I received a copy of It’s Better to Look Up – Life Experiences Shared From The Pulpit, from Deseret Book Company, for the purpose of this review. All opinions stated are mine and mine alone. Your thoughts may be different.
IT IS BETTER TO LOOK UP Life Experiences Shared From the Pulpit, is a compilation of 56 talks given by leaders/members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It is filled with messages of promise and hope. I loved the photographs as much as I did the talks. Filled with lessons that we should all take to heart. One of my favorites, is by Elder M. Russell Ballard, titled Precious Flecks of Gold. It’s only a few paragraphs long, but the message is mighty. It really struck home with me. We so often miss precious moments…gifts…teachings, because we are too focused on things of the world. I’m guilty of this myself.
We all love to be taught with stories. The Savior shared many in his ministry, and His prophets and other Church leaders have often emulated that great example. Gospel lessons come alive when they are presented in this way.
It Is Better to Look Up gathers more than fifty of the most memorable personal experiences shared in general conference over the years and pairs them with stunning photographic images. The result is an irresistible volume filled with remarkable true accounts of God’s hand in our lives.
You’ll love browsing through such gems as “In Harm’s Way,” by President Thomas S. Monson; “Man Down!” by President Henry B. Eyring; “Lift Where You Stand,” by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf; “You Stupid Cow!” by Elder Mervyn B. Arnold; “Worldly Promises,” by Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson; and dozens more. These short pieces are perfect for a quick moment of inspiration in a class, a home evening, or personal devotional time. Each one is presented with a scripture to complement the gospel message from Life Experiences.
Featuring stories from every member of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve, plus many additional leaders past and present, this beautifully illustrated book will soon become a family favorite and a precious keepsake.
Product Details of Life Experiences
- Size: 8″ x 8″
- Pages: 181
- Publisher: Deseret Book 2014
- ISBN: 9781609079475
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What about you? Can you use a little inspiration in your life?