About the book: If you have ever found the Old Testament intimidating, you're not alone. The less-familiar history, themes, and language, coupled with the length of the book, make it a difficult read for many. But author Emily Freeman loves the Old Testament, and as she shares some of the wonderful things she has learned in her study of this book of scripture, you will find yourself coming to love it too.
Written on Our Hearts is not a commentary or an intensive doctrinal study. Instead, Emily writes about the stories of the Old Testament, stories of trusting and overcoming and enduring and believing. Within these stories are all kinds of applications for the challenges we face today.
"There will come a moment in your life," the author says, "when you or someone you love will struggle with a challenge so great you will wonder how you will make it through. In that moment you will long to better understand the Savior's role as the Deliverer, and to do that you must go to the book of scripture that describes that role the best—the Old Testament."
Discover the delivering power of the Lord yourself in the pages of this book—and experience the scriptures in a new, more personal way!
My Review: I'm not one for marking up books, but as soon as I started to read this one, I just knew there were lots of passages that I wanted to underline. This book was an amazing one for me to read. Emily Freeman explained some of the Old Testament stories in ways that I have never before read or heard them explained. I loved how she related them to her life and also to mine. There were tons of stories in this book that I don't remember reading ever before, but it has made me want to go back and read them for the first time or again. Next time I study the Old Testament, I'll make sure to have this book close by so that I can remember Emily Freeman's way of explaining the stories!
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
About Emily Freeman: Emily Freeman took her first creative writing class in high school and has loved writing ever since. She finds great joy in studying the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Her deep love of the scriptures comes from a desire to find their application in everyday life. She is the author of several books, including The Ten Virgins; 21 Days Closer to Christ; and The Promise of Enough. There is nothing Emily enjoys more for breakfast than a bowl of vanilla ice cream, raspberries, and chocolate chips. Other favorites include parades, vacations, firework displays, and going for a long walk with a good friend. Emily and her husband, Greg, live in Lehi, Utah, with their four children, whom she adores.
Labels: Deseret Book, Emily Freeman, LDS non-fiction