Friday, February 28, 2014

Living in the Eleventh Hour by Robert L. Millet, LDS Blog Tour

Product Description

Just as the scriptures teach us that the Second Coming of the Lord will be "at midnight" (Matthew 25:6), so the signs of the times teach us that "midnight" is close at hand.
In Living in the Eleventh Hour, author Robert L. Millet points our minds and hearts toward the future—to the glorious day that lies ahead. This encouraging work not only assists us a Latter-day Saints to recognize and better understand the signs of the times but also reminds us of our individual responsibilities as we prepare ourselves and the world for the much-anticipated return of Jesus Christ.
Filled with uplifting quotations from Church leaders, insightful scriptural texts, and engaging personal experiences, this timely book inspires us to live today as if He were coming tomorrow.
Brother Millet's faith-building message is clear: Steadfastly doing the small things that allow us to live each day with faith, rather than fear, builds our trust that the Savior's return to earth to rule and reign will be a glorious and welcome event.

Product Details

  • Size:  6 x 9
  • Pages:  160

About the Author

Robert L. Millet, an Abraham O. Smoot Professor and former dean of Religious Education at Brigham Young University, is a professor of ancient scripture and a lifelong scholar of the last days. After receiving bachelor’s and master’s degrees from BYU in psychology, he earned a PhD from Florida State University in religious studies. He has served in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a seminary teacher, bishop, stake president, and member of the Materials Evaluation Committee. He and his wife, Shauna, are the parents of six children.

My Review:

This is my first time reading a book by Robert L. Millet and I was hooked from the beginning.  Gospel books are not always easy for me to read, but Millet speaks in a straight forward fashion, uses scriptures and direct quotes from prophets to make it easy for the reader to understand the point he is making.  He shared personal stories from teaching religion classes at BYU and he tied everything into each point seamlessly.  I enjoyed the short chapters that focused on one specific aspect of living in the last days.  I came away with a sense of calmness not fear.  Millet gives us knowledge backed through scriptures and prophets to help us understand what we will are and will face as the time approaches for His return.  I honestly was amazed at how quickly I read through the book!  I found certain quotes or stories so great that I would re-read them and then share them with my husband. One of my favorite's is taken from chapter 9, "We stand in holy places when we stand firm against vice and immorality and stand humbly but assuredly with God and with "clouds of witnesses" (Hebrews 12:1) made up of Saints on both sides of the veil (2 Kings 6:16, compare 1 John 4:4). This is truly a great read that will help and inspire you and I highly recommend it!

You can pick up your own copy via Deseret Book.

Happy Reading!!!

Source:  Publisher for review

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