Blessed: The Beatitudes and the Christlike Life

by Mary Jane Woodger, Lloyd D. Newell

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As Jesus Christ prepared His faithful followers to teach the doctrine of the gospel, He presented perhaps His best-known discourse: the Sermon on the Mount. This profound address is directed to all those who seek to be His disciples, with powerful instruction as to the personal conduct necessary for living a Christ-centered life. And at the heart of this sermon are the Beatitudes, guidelines of the character traits and holy attributes that can serve as a guide for developing disciples. But how can these attributes be interpreted and attained in today's modern world? In Blessed: The Beatitudes and the Christlike Life, best-selling authors Lloyd D. newell and Mary Jane Woodger delve into each characteristic the Savior spoke of, providing powerful, real-life examples, scriptures, and prophetic insights detailing ways in which modern-day disciples of Christ can cultivate these eternal attributes. Those seeking the path of discipleship will find in this volume a thoughtful and inspiring guide to internalizing the timeless truths of the Beatitudes in our day.

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Audiobook ISBN9781524408909
Audiobook Unabridged
Size5.25 x 7.25
PublishedCovenant Communications 2018
Audiobook NarratorMary Jane Woodger
Audiobook NarratorLloyd D. Newell
Audiobook RuntimeApproximately 6 hrs.

About the Authors

Mary Jane Woodger

Mary Jane Woodger is a professor of Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University. After obtaining a bachelor's degree from BYU, she received an MEd degree at Utah State University and earned an EdD in educational leadership from BYU. She is the author or coauthor of more than a dozen books.

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Lloyd D. Newell

Lloyd D. Newell holds an MA and a PhD from Brigham Young University, where he is a professor. The author or coauthor of more than a dozen books, he has addressed audiences in forty-six states and fifteen countries through his seminars and other speaking engagements. He worked as a television news anchor in Utah, Pennsylvania, and for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. Since 1990, he has served as announcer and writer for the nationwide weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast Music and the Spoken Word. He and his wife, Karmel, are the parents of four children.

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By , Submitted on 2019-02-22

I have enjoyed the CD version of this book I listen to it on my way to work It starts my day off in a positive way, as well as given me things to ponder.

By , Submitted on 2019-01-25

This is a perfect book to go along with Come Follow Me that we are focusing on by studying the New Testament. Each chapter talks about one of the beatitudes found in Matthew 5. In the chapter about “Blessed are the Poor in Spirit,” it says, “to become poor in spirit, we must develop an awareness of our own nothingness and our need for God. We decide, ‘I need God’s help!'” I love this! So many great treasures of Christ’s lessons to help us become like him.

Love the chapter about “Blessed are they that are persecuted for righteousness sake.” So many great quotes and thoughts on how we can stand up for the Lord and his church. I have had many impressions about this specific topic especially with the social media world we live in. Sometimes the persecution that hurts the most comes from people within the same faith. Some amazing counsel in this chapter! I especially love this, “With faith and strength and patience we can endure the persecutions that come. In fact, the Church has always gathered strength in times of persecution. And we can too.”

The book goes on to tell a short story of William W. Phelps and all the heavy trials that he faced, yet he wrote “Now Let Us Rejoice” teaching us that we can “refuse to be defeated by our circumstances.” This gives me great hope while enduring my own trails and burdens. As I follow the Savior, my burdens can become light.

Near the end of the book it speaks about “Ye are the Salt of the Earth.” Dr. Woodger said, “Salt prevents decay. Members of the Church halt the spread of moral decay by living righteously and by making and keeping sacred covenants.” I love the symbolism here about how living righteously helps us from moral decay. Nothing is more important than the teaches of Jesus and this book helps to understand them in a simple and clear way. Grab your copy today!

Great book to use when studying the New Testament
By , Submitted on 2019-01-21

I love this book! It’s a great book for right now, as we’re studying the New Testament as a family. I can’t wait to use it when we get to the part about the Sermon on the Mount.

This book has a chapter on each of the Beatitudes mentioned by Jesus. Each chapters helps the reader to understand more about the Beatitude. I loved the way this book taught me a little better about what each of them could mean. There are real life stories to illustrate the point and make things more clear.

This book is a great reference for anyone trying to read and understand the New Testament a little bit better.

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