Thursday, December 24, 2015
BLOG TOUR: Latter-Day Warriors by Brock Lance Richardson
ABOUT THE BOOK
Discover the spiritual warrior in you! Based on the belief that every soul has a spiritual warrior within, author Brock Lance Richardson interviews ten men he met through BYU football. Each reveals what it takes to become physically and spiritually strong, while their wives describe what it means to be a “warrior” for young women. Perfect for youth and young adults, this entertaining and spiritually uplifting read will teach you how to build spiritual stamina and to use your inner warrior for good.
I really am a fan of inspirational books about real people. It helps me face my own challenges and struggles when I read about other people facing their own and eventually coming off victorious. The analogy that Richardson makes here about the young people of the LDS Church being 'warriors' is an apt one. While most of them will not fight in a physical war (hopefully), we are all engaged in a very real spiritual war with Satan. And that is what this book is focused on. Using examples from the scriptures, Richardson approached ten former BYU football players to illustrate the points he wants to make. In each chapter an interview with comments is presented showing how real people can be real spiritual warriors. I can highly recommend this book to young adults who are struggling with their lives or think they don't have what it takes to be a warrior of any kind. This is also a great book for those who love BYU football like I do and find it fascinating to get a look into some of the people who've been a part of it.