Thursday, April 26, 2012

Life's Lessons Learned

Life's Lessons Learned
By Dallin H. Oaks
Deseret Book, 2011. 165 pgs. Biography

In a series of short anecdotes, Dallin H. Oaks shares some of the meaningful lesson that he has learned through his family life, professional career, and callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Among others, he shares lessons about submitting to the Lord's will, effective leadership, the difference between sins and mistakes, and the effort it takes to move on after the death of a beloved spouse.

I'd anticipated that this book would be educational; I didn't expect it to be quite as personal as it is, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that it really does give interesting insights into Elder Oaks and revealed his personality. There were funny moments and serious ones, and overall, just about any reader, whether LDS or of another belief system, should be able to find an insight or story he or she connects with in this very interesting collection of stories.


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