Jul 15, 2015

The Way Back to Heaven: The Parable of the Crystal Stairs

A review copy was provided

by S. Michael Wilcox

Our earliest scripture tells the story of those who thought they could build a structure high enough to get to heaven, and of the consequences of that mistaken belief.

In contrast, the prophet Jacob dreamed of a ladder sent down from heaven by God, with rungs—steps—that we could ascend to return to Him.

In The Way Back to Heaven: The Parable of the Crystal Stairs, award-winning author S. Michael Wilcox helps us discern the "stairs of man" from the "stairs of God."

Using the metaphor of a beautiful crystal stairway, he shows us the difference between a focus on "being and becoming" and "believing and doing" in our life's journey.

While we may think we know the steps we'll need to take, the author suggests some unexpected—even counterintuitive—yet essential stairs each of us will encounter as we make our way back to our Father in Heaven.

My Review
How blessed we are that S. Michael Wilcox shares his immense knowledge and unique understanding with us...

As this is a "parable of the crystal stairs," Brother Wilcox teaches that sometimes we carry baggage that makes us too heavy for the crystal stairs to hold us...guilt, anger, sadness, envy, etc.

He also gives us insights on things we need to work on so that we might reach each one of the higher stairs.

We don't need to be all perfect all right now...

As we climb stair upon stair we will reach the One who made the stairs...

The One who has climbed before us and now turns to beckon us to come to Him.

So many things to ponder!
This one will truly change your thinking and possible your way of doing/believing things.

About the Author
S. Michael Wilcox received his PhD from the University of Colorado and taught for many years at the LDS Institute of Religion adjacent to the University of Utah. He has spoken to packed crowds at BYU Education Week and has hosted tours to the Holy Land and to Church history sites. He has served in a variety of callings, including as bishop and counselor in a stake presidency. He has written many articles and books, including House of Glory, Sunset, 10 Great Souls I Want to Meet in Heaven, and Finding Hope. He and his late wife, Laurie, are the parents of five children.


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