For some in the Church, the message of Christ does not fall on deaf ears, it falls on discouraged ears. Many of us feel defeated—like we never do enough and are forever falling short. Brad Wilcox points out that some people see only two options—being perfect or giving up. But learning takes time and practice. This book helps us re-examine how we view the Atonement and the process of change. Critics sometimes argue that Church members think we "earn" our way into heaven. Brother Wilcox teaches that we're not earning heaven, we are learning heaven. We're not working our way to heaven, we're preparing for it—practicing for it. Through simple, yet powerful analogies and moving personal experience, he teaches that one of the grand miracles of the Atonement is not just that we can be cleansed and consoled, but that we can be transformed.
Brad Wilcox is an associate professor in the Department of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University where he also enjoys teaching at Campus Education Week and Especially for Youth. He also loves presenting at Time Out for Women events across the country. He is the author of The Continuous Atonement, The Continuous Conversion, and The 7-Day Christian, and the BYU devotional, "His Grace is Sufficient." As a young man, Brad served his mission in Chile and later returned to that country to preside over the Chile Santiago East Mission from 2003 to 2006. He also served as a member of the Sunday School General Board from 2009 to 2014. Brad and his wife, Debi, are the parents of four children and grandparents of five.