Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Try it Tuesday & Review {Consider the Blessings by Thomas S. Monson}

Today on
"Try it Tuesday & Review,"
 
I'm delighted to share with all of you a real treasure. I had the opportunity of reviewing
Consider the Blessings
by Thomas S. Monson.
 
 
About:
 
If you ask people what they love most about President Thomas S. Monson’s teaching style, chances are they’ll say something about the personal experiences he relates. The accounts President Monson shares are always true, taken from his own life or the real lives of other people. Those warm, memorable accounts have truly become a hallmark of his messages.

Who can forget the woman who saved one of the two sticks of gum Elder Monson passed out to youth in postwar Germany? Or the neighbor who returned a box of baseballs to young Tommy as a thank-you for his kindness to her? Or the father who declined to attend a “Mormon” meeting with his family but had his heart softened by a message he heard on a radio that was actually broken?
In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of his call as an Apostle, Consider the Blessings presents fifty of the true accounts President Thomas S. Monson has shared over the years. With beautiful photographs and heart-touching content, this is a book to treasure with the whole family.

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About the Author:

President Thomas S. Monson was set apart as the sixteenth President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in February 2008. He had previously served for twenty-two years in the First Presidency of the Church, after having been a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles since October1963. Five years after his call to the Twelve, he was given a special assignment for the work of the Church in Europe, requiring many visits with members behind the Iron Curtain. He was instrumental in the construction of the Freiberg Germany Temple and in advancing the Lord’s work in other eastern European countries that were part of the communist bloc. He also served as chairman of the Scriptures Publication Committee and supervised the process that resulted in the new editions of the scriptures. His ministry has been characterized by his compassion for the needs of individuals and his gift for one-on-one service. President Monson and his wife, Frances, are the parents of three children, grandparents of eight, and great-grandparents of eight.

In my opinion:

I adore President Thomas S. Monson and know that he is a true prophet. Consider the Blessings is a collection of 50 precious stories to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Monson becoming an Apostle. 
 
I loved the beautiful illustrations and photos throughout the book. One story called, "This morning we're not hungry" touched my heart. It was a story about Elder Davidson who needed surgery. On the day of his surgery, the other patients decided to fast for their friend. They weren't members of the church but felt they should show love by fasting. It was a very inspiring story.

If you loved listening to President Monson in General Conference, you will love this sweet book of experiences all compiled in one book. It was a very easy book to get through, however, grab a tissue for you may shed a tear. I would love to meet President Monson someday. My son, Eli recently said, "Monson is my best friend." Yes he is only three but he knows about Monson.

Monson has had a wonderful life full of wonderful memories and experiences. Oh how lucky we are to listen to a true and living prophet today.

Most of his stories are about being prepared and hearkening to the spirit. Trusting in God was always apparent in his mind. Let us remember to "never postpone a prompting." This was evident and a lesson learned in most of his experiences. I definitely recommend this book to everyone.
 
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