We will kick of the October 2012 round of general conference book club by studying this first talk from the Saturday morning session:
By Elder Quentin L. Cook
ALSO, for your viewing pleasure, here is a video of some highlights the entire session of conference. It’s a fantastic crash-course review. Definitely worth watching and sharing:
When you click on the link to the talk up above, you will see a screen where you can read the message in full. It will look like this:
← On the right side/margin of the screen, right next to the talk text, you will see where you can click to watch the talk, listen to the talk, or download it as a .pdf or .mp3 (to listen to on your ipod, etc.).
Anyway, Elder Cook’s talk is a great lesson of how to appropriately deal with the times when we feel our testimony ebb and flow, and when we recognize that we are in a weak spot or plateau in our faith. I love that he gives guidelines of how to find strength in those lower moments and therefore reinforce our testimonies; and, he also points out what kinds of behaviors and attitudes to avoid so that we do not fall into Satan’s traps of disillusionment and apathy.
Here are a couple of quotes I liked from his talk that specifically referred to creating a culture of faith in our homes:
Please take a few minutes to discuss what stood out to you the most in this week’s talk. How do you think Elder Cook’s counsel can be helpful to you and your family?
(For those of you who are new to General Conference Book Club, you’re welcome to return to this post any time this week and leave your comment and thoughts in the comment section below. You may also want to see what others are saying about the talk and engage in a conversation for mutual understanding and encouragement. A new talk will be posted each Sunday and will be studied and discussed throughout the week.)