Gifts of Love: A Christmas Message Booklet

by Henry B. Eyring

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Have you ever wondered if the gifts you are giving are the right ones? In this booklet adapted from a 1982 Ensign message, President Henry B. Eyring uses a story about a jar of cherries to explain that gift giving is much more than finding the perfect gift; it is understanding what the receiver needs and being willing to sacrifice joyfully to give it. He also helps us to understand the role of being a receiver, and how we must look for the sacrifice in others. This affordable booklet is ideal when you need meaningful gifts for friends, neighbors, and family members. It makes a great stocking stuffer, too! This Christmas, let us learn how we can give our own Gifts of Love.

About the Author

Henry B. Eyring

Henry B. Eyring was called in 2008 as First Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has served as a General Authority since 1985, when he was called to serve in the Presiding Bishopric; he was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1995 and as Second Counselor in the First Presidency in 2007. President Eyring holds a bacherlor's degree from the University of Utah and master's and PhD degrees from Harvard University. He worked as an associate professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and was president of Ricks College from 1971 to 1977. He also served as commissioner of Church Education. He and his wife, Kathleen Johnson Eyring, are the parents of six children and grandparents of twenty-eight.

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Good insights into gift giving.
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This booklet talks about what makes a gift "great" from the perspective of both the giver and the receiver. These are great to pass out to your friends and you'll want to keep one for yourself, also.

Very meaningful talk
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This is a great message about making gift giving and receiving more meaningful. The sooner that you and your family and friends read this, the sooner you will save yourself a lot of money in purchases this Christmas. "The Eyring Theory of of Gift Giving and Receiving" as he dubs it himself. Since this talk was given 30 years ago at BYU it's a little less format than a First Presidency general conference talk, but it has the same compassion and feeling that makes Pres Eyring so dear and precious to us.

I came away with the conviction that it's the gifts of love that matter, not the big ticket items. I'm really stepping up the quantity of homemade thought-out gifts this year. I would give this away with your treat plates right after Thanksgiving and not wait until Christmas day. If you are a bishop, I would give it to every family at tithing settlement.

If you wait until Christmas then you run the risk that you'll read it this year, feel guilty, and then forget about it by next December. Just some thoughts from a fellow member struggling to become a saint.

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