In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are all teachers. Not only do we have a glorious mandate to "teach all nations" the gospel (Matthew 28:19), we also have numerous charges to "teach one another the doctrine of the kingdom" (D&C 88:77). In formal and informal settings, as parents or leaders or friends, we are constantly teaching and learning.
Not only has the Lord commanded us to teach, but He has taught us what we are to teach and how we are to do it: diligently and by the power of the Spirit. But how do we know if we're "doing it right"? What signs can we watch for that the Spirit is actually present in a teaching setting?
In this insightful companion volume to Hearing the Voice of the Lord, bestselling author Gerald N. Lund brings his decades of experience working in the Church Educational System to the topic of teaching and learning by the Spirit. He discusses common misconceptions, important questions we should ask about our teaching, and the role of the Holy Ghost in the process.
"The Lord has given the responsibility to save His children to teachers," writes Elder Lund. "The charge is clear. It is specific. It is inspiring. And, gratefully, the Lord blesses us greatly when we strive to carry out His will."
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About the Author
Elder Gerald N. Lund received his B.A. and M.S. degrees in sociology from Brigham Young University. He also did extensive graduate work in New Testament studies at Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, California, and studies Hebrew at the University of Judaism in Hollywood, California.
During his thirty-five years in the Church Educational System, the author served as a seminary teacher, an institute teacher and director, a curriculum writer, director of college curriculum, and zone administrator. His Church callings have included serving as stake president, bishop, and teacher. Elder Lund served as a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy from 2002 to 2008.
Elder Lund is a prolific author; his novels include the Work and the Glory series, the Kingdom and the Crown trilogy, Fire of the Covenant, and The Undaunted. He has also written several books on gospel topics, including Hearing the Voice of the Lord and Divine Signatures.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Holy Ghost is integral to teaching. In Tune discusses the facts and fallacies of teaching "by the spirit". Gerald Lund takes a practical and understandable approach discussing the role of the Holy Ghost in effective teaching. I found this book to be very interesting. There were many moments when the ideas presented struck a chord and explained concepts in a way that made sense. Many times in religious instructional books, the way the ideas are presented take time to figure out what the author is explaining. I didn't feel that way about this book. I appreciated the simplicity of the doctrine and writing. This book is a great book for any gospel teacher. That includes primary teachers, seminary teachers, parents, etc. Everyone is a teacher in one form or another. I think that the ideas will help make us better students of the gospel. I am very grateful that I took the time to read this book. I read a chapter each night to ponder the principals. I think it will help me in my learning as well as my teaching.
In Tune by Gerald N. Lund is a book about how the Spirit affects our teaching and our learning. This is a great book for everyone because we are all teachers - whether as a career, as a church calling, or as a parent. And we are all students in multiple settings. I love all the examples that he gives of the Spirit as a teacher in both the scriptures and in the lives of others. He has tons of great stories to help you understand what is happening when people teach and learn by the Spirit. He also spends a lot of time helping you really understand the Holy Ghost himself and his roles which I love! This includes spiritual gifts and how they help with teaching. I love how the book is set up - like a lesson plan. Gerald N. Lund is very organized and moves from point to point building on each concept. He also gives you a summary of what we've learned a little over halfway through the book to help refresh our memories. :-) And one of the best chapters is at the end where he helps us know what we can do to be closer to the Spirit so that we are always in tune to teach. There are so many opportunities for us to teach throughout our lives and being in tune with the Holy Ghost is the best way to do it. I love the examples Gerald Lund gives of parents at home teaching their kids. Because the Spirit can help us with that as well. All the little nudging, promptings, or thoughts we have in raising and teaching our children is the Holy Ghost. And as long as we are worthy to have him with us, he can help us.