Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Lorenzo Snow is the 11th volume in the Teachings of Presidents of the Church series published by The Church ofTeachings of Presidents of the Church: Lorenzo Snow is the 11th volume in the Teachings of Presidents of the Church series published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as part of the second and third Sunday teaching curriculum. Other volumes in this series include the teachings of the prophet Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, Spencer W. Kimball, Heber J. Grant, David O. McKay, and Harold B. Lee.
Each volume begins with a historical summary of the life of the subject President. These summaries are formatted as timelines. Examples of events in President Snows life include the first time President Snow heard the Prophet Joseph Smith preach (1832), the date of his baptism as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his subsequent confirmation as a member (1836), his experiences as a missionary and pioneer (1837 through 1885), details of his various callings and responsibilities in the Church (1844 through 1888), and his callings to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (February 12, 1849), and as President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and modern prophet of the Lord Jesus Christ (September 13, 1898).
This volume is of average length taking in 24 separate chapters. The various topics include Learning by Faith, Baptism and the Gift of the Holy Ghost, Becoming Perfect before the Lord: “A Little Better Day by Day”, Faithfulness in Times of Trial: “From the Shadows into the Glorious Sunshine”, Sacred Family Relationships, “Come into the Temples”, Relief Society: True Charity and Pure Religion, “With God All Things Are Possible”, Priesthood—“for the Salvation of the Human Family”, Loving God More Than We Love the World, Doing Good to Others, The Prophet Joseph Smith, and Reflections on the Mission of Jesus Christ.
As a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I grew up listening to and reading quotes of the teachings of the prophets and presidents of the Church. But until the last decade or so, the teachings of the prophets were not organized in a form or format that was so accessible to not only members of the Church, but also to those that aren’t members. These volumes are available in print, digital, and audio formats that can be accessed using a number of different devices. I listened to this entire volume on my iPod while commuting to and from work. I have to admit that I get more out of reading than I do out of listening, but when I have had a rough day, there is nothing like listening to the words of a modern prophet of God to make a commute, and life in general, easier to bear.
I know that Lorenzo Snow was called as a prophet of God and that his teachings reflect the will of God to all people, whether they are members of the LDS Church or not, and that a man, woman, or child can draw closer to God by listening to or reading his teachings. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God’s only true Church on the earth today, as He Himself testified to the young prophet Joseph Smith in the spring of 1820 in a little grove of trees in western New York state. Many people question whether the LDS Church is a true Christian church. I testify that it is and encourage all who are curious to read this book, to read the Book of Mormon, and then to pray and ask Heavenly Father if the Book of Mormon is true, if Joseph Smith was a true prophet, and if Lorenzo Snow was a true prophet. If readers will do this, they will find out for themselves that “Mormons” are in fact Christians. ...more
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"We fathers play a vitaI see a whole load of value in a good quote, especially from a book like Love at Home, Starring Father. One such quote is this:
"We fathers play a vital role in our children's feelings about themselves. We serve as a sort of mirror for a child. When our children do something, they look to see our reaction. From what they see and hear and feel from us, their fathers, they begin to form opinions of themselves.
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Such is the content of this book. It is a very short, quick read, and every father should read it, and the sooner the better. It contains something for everyone, and the help it contains, if followed, may prove to make your family and home life better....more
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