The Remarkable Soul of a Woman
If you are feeling overwhelmed with change, challenges, or checklists, you may wonder how you can partake now of God's happiness and find your pathway to peace, hope, and joy.
With loving insight, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf addresses two attributes that contribute to our Heavenly Father's perfect happiness - the power of creation and service with compassion. As a treasur...more
I think the book itself is beautiful. Whoever worked on the design was brilliant (except for that one picture split between two pages that looks kind of sloppy). But I found so many things in the text that bothered my feminist self. So many of the roles assumed to be roles of women are assigned roles, though the book makes them sound like they are inherent: cooking, cleaning teenagers' rooms, singing, drawing. I don't deny ...more
It's the perfect book to give any woman you love and it's perfect for any holiday especially Mother's Day.
There are only 50 pages in this book so I can't do a page 69 test. Instead, I'll leave a ...more
I know you're supposed to rate books by general authorities with a lot of stars, but it was kind of ho hum for m ...more
The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before.
Creation means bringing into existence something that did not exist before—col ...more
I was so disappointed when it wasn't actually a book, but rather a talk (that I love) that he's already given with pictures put into a book. Bummer. I wanted new stuff! I wanted m ...more
"To me it appears that our splendid sisters sometimes undervalue their abilities - they focus on what is lacking or imperfect rather than what has been accomplished and who they really are ...more
But it is one of his great talks!
Here's what else is great about the book...It's the perfect book to give to a friend who is not a member of the Church and doesn't even know what that means when you say "conference talk". I have loaned my copy out twice to 2 non-member friends and they both had great things to say, and afterwards, they wanted to know more about Dieter Uchtodorf and who he is...love it ...more
"A treasured daughter of our Heavenly Father with infinite worth."
Note: Way too many ...more
"The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before. Everyone can create…Creation brings deep satisfaction and fulfillment. We develop ourselves and others when we take unorganized matter into our hands and mold it ...more
One of my favorite parts from ths book:
"To me it appears that our splendid sisters sometimes undervalue thier abilities-they focus on what is lacking or imperfect rather that what has been accomplished and who they really are...
The good news is that this also points to an admirable quality: the innate desire to please the Lord to the best of your ability. Unfortunatley, it can also lead to frustration, ...more
The content is wonderful because it helps to remind women of their divine nature and potential. It encourages us to create and be compassionate - two things the world desperately needs today.
This book is a talk he gave in October 2008 in the General Relief Society meeting ...more
Uchtdorf was born to ethnic Germans Karl Albert Uchtdorf and Hildegard Else Opelt in Moravská Ostrava (German: Mährisch-Ostrau), which at the time was in the Nazi-occupied Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (now O ...more