Today, I went to ward conference in another ward, as part of my calling. I love to go to ward conferences because I love to hear the bishops and the Stake President speak. Our theme for the year is "Strengthening families". It always inspires me and challenges me to do better. Every month.
But today, I want to talk about something totally different. Today, I want to talk about bookclub.
What? Bookclub? How does that relate to church?
At some point in time, we read a book for book club called "Fire In the Bones". It was about a guy called William Tyndale. Know who that is? Well, he's actually a pretty intrigual part of the restoration of the gospel. He is the man that in the 1500's, challenged the Catholic church to translate the scriptures into English for all men to be able to read them. Without him, a young farmer boy would not have had the Bible to read, and then, looking for truth in his life, to read a scripture instructing him to ask God, and to listen for the answer. Without those scriptures, he wouldn't have known where to look for the answers he was seeking.
I'm so grateful that I read that book! I'm so grateful that every time I hear about this man, I understand his struggles, his determination, and his great love for the scriptures. It makes me want to read them with more zeal, to be more immersed in them, to be more cognizant of what was sacrificed for the world to have these books about our Savior.
As you can tell, we talked a little bit about William Tyndale today.
My dedication to the scriptures has been renewed.