In "Everyday Savior: Recognizing His Hand in Your Daily Life," author Winn Raleigh works to teach how to recognize the Lord's lessons in the details of daily living, even those that seem inconsequential.
Raleigh, a religious instructor for the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, utilizes the principle found in Moses 6:63 which states that "all things are created and made to bear record of me, both things temporal and things which are spiritual." He begins each chapter with a short personal story that is easily relatable to the general audience. After the story, he quickly shows the connection to a gospel principle using scripture references and quotes from leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The overall theme and message that Raleigh teaches throughout the book is highlighted in the last chapter about a son's baptism, a baby blessing and a sealing of his daughter that all took place in one day. Regardless of the situation or experience, the Lord is willing to teach and bless everyone in their own way and according to their own understanding, Raleigh writes.Comment on this story
Although people may share the same experience, such as a baptism of a family member, we can each learn something different. And if people are too focused on what is going on around them, they may miss the little teaching moments the Savior tries to offer.
"Everyday Savior" is a quick read with short chapters that can be read in nonsequential order. Each chapter title gives insight to the personal story, while the subtitle hints at the lessons or gospel principle learned by the author, thereby allowing the reader to jump back and forth to stories. This book is a great addition to any family who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.