Monday, March 31, 2014

LDS BOOK REVIEW: The Light We Share by Harriet R. Uchtdorf


ABOUT THE BOOK

What difference does it make to have the light of the gospel in your life? To a twelve-year-old girl in post-World War II Germany, it made all the difference.

In this charming book, Sister Harriet R. Uchtdorf reflects on the power of heavenly light in her own life and recalls the joy it brought to her family during a dark and difficult time. "It was like a miracle," she explains as she describes how hope came back into their lives.

Discover how the light we share can make a life-changing difference to those whose lives we touch-as family members, leaders, missionaries, teachers, friends, and brothers and sisters in the gospel.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

HARRIET R. UCHTDORF received a bachelor’s degree in business administration in Frankfurt, Germany, and worked with the public transportation department prior to her marriage to Dieter F. Uchtdorf, who now serves as Second Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She has served in many callings in the Church and as an institute teacher in Frankfurt. She and her husband have two children, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

REVIEW

This beautiful gift book provides a sweet reminder of the need to look for the light in our lives rather than the darkness.  Sister Uchtdorf talks about how she and her husband came to Salt Lake City to serve in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temporarily.  When her husband was called to be an apostle, it changed everything.  She goes on to discuss why she and her husband were willing to make the changes the Lord asked of them, by sharing the circumstances around her families' conversion to the gospel and the light it brought into their lives.  The message here revolves around the importance of sharing the light we have been blessed with and how that can help us adapt to the challenges and changes that God asks us to face.  A beautifully decorated and written book that reminded me that despite the darkness in the world, there is still much light available to those willing to look for and share it.


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