Mar 11, 2015

Practicing for Heaven: The Parable of the Piano Lessons

A review copy was provided
Book Details
Authors: Brad Wilcox and Wendee Wilcox Rosborough
Illustrator: Brian Call
Release Date: March 2015
Publisher: Deseret Book
Genre: Children's Picture

In this sweet book you will read the story of David and his reluctance to practice the piano~

Sound like someone you know?

"'But it's hard' and 'I keep hitting the wrong notes' complains David."

Do you make mistakes in this life?

Then David's mom turns this into a teaching moment about Jesus Christ and his atonement.

She has paid for the piano lessons so she can ask David to practice even if he makes mistakes.

Christ has also paid for us...

What does He ask of us?

Are we allowed to make mistakes?

Read to find out how David's mom answers :)

This wonderfully illustrated book will help you ponder the fact that...

"We aren't earning our way to heaven~ we are practicing for it."

I LOVE the way Brad Wilcox teaches about this idea of...

"We don't need to be perfect right now, 
we just have to keep practicing!"

EVERYONE should read this book!
This would make a fantastic family Easter book!

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 Readers 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.

WENDEE WILCOX ROSBOROUGH graduated from BYU with a BS in Home and Family Living. She once served on the planning committee for BYU Womens Conference and has also spoken there with her father, Brad Wilcox. She lives with her husband and two boys in Provo, Utah, and loves to read, write, travel, and play the piano when her sons allow her a few spare moments.

BRIAN CALL studied illustration at Ricks College and BYU. His illustrations have graced the Ensign and Friend magazines, as well as the childrens books Illustrated Book of Mormon Stories and Illustrated Bible Stories for Latter-day Saints. Brian currently teaches in the art department at BYU-Idaho. He lives in Ammon, Idaho, with his wife and six children. Brian's children play the piano beautifully, but he never could put down his paper and pencils long enough to practice.


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