Prominently displayed on the front of every LDS temple are the words, "Holiness to the Lord." The promise of holiness uplifts and enlivens. In a noisy, troubled world, holiness gives peace, purpose, and perspective that cannot be found in any other way.
Habits of Holy Men explores what holiness means, why it is so vital, and how it can be attained. Selecting key habits of holiness found in scripture, this book examines each of these transformative habits and explains why they are so necessary in our modern world. The book will both illustrate what it looks like to live these habits and suggest how the reader can fully embrace them.
Living a life of holiness invites the kind of spiritual protection that helps us navigate life's most difficult storms. Habits of Holy Men provides sincere readers with an opportunity to ponder and then develop a realistic plan to achieve the kind of personal holiness that will carry them through adversity, give them hope, and lead them to Jesus Christ.
|Size||5 x 7|
|Published||Deseret Book 2018|
I absolutely LOVED this book! It is wonderful- and not just for men! I have learned so much from it that I can apply to my own life. This is the kind of book you need to sit down with a note book to write down all the amazing advice and tips. I would recommend this book to everyone! The only thing I do not like about it is the cover is low-quality and made of a material that looks like it will get damaged easily. It almost looks like they forgot to put the dust jacket on it. Other than the cover it is perfect!
I just finished listening to the audio version of this book and am very impressed with it. It’s not very lengthy but I love how he gets directly to the heart of the matter. I feel inspired to seek after attributes of Christ. A very inspiring book
Powerfully organized to create a road map to self improvement. I loved the audio, I bought the book to use a study guide for myself.
This was a great book. I enjoyed it because it was an easy read but had lot of great content. It wasn't a judgmental book, but gave reminders of things that everyone can improve on.
I just finished reading this book the first time and know it will be read over and over! Thank you for sharing the many treasures that can be found in this book!
I thoroughly appreciated the insights gained in reading this book. I have long been impressed and intrigued by Mosiah 3:19 ("For the natural man is an enemy to God...") and feel I now understand much better what that verse means and how to liken it unto myself. The characteristics taken from this verse of scripture and enlarged upon in "Habits of Holy Men" are a step-by-step approach to becoming holy: be submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, as a child: clean, innocent, and trusting. I first read Habits of Holy Men as our family was grieving the loss of a loved one following a long illness. We had fasted, prayed, and pleaded with the Lord for her recovery and His answer was that it was not to be. The habits described here are exactly the qualities we have needed to bring comfort and peace. I'm grateful to the authors for their inspiration, for the understanding and expansion of that particular verse of scripture, and for the blessing reading this book has been to me.
I thoroughly appreciated the insights gained in reading this book. I have long been impressed and intrigued by Mosiah 3:19 ("For the natural man is an enemy to God...") and feel I now understand much better what that verse means and how to liken it unto myself. The characteristics listed in "Habits of Holy Men" as found in Mosiah 3:19 are a step-by-step approach to becoming holy: be submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, as a child: clean, innocent, and trusting. I first read Habits of Holy Men as our family was grieving the loss of a loved one following a long illness. We had fasted, prayed, and pleaded with the Lord for her recovery, and His answer was that it was not to be. The habits described here are exactly the qualities we have needed to bring comfort and peace. I'm grateful to the authors for their inspiration, for the understanding and expansion of Mosiah 3:19, and for the blessing reading this book has been to me.
A quick read but with a lot of good points to make one think and encourages making changes to our habits so they the become a part of who we are.
GREAT BOOK! Clear and sensible. I think it establishes a higher bar with suggestions "how to do it". My wife wants to read it now.
Wonderful book! Inspiring! I’m reading it a second time so I can get an in depth understanding, before putting into practice the true principles contained therein
This book is geared towards men but is great for everyone. Each chapter discusses different aspects of holiness and gives suggestions on how to achieve them. It is written in simple to understand language and backed up by scriptural references.
I really loved this book. It is short (only 73 pages on Bookshelf), but jam-packed with great information that is readily applied. These same principles also apply to women so I would encourage women to also read this book. The authors not only use scriptural references/stories in illustrating the gospel principles discussed, but also share relevant stories from their own lives to give further examples of how we can apply these principles. The chapters are short and concise - Practice Holiness, Put Off the Natural Man, Be Submissive, Be Meek, Be Humble, Be Patient, Be Full of Love, and Be as a Child - and give valuable insights - some of which I hadn't thought of before. I think this book is beautifully written and hopeful, not preachy but straightforward in its presentation. It is a very uplifting read that will give you hope that with daily practice we can all become more holy little by little. Thank you Brothers Staheli and Newell for writing this book!
What a great book! This is the perfect Father's Day gift. I love the breakdown of the chapters in this book. The Author's have kept the concepts simple and added scripture with modern day life experiences that bring great meaning to the Holiness that we are all striving for. This book is one that can be reread many times and you can get something new every time you enjoy and share it.
I had my husband read this book with me since it's directed more towards men, but is a good reminder of what we all need to focus on. We were impressed with the amount of stories and examples they included. Each chapter focuses on a different charactaristic that reminds us of President Hinley's "B's". We also loved the chapter on Practicing Holiness as the authors discuss that holiness is a spirtual skill that must be cultivated.
Here are some of our favorite items: The analogy of the castle keep as compared to "keep"ing the commandments. Greatness is measured by meekness. Priesthood was given to men to teach them submissiveness.
Overall we enjoyed the book and the good reminders of what we all should be working towards. It was a quick read with good stories and examples for each chapter.
The authors have effectively interwoven scriptures and relatable examples in a way that helped me ponder and apply these Christlike attributes in new and meaningful ways. Becoming Holy, like Christ, requires holy thinking and consistently doing, (habits), so the Lord can make us new men, in His image; submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, even as a child. An engaging, Spirit filled read and wonderfully beneficial for family council discussions.
Habits of Holy Men – a perfect book for Father’s Day! For the wonderful men who are striving to live happy, consecrated, devoted lives in your life and for the women who are supporting, nurturing, and loving them along the way.
Habits of Holy Men teaches us basic principles that we can put into practice to become more holy. Think of King Benjamin’s council in Mosiah 3:19 and then read how Habits of Holy Men’s authors (Newell and Staheli) teach us, through personal experience and scriptural references, how to become better saints. “Holiness is a devoted way of life that reflects obedience to the commandments of God and a sincere desire to subject your will to his” (Habits of Holy Men, Newell and Staheli, 23). As you read through these ‘Habits of Holiness’ you will recognize familiar ways to come closer to the Savior and the invitation to be more like him. You will feel the spirit encouraging you to dig a little deeper into how you can incorporate these habits more fully into your life. This book is uplifting and will help all men, and women, have a greater desire to become more holy.
A self improvement and reference book for those who are seeking harmony with God.
In this world of confusion and turmoil it is good to have a foundation of truth. "Habits of Holy Men" show the way to live a life in peace and joy as we submit to God's will and practice the habits of holiness.
Thank you for sparking a desire to continue pressing forward by writing this motivational book.
A very important gospel doctrine teaches that "Every person receives again in the Restoration the characteristics and attributes acquired in mortality." (Alma 41) What better characteristics should we strive to learn during mortality than the 'Habits of Holy Men', which are actually the attributes of Christ. And we are to strive to become like Christ. I am so grateful for the opportunity to read this book, an easy read as has been stated. But it is very thought provoking and instructional, filled with great practical lessons, quotes from the brethren, and insight from which we can learn. Speaking of gratitude, a closing quote states: "....gratitude is a good place to start. Be sincerely grateful, and more holiness will come into your life." Another vastly important teaching for us all is we must not be hard on ourselves, but also see ourselves as God sees us, just like we are trying to view others. Every man and woman needs to read this book!!!!
I often find that a concept can truly be better understood when shown through example, rather than just verbal definition or explanation. This delightful book is full of examples of people exhibiting the different attributes of holiness. From the Savior, to living prophets and apostles, to scriptural accounts, to historical figures and plenty of 'everyday people' - the attributes of holiness are shared with gentle encouragement. I was touched by Elder D. Todd Christofferson's October 2017 general conference address when he observed "If we yearn to dwell in Christ and have Him dwell in us, then holiness is what we seek." This wonderful little book could not have come forth at a better time - offering a blueprint for becoming more holy.
I only gave it four stars - because I wish they would have instead titled it "Habits of Holy Men and Women"!
This wasn’t a bad book. It just wasn’t a 4 or 5 star book. It had some good anecdotes to highlight examples of holy men’s attributes including Naaman the leper, Neal A. Maxwell, and the author’s father. The attributes of holy men according to the author include: submissive to God’s will, meek, humble, (though the author’s definition of meek and humble are both submissive to God’s will), patient, and full of charity (God’s love). I especially liked the chapter on patience as it was enlightening (probably because I suffer from a lack of patience). It is a worthy, short, read.