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Finding Peace in Our Lives

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"While we yearn for peace, we live in a world burdened with hunger, pain, anguish, loneliness, sickness, and sorrow," writes Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But, he adds, "Despite dismal conditions in the world and the personal challenges that come into every life, peace within can

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Hardcover, 250 pages
Published March 1st 1995 by Shadow Mountain
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Heather
Jun 15, 2011 Heather rated it really liked it
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This is an inspiring book - a compilation of Elder Wirthlin's talks. It contains so many important truths and reminders for finding peace, through Jesus Christ and His gospel. I love Elder Wirthlin's gentle teachings. I was particularly grateful for the reminder of his talk Without Guile from 1988 - such a classic and key to peace. I came away from this book with the clearer picture in my mind of the importance of having a pure heart, seeking the Lord, and being true, patient, and good. I'm gr ...more
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Sep 05, 2009 Lisa rated it really liked it
I love Elder Wirthlin! We got a lot of books for our wedding that were written by the apostles and I am ashamed to say that they have been sitting on our bookshelf mostly as decoration. So I decided it was time to actually read them. So, of course, I picked Elder Wirthlins first! It took a while to read because its just like reading a whole bunch of talks...not very suspenseful if you know what I mean. His counsel and advice is golden and uplifting. Many times I would find things that would rela ...more
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Oct 23, 2008 Kristin rated it it was amazing
I really loved the messages in this book. It was very helpful. I must admit I took a really, really long time to read it, though. It's divided up into short chapters - each with it's own topic. So, I could read a little here and there. By the time I finished the book, I couldn't remember what the beginning was about!
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An insightful book. I first got this book to use in a lesson. I have read this several times and still go back to it. I still go back to this book and re-read this. Every time, I find something that strikes a chord. Elder Wirthlin touches on Basic doctrinal concepts in such an insightful way.
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I miss Joseph B Wirthlin's talks and his stick-to-it-ive-ness. I loved this book because each chapter was short, sweet, and to the point.
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Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin was ordained an Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on October 9, 1986. He was sustained and set apart as an Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on 4 April 1975 and served in that capacity until he was called to the First Quorum of the Seventy in April 1976. He was set apart in the Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy on August 28 ...more
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“Unfortunately, some in the Church may believe sincerely that their testimony is a raging bonfire when it really is little more than the faint flickering of a candle. Their faithfulness has more to do with habit than holiness, and their pursuit of personal righteousness almost always takes a back seat to their pursuit of personal interests and pleasure. With such a feeble light of testimony for protection, these travelers on life's highways are easy prey for the wolves of the adversary. . . .

Some people are weak in their faith and testimonies but are not even aware of how precarious their situation is. Many of them likely would be offended at the suggestion. They raise their right hand to sustain Church leaders and then murmur and complain when a decision does not square with their way of thinking. They claim to be obedient to God's commandments but do not feel at all uncomfortable about purchasing food at the store on Sunday and then asking the Lord to bless it. Some say they would give their lives for the Lord, yet they refuse to serve in the nursery.”
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