This is the second time reading this book. It just touches my heart each time I read it. I can't imagine the pain these early Latter Day Saints when tThis is the second time reading this book. It just touches my heart each time I read it. I can't imagine the pain these early Latter Day Saints when though as they lost children, parents, siblings and friends along the trail. The story goes into great detail and I could feel their loss. Most of all, I could feel their strength. The determination to do what is right at all cost. These families and individuals gave up everything they possessed to go to a land they had never been. They struggles through not only loss but nearly starving themselves and the below zero temperatures that came with winds and snow. They truly were examples of strength and showed so much faith.
It was heat-breaking to read of the things they were going through but it strengthened my personal faith in the Savior as well. I grew Spiritually while going through these trials as a reader.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to know about the history of the Latter Day Saints. This book gets a 5 Star from me. ...more
Author Trina Boice has compiled an extensive and in depth resource guide for leaders, teachers and individuals who are studying the 2014 Relief SocietAuthor Trina Boice has compiled an extensive and in depth resource guide for leaders, teachers and individuals who are studying the 2014 Relief Society/Priesthood manual Teachings of Presidents of the Church Joseph Fielding Smith. This manual will save the teacher so much time by offering suggestions for songs, artwork, General Authority talks/quotes, videos, handouts and so much. Each of the suggestions are conviently layed out to coordinate with each lesson. Each selection offers many choices and are not prepared lesson. There are handouts included that have quotes that work great on cardstock paper. The teacher will find exciting resources that will strengthen the lesson in a way that each member of the class will find to be of great benefit.
I had never used a manual like this before in preparing classes. As Relief Society President I found the choices to make my personal study more Spiritual and this overflowed into the classroom. I used this manual to chose the songs for the class. I loved that there were many songs to chose from but I did not have to do the research for them. I like choices and do not like to have a prepared lesson so this was great for my needs
As a former Seminary Teacher, I know the value of good object lessons. I always try to implement them into my teachings, I found the object lessons in this manual to be well thought out and easy to adapt into the lesson. They work so well with the official church manual for the year. There are so many resources for each lesson that there is no way to use them all but they will enrich the teacher none the less because she will be armed with knowledge. This will no doubt strengthen the Spirit in the classroom. I found that it enriched my personal study to a higher level even before the lesson ever was taught in the classroom.
The manual offers quotes that add Spiritual and up-to-date information from General Authorities. I highly recommend this book to any adult Latter Day Saint who wants more power from the lesson manual with less work. I shared the manual with my first counselor and she could not believe the handouts. She loved the manual as well.
My husband is Elders Quorum Leader and he was impressed most with the quotes and video suggestions. I loved this manual and will be using it all year. I found that I was spending more time with the manual while using this resource guide because it made me think on a higher level. I hope to find a new one each year to assist with updated resources. The title says it all “The Ready Resource”.
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I loved The Light Keepers Ball. It was exciting and romantic in a pure way. I was first drawn to the cover and found the book to live up to my high stI loved The Light Keepers Ball. It was exciting and romantic in a pure way. I was first drawn to the cover and found the book to live up to my high standards. I have since read two more of Colleen Coble's books. ...more
I love MaryLu Tyndall's writing style. Elusive Dreams was a book that held my interest from page one. I could not put it down. I had previously read bI love MaryLu Tyndall's writing style. Elusive Dreams was a book that held my interest from page one. I could not put it down. I had previously read book one and was so ready to pick the story up in book two. MaryLu adds excitement, little known parts of history and intrigue as well as a slow developing romance.
I love the fact that the female characters are always so very strong. I am learning a lot from her historical fiction books. I am a big history buff and yet I never knew about the Americans who moved to Brazil to find employment, escape persecution and set up colonies. The little known facts added to the storyline so much that I had to research this time period to find out for myself if the background research by the author was true. This is the second book in the "Escape To Paradise" series. I highly recommend the reader reads the first in this series before reading this one. "Elusive Hope" will stand on its own but the first book in the series "Forsaken Dreams" ends in a way that this book picks it up.
I loved the way romance develops ever so slowly in this book. The fact that it is a Christian book adds to my interest because I never have to read anything that will make me blush or quit reading the book. Way to go MaryLu Tyndall.
I highly recommend this book and this author to anyone who wants to read a good clean historical Christian novel.
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