Young women are bombarded every day by conflicting messages from the
world. No wonder they get confused sometimes about who they really
are and what they were sent to earth to do! In her unique and personable
style, Laurel Christensen shares an important message geared especially to
young women. “You do not know the end of your story,” she tells them, “and
God knows what you are capable of. He knows you are amazing!” Laurel
reminds young women that they have a personal mission in life — a mission
for today, for five years from now, for fifteen years from now . . . with purposes
that only they can fulfill. A great talk for young women — and their
Laurel Christiansen is an amazing speaker! This is my favorite talk of all time by her. A must have for every LDS home (or not LDS); especially for females of all ages. I have had my sons listen to it with me and then change the "she" to "he". I work with many youth, and it is one that I recommend for all of them.
"God Knows You're Amazing" is one of my all-time favorite talks for young women. The presenter, Laurel Christensen, is a woman that mothers and daughters alike will come to love. I agree with the previous reviewer that Laurel is articulate and has a soothing voice and manner of expression. Given her immense speaking talents and her compelling gospel insights, I believe she can positively affect the heart of any young woman who will listen to her, no matter how dazzled and confused they may be by the world's ways.
More than anything, Laurel inspires young women to seek to understand who they really are and God's plan for them. She speaks straight from the heart of the gospel, sharing some wonderful stories and quotes by church leaders as well as quoting some of her favorite scriptures which are sure to become listeners' favorites as well. She also shares some engaging and memorable stories from her youth and adulthood. I will not soon forget her speech trophy story and how she survived that crazy this-can't-be-happening episode.
This is definitely a feel-food talk and so much more. Laurel has a gift for inspiring young women (and anyone else who might listen) to make the most of their lives on earth. I have listened to this talk many times myself, shared it in family home evening, and encouraged my daughters to revisit it on their own. I'm sure it would make for a meaningful mutual night for young women. If I had the money, I would give this CD to every mother and daughter I know. I hope that my four daughters and I will have the opportunity to listen to many more talks by Laurel Christensen in the future.--Debra Sansing Woods, author of "Mothering with Spiritual Power: Book of Mormon Inspirations for Raising a Righteous Family" and "It's Okay to Take a Nap: and Other Reassuring Truths for Mothers Everywhere."
Excellent CD. My wife bought it for my daughter and I listened to it on the way to work one morning. I've listened to lots of talk CD's and this is one of the best. The message Sister Christensen delivers is one every young women should hear. She is so articulate, has such a soothing voice and manner of expression. I hope she does more CD's. We will certainly buy them.
I bought this as a surprise for my daughter but decided to listen to it alone on the way home from the store. What a treat! , Even a crusty old guy like myself could feel the power and sincerity of Sister Christensen's message. You'll have no doubt at how genuinely she cares for young women of today. (and her sense of humor is real bonus!) , I can't wait for my daughter to hear it.