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.
|Size||6 x 7.5|
|Published||Deseret Book 2017|
|Book on CD||Unabridged, 2 discs, approx. 2 hours, read by Dieter F. Uchtdorf|
This is such a wonderful book. Knowing that it is written by Elder Uchtdorf, I know that it will teach me a lot of valuable lessons. I am so excited to devour all the messages in this book.
I was hesitant to download this one. I was expecting it to be heavy, full of scripture references, quotes from general conference, and other insightful remarks that would be too difficult to fully absorb without having to take notes or pause the audio. My entire struggle with audiobooks has been just that. They aren’t made for listening!
This however was the perfect balance of meat and listening material. The insight was easily digested without notes and felt like soft angelic words floating through your ears to your spirit. He was funny as usual.
I love President Uchtdorf. Whenever he speaks I feel his calm and his sincerity. He is an engaging personality. This book is a compilation of some of his talks that incorporate flying analogies, which he is know for since he spent a good part of his life as a pilot. There isn't anything new here, but I love the way all these talks were put together in a way that flowed so well from one topic into the next. I thought the layout and colors were pleasing and I love the few pictures we got of President Uchtdorf along the way.
One of my favorite parts of the book was a combination of President Uchtdorf's words and the quote of an unknown author:
"It isn't until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are that you can begin to take control of yourself. As you learn to control yourself, you will get control of your life. If you want to move the world, you first have to move yourself."
"The greatest battle of life is fought out within the silent chambers of the soul. A victory on the inside of a man's heart is worth a hundred conquests on the battlefields of life. To be master of yourself is the best guarantee that you will be master of the situation. Know thyself. The crown of character is self-control."
I have read many reviews saying that the audio version of this book is the best because President Uchtdorf is the one reading it. I would love to have heard this book because I love listening to President's Uchtdorf's voice! Either way it is a fantastic compilation with much encouragement and love that will remind us all that we can be a little better each day.
- I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.
I gave 4 stars because I had mine with a bit of damage. Probably because it wasn't carefully place in its box. It's a little disappointing to see your gift to your wife which you waited for 22 days damaged even before reading it. The content is inspiring though.
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.
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!!
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.