Thursday, March 19, 2015

Yesterday, Today and Forever Book Review...


The scriptures proclaim that "God is the same yesterday, today, and forever" (Mormon 9:9). In his latest book, Elder M. Russell Ballard attests to the truth of that statement by combining his words with teachings from his grandfathers, Hyrum Mack Smith and Melvin J. Ballard. What makes this combination unique is that all three of these men have served as members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
"In preparing this work," writes Elder Ballard, "I have seen anew that the course of the Lord truly i 'one eternal round' (Alma 37:12) and that the doctrine of the gospel is timely and timeless. It is forever relevant to disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ."

These never-before-published talks from Elder Ballard, paired with doctrinal statements from his grandfathers, will be a valuable resource for readers and a powerful testimony of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer.

My review:

First, I love the cover of this book! I have always enjoyed listening to M. Russell Ballard. You can tell his talks are inspired and I feel the spirit every time I hear him. I was really excited to get this book full of gospel messages from him and his grandfathers. All three of these great men served as members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. This is a great uplifting book!

Happy today is one of my favorite chapters. In that chapter he talks about how to be happy no matter what challenges we face. He says to be truly happy we must "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding". There are so many interesting topics in this book, I didn't want to put it down. The scriptures are powerful throughout this book. It would also make a wonderful gift!
Disclaimer: *I do not receive any money for my posts. I do however receive the review products at no charge to evaluate and express my opinion.*

4 comments:

John said...

Sounds like a great read!

Angela said...

Thanks for your review!!! I know this kind of book I would LOVE to read! I love Elder Ballard too and reading his doctrinal statements from him and his grandfather would be great, would love to read gospel messages!

Misty Long said...

This sounds wonderful

Vicky said...

I want this