Author: Sheri L. Dew
About Product: What kind of life preparation does the Lord give the men He will one day call to be prophet? And what are the lessons to be learned from such a life?
"Each prophet's mortal schooling is singular," writes author Sheri Dew. "In studying a prophet's life, we see how the Lord molds, prepares, and tutors a man so that at the appointed hour, he is able, worthy, and ready to be His mouthpiece and to lead His people."
Insights from a Prophet's Life offers a candid view of President Russell M. Nelson, the seventeenth President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, from childhood to the current day. More than a biography, this landmark volume invites readers to experience President Nelson's life through dozens of brief vignettes and hundreds of photographs. Each episode highlights an important lesson; taken together, they weave a captivating story of a man prepared in a unique way to lead the Church in our day.
"The attempt of this book," the author writes, "is not only to highlight signal events in President Nelson's life . . . but, in particular, to examine major episodes from the life of the living prophet and extract the insights embedded in them. Some of these episodes in President Nelson's life took place in a matter of minutes or hours; others spanned several years. I selected each episode either because he learned something or because we can learn something from him, or both. . . . Impressions, thoughts, learnings, and insights will vary with each person. Personal revelation is just that—personal. That you will learn from President Russell M. Nelson's life, though, is a given. It is certain."
About the Author: Sheri Dew is a native of Ulysses, Kansas, and a graduate of Brigham Young University. She has written a number of books, including the biographies of two Presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Presidents Gordon B. Hinckley and Ezra Taft Benson. She served from 1997 to 2002 as Second Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency and is executive vice-president and chief content officer of Deseret Management Corporation. Her best-selling books include, most recently, Women and the Priesthood, Amazed by Grace, and Worth the Wrestle.
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I absolutely loved listening to this book. Bruce Lindsay, who read the book, has a peaceful voice that added to the power of the words. I felt inspired and uplifted with each new "episode" read. It made me want to be a better person. President Nelson is truly an amazing man and I am honored to live while he is the Prophet and President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
This books makes me appreciate and admire the prophet that much more. I would trust anything he said or does. One question I have about his grandfather's vision is why the purpose was to seal A.C. to his parents if he was already born in the covenant (according to family search).