by Devin Justesen
Devin Justesen is a graduate of Brigham Young University, where he studied English and Business Management. He is a writer, photographer, movie-fanatic, and a lover of street-tacos. He served his mission in Tokyo, Japan.
With it being Easter weekend, and with many of us self-isolating within our homes, we compiled a list of 10 beautiful books that are about the Savior to help celebrate Easter. Scroll through to see more!
What is grace? What difference can grace make in our lives? How does the Savior make His power available to us? And what must we do to gain access to that power? In Amazed by Grace, Sheri Dew discusses each of those important questions, exploring a topic that she describes as being central to the Atonement of Jesus Christ. "The most compelling, most life-changing message of all time," she writes, "is that Jesus Christ has already triumphed over sin, death, hell, temptation, and every kind of misery."
Drawing from beloved scriptural accounts and writing in the lyrical style of Even This, Emily Belle Freeman shares her understanding of how Jesus will meet you where you are, as you are, but He doesn't intend to leave you there. Instead, the Savior offers divine grace to heal wounds and elevate souls.
What kind of life preparation does the Lord give the men He will one day call to be prophet? And what are the lessons to be learned from such a life? From being raised in a home without the foundation of the gospel to the early days of his marriage and the stress of medical school to his last open-heart surgery in China, President Russell M. Nelson took advantage of every opportunity to learn and become more. In Insights from a Prophet's Life, Sheri Dew takes us through the life of President Nelson from childhood to the current day. This unique collection of life experiences is told in short episodes from the purpose of helping readers gain their own personal insights. For if we have much to learn from what a prophet says, surely we have much to learn from how a prophet lives.
In this book, Brother Wilcox uses real-life stories and personal experiences to demonstrate how we can choose to receive Christ's grace more fully. In addition to using Paul's teachings in the Bible, Brother Wilcox draws from the scriptures of the Restoration, the teachings of modern prophets, and sacred hymns to explain complex doctrines in simple and memorable ways. This allows us to understand how a covenant relationship with God and Christ can help us and those we love escape the bondage of addictions. he teaches how through the Holy Ghost—the messenger of grace—God can strengthen and save but also transform us.
In this book, Elder David A. Bednar offers a compelling look at a pattern the Lord uses to bless His people: He works with us on an individual basis, one by one. Demonstrating that pattern as it occurs throughout the scriptures, in the lives of many Church leaders, and in his own ministry, Elder Bednar invites us to open our hearts to the Lord's love. He also teaches that by ministering as the Savior does, one by one, we can be more powerful instruments in His hands to accomplish His purposes.
This beautiful masterpiece, entitled "Come unto Me," was created to boldly testify that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, our Savior, Redeemer, and ultimate Healer. In this powerful five-panel window, viewers discover the prodigal son, the good Samaritan, the woman reaching out to touch the Savior's robe, and many symbolic representations of Christ's life and teachings.
In a compelling invitation to action, the author writes, "How will we as women use the priesthood power we have been endowed with in our homes, communities, and world if we don't know what it is, let alone how to call upon it?" This powerful book will help all members, especially women, more completely understand God's power and take full advantage of the powers, blessings, and privileges available to them in this mortal journey.
Each of us has felt at times that our earnest prayers have fallen on deaf ears. But perhaps it’s our hearing that needs to be checked! Based on Dr. Lynne Wilson’s popular Education Week class, this book teaches us how to understand the principles of revelation, discern the influence of the Spirit, and find the answers we are seeking. After all, heaven is truly just a prayer away.
Travel back in time to the world of the New Testament with two experienced teachers, David J. Ridges and Dr. Taylor Halverson. Designed for students and teachers of the scriptures, this commentary explains the cultural and historical background of many influential New Testament events to highlight the Savior’s inspired methods of teaching. Learn from His example to bless your family and friends as you sit at the feet of the Master Teacher.
Beloved writer and speaker Emily Freeman seeks to help each of us find the peace that comes through the Savior. Sometimes you just need a place to start, a reminder of how near the Lord is—a little bit of hope. Combining her two best-selling books 21 Days Closer to Christ and Becoming His into one engaging new volume, Emily Freeman first invites us on a 21-day journey toward a closer relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. She then outlines a twelve-month path of discipleship divided into individual areas of focus, each containing invitations for personal growth, inspired counsel from prophets and apostles, and suggested scriptures to help us focus our efforts. As you draw closer to Christ, you'll discover ways that He can refresh you spiritually, strengthen you in the face of adversity, and help you find more joy.
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