Worth the Wrestle
by Sheri Dew
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.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Questions are Good
- Chapter 2: Wrestling
- Chapter 3: Receiving Answers
- Chapter 4: Walking by Faith
- Chapter 5: Cherishing Keys
- Chapter 6: Standing as Witness
- Conclusion: What is Worth Wrestling For?
|Book on CD||Unabridged, 2 discs|
|Size||6 x 9|
|Published||Deseret Book 2017|
By DeAnn, Submitted on 2017-05-22
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.
By Ashley Z., Submitted on 2017-04-28
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.
By Sue Dette Reed, Submitted on 2017-04-18
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.
By Sharon, Submitted on 2017-04-13
"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.
By Heidi G., Submitted on 2017-04-04
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.
By Jaelle Kaylor, Submitted on 2017-04-04
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
By Beth Smith, Submitted on 2017-04-04
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.
By Kim , Submitted on 2017-04-04
I recently had the opportunity to read, "Worth the Wrestle" by Sheri Dew. Sheri did a wonderful job at explaining how we can grow spiritually by having questions and wrestling to find the answers. As a mother and a leader of the youth, I thought this book was remarkable! I want my children and youth to ask questions. Questions can help us gain spiritual knowledge and increase our testimonies. This is an excellent book for parents and leaders of the youth to read. For myself it helped to increase my testimony, knowing that we are so blessed to be able to find answers to our questions and engage in a wrestle, a wrestle that will help us increase in knowledge and testimony. This is a great read for everyone.
By Cathy J, Submitted on 2017-04-04
Wow, I really loved this non-fiction book! The author, Sheri Dew, really has a way with words. I found so many inspirational and helpful quotes.
I love the way this author explains things in a way that's easy for me and probably everyone else to understand. I love that she includes tons of personal experiences, both of her own and also of those that she knows. I love personal experiences of others, because it shows that there's hope for me as well.
I also loved that this book has beautiful illustrations. You can look at the cover, and that will give you an idea of the kind of illustrations included. They are so much fun and they compliment the book very well.
I loved this non-fiction book, make sure to grab your own copy!