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The 12 Purposes of Life: A Down-To-Earth Guide for the Mortal Traveler

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As Latter-day Saints, we seem to share a universal desire to find meaning in everyday living and to know what we can do to improve our time in morality by focusing on what matters most. In his warm and engaging style, author Jay A Parry identifies twelve specific reasons why we were sent to earth and tells how we can have a richer, happier life- and a greater blessing in t ...more
Hardcover, 279 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Shadow Mountain
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Erin
Nov 03, 2009 Erin rated it really liked it
This was not one book I would have bought for myself, I was given the book as a gift, so thought it would be good to read it. I was amazed at how much I liked it. The chapters are concise, and it is easy to read. There are many profound thoughts in this book. I found that it gave me a new perspective on life and how to live in it. I would not put this book in the category of "life changing", although some people might. However, I have found it to be be very helpful. At times you may feel that yo ...more
Heather
Jul 24, 2009 Heather rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book. It has questions at the end of each chapter to make you think about the principles that have been spoken about within the chapter. I think I could have got more out of this book if I had taken the time to really answer them. But it was an enjoyable read with short stories throughout to help teach principles.
Pam Jewell
Very well written and understandable in layman terms. A book that could be read again and again to remind us just why we are here.
Grandma
Jun 29, 2007 Grandma rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
This is a great book. I particularly like the way Jay writes. (What a surprise) I copied all of the surprising things he says will be accomplished by the Atonement. I need to read it again.
Lindsay
Jul 21, 2008 Lindsay rated it it was amazing
I need to read this again. It really is a down-to-earth guide with great scriptural references and fabulous quotes. My copy is filled with highlighter!
Desiree
Jan 28, 2009 Desiree rated it did not like it
this is a slow read and hard to stay with I did not end up finishing it, lost interest.
April Sorensen
Aug 03, 2009 April Sorensen rated it liked it
Great pondering points at the end of each chapter.
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