Adversity

by Elaine Cannon

9781573456531

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Who among us has not cried, as the Prophet Joseph, “O God, where art thou?” and perhaps heard the tender whisperings of the Spirit, “All these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good”? Indeed, it is often through enduring our deepest trials that we gain our greatest strength.

Adversity is about trials and sorrow, but it is also about happiness, blessings and perspective. Elaine Cannon discusses why adversity is necessary and how we can find the blessings behind it by turning negative attitudes into positive actions. She explains how to feel hopeful again, how to cope with things that cannot be changed, and how to flourish despite trials.

This comforting volume offers precious insights on adversity, “the price we pay to become acquainted with God and his will.”

About the Author

Elaine Cannon

Elaine Cannon was a former general president of the Young Women organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Before receiving that call, she was a member of the Mutual Improvement Association’s governing board and the Church’s curriculum planning, writing, activities, and correlation committees.

She also served as associate editor of Church magazines for youth and their leaders. Lecturing extensively throughout the world, she has had opportunities to meet members of the Church of all ages and nationalities.

Elaine authored or coauthored more than 50 books and has recorded dozens of talk on tapes. Among her books are Adversity, Baptized and Confirmed: Your Lifeline to Heaven, Choose the Right, Women Testify of Jesus Christ, The Truth About Angels, and three 'Little Books': The Little Book of Big Ideas about Hope, The Little Book of Big Ideas about Joy, and The Little Book of Big Ideas about Love, her latest.

For thirty years she was a daily columnist for intermountain newspapers. She has hosted her own TV show and was a featured speaker on a weekly radio program broadcast internationally.

Elaine Cannon passed away in 2003 at the age of 81.

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A life-changing read for me
By , Submitted on 2017-07-21

This book truly changed my life. I was dealing with almost more than I could endure of trials when I discovered this little book called “Adversity.” You wouldn't think it from the title, but the book is full of hope. Elaine Cannon, who suffered many trials herself, speaks candidly about suffering but with such a positive perspective that you can't help but be lifted. Wonderful, wonderful book!

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