Jesus Christ has commanded us to "Be perfect even as I, or your Father who is in heaven is perfect" (3 Nephi 12:48). This weighty call to emulate the attributes of the Savior can seem daunting, but in Becoming More Christlike, author and BYU dean of religious education Brent L. Top instructs readers on the day-to-day goals that can guide disciples of Christ on the road to perfection. Readers are reminded that change requires both diligence and patience—but above all, it requires time.
The discussion outlined in this volume is divided into three primary sections: personal life, relationships with others, and leadership. Each topic includes tips detailing incorporation into daily life and routine, as well as faith-affirming stories, verses of scripture, and prophetic counsel. Readers will find greater purpose in life as they heed the call to learn of Him, to follow Him, and, ultimately, to become as He is.
Brent L. Top is dean of Religious Education and former chair of Church history and doctrine at BYU. Brother Top has written numerous books, including coauthoring LDS Beliefs: A Doctrinal Reference, and is a popular speaker at BYU Education Week. He served as mission president of the Illinois Peoria Mission and is currently serving as a stake president. Brent and his wife, Wendy, are the parents of four children and live in Pleasant Grove, Utah.