I listened to this book in preparation for a sacrament meeting talk. It was very insightful and inspired me to seek more diligently in my own personal study habits.
Every page of this book rang true to me. As I have applied the methods that Bro. Sweat teaches, my personal study has become so much more meaningful and understandable. There is no new teaching in here, rather clear, concise advise on the best way to approach any topic of study, as given to us by prophets and the Lord, Himself. Bro. Sweat has collected these truths and presented them in an organized way that makes sense and inspires stronger desire for learning and seeking truth.
This book feels like a handbook for navigating faith in the modern age. I would especially recommend it to teens, young adults and members whose understanding of the gospel is still formative because it teaches methods of inquiry and understanding that are flexible and expansive.
There are a few books which I wish I had read when I was a teenager including: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Outliers, The Power of Kindness, How Google Works, others I can't think of at the moment, and this book. It has the ability to transform ones life for the better if its advice and examples are followed. Strong spiritual habits can be developed which will increase faith and understanding in the gospel. While this book was written for a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the principles contained in its pages would be beneficial to anyone of faith who may come across something which may make them question their faith. I believe its principles of one chapter in particular could also be applied to any student in any field where information may be coming at them from many directions as a way of categorizing the validity or veracity of the information.
I enjoyed this book so much, I read it twice in one week. I am sure I will return to it again in the future.