Monday, October 16, 2017

Blog Tour/Review: 100 Favorite Verses from the Old Testament by Shauna Humphreys

100 Favorite Verses from the Old Testament, by Shauna Humphreys
2017, 212p, LDS Non-fiction
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way

Studying—and truly understanding—the Old Testament can feel like an insurmountable task. But in this wonderful compilation of 100 of the most beloved Old Testament verses, author Shauna Humphreys reminds readers that this sacred book of scripture is brimming with treasures of wisdom for those prepared to seek them. Presented with complementary spiritual insights, vibrant explanations, and personal applications, each verse will motivate readers to delve into these sacred and powerful teachings as never before. Whether used in personal study or incorporated into family discussions or Church lessons, this inspiring volume is sure to enlighten the mind and stir the heart.

As the title indicates, this book consists of 100 scriptures from the Old Testament. The author starts with the scripture and then shares quotes, stories, and additional scriptures to help us gain more insight into each one. Each of them only take up two pages, so they can be read in a short amount of time (or longer, if you want to take time to reflect on what you're reading).

What I love about this type of book is that I can sit down and get lost in it for hours or pick it up and read through one scripture and the author's insights which will take just a few minutes.  I enjoy learning from others and getting a different perspective on scriptures I've read many times before. I like the look and feel of this book and it has a bookmark attached so you can keep track of where you leave off. This book will make a great addition to personal or family scripture study, devotionals, and just any time you want a quick pick-me-up!

About the Author:

Shauna Kaye Humphreys was born in Cardston, Alberta, Canada. She is a graduate of Brigham Young University, with a bachelor of science degree in education and a master of arts degree in English.

As a professional editor and teacher, she has taught in the public schools and has also taught writing and composition courses at Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University.

Shauna has served as a stake Primary president, a counselor in Relief Society, and a teacher in various Church auxiliaries. She also taught early-morning seminary for many years and is currently serving with her husband/companion, Rick, as an Institute instructor and Pathway missionary. She and her husband also enjoy serving in the temple. They currently live in Birch Bay, Washington, and share the joys of their combined family of nine children, thirteen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Tour Schedule:

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