Broken Things to Mend

by Jeffrey R. Holland

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Broken Things to Mend inspires us to maintain hope and to rivet our attention on the one who has the power to heal us.” — Desert Saints Magazine

Most of us feel broken at some time or another. We face personal trials and family struggles. We get discouraged and downhearted. Many are renduring conflicts fought in the lonely foxholes of the heart, feeling their lives may be broken beyond repair. In this extraordinary book, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland's characteristic good cheer and brilliant insights offer the surest and sweetest remedy of all. He invites all readers, not just the poor in spirit, to come unto Christ and receive “the strength that comes from experiencing firsthand the majesty of His touch.”

This collection of some of Elder Holland's most memorable recent talks inspires us to maintain hope and to rivet our attention on the one Person who has the power to heal us. Broken Things to Mend provides a stirring reminder that, if we come unto the Savior, He will make us whole.

About the Author

Jeffrey R. Holland

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.

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comforting inspiration
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

i knew this book would be wonderful but as i opened the book and started to read the words flowed with a strong spirit of comfort, tears, wishing my family would heal. Elder Holland knows how to put it to the point of easy understanding how much Satan wants the family to fail. As parents WE MUST teach and guide , set example of righteousness. We have done that but yet our youngest has chosen the world. Elder Holland brought so much comfort to my soul with his words of encouragement and understanding. I recommend this book to everyone.

He will make us whole -- and this book will help!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I've been in counseling for many years due to some experiences in my childhood. I've battled depression & despair, low self-esteem, and the temptation to give up for so much of my life that it almost seemed natural... much more natural than happiness did! I began reading this book with a friend in our efforts to become happier, better people. Its effect has been amazing! As I've really begun to understand the HEALING power of the Atonement as well as its cleansing power, I have hope for my future & a determination to overcome that I'd almost lost. LOVE THIS BOOK! : )

Need an audio edition!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This is a wonderful book. I've bought it as a gift for several friends. There is a real need for it to be available to more people by offering it in an audio format. I hope to see one soon!

Helps with Depression
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This is a wonderful, inspiring book. I suffer from depression-a difficult disease in a world so troubled-and read a lot of books about hope in Christ. Although I had heard/read most of these inspiring talks by Elder Holland, having them in a book where I could read one each day has been incredibly beneficial. His talks are grouped into topical sections. The witness of Elder Holland is magnificent - he's done the work, said the prayers, and worked in the Savior's service, so he knows what he's talking about.

Very inspiring!!!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

In true Jeffrey R. Holland style this marvelous book captures you from the start. It contains wonderful counsel for the difficult times we are facing.He reminds us that through our Father in Heaven and our Savior Jesus Christ all things are possible, and that life can still be wonderful even though we face challenges. I highly recommend this book to any who are facing difficulties themselves or know someone who may be facing hard times.

Brings peace
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This book is a reminder of where to go when we feel lost. The words touched my heart and have helped heal my soul. It is a subtle eye opener to simple facts easily forgotten when we are facing adversity. I reccomend this book to anyone facing hardships, it has helped me regain a sense of self after the loss of my husband. I'm only 32 with two little boys and the words in this book have helped me re-focus on my family.

There is much HOPE to be gained.
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I have never felt so uplifted and enlightened in my life. This book helps you to see things is a different light, and it's not just for those who are struggling. This book is for all of the Lords children, we all need some encouragement at some point in our lives and this book can hand it to you in Aces.

No one else like him!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

All of the Apostles are key to our Church and give us important messages from the Lord, but few are so eloquent as Elder Holland. Each of these talks reaches out to me personally in some way or another. Having read the first collection of his talks, this was a must in my gospel library.

Buy this book
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

who does not need this book? This is a must have for every library!

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This book is absolutely wonderful. It touches on all aspects of the most important areas of life in the most beautiful way. It was easy to read and I had a hard time putting it down. This is our Christmas gift this year to others.

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Elder Holland is amazing. I love how he puts things and makes me feel so at peace.

Just started this one....
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I just purchased this book because I am struggling to "mend" the pain that comes from losing a parent. So far, it has been extremely uplifting and is really reminding me how to mend.

A Must Read!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Everyone should read this exceptionally comforting book. It is filled with encouragement and examples of how to let the Savior and his gospel heal and bless our lives. It brings the feelings of peace that no matter what happens in life the Lord is always there to help us through hard times. There isn’t a person anywhere that wouldn’t benefit from it in some small way.

Timely and Practical Council
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This is an exceptionally comforting book to read. Filled with faith affirming encouragement for church members to let the Savior and His gospel heal and bless our lives at all time and in all places. One I will read again and again...

Another great one from Elder Holland
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Anything that this man writes or speaks is truly amazing. Elder Holland is amazing!

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