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Monday, September 24, 2012

Thanks Cleon!

I love to read. I mean, I REALLY love to read.

However, the books I usually read are complete fiction- usually historical fiction. I like something that takes me out of all reality where I can completely forget the dishes and laundry and home renovations and church callings and kid's homework.

Last week I picked up something completely different, though. I don't know what exactly prompted me to do it. I was at my mom's house canning tomatoes and needed something to do while I waited for the cans to process.  I walked over to her bookcase and pulled out "The First 2000 Years" by Cleon Skousen.

Cleon Skousen was my best friend's grandpa. I sang to him at one of his birthday parties. He was a funny, cute old man with a big nose. I figured, guess I might as well find out what he wrote about, so I began reading it.

I have not been able to put it down this whole week. It is deep. It has some intense stuff in it. But I absolutely devoured it! I finished it last night and was so sad that was the end! I will be borrowing the next book tonight.

Without going in to huge detail, it talks about the first 2000 years of the world from creation, through
Adam and Eve, Noah, and Abraham and Isaac.  It explains ALOT about things that are unclear to the average bible reader, such as myself.

All I can say is, my testimony has been further strengthened this week while reading it. I highly recommend it! I was surprised how much I loved it, but not surprised at how much better I understand Heavenly Father's plan for his children here on earth. And I definitely feel- more than ever- that every person has an important part to play on this earth, and we have a right to divine help and inspiration!

Thanks, Cleon! I'll sing to you again next time I see you!



Jess said...

I love Cleon too!! I live by his book, "So you want to raise a boy." I'll have to check out this one.