I will at least be purchasing it to give to members of my family and I hope that they will read it and be impacted by it as much as I have been. It was recommended by our ward mission leader and the bishop asked us to read it as a ward council so we could discuss it and improve ou Would it give you an idea of how much I was affected by this book if I said that I wish I could buy it for all the LDS people that I know? It was recommended by our ward mission leader and the bishop asked us to read it as a ward council so we could discuss it and improve our missionary efforts.
The best thing I can say about this book is that it fundamentally changed how I view missionary work. It helped me better understand why so many of us are intimidated by sharing our beliefs and then went on to give lots of suggestions and tools for being successful as a member missionary…really great, practical ideas, with stories to support them and help you see how regular people have used them effectively.
As I flipped through it thinking to share a few of my favorite insights, I realized how difficult that would be…there are too many things to pick only a few. I see myself referring back to this book again and again as I seek to be a better member missionary. If the thought of missionary work makes you — like me — a little or even a lot uncomfortable, this book has the potential to really change your perspective. Sep 16, Adrian rated it it was amazing. Missionary work is sometimes not a popular topic, but this book completely changed my attitude.
Christensen takes apart the common practice of choose a friend and set a date, of which I've always been suspicious, and suggests that missionary work is less about 'meeting with the missionaries' than it is about inviting others to come unto Christ. Here are the points from his book that have changed my life: 1.
People are not interested in doctrine when they first come to the church. People are i Missionary work is sometimes not a popular topic, but this book completely changed my attitude.
People are interested in the close relationship that Latter Day Saints have with God. Be open about your activity at church. When you talk about your weekend or weeknight doings, talk about what you really did - including church attendance and activities. The Lord sends investigators to wards that he can trust. Make sure your ward is one of those that can be trusted.
You succeed with every invitation to come unto Christ. It doesn't have to be an invitation to meet with missionaries. This book has really changed us. The Lord pours out his Spirit where people need it most: and that's not in Church administration, but in missionary work. If you want to feel the Spirit, be a missionary.
This book changed our lives. I'm grateful that Spencer made me read it, and I recommend it to anyone. Dec 31, Keri-Lynn rated it it was amazing. A real game changer for me. Clayton Christensen approached his subject in ways I've never seen before and inspired me to make some changes in my own life. It's not often a book does that for me. Oct 15, Linda rated it really liked it.
My favorite vignette was when Virginia Perry, wife of apostle L. I didn't want to be associated with the "wear pants to church" moveme My favorite vignette was when Virginia Perry, wife of apostle L. I didn't want to be associated with the "wear pants to church" movement that had happened recently in Utah, otherwise I probably would have worn the pants.
I regretted following my fear instead of love, but learned from the experience. I hope that I will have more courage if I have another opportunity like that. I think for many others this is probably a 5 star book. For me a deadline turns it from a natural thing to a stressful "to-do" item. Other than that portion of the book, everything else resonated with me. Apr 12, Marilyn rated it it was amazing. The cover is plain: just the title and author.
First, the author has received a considerable amount of acclaim for his writing, and second, this book seems intended to add to neither the author's fame nor his fortune. That said, it's a great resource for LDS readers -- articulate, practical, compelling. Sep 24, Erika B. As far as being insanely informative and overall inspiring this would get like 4.
The ideas and stories were excellent. However I think I wanted to be more enthralled and entertained at the time that I was reading this so I found myself taking a long time to read it! It wasn't exactly a page turner. It has a great message though! So I'm torn! Jul 03, Melanie rated it it was amazing Shelves: religious.
This book made me think about missionary work in a whole new way. Christensen takes what may seem daunting and scary and shows how to fit sharing the gospel into every day life, with techniques that are time-tested and make perfect sense. I think every member of the LDS Church should read this book.
Jul 22, Melanie Stanford rated it it was amazing. I don't read church books often, and especially not non-fiction, but our ward mission leader challenged the ward council to read it so I said yes. This book was a big eye-opener on missionary work- something I'm terrible at. Excellent ideas and examples, and stories that brought tears to my eyes. A must-read for members of the LDS church. Jan 05, Elizabeth Kennedy rated it it was amazing. My favorite book on missionary work by far.
I read a library copy. I will definitely be purchasing this book for my home library. It is one worth referring back to over and over again. Apr 07, Katelyn rated it it was amazing. Fantastic book!!!!! We read this as part of our ward missionary Meetings, a sort of book club and walked away with so many ideas. How we approach missionary work is so backward or wrong often and this book provides you the framework of how to change your ideas and your approach to it through numerous REAL examples.
It is short and sometimes I wish the chapters we're longer and meatier but the simplicity is to help us have the spirit inspire how we can adapt th Fantastic book!!!!! It is short and sometimes I wish the chapters we're longer and meatier but the simplicity is to help us have the spirit inspire how we can adapt that principle in our lives and areas.
Feb 13, Tanya rated it it was amazing. This short book is about being a missionary. All the time! It gives excellent, practical instruction on what you can do. For example, how to talk more openly about your life and beliefs in a casual but inviting way.
Or giving yourself a time limit in which to extend invitations. One of my favorite tips was to find out what other This short book is about being a missionary. I think so many people could benefit from reading and implementing any number of his suggestions.
I loved it! Aug 03, Fabrizio Poli rated it it was amazing. This book offers an excellent series of ideas of how to effectively do Missionary work. It is a book to read and study over and over again, a must in every LDS library. The big takeaway is that our duty is to invite, not convert and that not everyone in the pre-existence chose to join the Church in this life. Sep 09, Zachariah rated it it was amazing. I have read this twice now. It's one of the most perspective-changing books I've ever read.
A must-read for anyone wanting to know how to fulfill God's charge to share the gospel. I have been incredibly inspired by this book. Having read and pondered many parts of it, I feel a greater determination to be a good human and love people for who they are. Jan 03, Ben rated it it was amazing.
This book offered severs insightful ideas on member missionary work and how to sincerely serve with love. Nov 06, Don Gubler rated it liked it. Some very bold and good ideas for doing the work. Great inspirational stories. But, not a panacea. Feb 14, Nicole rated it it was amazing. I really enjoyed this book. For someone who is terrified to share the gospel with those who are not members of our faith, this gave me confidence and belief that I can do it.
Nov 21, Monica rated it really liked it. The Deseret Bookshelf version is enhanced with video. Member missionary work often seems intimidating and difficult, but it doesn't have to be! When Clayton Christensen and his wife, Christine, were newly married, they wanted to be diligent member missionaries. Using a twelve-step process, they created a list of people to prepare for the missionary lessons.
However, at one step or another, each person declined. Clayton set out with friends and family members to find a more effective approach. Their refreshing new ways to think about member missionary work are presented in this volume, which includes inspiring, un- usual stories that demonstrate the effectiveness of the ideas.
You'll learn how to initiate conversations about the gospel, how to make sharing your testimony a natural part of your interactions with others, and how to help people grow in their commitment. Along the way, you'll feel the deep joy that comes from sharing the most precious blessing in the world: the gospel of Jesus Christ. Bookshelf eBook is Enhanced. OverDrive Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and videos from thousands of public libraries worldwide. A Year of Powerful Prayer.