If you have talked with me about anything religious anytime in the past month for any length of time, you have likely heard me say something about this:
This is a book that changed my life.
I say "a book" because there are other books—the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and James E. Talmage's Jesus the Christ, to name a few—that have changed my life as well, and in huge ways. But this book...this book has changed my life most recently and in an unpredictable, unforgettable way. I'm not going to waste your time because you should just be picking up this book right now and not reading anymore of this blog post, but let me just say it is the single best resource right now, aside from the words of prophets, for latter-day Saints to learn to be effective missionaries. I love this book so much I finished reading it and then picked it up the next day to start all over again.
If that doesn't convince you, then you should know Clayton Christensen was quoted in general conference this past weekend, and the quote used was in this book! Let that sink in.
When we lived in McKay and McKenna's ward earlier this year for just under two months, I didn't know why we were there. I mean in that particular ward. But while we were there, a brother in the elders quorum couldn't not talk about this book because it is so amazing. All I ever heard come out of his mouth was how inspiring this book is. He was so passionate about it that his words convinced me to pick it up several weeks after we left the ward. If nothing came out of our time in that ward other than my having picked up this book, then it was still a wonderful use of two months.
I have said nothing about the contents of The Power of Everyday Missionaries for a reason. Just pick it up and start reading. Do it right now. It will change your life.