All These Things Shall Give Thee Experience

In the midst of deep affliction, the Prophet Joseph Smith was told, "All these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good." The world at that moment was shown anew that God is aware of man's sufering, and that pain is not without purpose. Such concepts are not always easy to accept, but, as Elder Maxwell observes, "the hardness is usually not in their complexity, but in the deep demands these doctrines make on us." All These Things Shall Give Thee Experience focuses on some of the "hard doctrines" that members of the Church must grapple with in the latter days. This book will help the Saints prepare for the trials ahead, while assuring them that the power of God's love is constantly available to the faithful.

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By Robyn (South Jordan, UT) · ★★★★☆ · February 19, 2014
I enjoyed the first half of this old book better than the last half.

I always loved hearing this man speak. He is a master wordsmith. The following are only two of the best quotes from this book.

"Worshipful acknowledgment of an omniscient God will cause us to cooperate in the stretching of our sou... ...more
By Dave (Provo, UT) · ★★★★★ · December 31, 2012
Elder Maxwell's words were incredibly important to me while he was still with us, and it finally dawned on me a few months ago to start reading his written contributions.

The other day, I had a conversation with my father-in-law about books that you never finish despite having read them many times... ...more
By Jamie · ★★★★★ · September 09, 2014
In this insightful and beautifully written book, Neal A. Maxwell (served as an apostle in the LDS church) shares his thoughts on the omniscience of God, His love for us, prayer, service and many other gospel principles. It's a short book (only 133 pages) but is not an easy read. The ideas and con... ...more
By Michele (Lewiston, ID) · ★★★★★ · March 17, 2014
I loved this book. Elder Maxwell is so eloquent and sometimes hard to read, but I didn't find this book like that at all (the hard to read part. It was eloquent as always). He experienced many hard things in his life, and knowing that, as well as his grasp of the Gospel helped me as I read and tr... ...more
By Debbie (The United States) · ★★★★★ · March 11, 2012
This was an incredibly well written book. I listened to it on cd and loved hearing Neil A Maxwell's voice once again. There were times I had to rewind a sentence over and over again just to comprehend all that he says in such a few words. He teaches pure doctrine that illuminates so very brightly... ...more
By Robert (Syracuse, UT) · ★★★★★ · November 04, 2011
"Without the veil, for instance, we would lose that precious insulation which keeps us from a profound and disabling homesickness that would interfere with our mortal probation and maturation." Page 10

"Worshipful acknowledgment of an omniscient God will cause us to cooperate in the stretching of... ...more
By Katie (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · June 02, 2013
Excellent book; in each chapter Elder Maxwell tackles a different "hard doctrine." As I read, I felt like he was telling me, though all these principles may be difficult, as you live them you will grow, they will "give thee experience," which experience draws you unto Christ.

My favorite chapters... ...more
By Brent (Salt Lake City, UT) · ★★★★★ · March 22, 2014
Great book. I had a hard time getting into it because, well, I'm not as smart as Elder Maxwell. The language is difficult unless you aren't trying to read it in down time at work. Some of it was extremely pertinent to my life in an important time. I would recommend it for sure, but it would proba... ...more
By Ryan (Lehi, UT) · ★★★★★ · April 29, 2014
Awesome book. Seriously. But would you expect any less from the Elder Maxwell, the wordsmith. The book covered a range of topics that I did not expect from the title. I was expecting a book that was focused more on trials, but also touched on several important areas like prayer, following our lea... ...more
By Tyler (Ramona, CA) · ★★★★★ · September 20, 2010
Wow! Elder Maxwell is such a fantastic writer! He crafts words and sentences in a wonderful and masterful way. More important than his excellence as a wordsmith, however, are the profound, deep and wondrous insights he gives into our relationship with God, life, adversity and the gospel (which ar... ...more