Monday, October 20, 2014

A Refuge from the Storm by Boyd K. Packer {Written by Tiffany}

A Refuge from the storm 
by Boyd K. Packer
is our next book to review.

 
About:
 
In our tempestuous day, where can we turn for refuge
It is no surprise to anyone familiar with prophecy that the latter days are stormy ones. "We live in a very dangerous world that threatens those things that are most spiritual," writes President Boyd K. Packer. "The adversary is about. His objective is to cause injury." 

But there is a place of strength and peace, a true refuge from the storm. In this powerful book, President Packer discusses the priesthood, the family, and the Church, three important forces that, working together, create a haven from the world. "The gospel of Jesus Christ enables individuals to become exalted by being part of eternal families," he writes. "The gospel contains the purpose, the doctrine, and the plan. The priesthood is the power and the authority. The Church has the means and organization. The exalted, eternal family is the end of the gospel plan." 

This apostolic counsel will help you build an unshakable foundation for eternity by strengthening your understanding of core doctrine regarding the priesthood, the family, and the Church.

About the Author:

BOYD K. PACKER, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has been a member of that quorum since 1970 and a General Authority since 1961. Immediately prior to that, he was the supervisor of seminaries and institutes for the Church. He is a former president of the New England States Mission.

President Packer was born in Brigham City, Utah. He served as a pilot in the United States Air Force during World War II and later obtained his doctorate in education from Brigham Young University. He is the author of several best-selling books, including The Holy Temple, That All May Be Edified, and Teach Ye Diligently.
He and his wife, Donna Edith Smith Packer, are the parents of ten children.

In my opinion:
 
I had the privilege to review “A Refuge from the Storm,” by Boyd K. Packer.  I was excited to read his newest book, due to the fact that when I read “Teach ye Diligently,” I felt inspired to become a better teacher in my callings at church and in the home. 

In this wonderful book, President Packer discusses the family, Church and priesthood as a strength, refuge and haven from the world, also described as the storm. I love President Packer’s quote, “True doctrine, understood, changes attitudes and behavior. The study of the doctrines of the gospel will improve behavior quicker than a study of behavior will improve behavior.” President Packer’s counsel in this book encouraged me and helped my understanding grow of true doctrine regarding the priesthood, family and the Church.

I couldn’t get enough of his apostolic words. Sometimes I feel anxious and worried about raising children, particularly teenagers, in this world. The adversary is targeting the family. It’s very difficult to stand strong in the gospel. As I read this book, I felt peace and hope knowing that as we try our best, we need not fear. We will be able to withstand the temptations in the world. I recommend this book to anyone striving to live the gospel, no matter what your individual or family situation is. I love President Packer’s honest testimony and conviction of the gospel. This is a book to read in these latter days!

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