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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Blog Tour: It Is Better to Look Up: Life Experiences Shared from the Pulpit

Review * Giveaway


Book Description:

We all love to be taught with stories. The Savior shared many in his ministry, and His prophets and other Church leaders have often emulated that great example. Gospel lessons come alive when they are presented in this way.

It Is Better to Look Up gathers more than fifty of the most memorable personal experiences shared in general conference over the years and pairs them with stunning photographic images. The result is an irresistible volume filled with remarkable true accounts of God's hand in our lives.

You'll love browsing through such gems as "In Harm's Way," by President Thomas S. Monson; "Man Down!" by President Henry B. Eyring; "Lift Where You Stand," by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf; "You Stupid Cow!" by Elder Mervyn B. Arnold; "Worldly Promises," by Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson; and dozens more. These short pieces are perfect for a quick moment of inspiration in a class, a home evening, or personal devotional time. Each one is presented with a scripture to complement the gospel message.

Featuring stories from every member of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve, plus many additional leaders past and present, this beautifully illustrated book will soon become a family favorite and a precious keepsake.

Review:

This is a beautiful book packed with excellent experiences. I really enjoyed the format, and found it to be a great book to grab for a quick inspirational story (or five) in a sitting.

I was drawn to the book by the title, as the talk (of the same name) given by Elder Carl B. Cook in the October 2011 General Conference is one that has stuck with me. I assumed that all of the experiences would be from recent General Conferences; however it was a nice surprise to have them from a variety of years (and people).

I enjoyed both the experiences that were familiar to me, and those I hadn't heard before. The index would make this a great book to have on hand when you are looking for an experience to add to a lesson.

Excerpts:






Title: It Is Better to Look Up: Life Experiences Shared from the Pulpit
Publisher: Deseret Book Company
Published: October 2014
ISBN: 1609079477
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for a review.

Purchase: Amazon | Deseret Book


Giveaway:

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