Using activities and scriptures, “The Holy Ghost: Discovering Your Extraordinary New Gift” explores different aspects of the third member of the godhead, including how to apply the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Children are baptized and confirmed at age 8 in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “The Holy Ghost” targets those who are about to be or have recently been baptized, though the lessons are applicable to those of any age.
The book is divided into three sections: “Receiving the Holy Ghost,” “Who is the Holy Ghost?” and “How to Use Your Gift.”
Each section has supporting games and activities, including mazes, fill-in-the-blank stories, coloring and drawing pages, along with word puzzles and scriptures to help illustrate the principles. Also, each section has suggestions on how to apply using the gift of the Holy Ghost.
The section “Receiving the Holy Ghost” goes over checklists for baptism preparation and differences between the power of the Holy Ghost and receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost. It also links the baptismal covenants to the sacrament.
Names and purposes of the Holy Ghost, including comfort, warn and protect, testify and teach, sanctify, are shared in the second section, “Who is the Holy Ghost?”
In addition to the activities, there is also a space to write a testimony.
In “How to Use Your Gift,” there are examples of what to do daily, how to recognize the still, small voice, utilizing prayer and exploring the gifts of the spirit.
It’s a nice resource for parents and children to work on together or for others who are learning about this gift.
Author Catherine Christensen is a Brigham Young University graduate and is a current Springville resident, but she has lived in England. Illustrator Jane Delve studied art at the University of Wales and lives in Wales. Christensen and Delve previously collaborated on “Emily’s Perfect Christmas Tree.”
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