11/8/21 Tree of Life Mama’s Book of the Week: The Tender Mercies of Personal Revelation by Guy Laing

This is my new favorite book, outside the scriptures! Every morning and night, I read from it. It’s this delicious way to start and end my day, putting a smile on my face. I got to spend some time recently with the author and his wife Tamara. They are both such wonderful, Christian, fun people, full of light and love. Guy’s book is a compilation of stories about personal revelation. He tells stories from his own life, using journal entries, as well as stories from friends, relatives, his wife, General Conference talks, and the magazines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These stories delight me and fill me with hope! Here are some summaries of the stories within the book, for your sampling pleasure:

-Tamara felt prompted to pack a big first aid kit for a road trip, then Guy felt a prompting from the Holy Spirit to stop driving on this same road trip to go looking for something amiss. They found four foreign tourists who were stranded after an accident and saved their lives.

-Guy felt a prompting to leave his comfortable Sunday afternoon setting at home to go to the emergency room at the local hospital and found a friend in the waiting room who desperately needed help.

-Tamara felt prompted to talk to a man on the airplane, so she did, going outside her comfort zone. He turned out to be an expert in energy medicine, a topic she is passionate about, and they talked the whole flight.

-Guy and his family received the blessings for three family members that he and his immediate family and extended family fasted for.

If you love stories of following the Holy Spirit, people helping people, angels helping people, and receiving answers to prayers, you will love this book! It’s over 540 pages, and more than 700 stories. These are are so wonderful! When I read this book, it’s like eating potato chips, it’s hard to stop at just one.

Here’s an endorsement from the back cover:

“Spiritual promptings, orchestrations, and miracles are personal and often guarded, cherished, and protected like the rose in The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1943). In Tender Mercies, ordinary people of faith reveal their spiritual experiences, extolling God’s guidance and blessings in their lives. Like the rose, each story is unique and special, motivating the reader to give more care to his or her own obedience to promptings.”

Another endorsement from the back cover says, “A superb collection of true stories that are uplifting, edifying, and encouraging. I could hardly put it down to eat or sleep!” LOL, that’s how I feel about it!

I highly recommend this book for Christmas gifts for your adult friends and family members, even for teens! Get it here on Tamara’s website (scroll to the bottom of the site) or on amazon. It’s also available in Kindle format. (Note: I was not paid to write this review and receive no commission if you buy the book. It’s just such a lovely book full of heartwarming stories that I want everyone to read it, 🙂 )

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