Thursday, February 27, 2014


Well, I have done it.  I missed a blog tour date.  I feel horrible.  BUT, in my defense I did have to go in for an emergency appendectomy so I kind of have an excuse.  I totally was out of it for a couple of weeks, and didn't do much where my blog was concerned.  It wasn't until today when I realized that I missed my tour date.  Thankfully Michelle Moore with Deseret Book was super nice about it, and is allowing me to still post my review for the book.

Book Description: 
The Holy Ghost gives knowledge, wisdom, understanding, and enlightenment, but how do we know when we have been taught by the Spirit? If we desire to be taught—and to teach—by the Spirit, what is our responsibility?

Teaching and learning can take place in a variety of settings. It might occur in a Church meeting or as we participate in a gospel lesson or in a family home evening. Often it is a personal experience that occurs outside formal instructional settings in the private, brief teaching moments of life. In this insightful companion volume to Hearing the Voice of the Lord, bestselling author Gerald N. Lund helps readers understand how the Spirit can increase our abilities as both teachers and learners. 

My Review / Thoughts:
This is not the typical book you will see from me on my blog.  I am a very proud member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  I love reading.  I love reading all kind of books.  I love reading almost all genres.  I have to admit this is not a book I would usually read, but when Deseret Book contacted me and asked if I would review it I jumped at the chance.  It was a book I needed to read.

It is all about how to recognize the Holy Ghost in our lives.  It talks about the functions of the Holy Ghost, and how to put the principles into action.  Honestly I think I take for granted that I have been a member my whole life.  Sometimes I don't give credit where credit is due.  Sometimes I like to think that the inspiration I have or had is my own.  I think I fail to realize when the Holy Ghost is actually trying to teach me.  While reading this book it taught me how to recognize the spirit in my life.

In the book there is a sub heading called "Create Your Own Spiritual Destiny".  The story that went along with it touched me tremendously.  This quote especially "It doesn't matter that your family was dysfunctional.  You, like Abraham, can create your own spiritual destiny".  I don't think any family is perfect, at least I know that mine isn't.  We try, and we work together.  This quote though gave me some fuel to give to other family members of mine who might be struggling.  It was so great.

There are so many wonderful things I want to say about this book, but I think you should go pick it up for yourself and read it.  

Thank you Deseret Book for giving me the opportunity to review this fabulous book.  It taught me a lot.

Source:  I was given this book by Deseret Book in return for an honest review.  I am not affiliated with Deseret book in anyway, and was not compensated for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.

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About the Author

Elder Gerald N. Lund received his BA and MS degrees in sociology from Brigham Young University. He served for thirty-five years in the Church Educational System, and he served as a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy from 2002 to 2008. He is a prolific author (The Work and the Glory series, The Kingdom and the Crown trilogy, Fire of the Covenant, The Undaunted) and has received many honors for both his fiction and nonfiction works. He and his wife, Lynn, are the parents of seven children.