Friday, May 17, 2013

21 Principles by Richard G. Scott

21 Principles: Divine Truths to Help You Live by the Spirit by Richard G. Scott
"As you seek spiritual knowledge, search for principles," counsels Elder Richard G. Scott. "Principles are concentrated truth, packaged for application to a wide variety of circumstances."In this exciting book, Elder Scott offers 21 principles distilled from his life experiences. These "concentrated truths" will help you understand more fully how to be guided by the Spirit. Elder Scott's brief explanations open the way for your own discovery and exploration."I bear witness that Jesus Christ knows you personally," Elder Scott writes. "He will provide answers to every difficult problem in your life as you trust Him and do all you can to understand and apply His doctrine and strive to live by the Spirit." 21 Principles will be a valuable tool in that quest." (deseret book summary)

This is short book written by Richard G. Scott. Each chapter is introduced by a statement about how we can live closer to the spirit. The statement is then discussed in a short essay by Elder Scott. I liked the fact that he shared several personal stories and wished he had applied more stories to the principles he discussed in the book. In particular I enjoyed learning that Elder Scott was a painter and how that enriched his life. In fact, the painting on the cover is his work, which I thought was pretty cool. So, this is a quick read that would be easy to break down into little lessons, devotionals, or study topics.

One of my goals this year was to read a wider variety of books and so when Shadow Mountain offered me a review copy I decided to go for it. It was nice to read something different.

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