Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Mansion

The Mansion

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.

My Thoughts:

-    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. 

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