You’ve Got This Compiled by Elise Hahl

youve-got-this_9781462119424_webAbout the book:

Life is tough, but so are you! Learn how to work through life’s trials with advice from popular youth speakers, including Hank Smith and Al Carraway, who have endured a few challenges of their own. This encouraging book will help you see trials as essential stepping-stones to becoming who you’re destined to be.

About the authors:

After serving as a missionary to the Brazil Manaus mission, Elise Babbel Hahl completed her studies in English at Stanford University, married her mission pen pal, and went on to earn a master’s degree in writing from Johns Hopkins University. Her work has been published in Choosing Motherhood, Whereabouts: Stepping Out of Place, Education Next magazine, Do NOT Attempt in Heels, and recorded on “The World in Words” podcast. She lives with her husband and four children in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.

Hank Smith has been a full-time religious educator for the Church for 12 years, teaching seminary and in the Religion Department at BYU. Hank is a favorite speaker with Especially for Youth, BYU Education Week, and Time Out for Women. With his trademark sense of humor and his captivating stories and examples, Hank makes it fun to learn gospel principles and strengthen personal testimonies.

Al Fox Carraway has been a popular blogger, YouTuber, and public speaker for the past several years and is most well known for the blog post, “The Tattooed Mormon.” She has been on the cover of LDS Living Magazine and has done countless radio interviews, TV interviews, and everything in between. Al won the Community Speaker award in 2014, presented by the Dean of BYU. She has traveled countryside for years speaking with well-known speakers like John Bytheway, Brad Wilcox, and General Young Women’s President, Bonnie Oscarson. Just recently she spoke to over 24,000 people with Elder Neil L. Anderson at RootsTech.

In Emilee’s opinion:

You’ve Got This was inspiring and well written by seven different authors. I read this book pretty quick and thought it wasn’t just for teens but anyone who has challenges (which pretty much is everyone). I loved this book! I didn’t really have a favorite author because each one spoke to me in a different way. But, I was inspired the most from Al Carraway. I plan on reading her book, More Than the Tattooed Mormon. She was a brilliant writer. She offered some suggestions which helped her during tough times. They included:

1- Reading the Scriptures Read everyday, don’t limit yourself on how much to read, it’s okay to read more than once a day, keep a Book of Mormon everywhere.

2-Church-How is your church experience? Are you going to church regularly? Where are your thoughts? Are you focused?

3-Repentance-Repentance is not punishment or condemnation; it’s optimistic and completely positive!

4-Faith-Here’s my key to finding strength during the thick of hard times: First: Am I doing the simple things of the gospel? Second: So be it.

I know these are simple concepts that we learn in Primary but I believe we need to re learn throughout our lives.

Another wonderful author was Chad Hymas who had a life changing experience leaving him a quadriplegic. He inspired many when he wanted to get into the Guinness World Records. He decided to do a five hundred mile marathon and his story was motivating. He came up with ten suggestions to help one have a great attitude and a bright future. They are: Smile, Surround your self with great people, Teach, Be understanding, Delegate appropriately, Serve, Find something you love to do, Make the best of your situation, Read positive and inspiring books and Be thankful.

This book focused on ways to look up when life has you down and I’m sure anyone would enjoy reading it. You’ve Got This was definitely a book for me.

“You’ve Got This” blog tour schedule:
November 1: Write, Writing, Written
November 2: LDS & Lovin’ It
November 3: Debra’s Book Cafe | Reidhead Random-ness
November 4: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books
November 5:  Rockin’ Book Reviews
November 6: Brooklyn Jolley
November 7: Kensie Kate||The Power of One Girl
November 8: A Year of FHE | Fire and Ice
November 9: Singing Librarian Books | My Book a Day | Rachel Writes
November 10: Bookworm Lisa | My Little Sunshines
November 11: I Love to Read and Review Books | Brooklyn Berry
November 12: Not Your Relief Society Book Club
November 13: Pixx Digital Media
November 14: Jorie Loves a Story | Mel’s Shelves | Sweetly Made

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