Seeing As God Sees: Discovering the Wonder of Ourselves and Others (Talk on CD)
This Bookshelf Single is a written transcript of the original audio talk.At some time in our lives, many of us wonder if we are really good at anything. In this inspiring presentation, gifted teacher Michael Wilcox helps us recognize the wonder and power in each of us. With personal stories and fresh perspectives about scriptural accounts, he explains that, while we may see our weakness and failings, God always sees our potential. Brother Wilcox teaches that God puts things in our lives that help prepare us for future challenges. He bears witness that we all have spiritual gifts to give each other — and to the Church — even though we don’t always recognize it. Stories about a report card, about the importance of nicknames, of “mite moments,” and of “the Jonathan factor” provide “aha moments,” helping us see ourselves and others as God sees us.
- Number of discs: 1
- Approx. running time: 67 minutes
- Published: 2009
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.
Just What I Needed
by DeAnn - reviewed on June 17, 2009
This was a positive and refreshing talk. S. Michael Wilcox has a gift for teaching. He is a master story teller as well as relating scriptures to my every day life. In this talk he reminded me of the gifts God had given us all and how important it is to not compare ourselves to others. He also reminded me that I am created in the image of God -- not just physically - but also spiritually. This is one CD I will listen to more than once.