The Belonging Heart: The Atonement and Relationships with God and Family
The third in a trilogy of books relating to the Atonement, The Belonging Heart explores what it means to feel at one with our Father in Heaven, with Christ and his cause, and with our family and friends. This book's theme deals with how the Atonement helps us build our relationships with the Lord and with others, especially family members. As we accept the Atonement, the L...more
Hardcover, 345 pages
Published March 1st 1994 by Deseret Book Co
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An incredible explanation of how the Atonement affects are feeling of belonging in all our relationships. The authors discuss what we can do to make a difference in our own sense of belonging through true acceptance of the Atonement and allowing ourselves to truly belong to the Savior.
It was the title of this book that originally got me reading Elder Hafen's trilogy of books about the heart (and it was my favorite). I think that we all want to belong to something, someone. Our hearts instinctively yearn for connections and love; they yearn for God. Ultimately that's where we belong - with Him. But these instincts of the heart are not what the world teaches today. Too many people these days are seeking for individual freedom and less connection to others.
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A well written book that addresses two subjects that are often spoken of, but not as often spoken of together - family and the atonement. It does an excellent job of speaking of the ideal that we strive for while accounting for the difficulties and general messiness of life.
WOW!!! I learned so much and became aware of so much about myself that I couldn't see before. This book is so helpful in thinking through current day trends in society. LOVED IT!! gave it away as a gift. Plan on giving it away so more. the three books together in this series are an amazing contribution by this husband and wife.
This book applies charity to the Atonement. It puts relationships into an eternal perspective and causes you to realize the need for not only mortal relationships, but a heavenly relationship with a loving God. I feel a lot of solace and completion when I read this book because it touches some of my deepest desires--to belong.
Bruce C. Hafen has been a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy since 1996, having served recently as Area President of the Australia/New Zealand area. Earlier he was president of Ricks College, Dean of the BYU Law School, and the number two administrator (Provost) at BYU. Elder Hafen is known to Deseret Book readers for his frequent Ensign articles and his bestselling trilogy on the Atonement...moreMore about Bruce C. Hafen...