Back of the Book: The Mansion has been ranked next to Dickens' A Christmas Carol as a "must-read" during the holiday season. It tells the story of John Weightman, a rich man who sees heaven in a dream and is dismayed to see only a small shanty prepared for him. Sympathy, self-sacrifice and compassion are the overlying themes of this entertaining, easy-to-read story.
- I picked this up because President Monson reads it every single year around Christmas time. He loves it and refers to it often.
- Great lesson!! Do we do things for recognition or because we love and want to serve others? I want to be a charitable person and have true charity.
- The story is short, but great!
- It reminds me a bit of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.