Why can’t I seem to conquer weaknesses that plague me?” “How do I know if I’m receiving revelation?” “Will the Lord forgive me after what I’ve done?” “Why can’t we seem to get ahead financially even though we faithfully pay our tithing?” “What if the Church’s position on gay marriage bothers me?”
Those are just a handful of the countless questions Sheri Dew has heard people ask over the years. “May I answer these questions,” she writes, “and any questions you may have, by posing a different question: Are you willing to engage in the wrestle? In an ongoing spiritual wrestle?”
In Worth the Wrestle, Sheri examines the process of asking good questions—whether those questions be doctrinal, procedural, historical, or intensely personal—and learning how to get answers. She demonstrates how to live by faith while seeking greater light and knowledge. And she testifies of principles that are worth wrestling for and of understanding that can be gained in no other way.
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|Book on CD||Unabridged, 2 discs. approx. 2.5 hours|
|Size||6 x 9|
|Published||Deseret Book 2017|
This is the kind of book that strong believers love and want to get for their friends and family members who are going through a faith crisis, but to the one who is struggling, it is very disappointing. The author talks about her own struggles and gets your hopes up that the long-awaited answers you've been waiting for is coming, only to have her say you'll have to find out for yourself. Very frustrating and annoying to the one in the crisis.
The book had some interesting points, but I felt it is more about the struggle the author had than answers for the reader.
I always learn so much when I read one of Sister Dews books. This one did not let me down.
I love Sheri Dew and have listened to most of her books. She seems very down to earth and talks in way that always gets to me. She's amazing and you won't be disappointed.
I just finished this book and can't wait to read it again. I have three college age children who I would love to have read this (as well as my other children). Great personal and scriptural experiences to teach how and why to strengthen our faith in the Savior and His gospel. Her message inspires one to have the determination to put forth the effort to gain the faith necessary to stand. I love how she always brings it home with basic, concrete, everyday application/ implementation. Wonderful!!
Sheri has a way of talking about hard and sensitive subjects with such approachability and honesty that you walk away from every book by her enlightened and motivated to continue and persevere. This is such a timely book for the difficult days we find ourselves in. I love the focus on the message that questions are good. Listening to her read the audiobook was an amazing experience!
Just when you think Sister Dew can't get better, she proves you wrong. Life gives us so many challenges and many questions that have no answers. Sister Dew's book can help readers gain peace and comfort as well as guidance in our search for answers and peace. Her writings and talks have made her one of my heroines. She hit the mark with her books on Grace and Women and the Priesthood. May she continue to address the issues we all face today!
This is one of my very favorite books. It is easy to read, yet very profound. I found something I wanted to mark and remember on every single page. Great for young people or anyone with questions! Questions are good!
I felt this book was good. I did struggled at the beginning for a little bit and I did feel the spirit in one spot where it talked about Nephi, I did feel the spirit tell me that, that was true.
My only annoyance was the constant word "Worth the Wrestle" or "Wrestle" I know it is the title, but it really got to be to much. Just about every page I flipped, there it was especially at the end.
But honestly it was good.book.
What of her work is not enjoyable
One of my new favorite books. Sheri has done it again with this book! Her message is inspired and relevant for all of us, no matter your age. I bought the CD and now I am getting the book so I can highlight my favorite parts.
I have Deseret Book Plus so I jumped at the chance to hear this book from Sheri Dew's lips. It's the best and I'm recommending it to friends who are having their own wrestles. (I also appreciate it for mine.) Thank you Sheri Dew for sharing your insights..
Stop reading all these reviews & just buy this book. It is hands-down one of my favorite LDS books. Very well written, honest & heartfelt. I bought copies for all my friends. If you are a seeker & have questions about the gospel.. this is your book. Wish I could thank Sheri Dew in person. Worth your time.
This is a book that makes you think. Everyone has questions and doubts about things in the Gospel and our own lives. Prayers are not always answered the way we think they should be and sometimes church policy or doctrine may not make sense to us. In this book Sheri Dew validates these feelings and then admonishes us to take them to the Lord. She also reminds us that the Lord wants to stretch us and sometimes that takes some deep spiritual work.
I highly recommend this book for anyone on this spiritual path --- at whatever place you are at.
I really enjoyed this book. Like, probably one of the very best I have ever read. Sheri Dew is incredible and has worked very hard in her life and it definitely shows. We might have to wrestle for a long time. We might have to work for the things we expect God to give us right now. And why wouldn’t we work? Why wouldn’t we push ourselves to our very best, be obedient and obey God’s timing? It’s so much easier said than done but I have experienced working hard and waiting on the Lord, and because of that, I have never been so happy.
I loved everything about this little book, the approach to questions we often have, the excellent quotes, her own experiences and the illustrations. And of course, how we can receive answers to our questions. It was excellent.
"Spiritual wrestlers are seekers. They are men and women of faith who want to understand more than they presently do and who are serious about increasing the light and knowledge in their lives." Sheri Dew
What a wonderful book! But then again I would not expect any less from Sheri Dew! She makes me want to join in the wrestle! This book makes you want to be better and to do better! It is an easy read and very uplifting. I would recommend it to adults and teens. The only complaint I have is that several of the stories from this book are stories that she has previously told in other books. If you have read her other books it makes it a bit repetitive. I would have preferred more new stories. That being said, it is still very good and worth the read. It is a keeper.
Questions about life and about God are common to all of us. I know I have many of my own. Maybe that's why I found this book perfect for me. I have a lot in common with Sister Dew, being still single at an age long past when I'd hoped to be married. And I still have plenty of questions about it. I really appreciated the candor with which the author explains the importance of being willing to search for answers, to 'wrestle' for answers so to speak. The Lord wants us to invest ourselves in finding answers to our questions, in a matter of speaking, He wants us to demonstrate that we care enough for an answer to put forth the effort to get one. Using personal experiences, scriptures and scripture stories, as well as quotes from LDS general authorities (that as members we consider to be prophets, seers, and revelators) showing the need to really invest ourselves in finding answers. Asking questions can lead to answers when they are asked from a position of faith rather than doubt, believing that God can and will lead us to the answers in His own time and way. In fact, Sister Dew suggests some really good questions for readers to start with. The part I especially related to was the chapter on receiving answers, where the author suggests asking the Lord to show us how we as individuals perceive His responses.
For those who wonder if it's okay to have questions about the LDS church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints), its policies, doctrines, and practices, as well as questions about the Lord Himself, I highly recommend this book. I found the book both informative and inspiring, and a powerful reminder that the Lord wants us to learn, He doesn't leave us comfortless, and He will answer our questions if we find the courage and persistence to ask. He will even give us the right questions to ask if we feel lost. I also agreed with Sister Dew's point that once we've received answers, it's important to then stand as a witness for those things that we have learned. A wonderful read that I loved and will undoubtedly read again.
Sister Dew has once again written a wonderful book. Its an important subject ~ something we all "wrestle " with. I love how she uses personal stories and stories from family and friends and general authorities to make it seem like you are just sitting at a fireside and she is the speaker. Not only is it personal but it is thought provoking. She gives you a plan on how to find answers. You don't have to guess ~ she is inspired as always and she gives you the instructions. I've written a longer book review that gives more detail.. you can find it at http://ldsparenting.blogspot.com/2017/03/book-review-worth-wrestle-by-sheri-dew.html?m=1.
I love sister Dew. I look forward to each of her books and this one was fantastic as always. I love books that tell you exactly what you can do to take action. This is one of those books. ~jl
Sheri Dew never disappoints. Once again I have a book that I will refer to over and over again for my own study and in my teaching.