Thursday, April 9, 2015

Book Review: What Makes Us Sisters by Bonnie L. Oscarson

Book Description:

Sisters take care of each other, watch out for each other, comfort each other, and are there for each other through thick and thin, observes Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women general president.
In this delightful and inspiring book, Sister Oscarson encourages all women to look beyond differences in age, culture, and circumstance in order to better nurture and serve one another. She explains that all women young or old, married or single, working in an office or running a home have unique talents and gifts to share. Focusing on the boundless blessings that Latter-day Saint women enjoy, Sister Oscarson urges women throughout the Church to live and inspire others in ways that realize their greatest potential.

About the Author:

BONNIE L. OSCARSON was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She attended Brigham Young University as a young adult and returned thirty-five years later to complete a bachelor's degree. She married Paul Oscarson in 1969 and served with him as he presided over a mission and later a temple, both in Sweden. Sister Oscarson was sustained as the general president of the Young Women in April 2013. She and her husband are the parents of seven and grandparents of twenty-seven.

Book Review:

I really liked this book. When I first started reading it, I didn't know that it was taken from Sister Oscarson's April 2014 General Women's Conference talk. I would read a page and think "I remember this from a talk. I remember that from a talk." It took me awhile to realize that it was all from the same talk. :)

I love the pictures and love the message that was given by Sister Oscarson. One of my favorite quotes is "If there are barriers, it is because we have created them. We must stop concentrating on our differences and look for what we have in common; then we can begin to realize our greatest potential and achieve the greatest good in this world."

I can easily see giving this as a gift to a family member, friend, or someone that I visit teach, as well as having a personal copy to keep out on a table in the living room so I can refer to it often.

Title: What Makes Us Sisters
Author: Bonnie L. Oscarson
Publisher: Deseret Book Company
Published: April 6, 2015
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for a review

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