What kind of life preparation does the Lord give the men He will one day call to be prophet? And what are the lessons to be learned from such a life?
"Each prophet's mortal schooling is singular," writes author Sheri Dew. "In studying a prophet's life, we see how the Lord molds, prepares, and tutors a man so that at the appointed hour, he is able, worthy, and ready to be His mouthpiece and to lead His people."
Insights from a Prophet's Life offers a candid view of President Russell M. Nelson, the seventeenth President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, from childhood to the current day. More than a biography, this landmark volume invites readers to experience President Nelson's life through dozens of brief vignettes and hundreds of photographs. Each episode highlights an important lesson; taken together, they weave a captivating story of a man prepared in a unique way to lead the Church in our day.
"The attempt of this book," the author writes, "is not only to highlight signal events in President Nelson's life . . . but, in particular, to examine major episodes from the life of the living prophet and extract the insights embedded in them. Some of these episodes in President Nelson's life took place in a matter of minutes or hours; others spanned several years. I selected each episode either because he learned something or because we can learn something from him, or both. . . . Impressions, thoughts, learnings, and insights will vary with each person. Personal revelation is just that—personal. That you will learn from President Russell M. Nelson's life, though, is a given. It is certain."
|Audiobook Narrator||Bruce Lindsay|
|Audiobook Runtime||Approximately 9 hrs.|
|Published||Deseret Book 2019|
Wow. I was overcome with the spirit testifying of the Prophet's reality and call several times throughout this well written book. So good!
What an inspiring, remarkable journey! And told in the most engaging and personal manner. Sheri Dee has done a fantastic job at capturing the spirit, energy, and love of this remarkable leader of the Church of Jesus Christ. I feel like I know him personally now. Thank you Sister Dew!
This is a great book to read or listen to.
I just finished the audio recording of this book and I can’t even describe how I feel inside! I have so much more love and respect for what the prophet has been through, has done, and what he continues to do. It is amazing to me to see how Jesus Christ molded this man into his instrument. He is a true example of Christ and I am inspired to be a better person! Thank you Sheri Dew! You are so talented!
DEFINITELY would recommend this book to everyone!! I truly am thankful for latter-day prophets and for the example President Nelson has set. Just a tiny glimpse of this wonderful mans life and he truly is amazing. I sustain our prophet.
I, like many, knew very few of the anecdotes presented in this book. I loved learning about the prophet’s marriages and his ability to receive revelation. This book was a gem!!
I appreciate both Sheri Dew and Pres Nelson’s idea to write his biography in such a way that it provides us lessons and principles learned from experiences in his life. I appreciated noticing that he had his own way of finding solutions and receiving revelation. He dances to the beat of his own drum, he doesn’t do things because of convention or tradition. He finds his truth and stands his ground. Learning of the heartache he experienced in his personal life certainly has made me admire him even more. What a wonderful man and I’m glad he leads the church at this time and I can’t wait for more changes!
I listened to the audio version and loved it.
Relateable, enjoyable, uplifting, and powerful.
We read/listened to this for our bookclub and everyone loved it which greatly increased our love and respect for this prophet! Very interesting, inspiring, and life changing! I actually listened to it twice. Highly recommend.
This book was so delightful and inspiring. What a brilliant and faithful man in so many large and small ways. Highly recommend this!
Very well written. So inspiring to read about all the wonderful things one man accomplish in a lifetime. Love President Nelson.
So good that I’ve listened to it twice now!! Worth every moment spent and confirmed to me that he was meant to be the prophet at this time!! What an amazing life he has lived!!
The insights and the way this was lived and written made me think and explore how I can be better. I think his life is summed up by his quote, " The Lord likes effort" this book leaves me wanting to make more effort!
I learned so much from this book! Not only about president Nelson, but about how I should live my life also. What an amazing example this man is to all of us! Thank you Sheri Dew for capturing his life and personality perfectly.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book about President Nelson. I didn't feel like I knew much about him, so this book was helpful at introducing me to the man who became a prophet.
Insights into President Nelson's life has further solidified my testimony that he is a prophet of God! It has helped me to know that by simple things we do to turn to God, He can inspire us in ways that can bring the power of God into our lives. Sheri Dew makes it very enjoyable to dive into this book, and make it feel like you where right there with President Nelson, learning life with him.
I liked very much, full of personal experiences from Pres. Nelson
I absolutely love our prophet, I have such a deeper respect for him after reading this. Sheri Dew has done it again!