Author: John Bytheway
Release Date: 2013
Publisher: Deseret Book
Genre: Scripture Helps
We are so blessed to have the scriptures!
But do we read them?
Do we sometimes struggle to understand them?
I know I struggle with understanding... that is why I am so grateful that authors like John Bytheway share their knowledge of the scriptures with us.
I LOVE how he starts the book...
"It's only thirty-two verses, or 982 words in length, but it's a life changer--and unforgettable and highly applicable metaphor. We call it Lehi's dream."
He then goes on to explain about each part of the vision:
the tree of life
the rod of iron
the mists of darkness
the ominous great and spacious building
He tells what each means in his Thoughts, Insights, and Observation section he has in each chapter.
And then my FAVORITE part...
Each chapter has an APPLYING THE DREAM TO OUR REALITY.
I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book and now have so much greater understanding...and I will try to seek more "Tree-of Life" moments!
About the Author:
John Bytheway is a bestselling author, favorite speaker, and part-time instructor at Brigham Young University. His many titles include Heroes: Lessons from the Book of Mormon; Standards Night Live; Isaiah for Airheads; A Crash Course in Teenage Survival; Behind Every Good Man and his most recent book, Of Pigs, Pearls & Prodigals. He has also created numerous talks on CD, many of which are combined in The John Bytheway Collection, Vols. 1 and 2.
John served a mission to the Philippines and holds a master’s degree in Religious Education. He and his wife, Kimberly, have six children.
(A digital review copy of this title was provided by the publisher for this review. However, all reviews are of my own opinion :)