Thrust in Your Sickle but Watch Your Fingers

Thrust in Your Sickle but Watch Your Fingers is great fiction! It’s fun to read without being “preachy.” You’ll love it! Those who have been on missions will relive their personal experiences once again. This will be an especially popular gift for potential missionaries, returned missionaries, their friends and their parents, and youth throughout the Church. Meet Jon Prentice—an athlete who prides himself in not taking life too seriously.  He plans to take life as easy as possible while on that mission, without getting sent home. Chris Roberts, on the other hand, has prepared himself in an extraordinary manner for his mission, but he is a chronic overachiever. Wesley Hawthorne is deeply concerned about whether he can even survive what he thinks will be two years of rejection and uncertainty. He’s terrified by the prospect of knocking on the doors of strangers in a foreign land. Jon, Chris, and Wesley meet on their first day at the MTC and discover that they’re going to Germany together. Thrust in Your Sickle but Watch Your Fingers tells their humorous, humbling, heartwarming stories as they experience the “best years of their lives.”

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    by Robert I. Eaton

    Meet Jon Prentice—an athlete who prides himself in not taking life too seriously. He decides to fulfill a mission, but only because it’s what he’s supposed to do. He plans to take life as easy as possible while on that mission, without getting sent home. When he goes to the Missionary Training Center, he even brings along his CD’s and his Game Boy.

    Chris Roberts, on the other hand, has prepared himself in an extraordinary manner for his mission, but he is a chronic overachiever, and frankly, he’s more concerned about his own success in the mission field than about the spiritual welfare of those he teaches.

    Then there’s Wesley Hawthorne, who is deeply concerned about whether he can even survive what he thinks will be two years of rejection and uncertainty. He’s terrified by the prospect of knocking on the doors of strangers in a foreign land and sharing a message he believes they won’t want to hear.

    Jon, Chris, and Wesley meet on their first day at the MTC and discover that they’re going to Germany together. Thrust in Your Sickle but Watch Your Fingers tells their humorous, humbling, heartwarming stories as they experience the “best years of their lives.”

    Thrust in Your Sickle but Watch Your Fingers is great fiction! It’s fun to read without being “preachy.” You’ll love it! Those who have been on missions will relive their personal experiences once again. Those who have not been on missions will gain a clear picture of what it means to serve the Lord as a missionary. This will be an especially popular gift for potential missionaries, returned missionaries, their friends and their parents, and youth throughout the Church.

    Chapters include:

    1. Smuggled CD’s and Smudged Glasses
    2. Few Are Chosen
    3. A Samoan in the Sauna
    4. The Triple Dump
    5. The Difference Between Adults and Children
    6. Panic Caught on Film
    7. JW’s and Geometric Proofs
    8. The Pedestrian Zone
    9. Confounding Children of Hell
    10. Snuffing Out Old Habits
    11. Batting Averages and Baptism Rates
    12. The Transfer Board
    13. Telestial Companions
    14. Uwe
    15. Sins on Shoulders
    16. Game Over
    17. Digging In
    18. Fishing for Men and Pizza
    19. Water Up the Nose
    20. Where Are the Porters?
    21. Fingernails Unfit for Baptism
    22. Going AP
    23. Going It Alone
    24. Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks
    25. Reap While the Day Lasts

    6” x 9” paperback

    192 pages