Friday, July 20, 2012

The Earth Shall Teach Thee

The Earth Shall Teach Thee
By Boyd K. Packer
Religious Studies Center, 2012. 181 pgs. Biography

Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, shares a collection of his artwork, along with stories of his life, and the lessons that he has learned from nature, affirming that the relationship between the soul and nature has an effect upon our happiness. Throughout his life, he has done drawings, paintings, carvings, and more, including beautiful carvings of pioneer settings to adorn his family's mantel, numerous drawings, paintings and sculptures of birds, and illustrations from teaching manuals and books he has authored. He shares illustrations that he has used in teaching, as well as the stories that inspired them (such as pictures to illustrate Jesus Christ's parables)

This book was quite enjoyable for those who are interested in nature, artwork, or personal histories. There's quite a bit of humor sprinkled throughout the book, and the stories and artwork provide an intimate look into President Packer's life and his heart. Beautiful just to flip through but also interesting if you take the time to read the accompanying text, this is a great coffee table book.


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