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Heart of the Matter

“The laws or truths I will share in this book are not merely ideas I have studied and examined; they are the very essence of my life’s experiences.” —President Russell M. Nelson

It is a rare opportunity to learn from the wisdom of one who has witnessed a century of life, including all of its joys, sorrows, changes, and unchanging truths. It is even rarer to have such a witness from a prophet of God. Having been first called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1984, President Russell M. Nelson has viewed much of the world’s modern history through the lens of a special witness of Christ. Living through technological innovation from radio to rocket ships, wars and resolutions, cultural shifts and progress, President Nelson has seen the workings of the Almighty in all aspects of life. In Heart of the Matter, he reflects back on his one hundred years of living and the lessons he’s learned over the past century, including the core truths he has come to know matter most for this life and the next.

President Nelson proclaims: “Through the ups and downs, the joys and heartaches, of a century of living, there is nothing of which I am more certain than that Heavenly Father is our Father, that His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, is our Savior and Redeemer, and that the Holy Ghost can be your constant companion, whispering truths to your soul. I am certain that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored in its fullness and is filled with the Savior’s power to bless you in ways no one else and nothing else can.” The testimony of a beloved prophet and a hundred years of experience and insight come together to assure us that because Jesus Christ overcame this world, we too can overcome all things and find peace and rest in Him.

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Russell M. Nelson
Russell M. Nelson was sustained as the seventeenth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in January 2018 after serving in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for more than 30 years. Prior to his call as an Apostle, he was a world-renowned cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, medical researcher, and educator. He received his BA and MD degrees from the University of Utah and a PhD from the University of Minnesota. He and his wife, the late Dantzel White Nelson, are the parents of ten children. She passed away in February 2005. President Nelson married Wendy L. Watson, a professor of marriage and family therapy in BYU's School of Family Life, in 2006.

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