For our family, this weekend is being spent listening to our church's semi-annual General Conference. It's a favourite time for me because I love to hear the encouraging spiritual messages that are shared with us by our church leaders.
One of my favourite things about the talks given at conference are the stories shared. I love the way that they help me to visualize and to apply gospel teachings. The talks given at every General Conference are recorded and an archive of them from 1971 and later are available to read or watch or listen to online.
Deseret Book has recently published a book called It Is Better to Look Up: Life Experiences Shared From the Pulpit that features stories from past and present members of the First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Quorum of the Seventy, presiding bishopric, general Relief Society presidency, general Young Women presidency, and general Primary presidency..
It is a nice collection of inspirational stories and beautiful photography. There is also a scripture to go along with each story's message.
I love the layout of the book, with beautiful borders, photography, and sprawling quotes over the beautiful images. This hardcover book would be a beautiful one to display or have sitting out in the living room.
This book is the same size and style as Consider the Blessings (a collection of stories shared by our prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, that I shared here about a year ago.
Royalty proceeds from this book will benefit the Church's General Missionary Fund.
Disclosure: I received this book for review purposes, from Deseret Book. As always, all opinions shared here are completely my own!