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21 Principles: Divine Truths to Help You Live by the Spirit [Kindle Edition]

Richard G. Scott
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Book Description

In 21 Principles, Elder Scott encourages us to search for true principles as we seek spiritual knowledge, explaining that principles are concentrated truth, packaged for application to a wide variety of circumstances. He teaches that, as we resolutely follow correct principles, we forge a strength of character that will be a resource in times of need. True principles make decisions clear even under the most confusing of circumstances. Elder Scott testifies that it is worth great effort to organize the truth we gather into simple statements of principle. In this short book he describes 21 principles he has identified through his study of the gospel and his experiences, hoping to assist readers in their gospel study and their search for principles to apply in their lives. 21 Principles is accessible, profound, and immensely practical.

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About the Author

Elder Richard G. Scott was called as a General Authority in 1977 and was sustained as a member of the Quorum of Twelve in October 1988. Elder Scott received a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering and completed post-graduate work in nuclear engineering. Prior to his call as a General Authority, he served as president of the Argentina North Mission and as a regional representative. He and his wife, the late Jeanene Watkins Scott, are the parents of seven children. ional representative. He and his wife, the

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  • File Size: 846 KB
  • Print Length: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Deseret Book (May 1, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars POWERFUL! May 1, 2013
This book is so POWERFUL!

Elder Scott teaches:
"As you seek spiritual knowledge, search for principles. Principles are concentrated truth, packaged for application to a wide variety of circumstances."

Here are a few of the principles taught in the book:

Access personal revelation
Act upon that revelation
Accept God's will
Understand that adversity is a necessary part of life
Hold true to correct principle
Value the sanctity of womanhood

Personal stories help illustrate each principle...
My favorite is the story of where Elder Scott took 100 little circles and wrote a message one word at a time to his wife. Then he scooped them up and put them in an envelope hoping to get a laugh from his wife.

After his wife passed away Elder Scott found these little circles carefully pasted onto a page where the message could be enjoyed over and over again.

You can just feel the love Elder Scott has for his wife.

Each principle if studies and applied will bring you greater happiness.

Elder Scott ends with this powerful testimony:
"I testify that as you are prayerful and seek the guidance of the Spirit, you can identify over a period of time important things the Lord wants you to accomplish....There may be some challenging growth experiences and some sadness, but your life will be crowned with success and joy."

A truly wonderful book!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written guidance September 20, 2013
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I am really enjoying this book. The 21 principles are each discussed in one or two pages, clear to understand, and give one a lot on which to reflect. As each principle is covered in about two pages, it is easy and pleasant to read one at a time and then reflect upon it. I'm not reading them in order; it can be read in any order one likes. I highly recommend, especially for Latter Day Saints. But I think all Christians could benefit (LDS are Christians too).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good latter day saint read September 10, 2013
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Great book for a college student moving away from home. These are good sound principles to keep you grounded on your path to God. Excellent for anyone going through the repentance process.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Words to help me in my life. August 5, 2013
By Ann
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So inspiring.
I need to read it again and again.
How could it not be, coming from a prophet of God?
Thank you president Scott. I want to be a better person.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good September 3, 2013
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This books is a nice, relatively short read with some very good insights. It leaves the reader with a stronger desire to do good and understanding on how to do so.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great guide for understanding our divine roles August 25, 2013
By Dirk
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This book is absolutely wonderful. I love the simple ways in which Elder Scott helps one to understand their true potential for utilizing the Spirit in our lives.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you, Elder Scott May 30, 2013
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It was the right book that came to me at the right time and on its pages, I found answers to questions I've been asking the Lord for months. The principles in this book have the power to change the life of any sincere, thoughtful reader who takes action.

This is one of those rare books that I'll revisit over and over again. I want to breathe it in until it becomes part of me.

This is the spot in the review in which I'd normally pull out a favorite quote or two from the book.
However, this time, the things I've learned feel a little too personal to share with the world. (Evidence of the impact the book has had on me.)

I highly recommend this book to others.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Power Packed With Truth May 22, 2013
Richard G. Scott shares the most important truths he was learned in life in his newest title 21 Truths. each chapter outlines a principle to ponder and adopt. As an artist who often feels the pull of being creative juxtaposed with trying the same things over and over again, I truly appreciated Principle 3 "Repeatedly I have been impressed to learn that to reach a goal never before attained, one must do things never before done." Elder Scott talks about how on a visit to a close friend he was fascinated with his ability to create beauty using brushes, watercolor and paint, and had the impression "Try it." He did just that, and the cover of his book is a print of one of his watercolor paintings. When I noticed the signature on the dust jacket I felt uplifted and encouraged to go out on a limb.

This book is power packed with sound advice and the way to put them it into action in our lives. If applied with prayer and perseverance these principles will set your life on the right course. I would recommend it for a Father's Day gift!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Powerful life experiences with practical application
I like the format of easy to read and ponder principles. I enjoyed being able read a quick principle and then ponder the insightful words of wisdom
Published 25 days ago by John Weaver
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
Great book on heading the voice of the spirit. This book has been an answer to my prayers in many ways. Elder Scott is very down to earth and personable.
Published 29 days ago by Alan M. Gonzalez
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book continue to read it over and over
Published 2 months ago by Deborah Haycock
4.0 out of 5 stars Loads of treasures in this book
I found I had to read this book suspending my "natural" eyes. It is a book that requires a deep desire to understand things spiritual. Read more
Published 5 months ago by V. Ackroyd
5.0 out of 5 stars Great words from a Great Man!
I love how personal this book is. You can tell that these principles are things that have really stuck out in Elder Scott's life. Read more
Published 8 months ago by R. Gunn
5.0 out of 5 stars Great uplifting read!
It is broken into perfect portions that allows for a daily uplifting read. It's a wonderful enhancement to regular spiritual study.
Published 9 months ago by Heidi L Slovacek
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I was looking for
In my studies, I keep coming across the need to identify gospel principles and apply them. Elder Scott has always been someone I've learned from and plan to follow his example as I... Read more
Published 9 months ago by S. Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Lots of things to think about. It is one of those books that help you re-evaluate your life. I really enjoyed it.
Published 11 months ago by Grandma T
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful!
Richard G. Scott repeatedly bears his testimony in His usual sweet strength. His personal experiences help underscore the divinity of these truths & bear out the fact that these... Read more
Published 11 months ago by AmyJoC.
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple truth
Relevant for every day living. Never gets to old to find new ways to strengthen our resolve to increase in righteousness
Published 11 months ago by jppzecuador
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