I was drawn to this book because it is so visually appealing. When I saw the title and author, I knew immediately that I had to have it! It was my favorite talk ever by Sister Burton! I bought one for myself, my mom and for my 5 daughters! A feast for the soul and your eyes!
This book is truly amazing. I would have to say I am a little biased being that Sister Burton was my Mission Mom ;) Perfect gift for Mother's Day! Highly recommend it!
How profound, yet plainly and simply sound, is the concept Sister Burton presented when she said, " I have read and passed over the seemingly unremarkable expression “certain women” numerous times before, but recently as I pondered more carefully, those words seemed to jump off the page." Her entire talk was an 11-minute ah-ha moment, treasures of truth that enriched, edified and educated us. I am but a little drop in a vast sea of sisterhood, but because of Sister Burton's talk I feel empowered and enCOURAGEd to make a bold statement: To have "Certain Women" in book form and to have it available for Mother's Day is a significantly fitting tribute - a quiet accolade - to our Mother in Heaven. The beauty and quiet elegance of each page is exquisite. The multiplicity of messages is insightful and inciting! Gratitude to all involved in producing this extraordinary "eternal essay'!
My heart is always on the lookout for books that I can share with women that are not only beautiful but also have inspiring words inside. This book is both!! The words motivate you to turn your heart closer to Christ while the images and the gold printed edges of the book give you the pull to share this every woman you know. I think this book works perfectly for discussing the roles of a Christ-centered woman between mothers and daughters.
I often think of women I would like to give a little gift to that would remind them of their value, faith, strength, kindness and love they can give to those in their circle of influence, and I think that this book makes the perfect gift for them! I love all the bright colors and art that accompany the excerpts from Sister Burton's talk, and feel it would be a great reminder to anyone who reads it that they are also one of these "certain women".
Love this book! I’m always on the hunt for “coffee table books” and it’s rare to find one that is not only beautiful, but has uplifting content. This is the perfect book to give as a gift or display in your home as a reminder of the strength of women.
This book is a gem! I found my eyes welling up with tears as I turned the pages. The message is poignant and needed more so today, than EVER! The artwork is absolutely gorgeous and I truly cherished every last page. This book would make the PERFECT gift for Mother's Day. I plan to buy several and hand them out to my Relief Society presidency that I am apart of. Thank you Sister Burton for this inspiring message. I STRIVE to be like those 'certain women' mentioned in the book. I want to RAISE my daughter to be a 'certain woman'. Such a beautiful message.
When SIs. Burton gave her talk on "Certain Women", it stood out to both me and my daughter. We have often referenced it since then.
I was thrilled to have this book show up in my mailbox the very day I had to present a talk about our Relief Society Heritage. The illustrations are beautiful and the book highlights some extraordinary women, inspiring us to think about how we can be like them.
I enjoyed re-reading Sis. Burton's treasured words in a format that is great for sharing with those other women I love. I think this would be a great gift for a special woman in your life :)
I was so excited when I saw this book! This talk by Sister Burton was my very favorite! When she was done speaking, I wanted to jump in the air and shout “AMEN!” Every Latter-day Saint woman and young woman needs to study this talk. The book is beautiful with lovely illustrations and photos throughout. Perfect gift for Mother’s Day, birthdays, or to girls graduating this year! I’ve had the book sitting on my piano this past week and every time someone comes to my home, they pick it up and thumb through it and comment on how lovely it is!
I had never really sat and pondered on the phrase "Certain Women" until picking up this beautiful book by Sister Burton. Her examples of what and who Certain Women are rang true to my heart. I now find myself striving to be considered a certain woman. The artwork in the book is absolutely beautiful as well, with a nice fluid movement between the scriptural references and latter-day examples.
"Certain Women" is taken from the text of a talk given by former general Relief Society President Linda K. Burton. It is a beautiful message to draw every sister closer to one another and closer to Christ. Not only is it a beautiful and touching message, but the book is also gorgeously designed with soft and bright watercolor artwork and graphics. It would be a lovely gift for yourself or for any of the "certain women" in your life.
This beautifully illustrated and wonderfully bound book is absolutely perfect for gifting to the women in your life or for setting out on a coffee table. However, even more important than the "look and feel" are the words shared within. The content comes from Linda Burton's April 2017 conference talk, chronicling some of the most influential women in the history of the church. We need more books like this that document the important role of women in Christianity.
As I read Sister Burton's words I reflected on the certain women in my life that inspire me through their dedicated service to the Lord. The beautiful J. Kirk Richards paintings of Christ were a favorite for me.
This book is just beautiful! Yes, the text is directly from Pres. Burton's talk "Certain Women." But the design, artwork and poetic rendering of the text made the talk all the more meaningful for me. I love the gentle watercolors used and the sincere artwork of J. Kirk Richards. This would make an excellent gift to just about anyone. We need to use more examples of righteous women in talks, lessons and devotionals, and this talk boldly encourages that.
This book is stunning. I knew I would love the message that it was delivering, but I had no idea that all the details and all the artwork would be so beautiful. It makes a great display piece on my side table. It is a quick read when I want to feel inspired. I also am giving it to my mom for her birthday coming up and think would make a fantastic present for birthdays or Mother's Day.
I remember hearing Linda K. Burton deliver her talk about Certain Women in April of 2017. I went digging for my notes from her address. These are some of the words I jotted down: A certain woman is centered in Christ, sometimes it means making sacrifices, what is on my “can” list? Am I a certain woman?
Her message rang true to women who were certain in what they knew to be true.
What a fun discovery to find her talk had been made into a beautiful hardback book, full of bright colors there is an immediate feeling of hope. I loved each page with its gold edges and beautiful artwork as well as the fun geometric cutouts with colors peeking through. With the Christ-centered theme, it would be a perfect addition to anyone’s Easter celebration or as a Mother’s Day gift.