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No Doubt About It

4.41 of 5 stars 4.41  ·  rating details  ·  5,396 ratings  ·  278 reviews
Sheri Dew, counselor in the general Relief Society presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, offers a faith-filled account of what she believes and why. She bears powerful testimony of the reality of Jesus Christ, that he cares about each of us personally, and that He will fulfill all of His promises to us. She discusses our individual and unique missi...more
Hardcover, 246 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by Deseret Book Co (first published 2001)
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Mary
Some people have a beef with Sheri Dew because she's a more famous 2nd councilor than most RS presidents, or because she's written a lot of books, or because she's Mormonism's poster feminist. But you know what I was thinking while reading this book? That's just who she is. She's good at writing. She's an editor and a publisher who really knows her stuff (I once heard her discuss manuscript selection in a lecture and it blew me away.) and she's a 5'10 basketball fan from Kansas. It's just who sh...more
Lisa
This was a fantastic book. Sheri Dew does a wonderful job of inspiring you to be better, as she shares her insites and experiences. But mostly, her strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and of our divine nature as children of God was what hit home the most. It truly made me want to let go of the things of the world, and try to be more Christ-like.

PS. I started reading this book a few years ago, and realized I only had 3 chapters left, so I finally finished it. I don't know why I have su...more
Cindy Davis
Great Book. Sheri Dew is so inspiring. On the back cover, she poses two questions..What have we come here to do? and How will we do it? Sheri shares experiences from her own life, incorporated with gospel teachings that helped me to remember who I am and what is my purpose. It left me feeling so inspired. Sometimes it was long for me, but I did love the book!
Ligia
LOVE Sheri Dews example and testimony of the restored gospel. It helped give me a greater understanding, love and appreciation for our Heavenly Fathers Plan for us as Daughters and Sisters in Zion. I went out and bought 3 copies last year after reading it to give to my sister in law and 2 close friends. I will re-read this book year after year!
Dlora
Very good collection of talks aimed at LDS women. Sheri Dew does tend to expect a lot of us as women and challenges us to grow, often making us feel a bit guilty?, but her stories and quotes are uplifting and inspiring and her personal experiences are often funny, self-deprecating, and are very useful in shaping the talk that she is giving.She really has excellent stories to kick off her ideas, finds really meaty quotes, and does a great job with her topics.

Some interesting ideas from her book:...more
Erica
I loved listening to this book. She just knows how to say things boldly! I need to read it next time so that I can take note of the really great things she said that touched me! Great for EVERY WOMAN to read!!!
Hevel Cava
Charismatic, full-of-faith, so inspiring, deeply moving... great accolades for it... ;)
Jennifer
i've only read one other book by sheri dew, If Life Were Easy, It Wouldn't Be Hard: And Other Reassuring Truths, and as i seem to recall, i really liked that one. however, i LOVED this one. it had a wonderful message on how to understand our potential as women and how to live up to it. normally, when i read articles or books about things like that, i end up feeling guilty that i'm not doing what i can, but in this case, the book was so positive and uplifting that i had no guilt. i don't feel as...more
Tamra
Apr 11, 2008 Tamra rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: women with low self-esteem
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
I like Sheri Dew a lot. I like her energy and enthusiasm for all things good and right. But No Doubt About It got really tedious for me. I felt like it was one long pep talk about how awesome women are. And while I think women are awesome, I was thinking that maybe I should have low self-esteem so that I would find this book more uplifting. As in, maybe low self-esteem is a pre-requisite for reading this book.

I loved some of the one-liners in this book, and I have saved many quotes from it. I al...more
Cyndi
Sheri explains what it is that she has come to know and not doubt in her life through personal experiences of her own, her family, and those she has come in contact. She has traveled widely in her responsibilities as a member of the General Relief Society Board for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Her emphasis is on women and what a powerful and awesome force they can be when they band together with a common purpose. Her premise is that they can only do this if they first underst...more
Lizzy
More spiritually uplifting than any other book I've read, Sheri Dew proclaims that we all have potential for the glorious life of a divine princess, insisting that a royal spirit "who we were, who we are, and who we are meant to be". As she gives her view on many religious subjects, it's impossible not to take a step backward and re-evaluate your life. Are you reaching your own expectation? Your potential? The uplifting words of Sheri Dew inspire me to stand strong against the adversary, never r...more
Barb
Sheri Dew speaks to my soul. I think she is every woman, and her experiences seem to be universal. What she does with those experiences, and shares with us, can be, if not life changing, than clearly thought changing.
Diane
I listened to this book on CD thanks to my father-in-law gifting it to me while he was serving as mission president. Sheri Dew is fun to listen to and her farm town stories relate easily with my growing up memories. You learn a lot about yourself and others simply by the place you're raised. I enjoyed her comment about "many are called but few are chosen and we do the choosing." I thought that was interesting and have pondered on it a lot since listening to the book. It is up to me to choose whe...more
Jenalyn C
Some of the stories have been told before, but Sheri Dew really has a wonderful understanding about who we are and our mission on earth. Her writings and talks never get old.
Sharon
Loved it.... You simply have to read this one to get it all.
"We no longer have the luxury of spending our energy on anything that doesn't lead us and our families to Christ," writes Sister Dew. "In the days ahead, a casual commitment to Christ will not carry us through. The time has come for each of us to stand tall, and then, in doing so, to stand together." ~ Sheri Dew
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Life is filled with moments of joy, but life is also hard. It is an unmistakable privilege to be here in mortality, but...more
Cindy
May 03, 2009 Cindy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: LDS Women
Shelves: 999, religion, lds
I loved this book! Sheri Dew addresses it especially to LDS women, but I think that any woman feeling overwhelmed and underappreciated would get a lift from this great book. I put a bookmark in and wrote the page numbers of my favorite quotes. I will share a few.

"You are good. But it is not enough just to be good. You must be good for something."

- Gordon B. Hinckley

"Noble and great. Courageous and determined. Faithful and fearless. That is who you are and who you have always been. And understand...more
Sandy
This book was amazing! I bought it years ago when it first came out, but it's sat on my shelf. I finally picked it up, and I think it was the right time. My only regret is that I didn't have a pen or highlighter on me the whole time I was reading it, as there were so many good points that I wanted to be able to find again. Sheri Dew has an amazing ability to simultaneous tell you you're doing a good job at this test we call life, while also encouraging you to go far beyond where you are now. The...more
Christina
I absolutely love hearing Sheri Dew speak, and I think she is an inspiration & great role model for anyone to follow. However, I felt like I had read the book before even though I hadn't. It seemed to be a collection of her talks written in book form. There were even a couple of times when she told the same story or used the same example in two different chapters.

I did enjoy reading it, and would recommend it to anyone who needs a little positive encouragement. She's a great woman. If you ha...more
Jill
I saw a friend of mine was currently reading this book and it reminded me of when I read it a few years back.

I LOVE Sherri Dew and this book is amazing. It was one of those books that when you finish, you just have to go look in the mirror deep into your own eyes and ponder who YOU are... inside. I think it was the first time I realized that there is a spirit inside each of us capeable of doing far more than our limited bodies can fathom. We are truly daughters of God with gifts, abilities and t...more
Adrienne

In her characteristic style, Sheri Dew both wittily and directly shares her life experiences and her beliefs about Jesus Christ, encouraging listeners to make changes in their own lives. From lessons learned as a Kansas farm girl to those learned while serving in the Relief Society General Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dew gets you laughing but at the same time, gets you to want to do better. This abridged version her book by the same title is read by Sheri Dew h...more
Sandra Law
Sheri Dew writes with the spirit.
Jenny
Mar 19, 2013 Jenny rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: lds
Sheri Dew is one of my favorite LDS speakers/writers. I listened to this on CD (although I've read the book before quite a few years ago) and I kept wanting to stop the CD to jot down quotes. So I ended up checking out the book so I can go back and jot down my favorite quotes if I can find them. She has so many great insights into what we believe, why we believe what we do and how this belief changes us. She uses personal examples as well as scriptures and quotes from church leaders. Love this b...more
Julia
Delightful and uplifting.
Rosa
Mar 02, 2008 Rosa rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
Shelves: religious
I LOVE IT! It’s one of those books that just lifts you up and fills you with a determination to fulfill your mission on earth -- to do what you were sent here to do! Every page filled me with hope that I can make it back to our Heavenly Father, through our Savior’s merciful Atonement. It has strengthened my testimony, energized my Spirit, and reminded me that I am a daughter of God and an heir to His kingdom. I highly recommend this book to everyone, even though it is somewhat geared towards wom...more
Nancy
I love Sheri Dew, and I thought she made some excellent points in this book. I came away feeling more inspired to be a better person. So why only four stars? Because I have had this book since it first came out in 2001 and it has taken me nine years to finish it; I have started multiple times and, up until now, had never been able to finish. This last attempt at reading took almost a year. It's a very good book, but it was just enough on the slow side that it was hard for me to read regularly.
Jennifer
I was always impressed by the talks she gave in General Conference, this book was no different. I am certainly grateful for the life she has lived and her ability to share what she has learned. She provides many new perspectives on traditional principles and found myself wishing I had a photographic memory in order to be able to recall at will and refresh what I learned. So I guess that means this is a book I would enjoy reading again or listening to a few years down the road.
Kate
If you’ve ever listened to Sheri Dew speak and enjoyed it at all, you will love this book. Written true to the form in which she speaks, this book is full of scripture references, stories from her life, and encouraging words and insights. It flows nicely from topic to topic as she touches on strengths of the LDS gospel and challenges you to find your knowledge and testimony of these as well. When I read it I heard someone who understands my questions, concerns and love of the gospel.
Katie
A few days ago I decided to re-read this wonderful book by Sheri Dew. The chapter heading I read last night sums up the book beautifully. "When we come to understand not only who we are but who we have always been-and therefore who we may become-the choice between following Christ or embracing the world is really no choice at all." It is a great way to remind myself why I should be doing all the things I should be doing, and gives me that extra push to try to do more.
Amy Halbern
Sheri Dew is not only one of my favorite authors but also one of my favorite people. I loved this book. It made me want to re-evaluate my life and live and do better. There were so many words of encouragement, hope, love and understanding to help us become better women in the gospel. I loved all the personal stories that she shared so awesome!! I highlighted so many paragraphs throughout this book. :) From start to finish I loved it!!! I highly recommend this book.
Alexia
Fantastic Book, gave a lot of insight as to living a purposeful life. It was interesting, because I had heard Sheri Dew speak prior to reading the book, and the subject matter was the same. It left me thinking a great deal about my role in life, and helped me realize that the Lord knows I am capable of doing so much more than I admit to being capable of... I definitely recommend this to everyone. Sheri has a simplistic but moving way of putting things.
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Sheri Dew graduated from Brigham Young University. She served as second counselor in the general Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1997 to 2002. In March 2003 the White House appointed her a member of the U.S. Delegation to the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations. In 2002, Sheri Dew became president and CEO of Deseret Book Company.
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