May 1, 2013

21 Principles

Book Details:
Author: Richard G. Scott
Release Date: 2013
Publisher: Deseret Book
Genre: Inspiration

This book is so POWERFUL!

Elder Scott teaches:
"As you seek spiritual knowledge, search for principles. Principles are concentrated truth, packaged for application to a wide variety of circumstances."

Here are a few of the principles taught in the book:

Access personal revelation

Act upon that revelation

Accept God's will

Understand that adversity is a necessary part of life

Hold true to correct principle

Value the sanctity of womanhood

Personal stories help illustrate each principle...
My favorite is the story of where Elder Scott took 100 little circles and wrote a message one word at a time to his wife. Then he scooped them up and put them in an envelope hoping to get a laugh from his wife.

After his wife passed away Elder Scott found these little circles carefully pasted onto a page where the message could be enjoyed over and over again.

You can just feel the love Elder Scott has for his wife.

Each principle if studies and applied will bring you greater happiness.

Elder Scott ends with this powerful testimony:
"I testify that as you are prayerful and seek the guidance of the Spirit, you can identify over a period of time important things the Lord wants you to accomplish....There may be some challenging growth experiences and some sadness, but your life will be crowned with success and joy."

A truly wonderful book!

About the Author:
Elder Richard G. Scott, was called as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in October 1988. He had served in the First Quorum of the Seventy since 1977 and was a member of the presidency of that quorum for five years. He holds a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering and completed post-graduate work in nuclear engineering. Prior to his call as a General Authority, he worked on the staff of Admiral Hyman Rickover developing military and private nuclear power reactors. Elder Scott and his wife, Jeanene Watkins Scott (deceased), are the parents of seven children.

(A digital review copy of this title was provided by the publisher for this review. However, all reviews are of my own opinion :)


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