The earth's most vital and valuable resource, regardless of a region's riches or climate, is water. Water gives life. Without it, survival becomes impossible.
Likewise, water is essential to our spiritual survival. But the type of water that nourishes our spirits and promises salvation is not one of the earth's natural resources. It is living water from the author of eternal life, the Savior Jesus Christ.
In Living Waters, author Brent Top shares with readers a sampling of stories, lessons, and insights from the Savior's mortal ministry that will bring us closer to the source of living water and help us apply gospel principles in our modern lives.
Using his ample experience as a father, husband, teacher, and gospel scholar, Brother Top retells a handful of important parables and teachings from Jesus' life, then applies them to our own latter-day circumstances. Readers will gain an increased understanding of Jesus' instructions to Martha and Mary, his cursing of the barren fig tree, and his admonition to take up the cross and follow him.
Cultural and historical background, coupled with counsel from modern prophets, help to identify practical guidelines for living a life that is spiritually rich and joyful.
Through the stories and examples in this book, Brother Top demonstrates that the Savior's life and teachings continue, as an ever-flowing spring or constant well of water, to give life, to heal, and to bless the spiritually parched-those that 'hunger and thirst after righteousness.' It is in Him, the 'fountain of living waters,' that we find true and lasting refreshment.