“I believe we have all been created for greater things than we can comprehend,” writes Elder Jeffrey R. Holland. “But such accomplishments are not achieved by fierce competitiveness, calculated one-upmanship, or cold indifference to others. True greatness will always be predicated upon love, respect, compassion, dignity, prayer, hard work, God.”
A word of counsel. A bit of encouragement. A moment of inspiration. Sometimes a well-chosen thought is all we need to keep us going — especially when the thought comes from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland. This wonderful gift book is full of Elder Holland's piercingly clear and concisely worded insights, paired with gorgeous illustrations to make the book as beautiful visually as it is spiritually. With each page of marvelous quotations and images, this book is a treasure readers will enjoy for years to come!
- Size: 5" x 5"
- Pages: 160
- Published: 2011
About the Author
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland was called as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in June 1994. A native of St. George, Utah, he received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree and PhD in American Studies from Yale University. In 1974 he became dean of Religious Education at BYU and two years later was named Church Commissioner of Education. In 1980 he was appointed president of BYU, where he served until he was sustained as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy in 1989. Elder Holland is the author of several books, including Broken Things to Mend and Christ and the New Covenant. He and his wife, Patricia, have three children and thirteen grandchildren.
Most Treasured Book
by Customer - reviewed on August 16, 2011
I've already given away the copies I've purchased and now I need to get me another one. What a fantastic testimony contained inside! Elder Holland reminds us of the close relationship we have available to us if we will just see that our Heavenly Father is right here with us. This is a soul-building volume. The quotes brought me to tears, tears of newly realized hope and faith in myself and my chances in life if I just keep going and believe in God and His Love for me. This book is great for gifts and for those struggling to find the hope and faith to carry on and to help us feel the Love of the Lord. Thank you!!
by Dianna - reviewed on April 09, 2011
'Created for Greater Things' is a wonderfully insightful book of spiritual thoughts. Each page has helped me feel comfort on the days of darkness. Elder Holland always seems to have the words I need to read at the time I need them the most. Thank you Elder Holland for your inspired words
by Dianna - reviewed on March 20, 2011
i will admit i ordered this book because it was authored by Elder Holland. i was surprised and inspired. this book 'created for greater things' brought me to tears and brought comfort. challenges can be over come as long as we look at life with a focus and this book is written for times as such as these. purchase one for yourself, gifts for others.
by Customer - reviewed on March 09, 2011
This book is not only beautiful in appearance, but the wisdom of the quotes inside are beautiful to the soul. Elder Holland is a wonderful speaker and to capture some of his most inspiring statements into one book is a priceless thing to have.
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