Friday, January 30, 2015

TALK ON CD REVIEW: Embark! by John Bytheway



ABOUT THE TALK

An ideal talk that supports the new 2015 Mutual theme!

In this motivating talk related to the 2015 youth theme, John Bytheway explains what it means to truly embark — to get fully on board in the service of God with all your heart, might, mind, and strength. Using scriptures, powerful stories, and his characteristic humor, John explains that with the Savior's help, we can remain on board and eventually stand blameless before God at the last day.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

JOHN BYTHEWAY served a mission to the Philippines and later graduated from Brigham Young University. He has a master’s degree in religious education and is a part-time instructor at the BYU Salt Lake Center. John is the author of many bestselling books, audio talks, and DVDs, including How to Be an Extraordinary Teen; Life Rocks; and his first children’s picture book, The Sacrament. He and his wife, Kimberly, have six children.

REVIEW

I've always enjoyed listening to John Bytheway.  He is such an informative as well as entertaining speaker.  He manages to combine the spiritual message with humor in such a way that it is unforgettable.  And this talk is no different.  This talk focuses on the upcoming youth theme for 2015: Embark.  He speaks first about what embark refers to and uses the analogy of getting on the gospel train throughout the rest of the talk.  This creates a concrete image in the listener's mind.  He goes on to discuss exactly what it means to embark by discussing service (whole-hearted service rather than half-hearted), following Christ, and staying on board once we get there.  A wonderful collection of doctrines, quotes, stories, and humor that any teen or adult is bound to enjoy. Highly recommended.

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