What Makes Us Sisters

by Bonnie L. Oscarson

What makes us sisters
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"Sisters take care of each other, watch out for each other, comfort each other, and are there for each other through thick and thin," observes Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women general president.

In this delightful and inspiring book, Sister Oscarson encourages all women to look beyond differences in age, culture, and circumstance in order to better nurture and serve one another. She explains that all women—young or old, married or single, working in an office or running a home—have unique talents and gifts to share. Focusing on the boundless blessings that Latter-day Saint women enjoy, Sister Oscarson urges women throughout the Church to live and inspire others in ways that realize their greatest potential.

About the Author

Bonnie L. Oscarson

BONNIE L. OSCARSON was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She attended Brigham Young University as a young adult and returned thirty-five years later to complete a bachelor's degree. She married Paul Oscarson in 1969 and served with his as he presided over a mission and later a temple, both in Sweden. Sister Oscarson was sustained as the general president of the Young Women in April 2013. She and her husband are the parents of seven and grandparents of twenty-seven.

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Reviews

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(based upon 6 reviews)

A great talk, now accessible as a book!
By , Submitted on 2015-09-09

I loved re-reading such a phenomenal book with thought provoking statements that lead me to the call of action. I really love Bonnie L. Oscarson, and I love that she recognizes that women will and would do well to have a desire to serve each other better and love each other better. As we do so, we will become more unified together as we progress the work of the Lord. We really are errand of angels. So, I am glad I got to brush up on that reminder and apply more meekly and willingly to my life.

What Makes Us Sisters
By , Submitted on 2015-05-08

This book is full of beautiful insights and thoughtful passages of love. Reminding us all that our differences are what makes us special in God's eyes. Who are we to criticize or judge others? I love listening to Sister Oscarson's talks. She has a presence about her that is very inspiring and I can tell that she is a remarkable woman. I truly enjoyed this book.

"We need to care for each other, comfort each other, and [be] there for each other."

"As we look beyond our differences in age, culture, and circumstance to nurture and serve one another, we will be filled with the pure love of Christ..."

Received a hardcover copy in exchange for an honest review.

Adorable & Inspiring
By , Submitted on 2015-05-04

This is an adorable book! I love the covers--both the paper jacket that wraps around with has the adorable photo you see above, but also the red and light blue polka dotted hardback underneath. The photography inside is excellently done, each page artwork in itself. But of course, the best part is the love and encouragement, words originally shared by Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson in a Conference talk. Though all her words and examples can be found elsewhere, I love having her gems in a handy and beautiful book, perfect for a quick spiritual thought for visiting teaching, Young Women's, or Relief Society. It would make a perfect gift for anyone you consider a sister.

A Great Reminder
By , Submitted on 2015-04-23

This is one of those talks adapted to a book that every sister should have! I had forgotten these treasured words just weeks after Bonnie Oscarson delivered them, and I'm glad I was reminded of this valuable message! This is an excellent Mother's Day gift.

What Makes Us Sisters
By , Submitted on 2015-04-22

This book is based on a talk that Bonnie L. Oscarson gave in April 2014 at the General Women's session of conference. It is a short book that discusses the fact that, even though as women we are in different stages of life and have many other differences, we really and truly need each other. She shares small examples of ways we can serve, nurture, teach and reach out to each other. If there are barriers, we are the ones that have created them. She also quotes former Relief Society general president Bonnie D. Parkin when she said, "I invite you to not only love each other more but love each other better."

I enjoyed the artwork, too, especially the picture of three generations of women's hands--a small girl, a mother and a grandmother with the statement, "There is no age barrier when it comes to Christlike service." This is a great book to display or give as a gift as it's a great reminder to us women that we need each other!

A wonderful little book - perfect for gifting!
By , Submitted on 2015-04-14

Sister Bonnie Oscarson has been one of my favorite conference speakers. She is always so insightful and has such loving, kind advice for women. In this little book, What Makes Us Sisters, Sister Oscarson asks all women to look carefully at one another and recognize that, while we are not all the same, we are all sisters in Christ and we all have great potential. It is filled with inspirational pictures. It is a "gift sized" book (measuring 6.5" by 6.5") perfect for giving in a welcome basket, a special friend who needs to be uplifted, or mothers day!

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