Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Try it Tuesday & Review {In Tune by Gerald N. Lund & Giveaway}

Welcome to another week of
"Try it Tuesday & Review."

Today, I have another outstanding book
by Gerald N. Lund.
It is called,
In Tune


In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are all teachers. Not only do we have a glorious mandate to "teach all nations" the gospel (Matthew 28:19), we also have numerous charges to "teach one another the doctrine of the kingdom" (D&C 88:77). In formal and informal settings, as parents or leaders or friends, we are constantly teaching and learning.  Not only has the Lord commanded us to teach, but He has taught us what we are to teach and how we are to do it: diligently and by the power of the Spirit. But how do we know if we're "doing it right"? What signs can we watch for that the Spirit is actually present in a teaching setting?  In this insightful companion volume to Hearing the Voice of the Lord, bestselling author Gerald N. Lund brings his decades of experience working in the Church Educational System to the topic of teaching and learning by the Spirit. He discusses common misconceptions, important questions we should ask about our teaching, and the role of the Holy Ghost in the process.  "The Lord has given the responsibility to save His children to teachers," writes Elder Lund. "The charge is clear. It is specific. It is inspiring. And, gratefully, the Lord blesses us greatly when we strive to carry out His will."
About the Author:
Elder Gerald N. Lund received his B.A. and M.S. degrees in sociology from Brigham Young University. He also did extensive graduate work in New Testament studies at Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, California, and studies Hebrew at the University of Judaism in Hollywood, California.
During his thirty-five years in the Church Educational System, the author served as a seminary teacher, an institute teacher and director, a curriculum writer, director of college curriculum, and zone administrator. His Church callings have included serving as stake president, bishop, and teacher. Elder Lund served as a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy from 2002 to 2008.
Elder Lund is a prolific author; his novels include the Work and the Glory series, the Kingdom and the Crown trilogy, Fire of the Covenant, and The Undaunted. He has also written several books on gospel topics, including Hearing the Voice of the Lord and Divine Signatures.
He and his wife, Lynn, are the parents of seven children. For more information, please visit Gerald Lund’s website (Click Here).

In my opinion:

For some reason I have a harder time getting into Non fiction books. However, Gerald N. Lund didn't disappoint me as I read In Tune. I learned about teaching the gospel and the role of the spirit. Lund shared many examples of the "extensive and intensive efforts of the church to fulfill its charge to teach all nations." The purpose of his book was to "examine how we can more faithfully and effectively fulfill that charge so that someday we too may hear these stirring words from Him whom we worship." The charge comes from D&C 88:78 which says, "Teach ye diligently and my grace shall attend you, that you may be instructed more perfectly."

We need the spirit in our lives to teach and be edified. I loved the following quotes from Lund,

"When we preach or teach in the manner here defined, both teacher and learner understand each other, and both are edified and enlightened. They rejoice together."

Isn't that what learning is all about? The teacher and student both learn together. Lund also said, "We teach and preach to help individuals and families and congregations and quorums and classes become more spiritual, more obedient, more faithful, more hopeful. This is why we are called to teach and preach the gospel." This world is so corrupt that we need the spirit in our lives constantly so we can fight the fiery darts of the adversary. I'm so grateful for authors like Lund who take the time to share personal experiences as well as missionary stories. I couldn't stop thinking of my own personal experiences as a missionary.

Another quote I loved was perfectly said, "As you follow His example, the Holy Ghost will help you know what to do. Your own testimony will grow, your conversion will be deepened, and you will be strengthened to meet the challenges of life."

Thank goodness! I'm so grateful that the spirit can be with us in every point of our lives. I definitely recommend picking up a copy of In Tune by Gerald N. Lund so you may learn more about how to learn and teach with the spirit.

One of my lucky readers will win a copy of In Tune.


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