The nonagenarian president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offers young adults optimistic, down-to-earth advice in this inspirational gift book. In short chapters that are especially directed at teens, Hinckley presents "nine suggestions gleaned from more than nine decades of living": young people should be grateful, smart, involved, clean, true, positive, humble, still and prayerful. The tone will be familiar to those who enjoyed Hinckley's 2000 book Standing for Something: Ten Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes; even the virtues themselves are very similar. As before, Hinckley shares simple but meaningful stories from his own life, concentrating mostly here on anecdotes from his childhood on a fruit farm. Although Hinckley's chief role is as a Mormon prophet, his folksy advice is virtually indistinguishable from that found in other Christian self-help books: he lauds Jesus Christ as "the Savior, who is the perfect example in all things," discusses the importance of not taking the Lord's name in vain and argues for daily prayer. He also adopts conservative stands on social issues, eschewing pornography, tattoos, drugs and premarital sex. Some readers may wish for more, since the book feels a bit thin on the ground; young women, also, may wish that Hinckley had more consistently employed gender-inclusive language. In all, however, this heartfelt, homespun primer on spiritual values is well crafted for its intended audience of young Christians, Mormon or otherwise.
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Hinckley is not just the 50th president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; he's also a best-selling inspirational writer who hopes to continue his streak with this book for young adults and their parents.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Perfect solutions for today's problems. It was good advice then and it is good advice now. It is the answer for today's youth.Published 3 months ago by pakabear
I love this book. I will buy one for each of my 15 grandchildren.Published 4 months ago by Pen Name
Every young person should read this book for it helps to form one's characterPublished 6 months ago by Visa
Great Book - simple ways to make your life better and more fulfilling. Direct and to the point so you don't spend unnecessary time figuring out what the point is. Read morePublished 15 months ago by J. GOLDADE
This is one of the best book, wrote by a Prophet of God. How can anyone compare the writing to a prophet? Great easy and fast read to keep you on track to success.Published 17 months ago by RJ
The book itself is great. Had a lot of drawings inside of it and notes to self that I didn't appreciate. However, I got what I paid for.Published 21 months ago by Mackenzie Mariluch
The words of this book are a comfort and a warning. They tell you of the marvels of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Esteban