About the book: "If you need a burden lifted, I want you to imagine I am in a personal, private, closed-door chat with you. I want to help you if I can." With those words, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland invites every reader of his latest book to become a friend, to receive instruction and encouragement, counsel and comfort.
Elder Holland addresses these powerful messages "to my friends who love the Lord," "to my friends who want to change," "to my friends who face opposition," and more. Each chapter begins with a beautifully designed quotation to help convey the message in an artistic way, making the book a lovely gift for friends to share. Throughout, Elder Holland's powerful witness of the Savior shines through, for, as he writes, "I am grateful for the greatest friend any of us could ever have, in time or eternity, the Lord Jesus Christ."
My review: I don't know about you, but I love the way that Elder Jeffrey R Holland teaches, he just has a way of putting things that makes me want to listen, learn and be better. This book is a compilation of some of his talks and it's beautifully done. Each chapter starts out with a meme and a quote from the talk, and they are amazing. I love the look and feel of this book, it's beautiful and I love that they used a heavier paper. It seems to me like it would stand up to having each chapter read many, many times. I think that this book will get a lot of use at our house. It can be used when in need of comfort, and it would also make a great family home evening reference. I love this book!
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: Jeffrey R. Holland was called as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in June 1994. A native of St. George, Utah, he received bachelor's and master's degrees from Brigham Young University and a master's degree and PhD in American Studies from Yale University. In 1974 he became dean of Religious Education at BYU and two years later was named Church Commissioner of Education. In 1980 he was appointed president of BYU, where he served until he was sustained as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy in 1989. Elder Holland is the author of several books, including Broken Things to Mend and Christ and the New Covenant. He and his wife, Patricia, have three children and thirteen grandchildren.
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