About the book: “We do have miracles today—beyond imagination . . . What kinds of miracles do we have? All kinds—revelations, visions, tongues, healings, special guidance and direction, evil spirits cast out. Where are they recorded? In the records of the Church, in journals, in news and magazine articles and in the minds and memories of many people.” —President Spencer W. Kimball
Elder Matthew Cowley witnessed and participated in countless miracles throughout his storied life. As an Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, from 1945 until his death in 1953, Matthew Cowley was among the most spiritually powerful and well-known of the Lord’s servants. In this compilation of vignettes, taken from personal journals and correspondence, as well as the treasured memories of those who knew him best, the details of many of his most miraculous experiences, including healing the blind and witnessing the raising of the dead, are painted in vivid detail. From his early missionary work with the Maori people of New Zealand to his widespread influence as an Apostle, Elder Cowley blessed the lives of Church members around the world with his gifts of faith and healing. Sure to edify and uplift, this biographical portrait of one of the Lord’s elect will inspire readers to recognize the mighty miracles in their own lives.
My review: I really enjoyed this book! The way it is written is really great, the chapters are all fairly short and even though it's non-fiction, the way it's written reads like a story. I loved the way that it showed Matthew Cowley as a real person, it really makes his larger than life persona seem...well, almost ordinary. Don't get me wrong, he was a person who allowed Heavenly Father to perform miracles using him, but he was just a man. I loved the way this books shows that there are miracles all around us all the time, we only need look to see them. I loved the way that Matthew Cowley was always looking for someone that he could bless in some way, I want to be a person more like that!
Labels: Breanna Olaveson, Covenant Communications, LDS non-fiction