Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Inspirational Book Review ~ "Consider the Blessings" by Thomas S. Monson

Consider the BlessingsConsider the Blessings by Thomas S. Monson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Inspirational/Religion/LDS

Book Description: If you ask people what they love most about President Thomas S. Monson’s teaching style, chances are they’ll say something about the personal experiences he relates. The accounts President Monson shares are always true, taken from his own life or the real lives of other people. Those warm, memorable accounts have truly become a hallmark of his messages.

Who can forget the woman who saved one of the two sticks of gum Elder Monson passed out to youth in postwar Germany? Or the neighbor who returned a box of baseballs to young Tommy as a thank-you for his kindness to her? Or the father who declined to attend a “Mormon” meeting with his family but had his heart softened by a message he heard on a radio that was actually broken?

In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of his call as an Apostle, Consider the Blessings presents fifty of the true accounts President Thomas S. Monson has shared over the years. With beautiful photographs and heart-touching content, this is a book to treasure with the whole family.

My thoughts: This book is a compilation of personal stories told by Thomas S. Monson, President of the LDS Church. I always love to listen to the many inspirational stories that he is well know for presenting.

As I read through them, I was familiar with most. I could hear him speaking the words as I read. The stories are short in length. It could be read as a story each day to uplift and inspire, or devoured in a few sittings. The pictures are lovely and are a great addition to the message.

This book is definitely a keeper. I plan on keeping it somewhere close at hand to pick up and peruse often.

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