Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Choose Higher Ground Book Review...


When a young Henry B. Eyring would complain that things were hard, his mother would advise him, “If you are on the right path, it will always be uphill.” To choose the Lord’s way is to choose higher ground. "The Lord is anxious to lead us to the safety of higher ground," writes President Eyring, "away from the path of physical and spiritual danger. His upward path will require us to climb." In this remarkable book, he explains some of the ways in which we will accomplish that upward journey, including starting from a strong foundation, learning to help others, and finding strength in adversity. "Let us do whatever is required to qualify for the Holy Ghost as our companion," President Eyring urges, "and then let us go forward fearlessly so that we will be given the powers to do whatever the Lord calls us to do." Filled with a revered leader's clear insights and sound counsel, Choose Higher Ground helps readers gain access to the power promised by the Lord to all His faithful disciples in the latter days.

Similar to President Henry B. Eyring’s bestselling classic To Draw Closer to God, this collection of memorable talks offers a roadmap to spiritual progression. We learn from a master teacher how a strong foundation transforms families, how personal growth comes through helping others, how adversity can lift us up and make us stronger, and how we can choose to live a more consecrated life — climbing to higher spiritual ground throughout the course of our lives. President Eyring also offers apostolic advice for the last days as we learn to raise the bar for our own spiritual development. In his warm, personal style, President Eyring makes us want to be better. He doesn’t simply tell us how to be better, but he inspires us to do those things that help us become better, regardless of our circumstances. 

Here are a couple of the many quotes I love from this fantastic book... "Just the way you smile or the way you offer to help someone can build their faith." Another one I love... "You can have the utmost assurance that your power will be multiplied many times by the Lord. All He asks is that you give your best effort and your whole heart. Do it cheerfully and with the prayer of faith. Your efforts will be magnified in the lives of the people you serve."  

Choose Higher Ground is such an inspiring book. I didn't want to put it down when I started reading it. President Eyring really makes you think and realize how much the Savior is there to help us return to live with Him. I truly am thankful for the humbleness of President Eyring he is amazing! His words make me smile and feel so uplifted. This is a very powerful must read!! 

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10 comments:

Tristy B. said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE Henry B. Eyring so I must own this! ;)

Ron Nunley said...

Wow sounds wonderful

Veronica G. said...

Yes this sounds like another book I would love to read. Thanks Shauna for the super reviews! (:

Anonymous said...

Great spring read for sure

Karen C. said...

Sweet

Vicky Jones said...

You always help me find amazing books thanks!

Lydia said...

Wonderful I would love this for my birthday hint hint for my husband.

Mathew said...

Does sound great

Angela said...

Love President Eyring's talks thankful for this great review love his words.

Beth at Aunties said...

Love This!!!
Thanks for being an answer to my prayer this morning, Shauna.
I was searching for a message to share with our RS Sisters in our newsletter and President Erying's quotes from his new book are perfect!
They truly touched my heart and know they will continue to touch many more as they continue on their journey 'uphill'. xo