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Although Simeon is mentioned only briefly in the scriptures he is a shining example of faith and patience Promised through the Holy Ghost that he would not die before the long awaited Messiah Simeon apparently spent much of his life watching for fulfillment of that promise Surely there must have been times of doubt moments when it seemed foolish to cling to such a hope but his faith was at last rewarded when he was shown the infant Jesus in the temple and recognized him as the Savior of the worldIn The Simeon Solution Anne Osborn Poelman describes how she like Simeon learned to trust in the Lord and have patient faith in the ultimate fulfillment of his promises When she was a medical student at Stanford University she discovered The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints finding in it the spiritual fullness for which she had been searching since childhood She joined the Church and went on to become an internationally known expert in her medical specialty At age thirty eight she married Elder Ronald E Poelman a member of the First uorum of the Seventy In this book she shares many personal experiences that have demonstrated the workings of the Simeon solution in her own life


10 thoughts on “The Simeon Solution One Woman's Spiritual Odyssey

  1. says:

    A good friend gave me this book after I uestioned the hierarchy of the Mormon Church being made up of only men I really liked this book written by a woman who converted to the Mormon Church after being raised Methodist and searching for something else She was interested in Mormonism after becoming acuainted with persons who were Mormon and seemed to be living the best of their religionThis is a good book for anyone to read Mormon or non Mormon as it is written about something many people want an identity within a religion I don't agree with the author's stance on Mormonism but finding peace within a religion is understandable


  2. says:

    This book had two strikes against it before I even started to read it First my husband brought it home from the library and told me You should read this The author is a radiologist he works with whose name I have heard and seen on his many radiology textbooks Unfortunately we have rather different tastes when it comes to book choices and both of us have been burned by this seemingly harmless advice When I read its description on the inside jacket my inner ump cried Strike Two It's a non fiction inspirational church bookWhy that's a strike I have no idea I only know I have a hard time getting through books like this They invariably seem redundant and turn into a really long relief society lesson in my mind Always a good message but rarely anything I haven't heard before or even thought of before Yes it's always good to have reminders but when it comes to reading I'm usually in too much of a hurry to trudge through a message book I know I have a serious failing hereThis book was in no danger of striking out however after I read the first two pages of the introduction Anne Osborn Poelman's voice is clear intelligent interesting funny and honest I was completely drawn into her story and finished this short book within a couple of hours Very very enjoyable OhI'll just add one very VeryWhile this book was published 13 years ago I wish it were well known amid reading circles today How applicable this book is to my generation Or to any church member of any age The thing I admired most about it was the fact that a highly intelligent professional woman didn't intellectualize her faith In fact she explains incredibly reasonably how she lives by an almost opposite principle which she calls The Simeon Solution Simeon was a High Priest briefly mentioned in the New Testament who had been promised by the Holy Ghost that he would meet the Messiah Much later in life he is prompted to go to the temple and sees Joseph and Mary there with the Christ child knows that the promise was fulfilled Luke 229 32 By this time he was very old and must have lived an entire lifetime on that brief bit of knowledge or inspiration he had earlier in life How easy it would have been to doubt his faith after years and years of waiting Most of his peers did Many ridiculed anyone who believed in something that they certainly did not know for sure would ever happen the coming of a Messiah But Simeon remembered the promise he had from the Lord and recognized its fulfillment Similarly Anne Osborn Poelman realized her faith was much like Simeon's During a lively discussion of faith during a dinner party uestions were directed to her curiously wondering how she can justified being a member of a sexist faith that withholds the priesthood from women Her answer with some support from another guest at the party who helped put how she felt into a concrete idea is the basis of the book It's called the Simeon Solution So simple yet so easy to dismiss It's about having a testimony that the Lord fulfills his promises Osborn Poelman uses her own conversion which happened DURING medical school and her later trials that came with being a new member a single sister a world famous radiologist and a married later in life to a general authority woman I don't think this book will disappoint anyone It's perfect for those who are looking for than a pat on the back but simple and clear enough for those who are looking for encouragement in an increasingly intellectual literary crowd


  3. says:

    I put unresolved issues temporarily aside I don't ignore or forget them; I simply move them to a spiritual back burner I've learned I don't have to have immediate answers to all my concerns and uestions ch 1Eight steps to the Simeon Solution1 Trust the Lord2 Learn to recognize and heed spiritual promptings3 Focus on the fundamentals if we strive to remain focused centered and grounded in basic gospel principles then personalities and peripheral issues will neither confuse nor distract us from our eternal goals ch 104 Stand firm in the faith5 Be patient6 Adopt the eternal perspective7 Keep the commandments8 Know the Church is trueUsing the light of Christ to move through life's foggy moments Maintain trust in ambiguityI believe it so hard I know itWhy do you ask? reply to awkward personal uestionsFigure out our time and season and follow it not someone else'sThey don't take health for granted anyWith an eternal perspective and trust in the Lord all things are possible and bearable too


  4. says:

    This is timeless if not increasingly relevant


  5. says:

    Very inspiring read


  6. says:

    Clear no nonsense advice from the life of a remarkable woman Personal histories are fascinating and this one is full of wonderful ups and downs that give you a feeling of connection to Annie


  7. says:

    This a reread of a short book I like this book and will probably reread it every few years or so I uote from the fly leaf of the cover of the book “Although Simeon Luke 225 35 is mentioned only briefly in the scriptures he is a shinning example of faith and patience Promised through the Holy Ghost that he would not die before he beheld the long awaited Messiah Simeon apparently spent much of his life watching for fulfillment of that promise Surely there must have times of doubt moments when it seemed foolish to cling to such a hope but his faith was at last rewarded when he was shown the infant Jesus in the temple and recognized him as the Savior of the world”“In The Simeon Solution Sister Poelman describes how she like Simeon learned to trust in the Lord and have patient faith in the ultimate fulfillment of his promises” Sister Poelman joined the church while in medical school at Stanford In this book she shares some of her experiences that have helped her to put the Simeon solution to its test Very readable which leaves a person with a warm fuzzy feeling and desire to continue on in this process of life


  8. says:

    I met Anne Osborn Poelman many years ago She was a customer at the bank where I worked as a teller The handful of times I helped her with transactions she always impressed me There was just something about her that made you want to know her better Sometime later while reading a newspaper article I discovered that she was married to Elder Poelman of the uorum of the Seventy I had only ever seen checks written to Osborn her maiden name and had written this book I thought at the time that the article explain a lot about that special uality about herRecently a conversation sparked memories of Anne and I sought out this book The book like Anne herself is impressive I found it insightful and inspiring The story of her conversion and courtship with Elder Poelman are wonderful I highly recommend this one


  9. says:

    Anne Poelman is a neuroradiologist who travels the world lecturing about her profession She is intelligent and from her writing appears to be a very logical thinker Probably why I liked the book because I'm very logical as wellShe shares personal experiences that have molded her life The concept of the Simeon Solution came from a friend of hers and includes these pointsTrust the LordLearn to recognize and heed spiritual promptingsFocus on the fundamentalsStand firm in the faithBe patientAdopt the eternal perspectiveKeep the commandmentsKnow the Church is trueA great read and one that blessed my life


  10. says:

    This book was a short and easy read but very enjoyable The author did a great job of1 Explaining in simple terms the beliefs of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints2 Elaborating on the perspective of new converts to the church as a lifelong member it is so good for me to gain insight on some experiences and feelings that converts have3 Empathizing with anyone who has had trials in life like not being married or not knowing what step to take next in life but putting those trials into perspective4 Finding humor in her own life experiencesA very uplifting read