The Deseret Bookshelf version is enhanced with video.The Lord needs more missionaries and He needs better prepared missionaries. He needs YOU!
From the bestselling authors that brought you Armor Up! this unique little book is intended to help teens get ready for all they will encounter as they embark on the unique adventure of missionary work. There has never been a more exciting time to be alive—and there has never been a more exciting time to be a missionary.
In Suit Up, several of your favorite youth speakers share lessons about preparing for a mission based on the scriptural advice contained in Doctrine and Covenants 4. If you're thinking about a mission, if you've already started preparing, or if you've got your call, you'll benefit from the messages and advice in Suit Up.
- “The Lord’s Marvelous Work” by Hank Smith
- “Give it Everything You’ve Got” by John Bytheway
- “I’ll Be What You Want Me to Be” by Jennifer Platt
- “Thrusting in our Sickle” by Brad Wilcox
- “The Essential Credentials” by Anthony Sweat
- “I’m Trying to Be like Jesus” by Laurel Christensen
- “Ask and Ye Shall Receive” by John Hilton III
Filled with quotable quotes, it’s the perfect book for those who are ready to Suit Up!
- Size: 4" x 6"
- Pages: 144
- Year Published: 2013
About the Authors
JOHN BYTHEWAY served a mission to the Philippines and later graduated from Brigham Young University. He has a master’s degree in religious education and is a part-time instructor at the BYU Salt Lake Center. John is the author of many bestselling books, audio talks, and DVDs, including How to Be an Extraordinary Teen; Life Rocks; and his first children’s picture book, The Sacrament. He and his wife, Kimberly, have six children.
Laurel Christensen, a runner, a Jane Austen devotee, and a sought-after speaker, grew up in California, Kentucky, and Missouri. After serving in the California Riverside Mission, she went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and later received a master’s degree. She has spent most of her career at Deseret Book Company, where she is currently Vice President of Product Development. Laurel is a favorite speaker at both Time Out for Women and Time Out for Girls, and she has published several talk CDs and books for young women.
John Hilton III teaches in Religious Education at Brigham Young University. He has degrees from BYU and Harvard and has taught at Especially for Youth and BYU Education Week. John and his wife, Lani, have six children and reside in Utah. John’s published books include Why? and How? and he collaborated with Brad Wilcox and others on Armor Up and Suit Up. For more information visit www.johnhiltoniii.com
Jennifer Brinkerhoff Platt is currently an assistant visiting faculty member at Brigham Young University and a recent addition to Deseret Book’s Time Out for Women events. A former seminary and institute instructor, she earned a PhD from Arizona State University in lifespan developmental psychology, focusing on women and social issues. She is married to Jed Platt, and the couple lives in Provo, Utah.
Hank Smith teaching in the Religious Education Department at BYU and is a favorite speaker for Especially for Youth, Best of Especially for Youth, and BYU Education Week. Hank and his wife, Sara, were both born and raised in St. George, Utah. They are the parents of one daughter and two sons. Brother Smith enjoys running marathons and eating lots and lots of ice cream (which is why he runs marathons). More than anything else, he loves being at home spending all day with his wife and children.
ANTHONY SWEAT is a full-time religious educator and speaker at Especially for Youth and Education Week conferences. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and his Master of Education degree from Utah State University. He and his wife, Cindy, are the parents of five children and reside in South Jordan, Utah.
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 Reader’s 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.
Wonderful resource for youth preparing for a mission.
by Heidi - reviewed on June 24, 2013
What a wonderful resource for LDS youth preparing for a mission! This book contains seven short articles based on section 4 of the Doctrine and Covenants (a book of scripture in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also known as the LDS or Mormon church). With the recent announcement allowing youth to go on missions at 18 (young men) and 19 (young women) respectively, preparation is more important than ever. Each article provides straightforward counsel about how to prepare to become a servant of the Lord. While it is directed specifically at young people becoming missionaries it also applies beautifully to all who want to serve the Lord. The book covers topics such as hard work, using the Book of Mormon as a vital tool in the conversion process, acting on righteous desires, and developing faith, hope, and charity. Each article also includes a QR code that takes the reader to short videos demonstrating the topics being discussed as well as brief discussions held by the authors with young people preparing to go on missions. Very informative and helpful, I highly recommend this book for both young people preparing to go on a mission and their parents/leaders. There is also much here of benefit to anyone who wants to become a better servant of the Lord.
by Shauna - reviewed on May 29, 2013
John Bytheway, Laurel Christensen, John Hilton III, Jennifer Platt, Hank Smith, Anthony Sweat and Brad Wilcox have come together for another FABULOUS book for teens! This time a focus on preparing for a mission...as the age level has been lowered :) Elder Holland has said "The Lord needs more missionaries and He needs better prepared missionaries." This book will help with that! Each author has taken a verse from the 4th section of the Doctrine and Covenants and expounded upon it. Sprinkled throughout the book are QR codes that will link you to some fun video clips...(if you are like me and don't have a "smart phone" they also give you the long-hand link :) The following great chapters are in this book: 1. The Lord's Marvelous Work 2. Give It Everything You've Got 3. I'll Be What You Want Me to Be 4. Thrusting In Our Sickle 5. The Essential Credentials 6. I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus 7. Ask and Ye Shall Receive Whether you are preparing for a formal mission or just want to be a better everyday member missionary this book is a wonderful read!
Fabulous missionary tool!
by Customer - reviewed on June 17, 2013
Suit Up is a great read for any perspective missionary, whether they are going to serve a full-time mission or they just want to help spread the gospel! I found many insights into studying the scriptures, sincere prayer, and showing love and serving others. I felt like I could relate to each person who was sharing advice because of their personal experiences. I loved the challenges at the end of each chapter, they were a great way to help prepare now. Suit Up is a wonderful way for anyone to gear up to be a better missionary! Truly inspiring, these authors share great tips towards being the best missionary you can be!