When I first started writing book reviews, I looked forward to the time when friends of mine would start recommending books for me to read.
Maybe they would want me to read something they loved, or maybe they’d want me to read a book they had wanted to read themselves so they’d know if it would be worth their time. Regardless, it seemed pretty exciting.
However, whenever I’m now given a book to read by somebody else I’m left feeling some variation of “Ah dang, I have so many other books I want to read first.” I don’t want to sound ungrateful for the suggestions, I just own a lot of books I haven’t read yet. I could always stop buying books temporarily, but that’s not really going to happen.
Continue reading “Book Nook: The Disappearing Prophet Anthology – Chris Eastman”
A couple of months ago I read Where There’s Hope by Elizabeth Smart, in which Smart interviews various people who have gone through traumatic experiences in order to find out what helped them move forward.
Many of the people interviewed for Where There’s Hope had previously written their own books about their experiences, and I made a mental note of the few that I would want to read if I were given the chance.
Let It Go was one of these books, and it only took me a month or so to find a used copy for sale.
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I recently decided I wanted to make a change to the books I read on Sundays. In order to make it more of an uplifting day, I made the decision to read books on Sundays that have some type of gospel or spiritual significance.
It might mean I have to interrupt whatever book I’m reading during the week – and it might take multiple Sundays to get through a single book – but it felt like something I should do.
Embracing the Broken was one of these “Sunday books”, but it didn’t turn out to be that inspiring.
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Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf is one of the 12 Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Before his call as an Apostle, he had been a fighter pilot as well as the Lufthansa Chief Pilot and Senior Vice President.
He loves flying airplanes, and has years of experience.
Almost every time he speaks in a conference or other large meeting he will use some principle he learned from flying to teach a gospel principle. The Gospel at 30,000 Feet is a collection of these parables, metaphors, or whatever you want to call them.
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