Monday, March 31, 2014

Book Review: The Light We Share by Harriet R. Uchtdorf

The Light We Share, by Harriet R. Uchtdorf
2014, 48p, LDS, Inspirational
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: Received a copy from the publisher for an honest review

What difference does it make to have the light of the gospel in your life? To a twelve-year-old girl in post-World War II Germany, it made all the difference.

In this charming book, Sister Harriet R. Uchtdorf reflects on the power of heavenly light in her own life and recalls the joy it brought to her family during a dark and difficult time. "It was like a miracle," she explains as she describes how hope came back into their lives.

Discover how the light we share can make a life-changing difference to those whose lives we touch-as family members, leaders, missionaries, teachers, friends, and brothers and sisters in the gospel.

This is a book that doesn't take long at all to read. Sis. Uchtdorf shares that she always believed their "overseas assignment" here in the United States was temporary and that one day they would return to Germany. In 2004, when her husband received the call to be an Apostle, they knew their lives were changed forever.

She reflects on the difficult times her family went through when she was 12 years old and the message two missionaries brought her family. She also expresses her love for the hymn "Hark, All Ye Nations!" and how they consider it their "German hymn." The words do a great job of explaining how they felt during this time of their lives and has expressed her feelings on many other occasions since then. The light we share will, indeed, bless our lives and the lives of others as we serve, teach and are an example of good for those around us.

While this book is short, the message is powerful and the photographs are beautiful! It's a wonderful book to display and can easily be read again and again.

About the Author

HARRIET R. UCHTDORF received a bachelor’s degree in business administration in Frankfurt, Germany, and worked with the public transportation department prior to her marriage to Dieter F. Uchtdorf, who now serves as Second Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She has served in many callings in the Church and as an institute teacher in Frankfurt. She and her husband have two children, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


Unknown said...

AWESOME! I cannot tell you how much I love reading book that the wives write. She seems like such an amazing woman, I am anxious to have an inside look into her life. Even if it was hard at times. Thanks for sharing!!!!

Melanie said...

I love getting to know the wives better, too, and she is amazing! Reading about others' struggles gives me strength to get through my own and I don't feel like I'm the only one not living a perfect life!

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