All These Things Shall Give Thee Experience
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There were so many important reminders for me in this book. Elder Maxwell teaches so clearly how we must...more
I always loved hearing this man speak. He is a master wordsmith. The following are only two of the best quotes from this book.
"Worshipful acknowledgment of an omniscient God will cause us to cooperate in the stretching of our souls."
"Life is a school in which we enrolled not only voluntarily but rejoicingly; and if the school's headmaster employs a curriculum--proven again and again on other planets, to bring happiness to partic...more
The other day, I had a conversation with my father-in-law about books that you never finish despite having read them many times. The ideas are so complex, the insights too profound to be understood in a tight little package. This is one of those books--a prime synthesis of key aspects of discipleship as understood by Mormon theo...more
I particularly liked the chapter on communication, as that is something that I am constantly trying to improve in myself.
I have read this book at least...more
Neal A. Maxwell has a gift for condensing immense ideas into single phrases, sentences, or short paragraphs that convey layers of meaning -- truly thoughts to ponder at length. I found this almost distracting to my attempts to read and return the book to its lender. It was difficult to read and then attempt to absorb, ponder, evaluate any given section without moving at a snail's pace.
I highly recommend this book; and I recommend reading a chapter or a section of a chapter at a time, giving ampl...more
Some of my most favorite points were:
1:The with holding of key communications can be even more serious than with holding one's material substance...more
One of my favorite quotes in the book, "Our capacity to grown and to assist each other depends very much on our being "willing to communicate." (1 Timothy 6:18) communication includes proper measures of counsel, correction, and commendation. Since we depend upon each other to supply these ingredients in our lives, our insensitivity in communicating can be far more damaging than we realize. When we "pass by" others and "notice them not," a degree of deprivation oc...more
"Worshipful acknowledgment of an omniscient God will cause us to cooperate in the stretching of our souls." Page 13
"All of us should strive, therefore, to have some friendships that are deep and solid-so solid, for instance, that if they were interrupted, the unfinished conversation could be resume...more
My favorite chapters were about suffering & service. When going through trials, it is comforting to read the words of a prophet who tells you that this suffering is part of the plan & that the Lord is aware of you &...more
Read this book. It is an extremely quick read.
If you want to gain a deeper understanding about why we are here on earth, and to understand how God is omniscient in all things, then read this book. It is pretty short (133 pages) but is so deep that you really have to pay attention to each paragraph to get the full meaning. I need...more
I would recommend this book to anyone, but especially to anyone who wonders how trials, faith, prayer, and God's will work. I don't have...more
Overall, I'd say this book is about better understanding Gods role in each personal life, being more thoughtful about the point of suffering, and understanding that we are are each others "clinical material" for learning and growth.
A wonderful thing to listen to LDS leaders' books on Sunday afternoons while I make dinner or crochet or whatnot. I would like to do more of this!
It gives a wonderful perspective on life and the trials that are custom-made for our individual lives. It was great and made me ponder a lot on different principles of the gospel.
In 1974 Elder Maxwell was called as an Assistant to the Cou...more