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The 7-Day Christian: How Living Your Beliefs Every Day Can Change the World

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  478 ratings  ·  115 reviews
Christianity is facing great opposition. At the very least, most Christians know what it is like to end up on the "wrong" side of a

"politically correct" conversation. More than ever before, we need

believing and behaving disciples- men and women who are ready to

stand up, stand together, and change the world one righteous choice

at a time.

Filled with personal experiences and
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Hardcover, 149 pages
Published April 8th 2014 by Ensign Peak
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Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
I love fiction books, if you were to look at my "read" shelf, you would see it full of books that have given me hours of entertainment. While I try to live my religion on a daily basis, I admit that there is a fear inside of rejection. What if I review religious books? Will I offend someone?

I began to realize that it is more important for me to read and review the books, not just for me to find strength, but to stand up for my beliefs and let other's know there are wonderful books that can enter
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Jinky
Apr 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am a Christian (Mormon) and so I like the premise of living a Christian life seven days a week as opposed to just on Sundays. Try as I may I often fall short in living accordingly every single day so I was eager to see what I can learn from this book on the matter. Although the general principles were not new to me, the author had interesting ways of looking at them from another view. The test in the distinction of this book would then be in its delivery of the content. There I say, "Well done ...more
Ronald Schoedel III
Sep 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Brad Wilcox has made a bit of a reputation for himself for having a very good understanding of God’s grace and how it works in our lives, and how it relates to our salvation (spoiler alert: it’s pretty important!). He has helped many dispel wrong ideas about trying to earn salvation or earn grace to make up our shortcomings.

There is a bit of that in this book, as he describes how God’s grace is the only reason we can be all that we can be (whether we know it or not). But, this grace is not the
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Erica T
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
This book had a lot of nice stories to help Christians remember their responsibility to live the way they proclaim to believe. Brad Wilcox gave one of my favorite Christian talks ever (His Grace Is Sufficient) so I think I expected this to be equally amazing (for me), but it was not quite the same. Good messages nonetheless.
Angie
Jan 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: angie, nonfiction
I've enjoyed listening to Wilcox's talks from things like Education Week, and recalled some of the stories found in this book from those talks. Because he comes from an elementary education background, he has a way of writing, weaving in stories, and approaching a topic that appeals to a wide audience. The book is simple enough that it can be enjoyed by an entire family of varied ages, while still having insights and takeaways that will inspire more thoughtful o mature readers. I'm not sure the ...more
Alexis
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What’s not to love?
Elizabeth Ricks
Jul 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really liked this and hope I can remember the great stories and pop them out at the appropriate times. Although not a children's book, I think several of my grandchildren would learn from this. Enjoyable reading. ...more
Kylie
Oct 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
A wonderful message About letting our Christianity sink into our hearts and lives, rather than it being a cultural protocol.

"Christ is not only working on us, but with us and through us."

"God did not remove the Red Sea, He opened it; He will help us find a way through our problems as well."
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Melanie
Apr 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Brad Wilcox is one of my favorite authors and speakers, so I was excited to see that he has a new book and was really intrigued by the title. I am a Christian, and definitely still have a lot to learn. There have been many times that I have not behaved the best. This book is a great reminder that it's important to work every day towards becoming more Christ-like.

Chapter One starts with the big question, "Is there a God?" He also goes into the great debate on this question where there are those w
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Crystal (Books Are Sanity!!!)
I LOVED this book! Anyone who is Christian will find it uplifting, helpful and full of great advice for living their lives like Christ every day of the week. I found reading this book to be addicting! I seriously could not get enough and found myself pulling out my highlighter (which I NEVER do) and highlighting things that I wanted to remember. The pages flew by so quickly...too quickly for me. I found myself grateful I highlighted because once I was finished I immediately turned back to my hig ...more
Bryan Tanner
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
Not Brad's best work. There are some good examples from Brad's life—effects of growing up in Africa, learning to make exercise a lifestyle choice and not an event, supporting the 206 club—however, the content didn't really address any particular needs I feel at this time in my life. Also, no witticisms like in Brad's other books. Still love Brad, though. His others books share powerful and unique info. ...more
Sherrill
Apr 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a sweet little book. Of course I expected Brad Wilcox to come up with something like this. It is 150 pages chock full of great ideas for being a Christian every day. So many good stories. This will be read in my book club at church. We have some nonmembers in our group and I wager no one will be offended and it will appeal to anyone who is wanting to live a better life.
Kimmi Laulusa
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I like books that lead me somewhere.

This book not only lead me to pondering and change, but to more sources. I loved his use of literature to explain his points. I have many more books to add to my endless list.
Marci L Wilson
Nov 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
My favorite thing about this book is that it wasn't just written to "Mormons", in fact, I don't think it even mentions Mormonism at all. Brad Wilcox wrote this book to all believers of Jesus Christ. ...more
Cammie
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
I needed something to listen to, and the name Wilcox is pretty synonymous w/ awesomeness. It's hard to judge a religious book b/c while Wilcox isn't exactly a beautiful writer, there's solid, spiritual wisdom and genius in these pages. Favorite story from this book: how the word "sincere" comes from Latin in the ancient roman practice where sculptors would use wax to mask flaws in their marble statues only to have the flaws revealed after customers took them home when the hot sun would melt the ...more
Tanya
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Brad Wilcox writes in a very comfortable and easy to understand way. He uses many stories to illustrate principles that he is teaching and many personal experiences. There are always great quotes to walk away with. He talks about how being a Christian isn't a once a week commitment but it's the things we do every day- the person we become. One of my favorite quotes: "The farther, we progress along the path of Christian discipleship, the steeper it becomes." Great book! ...more
Aubree
Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a nice book to read. There wasn’t anything to terribly ground breaking here, but it was still inspiring. My takeaway from this book was that loving yourself, having confidence, and trying to become the best version of yourself are all aspects of being Christian, in addition to the ways you treat others. I also enjoyed the inspiring stories of people who have stood up for their Christian beliefs and morals and applaud their courage.
Myla
Nov 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook
If you’ve heard Brad Wilcox before you love him, right? This was very short, less than 4 hours to listen to. The first 1/3 was full of note worthy thoughts and stories and I actually did take notes, the last 2/3 was great stuff, just more...”yep, got it, heard it before 😬, but love it” kind of stuff.
Scott
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
Excellent! Is there a lot here? Well, in a certain sense. It's pretty light and only glances off many topics, but it all is a good reminder with some great thoughts along the way. I loved it. I learned from it. I feel better because of it. It's particularly helpful if you have a love for food and carry that love around your mid-section. ...more
Cindy
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love Brad Wilcox- he has a unique gift for helping others understand Jesus Christ- His grace and Atonement. He has some great personal stories in this book that teach the importance of living a “7 day Christian” life. I listened to the audiobook and was disappointed Brad himself wasn’t reading it but loved it nonetheless!
Melissa
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have been slow to review this book mainly because I wanted to read it again. Brad Wilcox is one of my favorites. I have been to his classes and read many of his books. This one does not disappoint. The stories and examples along with personal experiences makes me want to try harder. And I still want to read it again.
Susan
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was an amazing, non-denominational work about how important it is that we are "all in" in our Christian living. He's absolutely right - this is the only way to true joy in our daily lives, and how we find the most help from God. It takes our daily willingness to follow Him. A wonderful offering from one of my favorite authors. 4 1/2 stars! ...more
Mark
Nov 18, 2018 rated it liked it
You know, I really love Brad Wilcox, and this really is a pleasant read. But I read it immediately after finishing C. S. Lewis' "Mere Christianity," which just isn't fair to any Christian writer. It was like whipped cream on top of an awesome chocolate cream pie; pleasant but insubstantial in comparison. ...more
Megan
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I didn’t love this book as much as his others and it took me half the book to really feel the message Bro Wilcox was trying to share, but it got there in the end. Being a Christian is a 24/7, 52 weeks in a year activity. It should be who we are, how we think, act and want to be. Christ is our example. He doesn’t want us just to profess His name; He wants us to become like Him.
Adri
Jul 01, 2019 rated it liked it
I listened to this on audio and there are many memorable antidotes that help illustrate his points. I found it had especially great ideas for explaining principles to young people (but that makes sense, since Brad Wilcox is a teacher by trade and by nature.) I especially loved his insights on leaving your mark on the world, but not letting the world leave its mark on you.
Talia Bushnell
Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I would give this book a 4.5 rating. I enjoyed it and there were a lot of thought provoking stories and comments within its pages. I was really hoping that by reading it, I would have a stronger desire to do and be better but it didn’t have that impact on me like it might have had on others. Despite this, I still think it was a great book!
Jessica Mae
Jan 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Very inspiring! I loved all his suggestions for how to better live Christian values. I especially loved his story about his fitness/weight loss journey. It's such a great analogy for how God can work with and change us if we let Him. I feel like you could be part of any denomination of Christianity and still enjoy this book. ...more
Jenny
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read this twice in a row. Because it was short. And I really want to be a 7-day Christian. I like all of the examples he used, it helps me better understand what it means to be a real Christian. And hopefully I can change the world by living my beliefs.
Melissa
May 01, 2018 rated it liked it
I enjoyed it. I thinking the message is good and one from any religion could read and take away a lot from. it wasn't one of my favorites of Brad Willcox's books, but a good message and I'm glad I read it. ...more
Micah Grant
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gospel
Some slightly different perspectives on some scripture stories, but mostly just some great advice about living with integrity and consistent with your core beliefs. I really liked his description of this life as an education not a test.
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