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The Remarkable Soul of a Woman

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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

Kindle Edition, 58 pages
Published (first published March 24th 2010)
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Dec 03, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was a bit surprising to see all the other amazing ratings of this book.

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
Apr 05, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: religious
This book is just a reprint of President Uchtdorf's talk in the 2008 General Relief Society Meeting. It was a great talk, and I enjoyed re-reading it. However, I was really disappointed to discover that Deseret Book re-named the talk, added some illustrations and some scripture quotations to it, re-printed it (adding nothing to the text itself), and then called it something new and priced it at $14 per copy. Rather misleading. I will be returning the book, and, when I want to read this great tal ...more
Aug 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010-reads
This booklet is the talk President Uchtdorf gave at the Relief Society General Meeting in September, 2008. I LOVE the cover of this book. I keep it on my side table just because I think it is so pretty. And of course I LOVED the talk as I know so many women did. It's a powerful talk on our role in life.
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
Feb 14, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
So, I read this book in about... five minutes. That's how long it was. There were small pages, lots of pictures, and about four words per page. It felt nice to finish a book because I've recently been checking out books, skimming through half of them before they're due at the library, and never finishing any of them. It was a nice accomplishment to finally finish a book. Hooray for me!

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
It was a nice read and very well-written (or, in the original form, well-spoken), but I found it a little lacking. I guess I was just expecting more meat, rather then just a repetition of a recent talk (albeit a wonderful one) he gave on women. I would've so loved for him to have gone into a much greater depth on the topic.
I love books, I guess I am somewhat of a collector. So I was very excited to get this cute little book of an amazing talk given by President Uchtdorf. This is a great gift idea for any woman in your life.


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
I LOVE President Uchtdorf; I love his talks; so when I heard that he was coming out with a book written for women called, "The Remarkable Soul of a Woman," I couldn't wait. Doug has had this book for me for Mother's day for weeks and I've begged him to let me have it earlier. When I finally got it today, I was thrilled!

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
Dec 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: religion, 2011-reads
This book is just what I needed right now. I have been feeling very inadequate and discouraged. I love the women in my life more than I can say, but sometimes all their amazing talents make me feel insecure of my own abilities. So I was quite touched by this paragraph, which described my feelings so perfectly:

"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
Jun 30, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, lds
Though I absolutely loved the message shared by President Uchtdorf in this book, I was also disappointed with it. The book is nothing more than a pretty presentation of a conference talk given by President Uchtdorf a few years ago. The message he shared then was just as beautiful as it is now. But buying the book to read something that can be read for free online just seems a bit like a rip off to me. If you want to read an uplifting, beautiful message directed to the women of the Church of Jesu ...more
Bonnie Brien
I ordered this from Deseret Book thinking it was a real book, like something Sheri Dew would write. And I LOVE Pres. Uchtdorf so I was very excited to read his book. However, it was just a very short collection of excerpts from talks I've already heard and read. It took me 15 minutes to read the whole book and while I love his words, I was super disappointed in the book. Could have just re-read some Ensign talks online. Would have given one star except that the messages are uplifting so I added ...more
Dec 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love it! But ladies, this is a conference talk you can read for free! So don't waste your money!

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 it
May 04, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this book, but at the same time I was left wanting. It turns out it is all from a talk(s) that he has given, and I was hoping for some new stuff. It was a quick read. Read it in 30 min or less, and I love the talks that this book is taken from. I just wish there was more. It has some beautiful pictures, and is really nice. It's also nice to have all of this in one place. Anyway, it's a good book, but just know you might have heard/read it all before.
Jun 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
My mom gave me this book for Mother's day and it's such an easy read, but so wonderful too. I always love what Pres. Uchtdorf has to say and this book was no different. Being a mother and taking care of kids and the house and everything else can be overwhelming, but he talks about how we can be proud of ourselves and how awesome we really are, even when we don't see it ourselves.
Dec 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love President Uchtdorf. These are inspiring words and thoughts on womanhood. I especially love his thoughts on how we are born to create and that our heritage as children of God is happiness. Quick 10-15 minute read.
Jacob Cruzan
Jun 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: religion
this book is awesome!! It not only uplifts the hearts of women but can create a deep appreiciation for them in men. Men and women should both read this book to get the correct idea of the role of women.
Nov 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What can I say? I love President Uchtdorf and I love his talks. This is a quick read (1/2 hour) and he makes you feel good about yourself, uplifts you and makes you want to do better.
Dec 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Pres. Uchtdorf. ❤
Dorry Lou
President Uchtdorf does a good job of helping women to see just how "remarkable" they can be as they serve, show compassion, and do all the many other things they do. We as women can make the world a better place, and I think we do.
Dec 15, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Extremely short, with kind of a patronizing tone to the book. A teen me may have enjoyed this book a lot, adult me felt like it missed the mark a bit.
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So inspiring

Such inspiring words, spoken to help women know that they matter, and are precious in the sight of our Heavenly Father
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Christian walk

I like the book really inspired me along my Christian walk with God, that going on my journey with God
David A Winkler
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great author

Uchtdorf explains principles in a way I understand. I also like the wonderful examples he writes about in this book.
Victoria Ciobanu
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing

A book full of wisdom, encouraging women to serve others, to know they can make a difference. Very simple and straightforward.
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Dec 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I want to let you know that he is a true disciple of Christ. His books are absolutely amazing and they are free on Amazon kindle so go read them! I just wanted to share some of my favorite quotes from the books and add the notes I thought while reading them. I encourage you to read this book and ponder upon many of the sayings. Feel free to read what I wrote and some of the quotes in my opinion are really good!
"A treasured daughter of our Heavenly Father with infinite worth."
Note: Way too many
May 09, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can't help but love President Uchtdorf. He says so many amazing truths in this book. One of my favorite quotes in this book...

"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
May 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Brother Uchtdorf. I love how I hear his voice in my head as I read his teachings.
One of my favorite parts from ths book:
pg. 6-7
"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,
Jeffiner Singleton
Let me explain the low rating... I LOVED the content of this book, but just go read the actual address given by President Uchtdorf in the 2008 Relief Society General Broadcast instead! Maybe I'm just being grouchy, but it bugs me the way Deseret Book or whoever takes a powerful talk and splashes a few of its paragraphs onto some pretty pages and then sells it as a "book". I don't know... it just feels like it dilutes the original message too much. And it can be disappointing to pick up a book li ...more
May 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lds-nonfiction
Pres. Uchtdorf is one of my favorite speakers ever - I love listening to him in General Conference. He has a unique way of getting principles across through storytelling and he just has a wonderful way of communicating to women.

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
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Dieter Friedrich Uchtdorf, a former German aviator and airline executive, is the Second Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

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
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“. . . the number of prayers we say may contribute to our happiness, but the number of prayers we answer may be of greater importance. Let us open our eyes and see the heavy hearts, notice the loneliness and despair; let us feel the silent prayers of others around us; and let us be an instrument in the hands of the Lord to answer those prayers.” 16 likes
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