This month’s LDS Living Book Club selection is Insights from a Prophet's Life: Russell M. Nelson by Sheri Dew. Insights is a compilation of stories from President Nelson’s’ life starting from his childhood, and following him all the way to his current time as the prophet of the Lord. Included in the book are fascinating photographs from President Nelson’s childhood, young family years, educational milestones, friendships, and church ministry. These photographs help us see President Nelson’s life as a visual progression and how the Lord has prepared him from a young age to be the prophet.
As a special giveaway, our LDS Living Book Club is giving away three copies of Insights, signed by President Nelson himself! For more details about how to enter, go to the LDS Living Book Club Instagram page.
In a recent episode of the LDS Living podcast, “All In”, Sheri Dew discussed her experience writing biographies for previous Presidents of the Church and how that has blessed her life. When asked the question, “Why is it important for us as members of the Church to study the lives of the prophets?” Sheri answered, “We learn from a prophet two ways it seems to me. And one of those is by what they say. They teach. They declare doctrine. They bare witness of Christ... But we also learn by what they do.”
We are so excited to learn more about President Nelson this month! Separated into four sections, weekly reading schedules will be posted along with additional stories and information about the prophet’s life.
"The attempt of this book is not only to highlight signal events in President Nelson's life... but, in particular, to examine major episodes from the life on the living prophet and extract the insights embedded in them." – Sheri Dew
Read more inspiring and incredible stories from President Russell M. Nelson’s life as a surgeon, husband, father, apostle, and prophet in Sheri Dew’s brand-new book, Insights from a Prophet’s Life: Russell M. Nelson. Find it at Deseret Book stores or on deseretbook.com