Anthony Sweat is an assistant professor of in Religious Education at Brigham Young University. 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 is a regular speaker at Especially for Youth and Education Week conferences. He and his wife, Cindy, are the parents of seven children and reside in Utah.
I'm Not Perfect, Can I Still Go to Heaven?: Finding Hope for the Celestial Kingdom through the Atonement of Christby Anthony Sweat
Did you know that nearly half of today's Latter-day Saint teenagers (those who are actively engaged in the gospel) think that if they died today they would NOT make it to the celestial kingdom? Why? The most common answer is something like, "Well, I have sins and I'm not perfect, so I don't think I am good enough to go to the celestial kingdom. But I don't think I'm so terrible that I'll go to the telestial kingdom either. So I guess I will end up somewhere in the middle, in the terrestrial kingdom."
In this unique book, the author creates a hypothetical gospel classroom with a teacher and eight fictional students. The students have different teenager profiles (like a Facebook page), each with its own icon. Whenever one of the fictional teenagers is speaking, the icon from his or her profile is present.
Readers will follow an engaging dialogue as they discuss the question, "If you were to die today, which eternal kingdom do you think you would go to?"
The author says, "It is my most sincere desire that through this book we can all better understand what is truly required of us to inherit the celestial kingdom, and find hope in the heart of the gospel that will take us there: the Atonement of Jesus Christ."
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Even though it takes place in a "seminary setting", I believe it doesn't matter. Everyone at some point has asked these exact questions on the Three Degrees of Glory. The book just simplified the plan of salvation for everyone to understand. I've been in the church my entire life and I still needed help. I even felt the spirit and shed some tears reading it. I recommended this book to my 40 year old cousin. She bought it, read it, went all over to Utah to find some copies. This is a good, spiritual book for EVERYONE to read!