Monday, October 14, 2013
Written on Our Hearts by Emily Freeman, LDS Blog Tour & Book Review
Written on Our Hearts
If you have ever found the Old Testament intimidating, you're not alone. The less-familiar history, themes, and language, coupled with the length of the book, make it a difficult read for many. But author Emily Freeman loves the Old Testament, and as she shares some of the wonderful things she has learned in her study of this book of scripture, you will find yourself coming to love it too.
Written on Our Hearts is not a commentary or an intensive doctrinal study. Instead, Emily writes about the stories of the Old Testament, stories of trusting and overcoming and enduring and believing. Within these stories are all kinds of applications for the challenges we face today.
"There will come a moment in your life," the author says, "when you or someone you love will struggle with a challenge so great you will wonder how you will make it through. In that moment you will long to better understand the Savior's role as the Deliverer, and to do that you must go to the book of scripture that describes that role the best—the Old Testament."
Discover the delivering power of the Lord yourself in the pages of this book—and experience the scriptures in a new, more personal way!
I absolutely loved this book! Each section of the book (2-4 pages) talks about one or a few verses of scripture from the Old Testament. Included in the sections are the author's observations or insights into the verse or verses and how we can apply them into our lives. It helped me to see these verses in a different light. Also in each section the author has included a question to ask yourself, a challenge so to speak. I immensely enjoyed these questions as they helped me to reflect on how I could apply each scripture into my life and try to become a better person. Reading the book was easy and the pages flew by quickly. This is definitely a book I would read again, it is a great learning tool and leaves the reader with much to ponder!
About the Author
Emily Freeman took her first creative writing class in high school and has loved writing ever since. She finds great joy in studying the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Her deep love of the scriptures comes from a desire to find their application in everyday life. She is the author of several books, including The Ten Virgins; 21 Days Closer to Christ; and The Promise of Enough. There is nothing Emily enjoys more for breakfast than a bowl of vanilla ice cream, raspberries, and chocolate chips. Other favorites include parades, vacations, firework displays, and going for a long walk with a good friend. Emily and her husband, Greg, live in Lehi, Utah, with their four children, whom she adores.
You can pick up your own copy of Written on Our Hearts via Deseret Book.
I received a copy of this book for free from the publisher, this is my honest review.
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