Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Worth the Wrestle by Sheri Dew

Worth the WrestleWorth the Wrestle by Sheri Dew
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

So I'll admit it, I'm at the end of the year and need to read a handful of books quickly to hit my goal. This neat little book was a gift from my wife to my son, and I pounced on it, seeing it as a quick read. Well, it took a little more than that. As a member of the LDS faith, this book was a reminder of so many of the tenets and beliefs that I hold dear, and I appreciated that reminder. On the other hand, as with many non-fiction books, I found my attention wavering from time to time. I was fine when there was a mental picture being painted, or a story being told, but once we hit a section of just ideas or concepts being laid out, I was good for about half a page before my mind started to wonder. Sorry Sister Dew. It is something I've commented on in the past though, and this book helped me understand myself more as a reader, in addition to the the religious insight it offered.

What did I learn from reading this? Asking questions is good, so long as you are able to hold to the truths you already know and understand while asking a new question. A missing puzzle piece does not destroy the puzzle, or erase the pieces of the picture you have put together, it is just a piece you don't have, or haven't found yet. (This is my analogy, not hers.) It is your duty to share what you know, to help others find answers to questions, or to offer peace to those who are working on different parts of their own puzzle. In the end, it all comes back to the Savior. He made every good thing in our lives possible, and we only have to keep inviting him into our lives to experience even more of the joy and peace he has to offer.