Book Review: How Do I Know If I Know by John Bytheway

how do i know if i knowTitle: How Do I Know If I Know

Author: John Bytheway

Series: None

Publisher: Deseret Book

Released: October 8, 2014


Book Summary:

It’s spiritual gut-check time! The mission age has been lowered, and now more than ever, young people are asking themselves important questions:
*How do I know if I really have a testimony?
*Am I ready to serve a mission?
*What does the Spirit feel like?
John Bytheway suggests that we “F.E.E.L.” the truthfulness of the gospel through our feelings, our experiences, the many evidences we encounter, and our logical conclusions about how a loving God interacts with His children on the earth. Like gradually turning up a dimmer switch, understanding all the ways we F.E.E.L. our testimony will help it grow brighter.
As you read, you may discover that your testimony is stronger than you thought, and you’ll also become more excited and motivated to let your light shine!




I love John Bytheway. I’m not sure when I first heard John speak but in my mind I’ve been listening to him since I was a teenager. Maybe he spoke at EFY when I was a teenager, maybe I first heard him when I attended BYU, I know when I heard him speak at Women’s Conference many years ago I was already a long time fan at that point.

I’ve read a fair amount of what he’s written and listened to dozens of his talks. He’s an fabulous presenter and writer who shares information in a way that is easy to relate to.

This newest book is aimed at LDS (Mormon) church members. In John’s characteristically entertaining way he tackles the subject of testimonies. How can someone actually know they have a testimony.

Using the acronym F.E.E.L. which stands for Feelings, Experiences, Evidences and Logic he shares stories, quote and scriptures to illustrate how testimonies are gained.

Taking an fairly well know example from the life of future prophet Heber J. Grant he shows us that we may already know more than we think we know.

“He knows it just as well as you do. The only thing that he does not know is that he does know it.”

This is a great books for both teenagers and adults who might wonder whether or not they have a testimony of Jesus Christ. I’ll be passing it on to my teenagers.


5 stars
Rating: 5 Stars – I Loved It!

Source: Review copy from publisher

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