Exercising faith isn't always easy to do. In a world where religion is being pushed to the margins of society, we find loyalty to scriptural teachings, adherence to time-honored values, and belief in absolute truths in short supply.
When respected religious educator and author Robert L. Millet talks with those who are troubled by newly public historical information, anti-Mormon propaganda, the Church's position on marriage, family, and gender issues, or other concerns, he's empathetic and wants to help. He pleads, "When did we lose our believing hearts and confidence in the Lord's servants? Whatever happened to faith?"
From the author of Living in the Eleventh Hour and Grace Works, this timely book is all about faith—what it is, what is isn't, how it is developed, and how we may remain solid and steadfast in our beliefs and convictions. His is a call to pay little heed to the way society is moving and an invitation to be a part of a counter culture of faith and devotion. Therein is safety and peace.
|Book on CD||Unabridged, 4 discs, approx. 5.8 hours|
|Size||6 x 9|
|Published||Deseret Book 2017|
On the spectrum of books that deal with questions and doubt that have been published of late, this one is aimed more at church members who are more on the orthodox side of the spectrum, not as much toward those who are approaching a more nuanced faith (to which I would recommend Mason's Planted or the Givens's Crucible of Doubt). I have difficulty with the assumption that faith=certainty, but Millet fleshes it out into a certainty of trust. I enjoyed the call, with fresh eyes, to return to scripture study and prayer. One thing that really stood out is how Millet incorporates many voices of women in with the male authorities he quotes. This is what valuing women looks like.
I’m not a fan of ra-ra books, so I bought this book with some doubts. I’m happy to report that it was nothing like what I feared.
I highly recommend it. Bro. Millet has a lot to share that makes sense of the principle of faith. This book left me inspired and recommitted.
This was an awesome book. I can't even describe the power the words Brother Millet uses to explain what faith is. What an eye opener and a testimony building experience this has been for me. I would recommend it to old and new members alike. What a breath of "fresh air" for me. Thank you so much Brother Millet. I listened to the audio of this book which is read by Brother Millet. I think I got so much more out of it than reading the book.
Amazing book. The scriptures and teachings from church leaders that the author chose were incredibly enlightening on the topic of faith. It made me do a self assessment on the status of my personal faith and testimony. It caused some serious self reflection and helped me correct some errors in my thinking and approaches to faith as well as answered some deep questions I have had myself. Millet is always a little more scholarly in his approach, but still the book was incredibly enjoyable. I always love when an audiobook is read by the author and this added to my experience as well here.
Audio-Book Review: 4/5 (due to app glitches, not narration)
I listened to this book on the Deseret Book, Bookshelf app. The narration was very good quality and easy to listen to on my drive to and from work. I listened on 1.5 speed without any issue. The app itself has some glitches, but for the most part it works well enough especially because I cannot get this kind of content on Audible.
Book Review: 5/5
I found this book to resonate with much of what I have felt, thought, and observed as I have pondered over the departure from the church of some of my closest friends, family, and acquaintances. This book can help anyone who wants to increase their faith (something I have been striving to do), but it can also help someone who wants to hear a case for staying in the church if they are considering a departure. Robert Millet asks some thoughtful, honest questions that should be seriously considered by anyone of honest heart before they actually embrace their doubt and abandon their faith.