Monday, June 5, 2017

The Good That Men Can Do

The Good that Men Can Do 


May 15, 2017

by D. Todd Christofferson

  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Deseret Book Company 
  • ISBN-13: 978-1629723525

About the book:
“Fathers are fundamental in the divine plan of happiness,” writes Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. “I want to raise a voice of encouragement for those who are striving to fill well that calling. I wish to focus on the good that men can do in the highest of masculine roles: husband and father.”

Based on his “Fathers” talk, given during the April 2016 general conference, this thoughtful new book contains insights and inspiration about the eternal role of men. Complete with beautiful photography and typography, The Good That Men Can Do uplifts, encourages, and honors husbands and fathers of all ages and walks of life as they share responsibility with our Heavenly Father to nurture His children.

My thoughts: THE GOOD THAT MEN CAN DO is geared toward men, not necessarily fathers, though I think fathers are the main focus. This book talks about the importance of men in a child's life, and even in their wife's life. It is a beautifully done, hardcover gift book, filled with pictures, quotes, essays, encouragement, thoughts to ponder and more. This would be an excellent gift for a father in your  life, or a future father to show him now how important his role will be. It will encourage a man not to be a disengaged or inactive father, but to man up and shoulder some of the responsibility for teaching boys to be men and young ladies how valued they really are (so they will have healthy relationships with men when they are grown). Recommended. "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own." 

About the author:
Elder D. Todd Christofferson was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 5, 2008. At the time of his call, he was serving in the Presidency of the Seventy. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and his law degree from Duke University. Prior to his service as a full-time General Authority of the Church, Elder Christofferson was associate general counsel of NationsBank Corporation (now Bank of America) in Charlotte, North Carolina. Elder Christofferson and his wife, Katherine Jacob Christofferson, are the parents of five children.

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