Lessons learned from the life of an apostle

Recently, I received a surprise gift in the mail from a friend: Elder Dallin H. Oaks ' new book, "Life's Lessons Learned: Personal Reflections." I am grateful for the thoughtfulness of my friend, who desires to remain unidentified.

My friend sent me the book, along with a very kind and uplifting note, in appreciation of the thoughts and my testimony contained in a book I had written, which he had just completed. Given some of the subject matter of my book, my friend invited me to pay particular attention to Chapter 16 of Elder Oaks' book, titled "Assigning Reasons to Revelation."

Elder Oaks certainly needs no endorsement of his book from me, nor am I qualified to write a literary review of the book, and I seek to do neither. However, I would like to share a few thoughts on some of the impressions left upon me by Elder Oaks in his book.

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