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Divine Intervention

About the book: “And if there were miracles wrought then, why has God ceased to be a God of miracles and yet be an unchangeable Being? And behold, I say unto you he changeth not; if so he would cease to be God; and he ceaseth not to be God, and is a God of miracles.” Mormon 9:19

In our day, we have not witnessed the Red Sea parting, but does this mean that miracles have ceased? On the contrary — among members of the Church, there have always existed sacred and profound experiences that serve to uplift individuals and strengthen families. Now, readers can be edified by the faith-affirming accounts shared in Divine Intervention, a collection of inspiring tales of survival from Church leaders, political leaders, and everyday individuals. These Latter-day Saints share life-changing miraculous moments — from President Snow’s survival on the storm-tossed sea to the harrowing account of a baby boy who cheated death. Every narrative is unique, but one thing ties them together: each story demonstrates the Lord’s love for His children and evidences the reality of marvelous miracles occurring in our day.

My Review: This is an inspiring book detailing miraculous moments in the lives of LDS Church members. I really enjoyed reading all of them. I love that this shows that there are miracles that occur in all our day, because that gives me hope that I too will see miracles. I know that I have seen miracles in my own life, I can't say that they all are as big or dramatic as some of these stories, but they are small, simple and perfect for me in my own individual life. Make time to read this book, you won't regret it! 

Purchase Links: Deseret Book

About the author: Growing up in Huntsville, Utah, Gary W. Toyn’s lone claim to fame was having regularly mowed David O. McKay’s lawn. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Weber State University and as a journalist went on to cover the National Basketball Association and the 2002 Winter Olympics. He has traveled the globe under contract for the Defense Department, having been launched off aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf and having survived a helicopter crash in the jungles of Honduras. He has interviewed world political leaders, dissidents, and heads of state. He has also organized humanitarian relief efforts for Romanian orphanages, for the first private university in the former Soviet Union, and for struggling libraries in postcommunist Eastern Europe. In all, he has worked and traveled in nearly fifty countries. He is the author of The Quiet Hero, the biography of WWII Medal of Honor recipient George Wahlen, and cocompiler of Life Lessons from Fathers of Faith.

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