Thomas S. Monson Christmas Bundle: 4-in-1 eBook Bundle

Thomas S. Monson Christmas Bundle: 4-in-1 eBook Bundle

by Thomas S. Monson
     
 
In Search of the Christmas Spirit Using his beloved mix of artfully told stories, poetry, and other recollections, President Monson conveys a moving message about the true spirit of Christmas.

Christmas Gifts, Christmas Blessings

President Thomas S. Monson shared the story "Christmas Gifts, Christmas Blessings" as a powerful reminder that it is more important

Overview

In Search of the Christmas Spirit Using his beloved mix of artfully told stories, poetry, and other recollections, President Monson conveys a moving message about the true spirit of Christmas.

Christmas Gifts, Christmas Blessings

President Thomas S. Monson shared the story "Christmas Gifts, Christmas Blessings" as a powerful reminder that it is more important to give than to receive. As we remember this insight during our Christmas season, we will find that Christmas gifts we share truly do become blessings in our lives as well.

Christmas Dress for Ellen

President Thomas S. Monson told the story "A Christmas Dress for Ellen" at the First Presidency Christmas Devotional in 1997, and an adaption of his address was published as a Christmas booklet in 1998. The story was related to President Monson by Marian Jeppson Walker (now deceased) , a daughter of Mary Jeppson, the mother in the story. Sister Walker and her husband, William, also exchanged correspondence about the story with President Monson over the years. Additional details were obtained through correspondence with descendants of George Schow, the mailman who delivered the long-looked-for packages to the Jeppson family on Christmas Eve. In addition to other family members, those descendants include Mark Schow (now deceased) and Gayla Woolf Holt. The help and information from all these family members is acknowledged and appreciated.

The Search for Jesus

In The Search for Jesus President Monson refers to favorite scriptural accounts of those who have sought to know Christ. "The formula for finding Jesus has always been the same: earnest and sincere prayer of a humble and pure heart," he says. He urges all to "undertake a personal search for Jesus," to "prepare time for him in our lives and room for him in our hearts."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609074593
Publisher:
Deseret Book Company
Publication date:
12/12/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
463,553
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

President Thomas S. Monson was set apart as the sixteenth President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in February 2008. He had previously served for twenty-two years in the First Presidency of the Church, after having been a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles since October1963. Five years after his call to the Twelve, he was given a special assignment for the work of the Church in Europe, requiring many visits with members behind the Iron Curtain. He was instrumental in the construction of the Freiberg Germany Temple and in advancing the Lord’s work in other eastern European countries that were part of the communist bloc. He also served as chairman of the Scriptures Publication Committee and supervised the process that resulted in the new editions of the scriptures. His ministry has been characterized by his compassion for the needs of individuals and his gift for one-on-one service. President Monson and his wife, Frances, are the parents of three children, grandparents of eight, and great-grandparents of eight.

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