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If Life Were Easy, It Wouldn't Be Hard [Kindle Edition]

Sheri Dew
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Give someone a lift! Following a series of misadventures trying to get to Nauvoo on an airplane with several nieces and nephews, Sheri Dew writes that she was ready to scrap the trip and just go home. A simple statement by her niece restored her perspective: "Aunt Sheri, if life were easy, it wouldn't be hard." The fact is, life is hard — but that's okay. If we learn to turn to the Lord, he can make our burdens light. Distinguishing between burdens (the stuff mortality throws at us) and baggage (the junk we elect to pick up on our own) can help ease our way. So can a correct understanding of basic principles like charity and chastity. This road map to some basic truths about life will make you feel better — even on hard days!

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Editorial Reviews


 Great book, October 20, 2005

By Barbara

I have received this book and I have already read the first chapter. Great book already. I also like the fact that is has a bookmark and paper cover. I wished all books were like that. I don't have to have a separate book mark and I don't have to fight with the cover. The topic and context are great.

Get one for yourself . . ., February 09, 2006
By Stephanie

. . . then for all your friends and family members. Among other things, this book contains the most in-depth discussion on charity that I've ever read. I keep re-reading the entire book, because it makes me want to be a better person. I agree with Jason; Sheri Dew's done it again.

Another Great Book..., April 13, 2009
By D Shaune

This is another great book from Sheri Dew. She is definitely a talented writer who is inspired by the Spirit. She weaves her own personality and views into a book that is centered on doctrine and gospel principles. I was truly uplifted by this book. I was called to give a talk in sacrament around the time that I picked this book up to read. My talk was greatly enhanced by the insights I gained while reading this book. Well worth my time and money!

What a great teaching and learning tool., April 24, 2006
By Marilyn

I do a lot of driving and have jumped right into books on disk. I had listened mostly to fictional materials and then I was given If Life Were Easy and I was so excited about the lessons I was hearing and how they would and could work in my life. I keep the disks in my car and relisten to them so that I can remember those things I know I should have known myself. I also bought the book so that could study the materials.

About the Author

Sheri Dew graduated from Brigham Young University. She served as second counselor in the general Relief Society from 1997 to 2002. In March 2003 the White House appointed her a member of the U.S. Delegation to the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations. She is also the author of the biographies of President Gordon B. Hinckley and President Ezra Taft Benson and the inspirational book No Doubt About It

Product Details

  • File Size: 228 KB
  • Print Length: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Deseret Book (January 27, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003772KAQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,954 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A short, easy read that will brighen your day! July 18, 2007
This is the only book I have read from this author, but I was pleasantly surprised. My wife loves this book and I passed it off as a girly book. I found Sheri to be not only thought-provoking, but very genuine.
This is one of my top five favorite books. It changed my thinking about alot of things in my life. I particularly enjoyed the following excerpts within the book:
"Our mortal experience is designed to test what we really care about, what we really believe, what we really want to become, and how we really feel about our Father and His Son." Quoting Thomas Paine, "...the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly." "When we cast our burden upon the Lord, He sustains us either by helping us carry the burden or by ridding us of it entirely." There are many, many, more. This is a must read for anyone wanting to improve their life.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great uplifting book April 23, 2007
I bought the audiobook and found it to be a great uplifting listen. Sheri Dew, CEO of Deseret Book and also a previous member of the leadership in a world-wide religious womens organization, does a great job at sharing experiences on how to reduce trials in our lives and how to find joy in those trials that are out of our control.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book February 3, 2014
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I love Sheri Dew and she did a great job on this book also. Keep her books in stock and I will be buying more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars More stories June 16, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Less scripture would have been more to my liking. There were some decent pearls suitable for sacrament talks. A wee over priced for Kindle.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting reading! February 16, 2013
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This book was on my daughter's wish list so I know she was interested in it. I have not read it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A "must have" in your lds book collection! May 31, 2010
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Sheri Dew is an amazing writer and she does an incredible job reminding the reader of their infinite worth to the Savior.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book to uplift ones self May 31, 2014
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good read -- interesting stories. I grateful I purchased this book -- It has given me insight to other peoples ways of overcoming hardship, which we all face at one time or another.
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