Tuesday, October 22, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Peace, Be Still by David S. Baxter

Peace Be Still blog tour


“No waters can swallow the ship where lies
The Master of ocean and earth and skies.
They all shall sweetly obey thy will:
Peace, be still; peace, be still.”
(Hymns, “Master, the Tempest is Raging,” no. 105.)

Our modern world is full of fast-paced stress and jam-packed schedules. Both trials and blessings happen to us so quickly that there is rarely a moment of peace. It is easy to be overwhelmed and lost.

In Peace, Be Still, Elder David S. Baxter of the Seventy describes ways for us to find peace in our crazy world by turning to our Lord, Jesus Christ. He speaks of principles to learn, habits to gain, and places to go to find peace in our daily lives and at home. This inspiring book will help us through the tempests in our lives and lead us to a greater sense of personal peace by encouraging and instructing us to follow Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace.


David Baxter was born in Stirling, Scotland, and became a General Authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2006. He previously worked in senior leadership roles in the telecommunications industry and on the boards of various UK Government agencies, and he holds a BSc degree in economics. In his Church service he has been a bishop, a stake president, a member of a mission presidency, and an Area Seventy. He has served in Church area presidencies in Europe and the Pacific. He and his wife, Dianne, are the parents of four children and nine grandchildren. He is the author of A Perfect Brightness of Hope.


A sweet book about finding peace in a busy and confusing world.  I especially appreciated the emphasis on receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost can provide direction, revelation, comfort, and peace when sought worthily. A good book for me to read since I get so easily stressed by the business of life. Elder Baxter talks about things that remove peace from our lives and where and how we can find it again.  He talks about death, repentance and forgiveness, places to find peace (like the temple), changing perspectives and attitudes, and enjoying the love of Christ. A great book for those like me who need to be reminded that peace can be found amidst the challenges and difficulties that surround us. Highly recommended.

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