Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Book Review: It is Better to Look Up: Life Experiences Shared From the Pulpit (Compilation)

It is Better to Look Up: Life Experiences Shared from the Pulpit
2014, 181p, Inspirational
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: Received a copy from the publisher for an honest review

Through the years, the General Authorities and general officers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have shared accounts of poignant personal experiences in their general conference addresses. In this collection, more than fifty inspiring true stories told in general conference talks have been gathered into a single volume.

Similar in style and format to President Thomas S. Monson's book Consider the Blessings: True Accounts of God's Hand in Our Lives, the book features beautiful full-color photography to illustrate each story. A perfect resource for individuals and families, the collection includes such classics as "Lift Where You Stand," by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf; "Run to Higher Ground," by Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin; "You Stupid Cow!" by Elder Mervyn B. Arnold; and "A Heavy Load," by Elder David A. Bednar. Drawn from more than three decades of general conference talks, these true accounts of life-changing experiences will touch hearts and strengthen testimonies with examples of gospel principles in action.

Contributors to this volume include past and present members of the First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Quorum of the Seventy, presiding bishopric, general Relief Society presidency, general Young Women Presidency, and general Primary presidency.

This book came at a good time for me. I enjoyed reading the stories! Some of them I recognized and some were new to me but they are all inspiring with timely messages (and there's some humor, too!). They range from 1-4 pages in length so they don't take long to read. 

I love the thick pages and the photos are beautiful. It's a great book to keep on display so it will be easy to pick up and read when you have a few minutes. There's an index at the back which is helpful if you need to find a particular topic or author and is a great resource for lessons and/or Family Home Evening. This is a book that everyone will enjoy!

Royalty proceeds from this book will benefit the Church's General Missionary Fund.

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Unknown said...

I know I would love this as well! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

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