Mary Ellen Edmunds takes a thoughtful and refreshing look at love in the family, the community, the world, and our individual hearts Through her experiences with the Grasshopper Hospital, her sister Charlotte, carrot seeds, refugees in Thailand, and many other people and places, Mary Ellen Edmunds shares a powerful personal view of how we can learn about love The weMary Ellen Edmunds takes a thoughtful and refreshing look at love in the family, the community, the world, and our individual hearts Through her experiences with the Grasshopper Hospital, her sister Charlotte, carrot seeds, refugees in Thailand, and many other people and places, Mary Ellen Edmunds shares a powerful personal view of how we can learn about love The we learn, the we are able to serve, making love a mighty force for good in the lives of those around us.
Love Is a Verb And Other Thoughts on the Greatest Commandment Mary Ellen Edmunds takes a thoughtful and refreshing look at love in the family the community the world and our individual hearts Through her experiences with the Grasshopper Hospital her sister C
This sentence of Mary Ellen Edmund s stands out Does He God give us experiences that help us increase and magnify our talents so that we have to share I see that is what happened to me when my first husband was killed at age 24 I memorized the 23rd and 24 Psalms for comfort, and then thought the two together would make a good reading When I went to BYU, Janie Thompson, who became my sister in law, gave me the opportunity to perform in a red hot variety show, doing something unlikely, the Psalms [...]
I could read firsthand accounts of Mary Ellen Edmunds childhood antics for hours Everything from fooling her mother and switching beds with her sister, to creating a fully functioning cricket hospital Of courseyou HAVE to injure the patients before rehabilitating them, RIGHT Otherwise, there s no need for the hospital I like my storytelling saints to have had a devious side if only in their childhood It helps me relate and hope for a cure for myself I was impressed with the unusual and spontaneo [...]
Mary Ellen Edmunds is my kind of person She is happy, upbeat, spiritual, down to earth, wise, compassionate, and many adjectives I could use to describe her I love being around her so to speak as I read her books I feel as if she were talking just to me, that we are having a conversation instead of just my reading her thoughts She uses real life stories to add the personal touch to the principles she is teaching She uses examples that are not flattering to herself, but she uses them to teach us [...]
The newly called Relief Society president of my previous ward wanted to give any sister interested a chance to read this book I put my name on a list and then moved across the country And forgot about it She bought me a copy and mailed it out to me and I m so glad she did.The author is genuine, she s quirky, and she s a great and humble example of putting love into action Her examples and advice are both entertaining and inspiring and her writing style while organized sounds very fluid and conve [...]
Mary Ellen Edmunds is a constant comedian, yet pauses at times for some touching moments which she shares her deep feelings of compassion and love I laughed a lot through this book, and cried too What a fun book to read at your own pace as each chapter can be read independently Perfect for yourself or a gift for someone I received it as a gift and am so glad I got to read it I was able to see her at a Time Out For Women Seminar this past year so I think it helps to have seen her to get an idea o [...]
This is a much lighter read than what I ve been studying lately, but still thought provoking The author uses analogies and personal experiences to inspire her readers to become better Christians She has some funny childhood experiences as well as some touching ones from the many people she meets while serving missions all over the world I can see why she would be a popular speaker, she could probably entertain an audience for hours She has a great sense of humor A thoroughly enjoyable read.
I could listen to her read the phone book as a speaker and love her as an author too I love her sense of humor, but yet she has a way of inviting the spirit and making you feel like you too can be a better person She mixes doctrine with her unique brand of humor and experiences to make anything she writes a fun learning experience where the spirit teaches.
Love is a Verb is a collection of thoughts by Mary Ellen Edmunds I enjoy her talks, but this collection contains fairly random stories without a cohesive storyline Sometimes the stories seemed rather pointless I really didn t care for the writing style of this book, but the general ideas were good I doubt that I would recommend this book.
Mary Ellen Edmunds writes like she speaks for those of you who have heard her speak at the MTC or elsewhere , which is a good thing She is wise, witty and kind This is one of the best inspirational not sure what a better term might be books I have read I want to be like Mary Ellen when I grow up
I enjoy reading and listening to Mary Ellen Edmunds and I especially like how she teaches Gospel principles with humor and such a strong testimony Thinking of love as a verb is indeed a powerful exercise What a great read and reread.
I love Mary Ellen Edmunds as an author and a speaker I ve really enjoyed many of her other books, but this one didn t seem quite as good as her others But it was still a good reminder of the importance of showing love and kindness to others.
Loved this book While reading, I found myself thoughtlessly doing random acts of kindness Definitely a motivational book It was funny, yet had a great lesson in each chapter It was worth the time it took to read.
I love the personal experiences she shares to illustrate her points She has a great sense of humor and kept me engaged Quick, easy read that encourages us to be compassionate and aware of others needs.
What a great book I am really enjoying this book I have learned a ton about what it really means to care about people When you put them first it really makes a huge difference in your relationship and what it s made of and what it can withstand
This book really inspired me to be a better person It s a really uplifting book, and I think she has a cute sense of humor I was introduced to this book by my sister in law who loves Sis Edmunds I believe she told me Edmunds was a teacher at the MTC when she was there.
I really enjoyed this book Mary Ellen s conversational I m talking to my best friend tone makes it feel like she knows me It is positive without being Pollyanna ish And I will go back and revisit chapters often.
I was given this book by a close friend years ago and started it a few times but never finished it I am so glad that I finally did It s easy to read and really makes you think about things I d totally read it again.
Very uplifting and thought provoking book I especially liked the last chapter where the author breaks down all of the qualities of Charity In spite of realizing that I fall very short of the Pure Love of Christ, I was motivated to try a little harder to be Christ like.
I love Mary Ellen Edmunds She was head of Welfare Training when I was in the Missionary Training Center and she is amazing She gives deep spiritual insight flavored with wonderful humor.
One of the best books I ve read Enlightening and entertaining all at the same time.
MEE is one of my favorite authors I LOVED this book so much that I had to buy it and give it to some friends I love being reminded that LOVE is a VERB it s action GREAT read
I find Mary Ellen Edmunds very funny and yet at the same time inspiring and reflective I often see life differently or change my life to be different after reading her books.
Love this book It s full of great thoughts shared in true Edmunds style She has such a unique, entertaining, and thought provoking way of viewing the world
Easy to read, greatreal life examples of service.
Mary Ellen is a Latter Day Saint author and I have enjoyed all of her books This one is as good as the others if you ever get the chance to hear her speak you should go, you will enjoy her
Love this book, it is a great book club read It was the best meeting we have had.
This is a wonderful book about showing love to others with great examples and humor I will seek this author out again.
This is a good Sunday read It definitely made me want to be a better person loving and charitable to everyone around me.
I loved this book It is so heart warming, but with a great sense of humor Oh, there were parts I was laughing so hard especially about the Grasshopper Hospital
Laughed Cried Loved it.