Reviewed by Dayna Davis, LDSFiles.com Staff Writer

The Uses of Adversity by Carlfred Broderick. Published by Deseret Book.

This is a short book, (only took me 20 minutes to read) but so powerful! It is an excellent tool to help those that are struggling with trials both big and small. The author has insights and answers that are helpful and easy to understand. The statement I love the best from this book is: "The gospel of Jesus Christ is not insurance against pain. It is resource in the event of pain, and when that pain comes (and it will come because we came here on earth to have pain among other things), when it comes, rejoice that you have a resource to deal with your pain."

Carlfred Broderick died in 1999. I think it is wonderful that his words still live on to touch and influence others.

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