Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Book Review: What Makes Us Sisters by Bonnie L. Oscarson

What Makes Us Sisters, by Bonnie L. Oscarson
2014, 41p, LDS Non-fiction, Inspirational
My Rating=4 Stars
Source: Received a copy from the publisher for an honest review

"Sisters take care of each other, watch out for each other, comfort each other, and are there for each other through thick and thin," observes Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women general president.

In this delightful and inspiring book, Sister Oscarson encourages all women to look beyond differences in age, culture, and circumstance in order to better nurture and serve one another. She explains that all women—young or old, married or single, working in an office or running a home—have unique talents and gifts to share. Focusing on the boundless blessings that Latter-day Saint women enjoy, Sister Oscarson urges women throughout the Church to live and inspire others in ways that realize their greatest potential.

This book is based on a talk that Bonnie L. Oscarson gave in April 2014 at the General Women's session of conference. It is a short book that discusses the fact that, even though as women we are in different stages of life and have many other differences, we really and truly need each other. She shares small examples of ways we can serve, nurture, teach and reach out to each other. If there are barriers, we are the ones that have created them. She also quotes former Relief Society general president Bonnie D. Parkin when she said, "I invite you to not only love each other more but love each other better."

I enjoyed the artwork, too, especially the picture of three generations of women's hands--a small girl, a mother and a grandmother with the statement, "There is no age barrier when it comes to Christlike service." This is a great book to display or give as a gift as it's a great reminder to us women that we need each other!

Here are samples of some of the pages:

About the Author:
BONNIE L. OSCARSON was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She attended Brigham Young University as a young adult and returned thirty-five years later to complete a bachelor's degree. She married Paul Oscarson in 1969 and served with his as he presided over a mission and later a temple, both in Sweden. Sister Oscarson was sustained as the general president of the Young Women in April 2013. She and her husband are the parents of seven and grandparents of twenty-seven.


Unknown said...

LOVE this!

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