In Tune by Gerald N. Lund is a book about how the Spirit affects our teaching and our learning. This is a great book for everyone because we are all teachers – whether as a career, as a church calling, or as a parent. And we are all students in multiple settings.
I love this book because teaching has greatly affected my life. I love being a teacher. I’ve especially felt a connection to this book as I’ve listened to Alan and what he learns and his concerns while training to become a seminary teacher, who needs to teach by the Spirit always. Especially as Gerald Lund was also a seminary teacher and uses experiences of seminary teachers and students quite often.
But it’s hard to know if we’re teaching by the Spirit and it’s hard to know if we’re learning by the Spirit. And that is what is so great about this book is Gerald N. Lund breaks it down for you.
I love all the examples that he gives of the Spirit as a teacher in both the scriptures and in the lives of others. He has tons of great stories to help you understand what is happening when people teach and learn by the Spirit.
He also spends a lot of time helping you really understand the Holy Ghost himself and his roles which I love! This includes spiritual gifts and how they help with teaching.
I love how the book is set up – like a lesson plan. Gerald N. Lund is very organized and moves from point to point building on each concept. He also gives you a summary of what we’ve learned a little over halfway through the book to help refresh our memories. 🙂
And one of the best chapters is at the end where he helps us know what we can do to be closer to the Spirit so that we are always in tune to teach.
There are so many opportunities for us to teach throughout our lives and being in tune with the Holy Ghost is the best way to do it. I love the examples Gerald Lund gives of parents at home teaching their kids. Because the Spirit can help us with that as well. All the little nudging, promptings, or thoughts we have in raising and teaching our children is the Holy Ghost. And as long as we are worthy to have him with us, he can help us.
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