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Yearning for the Living God: Reflections from the Life of F. Enzio Busche Hardcover – April 1, 2004
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F. Enzio Busche was born in Germany in 1930, three years before Adolph Hitler's rise to power. When World War II began, he was still a young boy, sheltered by the love of his parents. When the war ended, he was a prisoner of war, having been drafted into the German army at age fourteen.
The war left Enzio in a state of melancholy and full of questions: Who is man? Is there a God? What is the purpose of life? What happens after death?
To find the answers to his questions, Enzio made a commitment to go to the ends of the earth in search of the Living God. In time, he found what he was yearning for.
Today, he has literally traveled the world over as a member of the First Quorum of Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He has spoken in forty-one countries of the world, including eighteen that were part of the Eastern Bloc. He has visited and spoken in seventeen Islamic cities, forty-four states of the United States, seven provinces of Canada, and eighty cities in his homeland of Germany. On more than four thousand different occasions, he has stood as a witness of truth, always bearing testimony of a loving Heavenly Father and his Son, Jesus Christ.
In both his spiritual search for truth and his later travels as a respresentative of the gospel of Jesus Christ, Elder F. Enzio Busche has beheld many extraordinary events. "Yearning for the Living God" is a collection of Elder Busche's reflections on those events and an account of the life-changing awakening that can come to all who search for truth is this world.
About the Author
Elder F. Enzio Busche is an emeritus member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was sustained a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy on October 1, 1977, at the age of forty-seven. He has also served as president of the Germany Munich Mission and president of the Frankfurt Germany Temple. He and his wife, Jutta, are the parents of four children and the grandparents of nineteen.
Tracie A. Lamb comes from the small rural town of Manila, Utah. She graduated from Weber State College and served in the Germany Munich Mission while Elder F. Enzio Busche was mission president there. She received a Master's degree from Arizona State University and then taught English in Seoul, Korea, for three years. She teaches English as a second language and lives with her husband and two daughters in Auburn, Washington.
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The first ten chapters of the book give the narrative of his conversion and early membership in the Church. As a young father, I found chapter nine ("Raising a Family") particularly insightful in showing how love, respect, and being prepared for inspiration can help us lead our children in good directions. Several of the later chapters are dedicated to recounting spiritual experiences that others shared with Elder Busche, and many of these reminded me that I often aim too low in my spiritual expectations. An example of this is in chapter fourteen, in which a woman visiting Salt Lake City from Eastern Europe tells Elder Busche, "Can you imagine? I have found people in Salt Lake City who have never seen an angel."
Almost every chapter of this book, especially once I reached the beginning of Elder Busche's spiritual life in chapter four, left me pondering how I could reorient my life towards God and draw closer to Him.
Another excellent spiritual memoir by a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is An Abundant Life: The Memoirs of Hugh B. Brown, edited by Edwin Firmage.