Books share teachings of President Monson, President Packer

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  • dustman Gallup, NM
    Sept. 30, 2013 4:46 p.m.

    I wish President Monson would reference faith promoting times he's had as a prophet. I would hope that he has some. The gospel of Jesus Christ is about progressing. We share from experiences we learned as kids, from experiences we learned from in the mission field, and the experiences of being married and having kids and the things we've learned. My mission isn't the only source of goodness in my life.

  • m.g. scott clearfield, UT
    Sept. 30, 2013 9:14 a.m.

    I also note that many of President Monsons stories and experiences that he references are about the time when he was a Bishop in his early 20s. Even after all of the years of service as a General Authority, he still looks back on those days as some of his most important experiences and teaching moments. Because of that example I like to use my missionary experiences as teaching tools, even though that was some 30 years ago when I served.

  • Gildas LOGAN, UT
    Sept. 30, 2013 8:52 a.m.

    One thing I like about President Monson's talks is that he draws from his own experiences.

    Talks tend to be much more interesting when a speaker relates the principles taught to THEIR OWN experiential observations as relevant anecdotes.

    Heber J Grant said it this way:

    It is admitted that statements of personal experiences, spoken or written,carry more force and make a more lasting impression on the minds of hearers and readers than can be made in any other way.

    Heber J Grant: Gospel Standards. Introductory page of Book Four. An Improvement Era Publication 1969