The Power of Everyday Missionaries

by Clayton M. Christensen

Power of Everyday Missionaries

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“Uncomfortable.” “Intimidating.” That's how many people describe member missionary work. Clayton Christensen admits that he and his wife, Christine, felt that way in the past too. But they also recognized the tremendous blessings associated with the work, and they wanted to learn how to share the gospel in ways that would be natural and rewarding.

Clayton's expertise as an innovator kicked in, and he set out with friends and family members to find a more effective approach to member missionary work. Their refreshing perspectives are presented in this book, which includes inspiring, unusual stories that demonstrate the effectiveness of the ideas. Chances are, you'll discover you're already doing a lot of the things mentioned, and with just a little tweak here and there, you'll be sharing the gospel naturally as part of your everyday interactions. Along the way, you'll feel the deep joy that comes from helping others discover the most precious blessing in the world: the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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based upon 25 reviews

By , Submitted on 2015-07-16

Great book

The Power of Everyday Missionaries
By , Submitted on 2015-03-26

The Power of Everyday Missionaries is an incredible book. It speaks very boldly and plainly about sharing the gospel and gives some simple suggestions on how we can be better member missionaries. It is a quick read and is one of those books that is hard to set down once you have picked it up. This book helps you to be able to feel Heavenly Father’s love. In the introduction of the book it says, “And every time you take someone figuratively by the hand and introduce him or her to Jesus Christ, you will feel how deeply our Savior loves you and loves the person whose hand is in yours.” The strength of this book is how it uses stories and examples to show you how easy it can be to be a member missionary. The weakness of this book would have to be how short it is, I wanted more and for it to keep going!

Life- Changing Book!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-27

What an amazing book! I listened to the audio, which was brilliantly recorded, with great pronunciation of even foreign words, and my heart was touched. This book inspired me to share the gospel in ways I didn't even think about, with people I hadn't even thought about. I want to buy a copy for everyone in my ward and family! This book explains things that I had never known about how to live the gospel, even as a life-long member.
This book is great for ward mission-leaders, youth leaders, or practically anyone who feels that their efforts to share the gospel are a little lacking. Please share this! Wow!

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I read the book, got inspired, began sharing the Gospel and, had success! it was that simple. He helped me put my pride aside and get to work.
Thank You Brother Christensen.

Great book and real good service with Deseret Book.
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

An excellent book!

This book totally changes my perspectives on member missionary work!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

It is so easy to preach about it when your a missionary, but when you get home it becomes so difficult.

I honestly didn't know how a book about missionary work could be enjoyable. The writing is very approachable and the real life examples are amazing. It now seems achievable to share the gospel in everyday conversations without alienating friends and loved ones. I appreciate his frank honesty about what things did not work... (like making a list).

Every single member should read this book. There is no work more important!

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I loved this book. He gives great examples and shows you that missionary work is far more fruitful than we can imagine. The Lord wants us to bring his sons and daughters back. It is a great book on how we need to trust God so that He can trust us with His children. Easy read.

The reader will see the faith of a modern day Nephi in action!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I thought I had heard most of Clayton Christensen's stories because I know him, lived in Boston for 3 years and have read several of his books, but this book is new and innovative. He just never stops learning and coming up with new insights in how to do everything from missionary work and parenting to health care and managing businesses. His chapter on Internet missionaries is just one example of this. His faith just keeps growing and it is very inspiring to read his personal thoughts and experiences. He really is an everyday missionary and will teach you how to become one too. Excellent book!

Excellent perspective about the as-is nature of sharing the Gospel.
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I find myself correlating Clayton's experiences and insights with the hastening of the work. I especially appreciate his articulation of the leadership challenge of missionary work. We really do catch the flame of missionary work by doing it. The articulations of how are wonderful.

This book is awesome!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

My wife and I used the principles in this book and we were able to share the gospel with a family that have become dear friends of ours. They have all gotten baptized and it was an amazing experience for us and our children to be participants and witnesses in the miracle of their conversion. Thank you brother Christensen!

About the Author

Clayton M. Christensen

CLAYTON M. CHRISTENSEN is the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He is the author of eight critically acclaimed books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Innovator's Dilemma, The Innovator's Solution, and How Will You Measure Your Life? He has received numerous awards for his research and writing. Well known for his work on innovation, he was named the world's most influential business thinker in 2011 by Thinkers50. Brother Christensen has served as an Area Seventy, bishop, counselor to three mission presidents, and in many other Church callings. He and his wife, Christine, live in Belmont, Massachusetts.

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