About the book: "In this great, eternal work, mothers have carried the torch of faith and family from the beginning. The need for that torch to burn brightly and dispel darkness has never been greater," writes Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. In this thoughtful book for mothers, Elder and Sister Holland reflect on the crucial role of motherhood in fulfilling the purposes of eternity, as well as the challenges that all mothers experience. Filled with hope and encouragement, their message will resonate mothers in all of life’s stages. Concludes Elder Holland, "To all mothers in every circumstance, including those who struggle, I say, 'God bless you. You are doing better than you think you are.'"
My review: This is a great little book. I enjoyed reading every bit of it.
This book has one talk about mothers by Elder Jeffrey R Holland. I loved it when he gave it and just as much when I reread it as part of this book.
Then there is a section by Patricia Holland, I was amazed by just how much I enjoyed reading what she had written. She really has a way of almost reaching through the book and wrapping you in a big hug. I loved that as I was reading this part by her, I felt that even with as imperfect as I am, I'm still okay, and loved by my Father in Heaven and by Sister Holland too.
Then there's a really fun section where the Hollands kind of go back and forth in talking. There was a really cute family history story that they shared and I loved the way that they were able to talk about mothers this way. I loved the end where they both shared their testimonies.
Then there's another shorter section by Elder Holland, I'm not sure if it was a talk or just something he wrote, but I loved this one too.
This book is a perfect book and should be read by mother's everywhere!
I bought my own copy of this book at Deseret Book.
About the authors: Patricia T. Holland attended LDS Business College, Dixie College, and the Juilliard School. She married Jeffrey R. Holland in 1963, and in 1984 she was called as a counselor in the general Young Women presidency, serving with Ardeth Kapp. Sister Holland has supported her husband through his work and service as president of Brigham Young University, in the First Quorum of the Seventy, and as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. In 2002 Sister Holland received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from LDS Business College for her community, familial, and church service. Elder and Sister Holland are the parents of three children and grandparents of thirteen.
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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