Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Book Review: The Light We Share by Harriet Uchtdorf


Book Description

What difference does it make to have the light of the gospel in your life? To a twelve-year-old girl in post-World War II Germany, it made all the difference.

In this charming book, Sister Harriet R. Uchtdorf reflects on the power of heavenly light in her own life and recalls the joy it brought to her family during a dark and difficult time. "It was like a miracle," she explains as she describes how hope came back into their lives.
Discover how the light we share can make a life-changing difference to those whose lives we touch-as family members, leaders, missionaries, teachers, friends, and brothers and sisters in the gospel.

Book Review

If you or anyone you know is needing a quick pick-me-up, this is a great book. It's message is hopeful, and the pictures on each page are beautifully done. While reading I kept thinking that this book would be a great gift for the ladies that I visit teach.
One of my favorite parts of the book was, "Your influence will be unending as you focus on the strengths of others rather than their weaknesses and mistakes." Isn't that beautiful? And probably something most of us need to hear.
It's also fun to get a little insight to what the wives go through with each calling their husband accepts. Sister Uchtdorf seems like an amazing woman.

About the Author

Harriet R. Uchtdorf received a bachelor's degree in business administration in Frankfurt, Germany, and worked with the public transportation department prior to her marriage to Dieter F. Uchtdorf, who now serves as Second Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She has served in many callings in the Church and as an institute teacher in Frankfurt. She and her husband have two children and five grandchildren. 

Title: The Light We Share
Author: Harriet R. Uchtdorf
Publisher: Deseret Book Company

Published: March  2014
Source: I received a copy via the publisher in exchange for a review