Power to Become. As followers of Christ, our desire is to become like Him. In fact, we have been commanded to do so. But how?
In Power to Become, Elder David A. Bednar explores how the Savior makes possible His divine commission, "Therefore I would that ye should be perfect even as I, or your Father who is in heaven is perfect" (3 Nephi 12:48).
Chapters in this thought-provoking book highlight the importance of the Atonement, the spiritual gift of personal peace, the importance of priesthood ordinances, and the responsibility we have to obey willingly and endure valiantly.
"As we increase in learning about the Savior and His gospel," Elder Bednar writes, "as we strive with ever greater consistency to act in His doctrine, ordinances, and covenants, then we are blessed with power through His Atonement to increasingly become like Him." Power to Become introduces vital tools we all can use to invite these eternally significant blessings into our lives.
An Interview with Elder and Sister Bednar
Author Sheri Dew sits down with Elder David A. Bednar and Sister Bednar to talk about the process of writing Power to Become. Elder Bednar discusses the process of becoming perfect as we increase in learning, act in doctrine, and press forward with a steadfastness in Christ. More about the process discussed by the Bednars can be found in Elder Bednar’s book Power to Become.
A Discussion with Couples - FULL
Elder David A. Bednar sits down with three couples in a discussion about topics weighing heavily on their minds. Inviting each couple to seek the gift of discernment as to their spiritual progress, both individually and as couples, Elder Bednar talks about the spiritual gift we all can develop of having “eyes to see and ears to hear.” To learn more about the power to become through spiritual gifts and priesthood ordinances, see Elder Bednar’s book Power to Become.
A Discussion with Women - FULL
Many women seem to have countless plates that they keep spinning in the air at the same time. Choosing the key plates to keep spinning while letting others fall, Elder David A. Bednar explains to a group of women, is key in maintaining personal happiness and health. Using the Family Proclamation as a study guide, Elder Bednar challenges each woman to view their lives, and their individual spinning plates, through renewed spiritual lens.
A Discussion with Young Single Adults - FULL
In a frank conversation with young single adults, Elder David A. Bednar talks about the enabling power of the atonement of Jesus Christ and its often underutilized strengthening power. It is through the power of the atonement, Elder Bednar explains, that we have the strength to become perfect. To learn more, study chapter one in Elder Bednar’s book Power to Become: “The Power to Become and the Atonement of Jesus Christ.”
A Discussion with Youth - FULL
Elder David A. Bednar discusses the characteristics of Christ with a group of youth as they ask questions about their day-to-day challenges and their own personal application of the gospel of Jesus Christ. To learn more about the characteristics of Christ and enduring valiantly, turn to chapter four in Elder Bednar’s book Power to Become.