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Be Your Best Self
One of the great purposes of our existence on earth is to perfect ourselves, to learn to become more like God. The Savior's admonition "Be ye therefore perfect" was not limited in time or scope; it applies to his disciples in every age, including this last dispensation.
Be Your Best Self can help in the constant struggle for perfection. Adapted from the powerful discourses...more
Hardcover, 209 pages
Published December 31st 1979 by Deseret Book Company
(first published September 1979)
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Not a ton of deeps thoughts on this one. All my notes are within the text in the Deseret Book app. He had a section on fear that was really interesting (the know how chapter). His remarks on the church welfare system were tender. It was nice to read some of the older addresses of our current prophet. He tells a lot of stories about specific people and I like this because he shows applications of different gospel principles. I can tell his parents were such good people and he was so lucky to have ...more
It's a great book and how can you not love talks by Pres. Monson. But, it's kinda like going to a photo gallery of Pres. Monsoon as an apostle. There isn't really a theme or a purpose other than it is about the gospel and living it. It is the same with any book that is a collection of talks. It just seems to roll along for enjoyment. You can't really look up one certain subject or idea because the titles rarely reflect the content. So for the sake of its lack of real direction I have to give it ...more
I love reading and listening to President Monson. This book was printed nearly 30 years ago and it was fantastic. Each of the chapters is just a short talk that he probably gave somewhere along the line. Several of the stories I was able to recognize from conference talks. I really like that fact that he can take every day happenings and relate them to gospel topics that apply to each of us.
President Monson, or Elder Monson as he was called when he delivered all of these talks, is full of experience and wisdom. But he is a really bad writer. I think he's gotten better, but these talks are full of cliche, pith, and anecdote. A few talks I'll keep in reserve to reference later, but most are the same as a lot of his other talks.
This book was published over 30 years ago, but Monson is a very inspiring person. He is a great story teller this his nonfiction is easy to read. I'm amazed by his service. He is a perfect example of his conclusion to this book. He had the know how, the tell how, and the show how down on how to be your best self through loving service. Inspiring!
This is a random collection of sermons probably given upwards of about 40+ years ago. Their connection to the title is not explicitly stated. It was very interesting to read these older sermons. Some of them felt very dated but still contain relevant information and doctrine. I enjoyed it.
Classic President Monson. This book is a collection of what I assume are excerpts from various talks given in the 70s and before. He has a knack for telling inspiring stories and is always uplifting. I read this book over the course of a few months and am glad I did.
I am so glad that I stumbled upon this book on Deseret Book Shelf. I love President Monson and he is always giving us as latter day saints such incredible words of wisdom. In Be your Best Self President Monson gives us stories examples and scriptures to help us improve our lives as Latter Day Saints and Children of our loving Heavenly Father. I felt that as I read this book I took sometime with some deep reflection on my own life and how I can improve as a Latter Day Saint. Through out this book ...more
This was really wonderful :) It's old enough that I hadn't heard any of it before, but it is written in the same style as all of his talks, and his voice really comes through. He's such an excellent story teller, and his take on the scriptures and the Savior, Jesus Christ, is enlightening and uplifting. I look forward to reading everything he has written.
President Thomas S. Monson has served as the 16th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since February 3, 2008. He had served as a Counselor in the First Presidency of the Church since November 10, 1985. Most recently, on March 12, 1995, he was set apart as First Counselor to President Gordon B. Hinckley. Prior to that, on June 5, 1994, he was called as Second Counselor to P ...moreMore about Thomas S. Monson...
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“Spirituality is not like a water faucet in that it can be turned off or turned on at will. Some make the fatal error of assuming that religion is for others now and perhaps someday for us. Such thinking is not based on fact or experience, for we are daily becoming what we shall be.”More quotes…