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Preview — Not My Will, but Thine by Neal A. Maxwell
Not My Will, but Thine
Here Elder Neal A. Maxwell shows how crucial is that element. For the disciple, he points out, the teaching and example of Jesus Christ shows an inescapable pattern- submission alw...more
In any case, the greatest thought I am taking with me from this book is the idea that we are not owners of anything....we are merely stewards. Even the elements of our body will one day return to the earth until we are resurrected......again a gift...because of...more
As the title indicates, the overall theme is submissiveness to God'...more
"So often in life, it seems a blessing is quickly succeeded by a stretching. Spiritual exhilaration is often short lived, being soon followed by vexation, temptation and even tribulation. Perhaps this is so because we cannot handle exhilaration for...more
Reading this, I could hear Elder Maxwell speaking and it was comforting. I love how he knew the scriptures so well that his speaking weaves quoted pieces of the scriptures seamlessly with his own words.
This book came at a serendipitous time. I love when many pieces come at once to form the puzzle you have been trying to figure out for years. His writing is much like his speech, eloquent and deep. This is not for someone looking for a light read. That being said, it was much easier for me than,...more
Several of the concepts he mentions are things that have opened my eyes into understanding discipleship. I, of course, struggle in many ways, and I want to be a better person. I know that I'm the only one standing in my way.
About every other page has something that I highlighted and wanted to remember. This is a philosophical, yet practical, book.
If you are looking to learn more about discipleship, then this is a good book to read.
As anyone who is familiar with Elder Maxwell knows, his profound phrasing and apt analogies bring important principles to life. This book is no exception. I especially loved the climactic and satisfying end.
In 1974 Elder Maxwell was called as an Assistant to the Cou...more