Tuesday, April 14, 2015

LDS BOOK REVIEW: What Makes Us Sisters by Bonnie L. Oscarson


"Sisters take care of each other, watch out for each other, comfort each other, and are there for each other through thick and thin," observes Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women general president.

In this delightful and inspiring book, Sister Oscarson encourages all women to look beyond differences in age, culture, and circumstance in order to better nurture and serve one another. She explains that all women—young or old, married or single, working in an office or running a home—have unique talents and gifts to share. Focusing on the boundless blessings that Latter-day Saint women enjoy, Sister Oscarson urges women throughout the Church to live and inspire others in ways that realize their greatest potential.

BONNIE L. OSCARSON was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She attended Brigham Young University as a young adult and returned thirty-five years later to complete a bachelor's degree. She married Paul Oscarson in 1969 and served with his as he presided over a mission and later a temple, both in Sweden. Sister Oscarson was sustained as the general president of the Young Women in April 2013. She and her husband are the parents of seven and grandparents of twenty-seven.

Sometimes in life it's easy to see only the differences between us as women.  After all we have different talents, different backgrounds, and different experiences.  Sister Oscarson, in this gift book, highlights however the value that comes from associating with and supporting each other despite our differences.  She shares a story about a young girl helping her mother serve a sister with multiple sclerosis and the impact it made on all involved.  Mary and Elizabeth from the Bible nurtured each other despite their difference in age.  As sisters we need each other, and I for one am grateful for the reminder for as she states, "There is no age barrier when it comes to Christlike service."

What Makes Us Sisters

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