. From the broad impact of Janice Kapp Perry's course-changing decision to pursue music to the significance of Chris Carter's converting to the gospel as a young boy, each story demonstrates the potential ripple effects of our decisions. While following the promptings of the Spirit without a full understanding of the outcome requires great faith, sometimes making that one decision has the power to change our lives—and the world.
Among others, these stories include:
T.C. Christensen—his decision concerning The Cokeville Miracle
Susan Easton Black—her decision to marry George Durrant
Ed and Patricia Pinegar—their decision to start planning, prioritizing, and changing their lives
Brad Wilcox—his reflection on his children's changes in the mission field
Ty Mansfield—his decision concerning same-sex attraction


This book is full of stories of all kinds, ranging from happy to completely heartbreaking. Each story is based on one decision that the author made that ended up completely changing the course of his or her life. Kathryn Jenkins Gordon's story in Chapter 6 was the hardest to read, and yet, was the one that resonated with me the most. Many of these stories had me wondering what I would do if I was put in that same position. I enjoyed reading the "ripple effect" stories after each initial story - how that particular author's choice made a difference in someone else's life too.

This is not a book that you sit down and read in one day. It is one that you take in chapter by chapter, story by story, taking time to digest what you've just read, and maybe even ponder on how those choices can help you in your life.

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Tour Schedule:
*Jan. 20th: The Decision That Changed My Life
Author: Ganel-Lyn Condie
Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc.
Published: January 2017
ISBN: 1524401382  
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Purchase: Amazon  Deseret Book