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|
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.