A review copy was provided
Author: Jeffrey R. Holland
Release Date: December 2014
Publisher: Deseret Book
This book is POWERFUL -- yet very PERSONAL.
It is as if Elder Holland is having a one-on-one private chat with each of us.
Each chapter has a unique message of guidance, hope, and comfort.
Each chapter also starts with a "beautifully designed quotation" to visually help bring that message into our hearts.
In one of the chapters Elder Holland talks about being a friend...one who will help lift us up, not beat us down.
Elder Holland wants to be that friend
And so each chapter starts with the phrase "to my friends ____."
* To My Friends Who Love the Lord
* To My Friends Who Want To Change
* To My Friends Who Have Not Understood God's Grace
* To My Friends Who Face Opposition
* To My Friends of Other Faiths
* To My Friends Who Face Temptation
* To My Friends Who Seek Happiness
* To My Friends Who Feel Alone
* And More
As you read you will feel of Elder Holland's love...
But more importantly you will feel of the Savior's love.
"I am grateful for the greatest friend any of us could ever have,
the Lord Jesus Christ."
It has the potential to change hearts, minds, and lives.
About the AuthorJeffrey R. Holland was called as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in June 1994. A native of St. George, Utah, he received bachelor's and master's degrees from Brigham Young University and a master's degree and PhD in American Studies from Yale University. In 1974 he became dean of Religious Education at BYU and two years later was named Church Commissioner of Education. In 1980 he was appointed president of BYU, where he served until he was sustained as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy in 1989. Elder Holland is the author of several books, including Broken Things to Mend and Christ and the New Covenant. He and his wife, Patricia, have three children and thirteen grandchildren.