Coincidentally, I started reading this book about 2 weeks ago. Then a friend told me the author was on the Today Show this week, so here's the clip, below.
First though....it's a book about a woman who was diagnosed with MS just a month after getting married. It progressed quickly to where she could hardly get out of bed or walk or do much of anything and was understandably, extremely depressed.
Her "spiritual adviser" told her she needed to give a gift a day...usually a small act of service, and it would change her life.
What I find interesting...is this is what the Gospel of Jesus Christ is all about. It's what we are taught every day of our lives through scripture study, through gospel study, through lessons taught at church and home. Yet, this book brings to me the knowledge that not everyone is taught this...not everyone knows this.
Having said that, on the other side of this thought...My grandmother was an atheist, yet she lived a very Christ like life. She just didn't know it. Her life was all about service and helping and giving to others.
But not everyone gets this. I found it interesting reading how the author discovered the joy of giving. My conclusion is this: We are all created in God's image, whether we realize it or not. If we do as He taught, whether we realize it or not, we will be happy.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
I enjoy books with good messages and this book qualifies. However, I have to say that I've had a difficult time processing out some of her language. I've never understood why some people have to use such language. To me, it definitely takes from what they are saying. Perhaps that is why I'm slow at finishing it.
Posted by Grandma Honey at 8:32 PM