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I Hope You Know How Much I Love You: And Other Advice for a Happier Life

4.27  ·  Rating Details ·  163 Ratings  ·  56 Reviews
Recharge your spiritual batteries with this delightful Time Out for Women Classic book by well-known author and speaker, John Bytheway. With humor and insight, John takes us through invaluable lessons he has learned in order to have a happier life. His advice to be content with ourselves and our accomplishments, reduce stress by striving to have the Spirit with us, choose ...more
Hardcover, 55 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Deseret Book (first published March 21st 2011)
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Nov 10, 2011 Jennifer rated it really liked it
John Bytheway is always such a good speaker. His book has some things that really made me think about my life and what I do better.
Nov 20, 2011 Mimi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult
This is a great little gem of a book. It is really short and contains lots of great wisdom. It is one that will be easy to read again and again when I need a reminder of what I should do to keep my life on track. The message I got from it was to be content with who I am and to strive to always have the Spirit with me.

I liked this poem he included.

Excuse this House
Some homes try to hid the fact that children shelter there.
Ours boasts of it quite openly; the signs are everywhere!
For smears are on
May 29, 2013 Cathi rated it really liked it
John Bytheway is a favorite in our home. Our teen-agers love his humor and the way he shares important gospel themes in very relevant ways. My husband and I enjoy him because of the way he's able to speak to our youth without being sensational or condescending. He knows when to be funny (especially in taking himself lightly), but more importantly, he knows when to be serious and talk about what really matters. We've had some great discussions with our kids about things we've learned from his tal ...more
Mar 30, 2011 Britt rated it it was amazing
I must be on a John Bytheway kick. I bought this book for chapter 3 "I think I'll be delightful today". It was good.

This is a small book, written for women, packed with advice and encouragement. Here are my favorite quotes. "We have to practice 'selective neglect'. Sister Hinckley said that you must choose each day that which you will do and that which you will NOT do."

"Sometimes, the answers come in this life. Most of them don't. I have concluded that our Heavenly Father doesn't usually offer e
My 2013 Mother's Day present to myself.

I nice little book to remind me of ways to choose happiness. I've read most of these little stories before, most likely in "Behind Every Good Man." But they were nice to read again, always needed. And the books is short and quick and easy for me read over and over again. Which I think I'll benefit much from. The best quote for me: "I think I'll be delightful today!"
May 05, 2011 April rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful book!One of the authors goals was to "recharge your batteries". I loved how he described choosing to be delightful. He also helped us to remember that God has an eternal perspective and we have already been told that Goodness will prevail. So we just need to remember to stay on the right team. This is a short book you can read in less than 30 minutes, but is well worth the minutes spent.
Apr 29, 2011 Rachel rated it it was ok
John Bytheway is a gifted speaker and my family loves him, but his power (and he can be powerful and simultaneously hilarious) is in the presentation. This book is cute, he shares some good ideas about deciding to be delightful and I enjoyed the story he shared about Sis. Holland wanting to rip out someone's pleats =), but most of it is just nice and overly obvious and would be conversation worthy, but not necessarily print merit-able. I shut it thinking, "that was okay".
May 13, 2011 Brittany rated it liked it
Shelves: churchy-goodness
I always appreciate John BTW's work, but this was a strange compilation for me. I had already heard or read all of these excerpts in his other works, and I was kind of disappointed that this book didn't contain anything new. It seemed like a little gimmick by Deseret Book to make some money (kind of like when they publish conference talks as books).
Nov 07, 2011 Jodi rated it really liked it
Shelves: lds
This was a short, little book you can read in about 30 minutes. It was full of good reminders about being kinder to others and seeking more for the Spirit in our lives to uplift us. There was nothing really new in this book, but great insights on having more joy and contentment. There were also a lot of great quotes by leaders as well as Marjorie Pay Hinckley who I always love to read.
Feb 14, 2013 Adrienne rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
Popular speaker John Bytheway gives some admittedly simple advice on how live a happier life, stating that even if they're simple, they are also "simply true." Advice includes eliminating the tendency to compare and compete, being grateful, and deciding to be delightful. It's a quick read, and like he says, simple, but it's a fun, uplifting read.
May 11, 2011 Priscilla rated it really liked it
Shelves: lds
There was nothing remarkable about this book. But I enjoy John Bytheway because he gives practical and specific suggestions on how to implement principles. I created a few goals for my life based on what I read. I guess that means it probably deserves a higher rating but I still don't feel like it was an impacting book. It just gave me a few ideas.
Elizabeth Bowen
Dec 31, 2011 Elizabeth Bowen rated it it was amazing
Wonderfully genuine. I love how his answers to solving unhappiness are so simple and yet profound and how he uses so many quotes from Sister Hinkcley. It's short but the perfect solution for perking up dampened spirits.
Mar 27, 2011 Lacey rated it liked it
John Bytheway is a very entertaining author. I love reading his books. It is very easy to read his material, and very easy to relate to the things he is talking about. That being said, I felt as though this book was material he has used before. I was a little dissapointed.
May 12, 2011 Catherine rated it it was amazing
This short little book was a very quick read, but it had some great advice in it. It is a book that would be good to read again every so often. John Bytheway gives helpful tips on how to be happier, and they are actually very simple. One thing he mentioned is being kind to people.
Nov 06, 2011 Renee rated it really liked it
This was a very quick, but inspiring little book. My Relief Society is using this as a "pass-along" book. I read the whole thing in about 30 minutes and it was great. It is a great reminder for the simple things in life and that these specific simple things are "simply true."
Mar 26, 2014 Ryceejo rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lds
I'm glad I own this little reminder! It will be good to revisit and recharge and remember the things I might forget of how to be happy. Oh, why is it so easy to forget?

One of those quick-reads definitely worth owning.
Sep 24, 2012 Monica rated it really liked it
John Bytheway’s I Hope You Know How Much I Love You is a short inspiring book of how we can be happier and more content with our marriages, relationships, and lives in general. A quick pick-me up with great quotes from President and Sister Hinckley and other prominent leaders of the church.
May 22, 2011 Kristen rated it really liked it
Inspiring book! I loved all the quotes and stories. Just a very good book. My only complaint is that it should be less expensive. If they would have made it a paperback instead to make it cheaper, I would be happier!
Ruth Ann
Jun 08, 2011 Ruth Ann rated it it was amazing
This is an extension of a talk I heard at a Time Out for Women this last fall. REally glad my Mom gave it to me. If you want a great gift for a friend this would be a wonderful one to consider. Its small and can be read in an hour but has so much to think about.
Jun 17, 2014 Bethany rated it really liked it
A sweet, quick read. My husband and I both read it in about 30 minutes. A great "pick-me-up!" I love how he adapts simple advice into lessons with deeper meaning:

"'Do your best' became 'Be content'". "'Be nice' became "choose happiness even with things are hard.'"
Feb 03, 2016 Natalie rated it really liked it
With encouragement for women this quick read has good insights and reminders. My favorite chapter is titled "Hope Smiling Brightly Before Me".
Mar 25, 2011 Cheri rated it it was amazing
Shelves: inspiration
This was a great book filled with quotes and stories that were uplifting. Great book to give you a boost when your having a hard day.
Apr 19, 2012 Brooke rated it it was amazing
I know John Bytheway can be awfully cheesy, but I really like this one of his books. Short, easy read and lots of good advice/reminders.
May 30, 2011 Lori rated it it was amazing
Quick, short read with lots of good reminders and quotes on how to be content and happy with being who you are and living the best life you can.
Mar 17, 2014 Linda rated it really liked it
Just a gem of a little book. Lots of wisdom in the short pages of this book. One that could be read over many times to remember the good advise.
Mar 25, 2011 Lori rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this little book packed with great advice. I loved the quotes and his tales left me inspired to be a better person. This is definitely a "keeper".
May 15, 2013 Danni rated it it was amazing
I have been looking for this book for a long time. One of the ladies had it last night at enrichment so I snagged it. I really enjoyed it. I think every LDS woman needs to read it.
Apr 21, 2011 Tenille rated it liked it
Shelves: lds-books
Great book on being happy. Alot of it is about yourself and how you handle your relationships. Great, easy to read!
Danyelle Leafty
May 08, 2011 Danyelle Leafty rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bookshelf-2011
Loved the text. Something I really needed to read. The illustrations, on the other hand, while lovely, undermined the message a little.
Nov 29, 2011 Eloise rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, church
This little book is simple but profound. It touches my heart and makes me want to be a kinder, more loving person.
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John Bytheway (born October 1962) is an American author and academic, who is well known as a comic motivational speaker for youth within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Born in Salt Lake City, Bytheway attended the University of Utah and Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, receiving a Master's Degree in Religious Education. He also served as a missionary for the LDS Chu ...more
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