We’re With You Summary
“This is your world. The future is in your hands. The outcome is up to you.” With those simple words, President Thomas S. Monson urges a generation of young adult members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to find the best within themselves.
We’re With You: Counsel and Encouragement from Your Brethren is a book packed full of wise life counsel for millennials from the leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including Thomas S. Monson, Henry B. Eyring, Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Russell M. Nelson, Dallin H. Oaks, M. Russell Ballard, Robert D. Hales, Jeffrey R. Holland, David A. Bednar, Quentin L. Cook, D. Todd Christofferson, Neil L. Andersen, Ronald A. Rasband, Gary E. Stevenson, and Dale G. Renlund.
The content in the book is not unique to just this volume (most of the content was taken from talks the Brethren have given elsewhere). However, it is worth the price just to have everything collected in a single book.
With chapters such as ”Applying the Atonement,” ”Uncovering Your Life’s Work,” ”When Blessings Are Delayed,” and many more, the Brethren address issues that are of particular interest and concern to YSA-aged individuals.
We’re With You Review
While the content itself is very applicable to young adults (and everyone for that matter), I am particularly impressed by the way the book’s content was designed to mirror the “snack-sized” bits of content you now find online. People rarely want to pick up a tome filled with long talks or essays that are “heavy” and hard to digest. The internet has trained our minds to process smaller chunks of information more quickly, and the book mirrors this mindset in many respects.
While this impresses me, the layout and design could be improved in my humble opinion. More pull-quotes, including graphics, and other ways to break up the information and make it more easily assimilated would have improved the overall feel of the book.
Overall, this book is well worth the money. After all is said and done, the content is what matters. And this content is very applicable, and very relevant, for the youth of today!
Special note: A big thanks to Heather Olsen, Hilary, Jenna Foote, and Marie Leslie for their helpful reviews on this book as well. And a big thanks to Marie Leslie for the use of her two quote graphics in this post.
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