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Latter-day Saint Book Nook

27 EpisodesProduced by Liz KazandzhyWebsite

Come and learn from the best books to help you live your best life!Latter-day Saint Book Nook is a cozy little podcast where we talk about books from a gospel perspective. So if you love books, and you love the gospel of Jesus Christ, tune in on Tuesdays to follow along!


Ep. 17 - "Invictus" vs. "The Soul's Captain"

In this episode, listen to two powerful poems—the famous "Invictus" along with Elder Orson F. Whitney's inspired response to it.

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🔹 "Invictus" is a powerful poem that helped sustain Nelson Mandela through his many trials

The final stanza reads, "It matters not how straight the gate, / How charged with punishments the scroll, / I am the master of my fate, / I am the captain of my soul."

🔹 "The Soul's Captain" is another powerful poem written by Elder Orson F. Whitney in response to "Invictus"

The first two stanzas read, "Art thou in truth? Then what of Him / Who bought thee with His blood? / Who plunged into devouring seas / And snatched thee from the flood, // Who bore for all our fallen race / What none but Him could bear— / The God who died that man might live / And endless glory share."

🔹 Quote from President Gordon B. Hinckley

"When all is said and done, when all the legions of the ages have passed in review, when man’s terrible inhumanity to man has been chronicled, when God’s great love for His children has been measured, then above all stands the lone figure of Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of the world, the Savior of mankind, the living Son of the living God, the Prince of Peace, the Holy One."

🔹 Takeaway

Make Jesus Christ the captain of your soul by humbly asking God for help with something.

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