5 stars! I first had a subscription to Deseret book Audio books and listened to this book. Immediately I was drawn in - and easily finished it. How much did I enjoy it? Well, I've now bought the book and shared it with several friends. It's short, full of stories and left me changed - left me thinking and doing things a little bit different - better. She has such a wonderful way of just "talking" to you. She is humble, yet strong in her speech. She is truly amazing and I learned so much! One of my favorite Chapters was 8. Below is a quote from that chapter. Enjoy:)
I plan to do this with my family and the sisters I minister to, and a close friend or two:)
i THOUGH IT WAS TIME FOR A LITTLE FUN
Simply stop by their homes each Sunday or Monday for the next 5 weeks
and drop off a little something that goes with the FIRST VISION.
Here are some ideas I had:
1st WEEK - GIVE THEM A BOOKMARK OR LARGER - of the COUNTDOWN - and then something FIRST VISION THEMED
Make Heart Shaped SUGAR COOKIES with the QUOTE CARD:
Eye Spy GAME: Make these easy Golden Plates (one for each member of their family) they can play the game and have a little set of plates to keep) these are made with FIMO clay - no kneading required - I simply cut the square in 4, then trimed each square to a rectangle and used the trimmed off edge as the binding for the book. Now take a sharp knife, press pages indents on the side, squiggles on the top - and bake 20 min.!!! DONE!! - FAST< EASY!!
With the Golden Plates you could leave this QUOTE CARD
Copy a few First Vision ARTICLES or STORIES from February and March New Era's and Ensigns - they are pack full of good ones!!
Give a 5x7 First Vision PICTURE (15 cents at Deseret book!)
TREAT with a QUOTE: Powerades, Spearimint Gum(find at dollar store), Sprite and York Mint candies
Give a CANDLE- representing the Light that Joseph saw exactly over his head, and also the light we feel as we too ask of God and receive light and revelation
Also...You can share your testimony, make cinnamon rolls (for the role Joseph Smith played in bringing about the sweet Retoration), listen to a FIRST VISION PODCAST together, copy Pres. the skies the limit! Have fun:)
I Love Sister Nelson's book - so I am copying them a CHAPTER 8: Take a Question to General Conference - and giving my sisters this to read with the ASK OF GOD QUOTE card!