Practicing for Heaven: The Parable of the Piano Lessons

Practicing for Heaven: The Parable of the Piano Lessons

by Brad Wilcox


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David hates practicing piano. He's frustrated by how hard it is and all the mistakes he makes. With his mom's help, he comes to understand how that's all part of the learning process. She also uses the moment to help David comprehend more about the Atonement: Christ has paid the price so that we can learn and improve. We aren't earning our way to heaven—we're practicing for it, and Christ is willing to help us every step of the way. Practicing for Heaven also includes teachings tips for parents who wish to teach children of all ages about the Savior's Atonement and grace.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609079970
Publisher: Deseret Book Company
Publication date: 03/02/2015
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Brad Wilcox has lived in Ethiopia, Chile, and New Zealand; he and his family now make their home amid the Rocky Mountains. Brad taught sixth grade before obtaining his PhD in education from the University of Wyoming. His contributions as an author and teacher have been honored by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and his work has appeared in Guideposts magazine and Reader's Digest. He once served as a member of the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America and has addressed thousands of youth and adults across the United State, Europe, Australia, and Japan. He and his wife, Debi, are the parents of four children.

Wendee Wilcox Rosborough graduated from BYU with a BS in Home and Family Living. She once served on the planning committee for BYU Women's Conference and has also spoken there with her father, Brad Wilcox. She lives with her husband and two boys in Provo, Utah, and loves to read, write, travel, and play the piano when her sons allow her a few spare moments.

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Practicing for Heaven: The Parable of the Piano Lessons 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
lovingthebooks More than 1 year ago
In this sweet book you will read the story of David and his reluctance to practice the piano~ Sound like someone you know? "'But it's hard' and 'I keep hitting the wrong notes' complains David." Do you make mistakes in this life? Then David's mom turns this into a teaching moment about Jesus Christ and his atonement. She has paid for the piano lessons so she can ask David to practice even if he makes mistakes. Christ has also paid for us... What does He ask of us? Are we allowed to make mistakes? Read to find out how David's mom answers :) This wonderfully illustrated book will help you ponder the fact that... "We aren't earning our way to heaven~ we are practicing for it." A BEAUTIFUL BOOK with a HOPEFUL MESSAGE! I LOVE the way Brad Wilcox teaches about this idea of... "We don't need to be perfect right now, we just have to keep practicing!" EVERYONE should read this book! This would make a fantastic family Easter book!