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One Bright Shining Hope

4.62  ·  Rating Details ·  1,143 Ratings  ·  83 Reviews
Great Mother's Day present.
Hardcover, 153 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Shadow Mountain
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Nancy Beard
Jul 31, 2008 Nancy Beard rated it it was amazing
This book uplifts the women soul. He gives counsel and demonstrates the love Heavenly Fathers has for us . It's small, but what love was put into i.t
Mar 14, 2008 Melissa rated it it was amazing
President Hinckley just knows how to make women of the world feel special. I enjoy reading this because I know that I am worth something.
Jul 24, 2010 Christina rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction-lds
This is a simple collection of quotes accompanied by absolutely beautiful photographs. It probably aught to be read slowly - a quote or two at a time - rather than devoured in one sitting the way I did it. I'm sure I would have gotten more out of the quotes if I took them slowly.

Some of my favorites:
"Rise to the great potential within you. I do not ask that you reach beyond your capacity. I hope you will not nag yourselves with thought of failure. I hope you will not try to set goals far beyond
Oct 09, 2012 Teri rated it it was amazing
I have had this book for a long time and finally decided to read it. I should read it regularly. Hopeful, inspirational quotes from Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley that focus on women. A few favorites: "I have discovered that life is not a series of great heroic acts. Life at its best is a matter of consistent goodness and decency, doing without fanfare that which needed to be done when it needed to be done. I have observed that it is not geniuses that make the difference in this world. I have observed ...more
Feb 09, 2008 Nicole rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Women everywhere
Love these thoughts from Pres. Hinckley. Recently pulled it out again to remember how much he valued women and our role as mothers. I miss him.
"This is a season to be strong. It is a time to move forward without hesitation, knowing well the meaning, the breadth, and the importance of our mission. It is a time to do what is right regardless of the consequences that might follow. It is a time to be found keeping the commandments. It is a a season to reach out with kindness and love to those in di
Katie Lynn
Aug 15, 2015 Katie Lynn rated it really liked it
My two favorites:

Believe in yourself. Believe in your capacity to do great and good things. Believe that no mountain is so high that you cannot climb it. Believe that no storm is so great that you cannot weather it. You are not destined to be a scrub. You are a child of God, of infinite capacity.
Believe that you can do it--whatever it is that you set your heart on. Opportunities will unfold and open before you. The skies will clear when they have been dark with portent.

Some years ago I clipped a
Oct 14, 2011 Jeannie rated it it was amazing
I love this little book! I read through it twice this time before I considered it a complete read. Then I went through again to ponder the messages that I marked as particularly relevant for me. President Hinckley always had such an amazing way of teaching the women of the Church how important we are. This little book contains some of his best thoughts and messages concerning women. On pages 6 and 7, President Hinckley is talking about the creation and says,"Then as His final creation, the crown ...more
Jun 16, 2010 Tawny rated it it was amazing
Favorite lines:
1. "Life is not a series of great heroic acts. Life at its best is a matter of consistent goodness and decency, doing without fanfare that which needed to be done" (24).
2. "He who is our Eternal Father has blessed you with miraculous powers of mind and body. He never intended that you should be less than the crowning glory of His creations" (51).
3. "You need never feel inferior. You need never feel that you were born without talents or without opportunities to give them expression
Aug 19, 2011 Afton rated it it was amazing
I love President Hinckley. I think one of the legacies he left with me is all the encouragement he gave the women of the church. He always shared that he knew we were doing a great job as mothers, wives, and sisters, but asked if we could strive to be a little better. The quotes are taken from talks he has given over the years and are paired with beautiful photos on each page. A book that could be easily read over and over. A gem of a book!
Feb 25, 2009 Lisa rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Lisa by: Steve & Rachel
My brother and sister-in-law bought me this for Christmas. I just read it last night and it was wonderful. It is a short, quick read (about 1/2 hour) which is nice because I can re-read it just about any time I want to (which I plan to do). It has gorgeous pictures and the messages from President Hinckley and so uplifting for women!

For anyone on my friends list (or in the ward), you are more than welcome to borrow my copy :)
Reanna Tuft
Aug 15, 2013 Reanna Tuft rated it really liked it
This book brought me to tears. Hinkley was such a great man who really knew how love and respect women. I've been struggling with the challenges of being a LDS mother...I loved this book, the inspirational quotes from scripture and thoughts from Pres. Hinkley and the beautiful pictures just made me have a more positive outlook on life and better attitude towards my callings and many responsibilities. I would recommend this book to EVERY LDS woman.
Jan 14, 2008 Liz rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all women
This is a WONDERFUL book to read. It's just a compilation of quotes from Gordon Hinckley. He's such an inspiration to so many (including me). And there's gorgeous photography with each quote on every page! Every woman needs to have her own copy or read it at least once in her life. It's especially great to read on "hard days" because it's edifying and uplifting! He speaks truthfully of the positive role of womanhood. Enjoy!
May 17, 2010 Cheryl rated it it was ok
Shocking for an LDS person to not rate highly a book by a former President of their Church, but I do not like these kind of books which string together some pretty thoughts but really do not take you anywhere new. It feels exploitive, to me. Lovely pictures, but not a strong message that will change me because I have picked up this book.
Oct 09, 2014 Jessica rated it it was amazing

I love President Hinckley! This book is filled with quotes from President Hinckley's ministry, specifically geared toward women. It has been beautifully done, with lovely photographs to accompany the quotations, and the quotes are inspirational and uplifting. I love this book!
Jul 20, 2015 Debbie rated it it was amazing
"One Bright Shining Hope " is a book of powerful quotes from President Gordon B. Hinckley about and for women. It is short, sweet, and a great pick me up. I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of inspiration and I highly recommend it!
Jan 21, 2009 Stacey rated it it was amazing
This is an inspiring book for women. I read this and truly believed every word that President Hinckley said. We are blessed as women to know of our divinity and importance in the kingdom of God....all we have to do is believe it and live it!
Feb 12, 2016 Ashley rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lds
I love President Hinckley!

"Let us be happy people. The Lord's plan is a plan of happiness. The way will be lighter, the worries will be fewer, the confrontations will be less difficult if we cultivate a spirit of happiness."
Dec 29, 2013 Jessica rated it it was amazing
I love this book. I received it as a gift. I would pick it up and read a few quotes a day. There were many difficult days at that point in my life and many nights, the words in this book brought peace and comfort to my heart. I loved President Hinckley. The pictures on each page are beautiful.
Apr 25, 2009 Christine rated it it was amazing
I come to this book time after time. When I feel discouraged or simply bereft of all strength. We make life more complex and needlessly difficult then need be; It's really so simple. Great little book for any women of any faith.
Apr 16, 2008 Lauren rated it it was amazing
Okay, this is one of my all time favorites. It is simple and sweet. President Hinckley has such a love and understanding of women as a whole. His words in this little book remind me just how awesome it is to be a daughter of God.
Jan 14, 2012 Danni rated it it was amazing
Like a voice from the dust President Hickley is still counseling and helping. I love that man he meant so much to me. I was so sad when he died. I love President Monson as well but not in the same way. For years President Hinckley was the church to me.
Jul 30, 2008 Brenda rated it really liked it
I read this in just a few minutes one afternoon. It was uplifting. There were some quotes in here that really made me want to be a better woman. After reading it, I thought that this was a book i should read on occasion to inspire myself and help me rememeber the kind of person I can be.
Apr 20, 2009 Gayla rated it it was amazing
Don't you just love those books that make you feel good about yourself and remind you of what your potential is. Short and sweet. I put this one next to my cozy chair and occasionally review my favorite quotes when I need a dose of hope.
Apr 19, 2009 Vicki rated it it was amazing
I love this book. It has the smallest simplest comments, that seem to hit the spot just when i need it to. I keep it in my car and frequently flip through it when I have some wait time. This is a book you will refer to again and again. I would highly recommend having your own copy.
Apr 05, 2010 Sharon rated it it was amazing
A beautiful book full of wonderful quotes. I wish I owned this one. Very much like Sister Hinckley's book, "Small and Simple Things." I loved that one too.
Feb 05, 2011 Renae rated it it was amazing
I bought this at KIndon Walmart back in 2006 and still have gone back and read insights. Very sweet book.
Mar 27, 2008 Emily rated it it was amazing
Shelves: inspirational
This is the way to combine spiritual anecdote and image. I loved reading this and "Small and Simple Things." They are my favorite thought-books.
Apr 04, 2008 Melissa rated it it was amazing
I love quotes and this book is packed full of them. It's small enough to fit in your purse so you can pull it out at anytime and lift your spirits.
Jan 28, 2008 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
This is full of short thoughts about women. I wouldn't recommend this if you are looking for a continuous thought that last more than two pages.
Jana (That Artsy Reader Girl)
Dec 26, 2014 Jana (That Artsy Reader Girl) rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Any lovely ladies out there.
Shelves: own-hardback, lds
I love Gordon B. Hinckley, so I knew I would love this before I even began. He was always so good at making you feel special. His sweet words make me smile inside.
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President Hinckley was known, even at the age of 95, as a tireless leader who always put in a full day at the office and traveled extensively around the world to mix with Church members, now numbering nearly 13 million in 171 nations.

His quick wit and humor, combined with an eloquent style at the pulpit, made him one of the most loved of modern Church leaders. A profoundly spiritual man, he had a
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“Never lose faith in your opportunity to lift those who are in need, to give strength to those who are weak, to give encouragement to those who falter by the way.” 3 likes
“It is so tremendously important that the women of the Church stand strong and immovable for that which is correct and proper under the plan of the Lord. They must begin in their own homes. They can teach it in their classes. They can voice it in their communities. They must be the teachers and the guardians of their daughters. When you save a girl, you save generations. I see this as one bright shining hope in a world that is marching toward moral self-destruction.” 1 likes
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