Classics from James E. Faust by Faust

Classics from James E. Faust

byFaust, James E.

Kobo ebook | December 15, 2009

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Included in this bundle:

Finding Light in a Dark World

Reach Up for the Light

To Reach Even Unto You

Stories from My Life

Christmas and the Good Diary

 

Finding Light in a Dark World

"We challenge the powers of darkness," says James E. Faust, second counselor in the First Presidency of the Church, "when we speak of the perfect life of the Savior and of his sublime work for all mankind through the Atonement. This supernal gift permits us, through repentance, to break away from Satan's grasping tentacles."

Filled with timely counsel, this collection of President Faust's insightful addresses teaches us how to challenge the world's darkness by radiating the light of the gospel. In the first five chapters, President Faust offers his testimony-building witness of Jesus Christ, the Light of the world. Five more chapters teach the illuminating power of example. And in six final chapters, President Faust urges families to seek the light of the gospel and "make our homes stronger so that they will stand as sanctuaries against the unwholesome, pervasive moral dry rot around us." In this book, President Faust, known for his wise, practical counsel, addresses these topics and more:

  • Healing a broken heart
  • Overcoming sin and weakness
  • Finding meaning in tragedy
  • "Tuning in" to the still, small voice
  • Bringing up children in light and truth
  • Cultivating an attitude of gratitude

President Faust's optimistic, faith-filled messages inspire and motivate us. He pleads, "In our constantly changing world, may we continually cling to those things that do not change: to prayer, to faith, to saving covenants, to love of families, and to brotherhood." And to members of the Church who are doing their best to follow the voice of the Spirit, President Faust offers comfort: "I believe that unseen spiritual hosts tend you as you seek to do the will of the Lord. Remember the words of Elisha: 'They that be with us are more than they that be with them' (2 Kings 6:16)."

 

Reach Up for the Light

The dignity of self is greatly enhanced by looking upward in the search for holiness. Like giant trees, we should reach up for the light....It is the source of inner strength and peace.

So writes Elder James E. Faust in his new book Reach Up for the Light. In this compilation of addresses, Elder Faust focuses his thoughts on reaching for the eternal blessings the Spirit brings through the light of Christ and presents ways to accomplish the essentials of attaining exaltation little by little.

 

To Reach Even Unto You

Important as programs, meetings, and statistics are in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, they are not the main reasons for the existence of the organization. The ultimate goal of the Church, the one to which all programs and meetings point, is that of "reaching the one," reaching into the heart of each individual member.

To Reach Even Unto You deals with many aspects of this most important goal. It provides insight and advice on reaching family members, associates, and oneself.

"As we plan to reach, involve, and serve the one," says Elder James E. Faust of the Council of the Twelve, "the principles to be kept before us . . . are the commandments of the Savior, of loving and serving God, and loving and serving our fellowman." Elder Faust's own experience in working with the Saints at all levels of Church activity has given him an extra sensitivity in implementing these two great commandments. He shares this sensitivity with the reader in stories, examples, and timely counsel.

Unless each individual has his own personal testimony and conviction of the truth of the gospel, there is no purpose to any of the programs and activities offered by the Church. But as each member strives to reach into the lives of the important individuals within his sphere of influence, everything within the Church takes on new meaning and greater significance. To Reach Even Unto You helps point the way.

 

Stories from My Life

President James E. Faust is known for his ability to use stories effectively in teaching gospel principles. His warmth and down-to-earth approach to life are illustrated in these familiar and famous stories. Among the classic stories included are President Faust's touching experience shepherding a lost lamb and an account of the lesson he learned in forgiveness when a fellow lawyer apparently reneged on a promise.

Each story and personal experience identifies vital and practical principles we all desire to master, such as: honesty, courage, gratitude, tithing, Sabbath observance, patriarchal blessings, the power of prayer, faith, repentance, forgiveness, and dealing with adversity.

You'll come to admire and love President Faust's remarkable character through these touching and unforgettable stories from the life of a servant of the Lord.

Stories from My Life is an ideal family night and classroom resource featuring a treasure trove of stories to enrich talks and lessons.

 

Christmas and the Good Diary

Christmas was tough one year for the Card family because of the Depression, but somehow their parents managed to scrape up a few things for the children's stockings - a comb, a pair of socks, some colorful hard-tack candy. As the eight siblings were reveling in the feelings of love and excitement in the room, their father opened a small, plainly wrapped gift. Inside was a Boy Scout diary kept by one of his sons, Brigham, in 1933, with the initials 'GT' (standing for 'good turn') printed on each day's page. The evidence of his son's faithful, consistent service throughout the year meant more to the father than anything he could have received.

This lovely Christmas booklet by President James E. Faust recounts the tender true story of that unusual gift and reminds us of the joy of serving at Christmastime and always.

Title:Classics from James E. FaustFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:Deseret Book CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1629730343

ISBN - 13:9781629730349

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