The Big Picture 20 Family-Friendly Lessons on God's Plan for You (Paperback) *
Author: Anthony Sweat/John Hilton
Joseph Smith said that God's plan of salvation is "one of heaven's best gifts to mankind." But how many of us understand the depth and breadth of it completely? And how many of us feel comfortable teaching those eternal truths and doctrines to our families or our classes?
Authors and gospel teachers John Hilton III and Anthony Sweat have teamed up again to lead teenagers step-by-step through the entire plan of salvation—from our premortal existence to the Final Judgment and our inheritance of glory—by using easy-to-understand language, timely examples, scriptural references, and enlightening quotes from our latter-day prophets and apostles.
In addition to being a book that teens can pick up and read, each chapter contains an easy-to-follow and easy-to-adapt lesson plan that can assist parents and others in teaching youth the truths of the plan of salvation. Chapter also include many frequently asked questions about such topics as:
- The Premortal Existence
- The Creation
- The Fall
- The Atonement of Jesus Christ
- The Purpose of Life
- Making Covenants
- The Second Coming of Christ
- The Millennium
- The Spirit World and the Afterlife
- The Resurrection
- The Final Judgment
- And more!
The Big Picture provides a clear and concise overview of what has been called the great plan of happiness, of redemption, of mercy—God's plan of salvation.
About the Author:
Anthony Sweat is an assistant professor of Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University. He is the author of numerous books, including Mormons: An Open Book, and is a regular speaker at various LDS events and conference. He received a BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Utah and MEd and PhD degrees in education from Utah State University. He and his wife, Cindy, are the parents of seven children and reside in Springville, Utah.
John Hilton III teaches in Religious Education at Brigham Young University. He has degrees from BYU and Harvard and has taught at Especially for Youth and BYU Education Week. John and his wife, Lani, have six children and reside in Utah. John's published books include Why? and How? and he collaborated with Brad Wilcox and others on Armor Up and Suit Up.
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