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No One Can Take Your Place

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In No One Can Take Your Place, Sheri Dew offers powerful insights and profound testimony as she discusses the importance of doing what we came here to do. In her personable and straightforward style, she emphasizes our unique roles as men and women of God, the divine power that is available to help us fulfill our mortal missions, the lessons we can learn from those who hav ...more
Hardcover, 220 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by Deseret Book Co
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Feb 03, 2014 Kaye rated it it was amazing
Shelves: inspiration
An uplifting and challenging message. I underlined some quotes - one of which was, "It is not possible to sin enough to be happy."
Nov 02, 2012 Paul rated it it was amazing
I listened to an abridged audio book, which always makes me wonder what I missed. With this book, I will probably read the whole book at some future time to find out!
I expected this book to be pretty good, but it was far better than I could have imagined! While it was probably intended more for women – Sheri Dew was a counselor in the General Relief Society Presidency and has chapters that focus on Eve and Mary, the two most significant women in history – there are plenty of lessons for men, as
Nov 07, 2016 M rated it it was amazing
"Every one of us can make a difference by the seeds we sow and the trail we leave behind us. Those who live with integrity, who give of themselves, and who never forget that God is the presiding authority in the Universe are destined to do good and be good, and that is what will continue to make America great. "

This book was published in 2004. There's no way she could have known what a powerful statement this could be for right now and the future. Truth is timeless.
Sep 12, 2007 STEPHANIE rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Shelves: religious
Ok, now this book is fantastic. I heard her on a book tour before this book was published and I enjoyed her talk so much that I thought "wow, she should right a book". Ha, ha. She read my mind. I think this book tops them all, but doesn't diminished the greatness of her others.
Borrowed this from Mom. I'm listening to it while I work on my sewing projects. I'm loving it. Sheri Dew is beyond awesome.
Jason Burt
Feb 01, 2017 Jason Burt rated it it was amazing
When my wife Jen told me that this was her favorite book, I had to read it and I loved it! While it is geared towards women and the influence they can have, I found many of these things applied to my life as well! I learned a lot and will count this among my favorites also!
Feb 10, 2017 Melanie rated it really liked it
I read this years ago but wanted to again.
Feb 23, 2017 Arielle rated it really liked it
I read this book immediately after finishing Sheri Dew's other book "If Life Were Easy, It Wouldn't be Hard" --where I finished reading feeling shocked with awe. With this book, I felt it was little less polished and more of longer read BUT still filled with many thoughtful insights. There are several themes and statistics that were repeated in this book, but there are notable themes and messages to share:

1. We each have plot of ground in life to diligently sow, nurture, and weed.
2. We each h
Sep 06, 2011 Molly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lds-books
As it turns out, moving across the country — even for something awesome like grad school at USC — can be quite a lonely experience. Don't get me wrong, I have had so much fun and made a lot of friends in L.A. so far, but the thing about new friends is that you never know exactly when they become close enough that you can open up to them without annoying them and just text or call them whenever you want. Similarly, the friends you leave behind you move on with their lives because nothing has chan ...more
Michelle Llewellyn
Aug 13, 2015 Michelle Llewellyn rated it liked it
Good morning, readers.
Following my completion of the book, No One Can Take Your Place I have taken the liberty of creating my own "Sheri Dew NOC list" for your convenience. As you may have noticed during your own perusal of the book, many of these chapters are actually talks or speeches given over the years, lazily compiled by the author into a single volume, who neglected to include such important information.
This list matches the "chapter names" with their "true names" released into the open,
Elizabeth Gardner Johnson
Apr 06, 2010 Elizabeth Gardner Johnson rated it really liked it
Shelves: lds
"Premortally, in the most difficult of circumstances, we stood loyally by our Father and His Son, and we did not flinch. The question for us today is: How will we do it again?"

It is very difficult to sum up a religious/inspirational book like this because each section and chapter has it's own theme but I was left with the feeling that what I am doing here on earth really matters; also, that women have a divine role to fulfil; that women can help the family unit in a way that no one else can; tha
Mar 04, 2012 Tamhack rated it it was ok
She tries to remind us of who we are and that we all are here for our own special purpose.

We need to pray for knowledge to understand Heavenly Father's plan and his doctrines. We need to pray to understand the spiritual gifts that are available to us; to cultivate them and use them.

Heavenly Father has many tools to help us "Bridge the Gaps" in our lives. The most important way is to be true followers of Christ. The Holy Ghost helps us find and feel true happiness.

We need to cultivate trust.

Mar 12, 2009 LeeAnn rated it really liked it
I love Sheri Dew's comparison between cutting through the edges of Central Park in NYC and going right down the middle and the different experience of each. Then she likens it to cutting along the edges of the gospel versus committing to its doctrine and tasting the sweetness it has to offer. That's just at the beginning of the book too!

Sheri Dew is one of my favorite authors. I have read several biographies she has written and have always come away feeling like I really know the person.

In this
Jaedee Slaugh
Sep 20, 2012 Jaedee Slaugh rated it it was amazing
In this book by Sheri Dew, an LDS author, It gives you inspiration and thoughts for members of the LDS church. It talks about how you are worth something and gives you stories from her life. It tells about everything that she has been through and it talks about how she knows that she is loved. SHe talks about how we are all important.

Sheri talks about her favorite bible heros and the leaders of the church that she looks up to. She talks about trails that she has had throughout her life and expir
Kathy Marler
Sep 16, 2008 Kathy Marler rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone who needs a reason to act
Recommended to Kathy by: a gift from Anne Callahan
Great read for women of our day. The book defines leadership, the importance of leading, our responsibilities as mothers, teachers, defenders of truth.

As we work in this election there is a quote from the book that I think is necessary for us to read. "before this epoch is over, every living human being will have chosen. Every living human being will have lined up with Hitler or agaist him. Every living human being will eith have opposed this onslaught or supported it. For if he tries to make n
Jul 31, 2008 Darla rated it really liked it
(Genre:LDS Non-fiction/Inspirational) I bought this book because I have always enjoyed listening to Sheri Dew. Her messages always seem so timely and helpful for my life. I particularly enjoyed the chapter "The Trail We Are Leaving Behind" since it dovetails so well with some of the moral battles that are being waged right now in our society. She quotes several of our founding fathers and it is good to think about what legacy we leave for those who follow us. She really focuses on the individual ...more
Loni Spendlove
Sep 24, 2012 Loni Spendlove rated it it was amazing
While this isn't a new book, I picked it up at my mom's house and started reading it and now I'm wondering WHY HAVEN'T I READ THIS SOONER?? I have always loved the straight-forward, no-nonsense voice and testimony of Sister Dew and this was SUCH an amazing book that I WILL read it again and again. I took notes, highlighted passages and re-read so much because I felt like she was pouring strength to be a mother, a wife, a friend, a sister and a daughter of God into my cup so quickly it was overfl ...more
Cassie Shepherd
Mar 14, 2011 Cassie Shepherd rated it it was amazing
Ultimately, this book motivated me to understand the importance of recognizing and developing my talents with the Lords help. Dew focused on developing leadership abilities and always practicing integrity and that really stood out. This is a book that can be very personal though because Dew speaks of our fore-ordained duties.
I've covered the first three pages with my favorite quotes from this book. I like to do that so if I need a quick pick me up or reference to a specific subject then I can r
Sep 21, 2013 Kira rated it it was amazing
Once again, Sheri Dew has blown me away with her words of power, wisdom, comfort, motivation, and knowledge. I have never met her, but I fiercely love this woman and am so grateful for the contribution she has made to the world and to my life personally. Her words in this volume bolstered me up, encouraged me to do my best, and filled me with the Spirit and gave me the strength to determine to be the best ME possible. I feel motivated to be part of God's powerful people, to stand up for what I b ...more
May 15, 2012 Sandy rated it it was amazing
In "No One Can Take Your Place, Sheri Dew offers powerful insights and profound testimony as she discusses the importance of doing what we came here to do. In her personable and straightforward style, she emphasizes our unique roles as men and women of God, the divine power that is available to help us fulfill our mortal missions, the lessons we can learn from those who have gone before, and the legacy we will ultimately leave behind. A stirring call to action, this motivational book points to t ...more
Nov 03, 2009 Sara rated it liked it
Recommends it for: women
Recommended to Sara by: Rikki
Sheri Dew has a gift of writing plain truths in a way that are fresh and inspriring. This book speaks of doctrine I am already well aware of but she has a way of inspriring women with her personal stories.
It reminds you of your importance in the grand scheme of things as a mother and woman of God and basically just a human being on this earth. I don't think we get told enough (sincerely) that we are worth more than we know. And I know women have a hard time accepting this truth. This book is upl
Jun 06, 2010 Khinna rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lds
A deeper, spiritual motivitational book that goes beyond 'You are the best' 'You are unique'... I have been conflicted with my divine role as a mother for quite some time, even a bit spiritually sluggish on a personal level. Books like these usually sit on my shelf, collecting dust; because I don't want to open my heart and be told what I should be doing... I am stubborn. Truly, a book that took me away from the distractions of this world, and revealed personal manifestations. Wonderful insight.
Ashleigh Olds
Jan 25, 2016 Ashleigh Olds rated it it was amazing
I was half way through the book and I couldn't read it anymore it kind of was boring and then I pushed myself to read 15 pages a day and about 2 days later I couldn't put it down. Sheri Dew does a great job at explaining women's individual worth. The world demeans women and puts them down so often but in this book it really helped me kind of put a knew perspective on myself and others. The book really helps those who are feeling down about themselves and helps them feel better. I know that while ...more
Nov 23, 2010 Jennifer rated it liked it
I'm not much of one for non-fiction in general and religious non-fiction books specifically (I typically prefer general conference talks). Mostly I just forced myself to read it because it was a gift; I wasn't overly interested in most of it, but I finally hit pay dirt in the last couple chapters, which I found quite inspiring, as they focus on the importance of godliness in American history and on the importance of every individual (the last chapter is the "title" chapter).

This book is definit
Mar 15, 2009 Nohreen rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Nohreen by: Nancy
Shelves: nonfiction
Another wonderful book by Sheri Dew. Thanks to a great friend, for lending it to me. This book talks about so many wonderful truths & uplifting insights about family dynamics, self-worth, faith, integrity, purity, and many more. It is especially written to women in these last days. There truly is no one who can take your place. True happiness comes from doing what we were meant to do. I enjoyed this book immensely.
Jennifer Hughes
May 21, 2008 Jennifer Hughes rated it it was amazing
Shelves: religion, lds
This is the perfect book to remind yourself of your divine worth and potential. I love Sheri Dew's writing voice--she has such spiritual insight but says it in a no-nonsense way. Sometimes I think we moms get the guilt thing down too good. The message Sheri Dew presents in this book is uplifting and reassuring, and helped me to set down that "mother load" of guilt and feelings of failure and remember the love God has for me. Highly recommended.
Dec 18, 2008 Kari rated it it was amazing
This is absolutely my favorite book by Sheri Dew. I just re-read it and was so touched by how pertinent it is to our day--you should read the chapter on politics. Holy Cow! Very applicable. My favorite story she relates is about BYU basket ball tryouts. It is impossible to read this book and not come away knowing that you have a purpose on this earth and that absolutely no one can take your place!
Aug 13, 2014 Heather rated it liked it
An enjoyable listen. The audio book was abridged but I don't think I really missed anything as most books of this type feel "padded." Really enjoyed the range of topics. The section that shares the title of the book was at the very end and I enjoyed it the most. I often feel extremely insignificant and replaceable but then when I try to think of a replaceable person in my life, I simply can't. Puts everything into perspective. Nice little book.
Jan 18, 2011 Karen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lds, non-fiction
I'm not entirely sure why I decided to pick up this book to read on the bus to and from school, but I'm very glad I did. With one exception (due to reading environment and not content), everytime I read it touched my heart and made me think. True to it's title this book made you feel good about yourself even though it admonished you to do and be better than you are now. It's a beautiful book and I would recommend it to anyone, even if you aren't LDS.
Oct 25, 2014 MariLee rated it really liked it
Very nicely done book by Sheri Dew about the importance of each individual and their life's mission. Dew is one of my favorite speakers, and her writing is equally as good. She has a good mix of doctrine, anecdotes, scriptures, etc.

About 2/3 of the way through, the book seemed to lose a little momentum - slower paced, fewer anecdotes, etc., but picked back up for a strong finish.

I underlined many passages - there's a lot here to think about and discuss with others.
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Sheri Dew graduated from Brigham Young University. She served as second counselor in the general Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1997 to 2002. In March 2003 the White House appointed her a member of the U.S. Delegation to the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations. In 2002, Sheri Dew became president and CEO of Deseret Book Company.
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