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To the Rescue by Heidi S. Swinton
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Jul 08, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: spiritual
Read from July 10 to 16, 2012

This was an excellent description of the Prophet's life. The focus centered on President Monson's efforts to reach out to people in need on an individual level. The book also gave an excellent history of the church and the struggles faced by members in East Germany during the communist era.

I would say my two favorite quotes from the book were:

1. While serving as a mission president in Canada a missionary wrote to President Monson saying, "President, the tempurature is 40 degrees below freezing. Please advise." President Monson wrote back, "Dress warm, work hard, and don't look at the thermometer."

2. "Success is contingent upon our effective use of the time given us. When we cease peering backwards into the mists of our path and craning forward into the fog that shrouds the future and simply concentrate upon doing what lies clearly at hand, then we are making the best and happiest use of our time. Success is the ratio of your accomplishments to your capabilities."
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