Have you ever noticed how the experiences of life, whether great or small, teach us some of the most profound spiritual lessons?
In More to the Story, Elder and Sister Zwick share some of their most insightful experiences and help us to see the gospel principles found in those stories.
They recount stories drawn from everyday experiences—recollections from their youth, insights from Sister Zwick's work as an artist, and lessons learned from their children. Other stories tell of exceptional life-changing events while serving in the Church in a variety of places around the world.
Elder and Sister Zwick write: "Our lives are filled with short but powerful experiences—stories—that individually may not have immediate or significant impact. Too often they are forgotten. But if we keep a record, we have opportunities to treasure up those morsels of spiritual energy for ourselves and for those we love."
The stories in More to Your Story will inspire you to reflect on your experiences and record your own stories so that those you love can learn from you how the gospel has blessed your life and can bless theirs too.
- Size: 5½ x 7½
- Pages: 150
- Published: 11/2012
About the Authors
Elder W. Craig Zwick was sustained as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 1, 1995. He served as president of the North America Northeast Area, the Brazil Area, and the Brazil South Area and in the presidencies of the Europe West Area and Europe Central Area. Previous to his calling as a General Authority, he served as president of the Chile Santiago South Mission. He was also a full-time missionary in the Argentina North Mission.
Before his full-time Church service, Elder Zwick was president and CEO of Zwick Construction Company. Elder Zwick served as a member of the board of directors of the Associated General Contractors of America and was director of the Utah State Department of Transportation. He received a degree in business management and finance from the University of Utah, where he met his wife, Jan. They are the parents of four children and grandparents of fifteen. Elder and Sister Zwick both speak fluent Spanish and Portuguese.
Sister Jan J. Zwick has served in a variety of callings in the Church, including ward and stake Young Women president and member of the Young Women general board. She was a full-time missionary with her husband and children in the Chile Santiago South Mission. She served as a member of the Disabilities Committee of the Church and of the Utah Easter Seals board. In recent years she has developed a talent and love for watercolor painting.
by Camille - reviewed on January 28, 2013
I loved this book. It had wonderful stories that I shared with my children. They were full of faith, hard work and determination to live the gospel. It made me think about my own life and the stories I have written in journals, and my desire to take the time to write more often so that I can share my own stories with my children. I also loved that it is written by normal people that have had extraordinary experiences and shared them in a way that we can all learn. They must be wonderful people.
okay-not quite what I thought
by Customer - reviewed on January 18, 2013
I didn't feel that the book lived up to its title, and I wasn't really inspired by Bro. Zwick's stories. However, I loved Sis. Swick's.
by Shauna - reviewed on January 31, 2013
This book is very intriguing! I LOVE the sub-title: "Discover the powerful experiences you're already having." YES! All of us are having experiences...even powerful experiences...but do we acknowledge them? I liked this statement from the book: "Each of us has stories and we need to take time to remember them and then share them or write them down." Then the authors share stories from their own lives to "spring-board" us into thinking about the similar stories in our own lives. Thoughtful questions at the end of each chapter help us to ponder some stories we might write down or share with others... for there is MORE TO YOUR STORY :)
Excellent book - teaches a revolutionary way to journal!
by Customer - reviewed on January 29, 2013
I loved the simple as well as the remarkable stories the Zwicks shared. Their experiences have caused me to take a closer look at my every day happenings and to recognize how I am being taught powerful lessons if I will only look for them. It has also helped me recognize the hand of the Lord in my life and to see the profound lessons I am being taught through my little children. I loved this book! I now have a format in which to tell my life story! These little anecdotes coupled with gospel principles will be much more meaningful and interesting to my posterity! I am starting my own book of personal stories right now!
by Jennifer - reviewed on January 28, 2013
I thoroughly enjoyed reading More To Your Story. The stories and thoughts shared were inspirational and moved me to action. I am now making more of an effort to examine my own experiences and pull the lessons out from them. The book was a great motivator for me.
by Customer - reviewed on January 28, 2013
I just finished reading this book and I couldn't put it down - I cried in every chapter. I loved how they connected their stories to principles of the gospel and how from the very beginning it was so focused on the Savior. I am inspired to be more diligent about noticing and recording everyday experiences in my life that can strengthen my testimony and bless my family. I have bought books for all my friends and family!
Instrucitve and motivating
by Jane - reviewed on January 31, 2013
I LOVED this book. Hearing the Zwick's stories was instructive and motivating. I loved hearing both Elder and Sister Zwick's perspectives as they told their stories. This book inspires me to think more deeply about my own experiences and recognize God's presence and instruction in my own life better.
by Customer - reviewed on January 28, 2013
I loved the message of this book, and couldn't put it down! I felt like I was at a fireside with the Zwicks. I agree that one of the most powerful ways to teach our families gospel principles is by telling our own stories. I am motivated to journal my stories better, to teach my children. Thank you Zwicks for motivating me to find "more to my story."
by Customer - reviewed on January 27, 2013
I love the stories in this book. They are real events which we all experience everyday but sometimes forget there are lessons and principles to be learned from our own experiences. I purchased 10 of them to give as gifts.
by kristie - reviewed on January 28, 2013
I loved the book. It made me realize how much closer to the Savior I can be by my day to day experiences. I can draw on the Lord so much more that I have been. I am so grateful for their love and sharing of this book. It has expanded my understanding where it was not previously. The Zwick's trust in the Lord comes through so strongly.
by Erin - reviewed on January 29, 2013
This book is a must have! The stories are beautiful and endearing. They are captivating and well-written. More importantly, each story teaches a simple truth of the gospel in a profound way and then prompts the reader to remember and record his own stories. It isn't just about life experiences and testimony, it's about the discovery of your own.