Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Consider the Blessings by President Thomas S. Monson -- Blog Tour

Consider the Blessings: True Account of God's Hand in Our Lives

President Thomas S. Monson

Publisher: Deseret Book

Published: September 24th, 2013

ISBN13: 9781609077167

Genre: Religious non-fiction

Hardcover: 160 pages

FTC FYI: Received a hardcover copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


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 Review

This book is so beautiful.  The pictures and the layout are gorgeous.  It is a treasure.  I loved this book.  I loved reading the stories of President Monson's that I have enjoyed throughout the years and reading some I wasn't familiar with.  I did know most of them though.  President Monson is a gifted storyteller. I had his voice in my mind while I reading.  I imagined his sweet voice and sense of humor throughout.

I never cease to be amazed by now the Lord can motivate and direct the length of breadth of His kingdom and yet have time to provide inspiration concerning one individual.  
~Thomas S. Monson

5 out of 5 stars.  I will be sharing these beloved stories again with my family during Family Home Evening.

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