In the Lord's plan for His children, this is the final dispensation. Many important things need to be done to prepare the earth for the Savior's Second Coming. From preaching the gospel in every nation, to sealing our families throughout the generations, to becoming ever more like our Savior, Jesus Christ, we as Latter-day Saints face many tasks that may seem impossible from a worldly standpoint.
But ours is an eternal perspective, and our mandate comes not from the world but from the Lord, who gives no commandment without preparing a way for it to be accomplished (see 1 Nephi 3:7). In fact, as President Russell M. Nelson points out, His pattern is one of "using the unlikely to accomplish the impossible." From David and Goliath to Moses to Joseph Smith, the history of His people is a story of accomplishing the impossible.
We too can become a part of this grand pattern as we strive to learn and to do His will. This insightful book explores some of the means God gives us—such as angelic help, prayer, and gifts of the Spirit—to help us accomplish the impossible. It then shows what we can do to take our place in fulfilling the destiny He has planned for us. As we become partners with the Lord, impossible things really can become a reality!
There were three things that immediately drew my attention to this book:
1) It was written by President Russell M Nelson
2) The title, 'Accomplishing the Impossible' is hope-filled, reminding us that nothing is too hard for the Lord and
3) the subtitles...What God Does, What We Can Do.
I immediately purchased it and took it home. I loved the way President Nelson has divided this into sections that clearly define our role and what God does for us. So many times in life, we wonder what can be done or how do I solve a certain problem. This book is filled with strong spiritual counsel that brings hope and peace. This is definitely one of those books that I will refer to often.
I don’t often write reviews, but I felt this book was worth an exception. It is written in an intimate, conversational tone that made me feel as if I were listening to Elder Nelson having a conversation with me as if I were a family member or friend. Indeed, I heard his voice as I read the words and I felt his love and warmth. And, as is to be expected from the title, I felt inspired and renewed as I read his message contained in this book. It is definitely worth the time to read!