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For all those who may be looking for new ways to truly approach and know Christ, a new book offers a perspective from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the path to God through spiritual rebirth.
“Put on Christ” by author Steven Anthony Bishop seeks to inspire those who are diligent seekers of truth.
“For the true seeker and seeker of truth, ‘Putting On Christ’ can prove to be a valuable guide for the journey through [the] straight and narrow path that leads to obtaining the knowledge of God at the same level as if we had seen him”, says the bishop.
“When we receive this knowledge, we will have been healed and cleansed by Christ himself from our sins, vices and spiritual wounds.”
If this appeals to you, here are some other reasons why you might want to add Putting On Christ to your reading list.
A roadmap for your journey to spiritual rebirth
Putting On Christ is more than a religious feel-good book—it’s designed to help you change your life by giving you a true understanding of the Savior. Several reviewers have reaffirmed that the book doesn’t just teach you about Christ; it helps you to truly get to know him personally. Bishop points to this new reality and perfect knowledge by sharing the stories of nine people who have been born of God in our later or modern days. Chapter 8 alone highlights the experiences of seven of them.
According to Bishop, these stories of coming to know God through spiritual rebirth, “being born of the spirit,” are “on a par with many who have entered God’s presence through a near-death experience.” In either scenario, the reality of God will have been obtained with perfect knowledge and certainty, and thus people’s hearts will have been forever changed. Reading these accounts, along with the pertinent doctrine of Christ that will highlight the steps to obtain such an indescribable reality, will help the reader understand what that experience would feel like and what it would be like for themselves through obedience to this very doctrine.
What readers say about the book.
The consensus among readers is that a diligent study of this book can lead to a profound change of heart and a perfect experiential knowledge of the reality and divinity of the living Christ and His (conditional) personal and individual promise of eternal life. . The prophet Nephi in “The Book of Mormon” refers to this level of knowledge as a “perfect brightness.”
“This Christ-centered material, packed with doctrine and backed by Scripture, is not the kind of book you read quickly,” he writes. an Amazon reviewer. “It takes study, reflection, and digestion of these truths. It takes effort on our part to recognize where we are on this journey. Often the author shares something that touches my heart so hard that I almost cry from having such direct answers. This book is A great blessing!”
Another reviewer wrote: “I have found a book that speaks [to] what I’ve been wanting to find. It is moving and heartbreaking. I found understanding of where I am along the way and have woken up to my dire situation. Now is the time to gird my loins working with patience and diligence looking for the only one who can save my unhappy soul.”
About the author and cover artist
Author Steven Anthony Bishop has worked as a businessman for most of his professional life. His company, Vescovo Buonarroti Art, LLC, received the first worldwide exclusive license granted to replicate Michelangelo’s incomparable “La Pietà” from the Vatican Observatory Foundation, making its replicas available worldwide for viewing (See www.LaPieta.com).
World-renowned artist Joseph Brickey did the artwork on the book’s cover. Brickey has licensed several of his paintings to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is also the artist who painted the large mural that acts as the backdrop behind Christ and the Twelve Apostles in the Rome Italy Temple visitor center.
How to get your copy of ‘Putting On Christ
If you are one of the diligent seekers looking for more than just the next great Christian read, you can grab a copy of “Putting On Christ” at the book website or in Amazon. The book recently came out in audio format and will soon be available in 10 languages.
“Putting on Christ” is an Amazon #1 national bestseller in nine categories and is one of the best-selling books written by Latter-day Saints on Amazon. All proceeds from the book will go towards remarketing the book as well as helping to feed and house the homeless.
In the author’s words, “The way is real and He is coming. Don’t waste time.” Pick up your copy of “Put on Christ” today!