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I believe we have all been created for greater things than we can comprehend, writes Elder Jeffrey R. Holland. But such accomplishments are not achieved by fierce competitiveness, calculated one-up-manship, or cold indifference to others. True greatness will always be predicated upon love, respect, compassion, dignity, prayer, hard work, God. In this collection of memorablI believe we have all been created for greater things than we can comprehend, writes Elder Jeffrey R. Holland. But such accomplishments are not achieved by fierce competitiveness, calculated one-up-manship, or cold indifference to others. True greatness will always be predicated upon love, respect, compassion, dignity, prayer, hard work, God. In this collection of memorable quotations, selected from Elder Holland s talks and devotionals given over the past twenty-eight years, his remarkable insights and words of encouragement particularly to women are paired with inspiring visual images in a beautiful gift book designed to lift and strengthen readers in all walks of life....

Title : Created for Greater Things
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ISBN : 9781606419403
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 156 Pages
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Created for Greater Things Reviews

  • Heather
    2019-05-19 05:07

    Wonderful book! This is a beautiful little quote book of some of Elder Holland's most powerful and important quotes accompanied by beautiful pictures! Here are a few of my favorites:"I believe we have all been created for greater things than we can comprehend (p. 1).""If we constantly focus on the stones in our mortal path, we will almost surely miss the beautiful flower or cool stream provided by a loving Father who outlined our journey (p. 5).""With any major decision there are cautions and considerations to make, but once there has been illumination, beware the temptation to retreat from a good thing. If it was right when you prayed about it and trusted it and lived for it, it is right now (p. 22).""Live the gospel as conspicuously as you can. Keep the covenants your children know you have made. Give priesthood blessings. And bear your testimony! Don't just assume your children on their own will somehow get the drift of your beliefs (p. 70)."We should honor the Savior's declaration to "be of good cheer." Indeed, it seems to me we may be more guilty of breaking that commandment than almost any other (p. 91)!"We must be willing to place all that we have--not just our possessions (they may be the easiest things of all to give up), but also our ambition and pride and stubbornness and vanity--we must place it all on the altar of God, kneel there in silent submission, and willingly walk away (p. 118)."

  • Chelsea Merkley
    2019-05-21 06:51

    This is a sweet book complete with quotes from LDS Scriptures and Elder Jeffrey R. Holland's Talks. I found the book visually beautiful and spiritually enlightening. Enlightening in the way that, it reinforces what I already know and how I feel about the Gospel and life circumstances. Precious reminders of the best gifts we give are through selfless acts of service and love that are free but also so priceless to mankind.

  • Dana
    2019-04-30 08:00

    I received this book free through Goodreads First Reads. I really enjoyed it.The quotes by Elder Holland covered a wide variety of topics. Its great to grab when you only have a few minutes, but want to read something uplifting. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Sara
    2019-05-18 07:11

    Wanted to read this again because it's just nice to read something uplifting.

  • Rachy
    2019-05-17 03:52

    I love Elder J R Holland!

  • Jennifer
    2019-05-15 05:54

    I think what I found difficult about this book is the fact that it is just a series of quotes from talks. Some of my favorite quotes were in there, but I couldn't really see a message to the whole thing. It's hard for me to understand why this was put together. A quick read, but not my cup of tea.

  • Becky
    2019-05-06 00:52

    Very lovely layout. Gorgeous photos & page designs. Inspiring, encouraging, & loving quotes of Elder Holland's.

  • Kim Dennis
    2019-04-26 00:00

    I love Elder Holland!! This book is a collection of his quotes. Something not to be read in one sitting, but read a quote when you need a pick-me-up.

  • Carrie
    2019-05-08 07:03

    Picked this one up from the library, but I am pretty sure I need to buy it. It Is AWESOME. I just love Elder Holland so much! This is one of those books filled with quotes, words of inspiration and wisdom along with some really cool pictures. There are too many wonderful quotes to list here, but two of my favorites are:"I suppose no one is as handsome or as beautiful as he or she wishes, or as brilliant in school or as witty in speech or as wealthy as we would like, but in a world of varied talents and fortunes that we can't always command, i think that makes even more attractive the qualities we CAN command-such qualities as thoughtfulness, patience, a kind word, and true delight in the accomplishment of another. These cost us nothing, and they can mean everything to the one who receives them." Jeffery R. HollandWell said Elder Holland, oh how I love him!"Created for Greater Things" page 101"If for a while the harder you try, the harder it gets, take heart. So it has been with the best people who ever lived." page 35

  • Angie
    2019-05-05 03:50

    This is one that I didn't read from front to back ... flipped through and read quotes totally out of order. I've hit all of them at least once by now and will continue to refer back. Elder Holland is always so good with words. I jot down one or two in each of the letters I write to brothers in the military ... figure they could use something uplifting!One of my favorites ...(no page numbers but it's a little past halfway through the book) "What is the best that lies within us? Of how much are we capable? None of us yet knows. An old Arabic legend tells of a rider finding a spindly sparrow lying on its back in the middle of the road. He dismounted and asked the sparrow why his feet were in the air. Replied the sparrow, 'I heard the heavens were going to fall today.' 'And I suppose you think your puny bird legs can hold up the whole universe?' laughed the horseman. 'Perhaps not," said the sparrow with conviction, 'but one does what one can.'"

  • Alex
    2019-05-02 06:58

    God expects you to have enough faith and determination and enough trust in Him to keep moving, keep living, and keep rejoicing.... in our own individual ways, God takes us to the grove or the mountain or the temple and there shows us the wonder of what His plan is for us. We may not see it as fully as Moses or Nephi or the brother of Jared... but we see as much as we need to see in order to know the Lord's will for us and to know that He loves us beyond mortal comprehension. Fighting through darkness and despair and pleading for the light... is what will keep you going. If for a while the harder you try, the harder it gets, take heart. So it has been with the best people who ever lived. In seeking true peace some of us need to improve what has to be improved, confess what needs to be confessed, forgive what needs to be forgiven, and forget what should be forgotten in order that serenity can come to us.

  • Adrienne
    2019-04-23 03:09

    This collection of quotations from LDS Apostle Jeffrey R. Holland invites readers to step it up in all facets of life--parenting, discipleship, and more. At the same time, the quotations remind readers of Jesus Christ's power and mercy and the help available to those who are striving to live a faith-filled life.While the opening and closing quotations of the book are directed to women, there are lots of nuggets of truth and encouragement that could appeal to men as well. In Elder Holland's typical style, there are tender, humorous, and piercing quotations in the book. This is a nice book to browse or to read straight through.

  • Mary
    2019-05-17 02:16

    Elder Jeffrey R. Holland is one of my personal heroes. He is a gifted leader and was the President of Brigham Young University when I attended. He is now one of the Twelve Apostles in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He is full is wisdom, insight, love, and plain common sense. He is gifted in expressing important topics as a special witness of Christ. This book is a lovely compilation of some of his powerful thoughts accompanied by beautiful photographs. An excellent gift book and also a book to keep on your nightstand to ponder a page at a time.

  • Cheri
    2019-05-12 03:01

    I know your not suppose to have favorites, but Elder Jeffery R. Holland speaks right to my heart, with this small book of quotes. Here is one of my favorite quotes from the book: I suppose it goes without saying that negative speaking so often flows from negative thinking about ourselves. We see our own faults, we speak-or at least think- critically of ourselves, and before long that is how we see everyone and everyting. No sunshine, no roses, no promise of hopee or happiness. Before long we and everybody around us are miserable.

  • Kari
    2019-05-12 00:50

    I love Elder Holland so much! His talks are so eloquent and always help me to understand a truth better than I did before. He is gifted with the use of words and imagery. This book is a small compilation of quotes from different talks that he has given. The art work is as beautiful ans the words are inspiring. This is definitely one I will keep on my night stand for those times that I need a lift. Thanks Pam for giving it to me for my bday!!

  • Kristi
    2019-04-27 00:00

    This is a small gift book with beautiful pictures combined with meaningful quotes. I loved the way the pictures were matched with thoughts - quotations for all situations and all moods. Much helpful advice about life. I did not realize this book was written for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints until I had read it. I think this nice book would be even more meaningful for members of the Mormon church.

  • Kimberly
    2019-04-23 00:59

    Elder Holland is awesome. I always love hearing him speak because his talks tend to hit home with me the most. This little book is perfect. It's full of quotes from Elder Holland with beautiful pictures. Every single quote is spiritual and uplifting, reminding us of our Savior, Jesus Christ. "Created for Greater Things" is wonderful to read when you need a pick-me-up, spiritual boost, or to just read whenever.

  • Ryceejo
    2019-04-27 00:08

    The BEST "mini book" I have read yet. I could spend a day on each page pondering each individual quote. The illustrations, epsecially pg. 144-145 (Scott Sumner --I'm now in love with his work) add tremendously to the thoughts...and they aren't typical fluffy quotes you often see in an inspirational book. Worthy to have in anyone's library....I would actually buy this.

  • Joyce
    2019-04-26 03:52

    Jeffrey R. Holland has written a beautiful book. His writings along with the amazing photographs bring the reader to a place of solitude. A book to keep on your nightstand or close at hand when words for contemplation are needed. It is a book that also makes a lovely gift. This was a Goodreads giveaway and one that I will treasure.

  • MelissaH
    2019-04-27 01:06

    This is a great inspirational quote book by Elder Holland. They are some of the best quotes I've heard him say in talks or during a conference. The words with the beautiful pictures add such depth to the quote, making it more meaningful. I plan to take some of my "life mottos" from this book; yes, it is that good! =D

  • Lisa
    2019-05-21 07:55

    This book of quotes is wonderful! Elder Holland is so direct with his speaking. While reading this, there were so many times I thought, "This is just what I needed to hear." or "Yes! I completely agree!" I'm sure I will be looking through this often in the future.

  • Catherine
    2019-05-12 03:02

    This book has some wonderful quotes about Jesus Christ and about how we can have faith and become better people. It is a good book to go back through and re-read specific quotes from time to time. There is one that I particularly liked that I am going to write down in my journal.

  • Cary
    2019-05-13 04:10

    This was a really quick little book with quotes from Elder Holland's talks. I have probably heard most if not all of the talks but still there were several quotes that gave me pause! One in particular about children being the arrow and parent the bow that was quite profound and reassuring to me!

  • Holly
    2019-04-25 02:00

    Inspiring words of counsel from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland printed on vibrant colored pages with beautiful pictures. It filled my soul with warmth as I read these words of encouragement and counsel. Keep this book on your night stand or somewhere handy to read a snippet of his counsel each day.

  • Thais
    2019-05-14 03:53

    Great book of quotes by Holland. Each page is paired with beautiful photography or design. A few pages here and there serve as a great pick-me-up when you need a little hopeful inspiration to carry you through your day.

  • Andrea Speirs
    2019-05-17 04:19

    Elder Holland seems to write exactly what I need to hear every time. This book is a group of his quotes, intended to build your spirit and guide you to be the best person you can be in these extraordinary times. Each quote is printed on a beautiful photo.

  • Jeslyn
    2019-04-26 01:50

    One of my favorite authors, without question. Though this book is a collection of brief snippets from full-length talks, they are terrific quotes and the images are gorgeous. Additionally, I can google the quote to get the original talk, and enjoy the full-length version as well. Win-win.

  • Stephanie
    2019-05-05 05:11

    Beautiful, beautiful book with fabulous pictures and inspiring words from Elder Holland. My favorite is "Some blessings come soon, some come late, and some don't come until heaven; but for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, they come."

  • Ashley
    2019-05-15 01:04

    This book was AMAZING. I'm going to keep reading it EVERYDAY. Each little quote had something very meaningful to me, no matter what I'm going through. This is such a good book and I HIGHLY recommend it to everyone!!

  • Kylie Williams
    2019-05-16 01:51

    Many of Elder Hollands greatest quotes that inspire and reassure. These pages can easily be hung up or re-read. I loved reading through and remembering and being taught small but simple truths I had not known or forgotten.