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At one time or another, we all fumble and falter and make mistakes — and need a second chance.
Have you ever wished for a chance to try again and make things right? Do you know someone who has been blessed with a second chance and has, in turn, blessed the lives of others?
In The Gospel of Second Chances, best-selling author Lloyd D. Newell looks at what makes such second chances possible and what we can do to make a second chance successful. With his characteristic blend of inspiration, practicality, and gospel teaching, Brother Newell uses scriptural and contemporary examples to convey the hopeful message that our Savior Jesus Christ wants us to believe in second chances — for ourselves and others.
When you find yourself needing a second chance, or a third or fourth, The Gospel of Second Chances will give you the hope and encouragement you need to pick yourself up and try again. Through the atonement of Jesus Christ and with the help of his restored gospel, all of us have been given a second chance to change, repent, heal, make things right, and start afresh.
- Size: 5½" x 8"
- Pages: 96
- Year Published: 2013
About the Author
Lloyd D. Newell holds a PhD from Brigham Young University where he serves on the faculties of Religious Education and the School of Family Life. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books and has addressed audiences in forty-five states and more than a dozen countries through his seminars and speaking engagements. Since 1990, he has served as the announcer for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast, “Music and the Spoken Word.” He and his wife, Karmel, are the parents of four children and live in Alpine, Utah.
Everyone Can Use A 2nd Chance
by James - reviewed on February 07, 2013
This is such a readable little book, however it is bursting with a full measure of Gospel promise and comfort! Whether we think we are needful of a second chance or not, Lloyd Newell gently suggests that all of us do. Early in his book, Brother Newell tells us that he didn't just write this offering to those who may have been decades in darkness without the influence of the Gospel, and who have doubts about being able to come back. It is also for those of us who may have faltered last week by speaking unkind words about a brother or sister, or a Primary teacher, or a heavily burdened Bishop. Perhaps we allowed ourselves to view or read something inappropriate in the rush to be trendy. We all have weak moments in our human existence, big or small, and this book will help us get out of our own way and claim the second chance that Jesus Christ laid up in store for us at Gethsemane. Please don't pass up this book thinking it is only for those who are struggling to come back from sin and darkness. It is just as meaningful to those of us who take the bread and water every Sunday, and covenant once again to be better Saints in the week to come.
by Shauna - reviewed on December 27, 2012
WOW this book is AMAZING! The gospel is TRUE! The atonement is WONDERFUL! Second chances are REAL! EVERYONE has done SOMETHING they WISH they could go back and do-over... Sometimes we even need third and forth chances... Filled with scriptural and modern stories this book helps us understand that Christ makes if all possible and gives us the HOPE to keep on trying...HE gives us a second chance.