Friday, February 7, 2014

In Wisdom & Order by Boyd K. Packer, LDS Book Review



Blurb:

The timeless counsel King Benjamin lovingly presented to his people includes this simple and thoughtful caution: "See that all these things are done in wisdom and order; for it is not requisite that a man should run faster than he has strength. And again, it is expedient that he should be diligent, that thereby he might win the prize; therefore, all things must be done in order" (Mosiah 4:27).
In this new collection of addresses, President Boyd K. Packer of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles reiterates an ancient prophet's call to do all things "in wisdom and order."
These twenty-eight chapters—selected from President Packer's conference addresses, mission presidents' seminars, and other speeches given over the past five decades—will instruct and inspire parents, youth, teachers, priesthood leaders, indeed, anyone who desires to learn at the feet of an Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ.
In this book you will find classic discussions on—
  • Faith, "the kind of faith that causes things to happen, the kind of faith that moves people and sometimes moves things."
  • Self-reliance, with a reminder that "you have great and powerful resources at hand. You, through prayer, can solve your problems without endlessly going to those who are trying so hard to help others."
  • Temple covenants, which "become our credentials for admission into His presence. To worthily receive them is the quest of a lifetime; to keep them thereafter is the challenge of mortality."
  • And much, much more.
As you read the words of this faithful disciple-leader, you will recognize anew that the Savior's hand is ever present in our lives and that the gospel plan is one of great "wisdom and order," designed to return us to our heavenly home clothed in glory and righteousness.

About the author:
Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has been a member of that quorum since 1970 and a General Authority since 1961. Immediately prior to that, he was the supervisor of seminaries and institutes for the Church. He is a former president of the New England States Mission.
President Packer was born in Brigham City, Utah. He served as a pilot in the United States Air Force during World War II and later obtained his doctorate in education from Brigham Young University. He is the author of several best-selling books, including The Holy Temple, That All May Be Edified, and Teach Ye Diligently.
He and his wife, Donna Edith Smith Packer, are the parents of ten children.

My Review:

I absolutely enjoyed this book which is a collection of talks that President Packer has given over the years.  In my mind I could hear his voice speaking each word as I read them.  Some talks I remember hearing him give and others were new to me, like the ones given to stake presidents or overseas.  Each and every talk I learned something from and felt inspired to be a better person.  President Packer is known for his straight forward manner of speaking and I loved discovering new treasures of information that I have not heard from him before.  The book is grouped into sections of similar topics and I loved the ones on the priesthood and principles for perfection.  In Wisdom and Order is easy to read and if you don't have a lot of time you can just read one talk at a time!  This is a great book for anyone looking to brush up on their gospel principles and to be inspired to be a little better!

You can pick up your own copy of In Wisdom and Order via Deseret Book.

Happy Reading!!!

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