President David O. McKay said, “Always be yourself, your best self, in no matter whose company you may find yourself.” Hank Smith adds that “believing your best self isn't always popular. It might mean you have to drop some friends.” Using examples from the scriptures, enlightening stories, and hilarious experiences from his own life, Brother Smith illustrates the importance of being true to who you really are and what you believe. “Before you can even begin to make a difference in the lives of other people, you have to know who you are,” says Brother Smith. “People will respect you more if they see you are the same person in church as you are at school or at home. You are the same person — the best person you can possibly be. You'll have more friends that way because you are trustworthy.”
Brother Smith teaches what it means to be a believer; it isn't enough just to say we believe — we have to act. “Believing in Christ is good, but it really doesn't do anything for you until you act on your belief. That's when you can truly make a difference in the lives of your family and your friends.”
My whole family loves this CD! Thanks Hank! Keep them coming! My teenage boys won't read church books but they really enjoy listening to these talks!
I purchased Hank Smith's, Be Who You Are around Christmas time, the next time I was at Deseret Book I purchased the remainder of his CD's. Our family really enjoys the talks. Additionally, I am the Young Men's President in our ward; we listen to these CD's anytime we are traveling. The YM enjoy the CD's as much as the leaders.
I am a mother of 4 children ages 8, 6 and twin boys: age 2. we all thoroughly enjoy Brother Smith's cd's. "Be Who You Are" is our favorite! He has a great talent of being humorous and inviting the spirit at the perfect moments. His teaching is very effective and we love is sense of humor. We can't wait for another cd to be released!
This CD is amazing, Hank changed my life. And listening to this talk never gets old. Everyone should buy all his CDs, it's worth it i promise!! :D
This talk is amazing! Totally worth hearing. All of his talks are! It's very inspiring, makes you laugh and feel the spirit. Oh, Brother Smith. What a cool bean.