The Gospel at 30,000 Feet

by Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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President Dieter F. Uchtdorf has earned a reputation among members of the Church for using his decades of experience as a pilot to draw gospel metaphors. He has even joked about the frequency of the phenomenon from the pulpit, once noting that a congregation may be asking, "What does this have to do with an airplane?" President Uchtdorf's ability to draw on real-life experience and share easily interpreted analogies has endeared him to Church members the world over.

This new book brings together many of those stories of flight that President Uchtdorf has used in his ministry. In this colorful, inviting format, more than 20 of his best-loved stories come together under five major themes: Principles of Flight, Lift, Guidance on the Journey, Weathering the Turbulence, and Our Eternal Destination.

Great for personal edification, lesson preparation, family home evenings, or meaningful gift giving, this book brings the lessons from 30,000 feet in the air into the home, teaching us about this journey of life and the joy we'll find in reaching our ultimate destination.

Product Details

Size6 x 7.5
Published Deseret Book 2017
Book on CDUnabridged, 2 discs, approx. 2 hours, read by Dieter F. Uchtdorf

About the Author

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf has served as the Second Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since February 3, 2008. He was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in October 2004. He became a General Authority in April 1994 and served as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy from August 2002 until his call to the Twelve.

Prior to his calling as a General Authority, President Uchtdorf was the senior vice president of flight operations and chief pilot of Lufthansa German Airlines.

President Uchtdorf was born in 1940 in what is now the Czech Republic. He grew up in Zwickau, Germany, where his family joined the Church in 1947. He and his wife, Harriet Reich Uchtdorf, are the parents of two children and have six grandchildren.

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Beautiful analogies, very uplifting
By , Submitted on 2018-01-14

You can’t go wrong with a book written by President Uchtdorf but this book is so inspiring and motivating from stories of his own experiences.

You can't go wrong with a book from Pres. Uchtdorf!
By , Submitted on 2017-12-27

I loved this book. I listened to the audio version. I would have listened to the whole thing in one setting, but I had other commitments. This is the kind of book you can listen to over and over again, it does not get old. It was a very quick book (maybe because I was so into it the time flew.) It has previous talks from General Conference as well as new chapters I had not heard before. I love this book and would recommend it to everyone. This book would be a great gift for a dad or guy friend, but it totally appropriate and written for women as well. Each chapter is like listening to one of his General Conference talks. Everyone could enjoy it, starting in the early teenage years. I highly recommend this books, it will not disappoint!!

The Gospel at 30,000 Feet
By , Submitted on 2017-11-28

As soon as I saw that this new book contained three of the things I love this most; I knew I had to buy the audio version right away. 1. It is written by (and read by) my favorite Apostle; Dieter F. Uchtdorf. 2. It is about aviation analogies, and 3. Contains both familiar and new stories from his General Conference addresses. I was not disappointed. I listened all the way through in one sitting? It is so inspiring and insightful and I gained new knowledge and felt the Spirit testify to me of the truths that President Uchtdorf shares. I know I will be a better person because of his teachings in this book. I love that there are long and short stories that can be used as reference material in church talks of when offering advice. I'm grateful to have purchased it.

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