Are you studying the Doctrine and Covenants in Sunday School, or maybe on your own? If you are, you'll want to have alongside your scriptures this inspirational volume of selections from the 25th annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium.
Sixteen committed Latter-day Saints, all outstanding teachers and students of the scriptures, explore the Doctrine and Covenants for answers to such compelling questions as
How can we avoid being deceived by the enemies of the Church?
What does it mean to 'redeem' Zion?
What can the Doctrine and Covenants teach us about the Second Coming?
How does the Doctrine and Covenants help us prepare for the Day of Judgment?
What can we learn from the Doctrine and Covenants about why bad things happen to good people?
What relationship does Joseph Smith's translation of the Bible have to the revelations recorded in the Doctrine and Covenants?
How can the teachings in the Doctrine and Covenants help us in our marriage and family relationships?
What can we as Saints today learn from revelations given specifically to early members of the Church?
Well-known authors and speakers Robert L. Millet, Elaine L. Jack, Robert J. Matthews, and others offer valuable insights that help us liken this modern-day book of scripture to ourselves:
'The Doctrine and Covenants is a sacred book of scripture that provides literally thousands of answers to questions that have plagued the religious world for centuries. It is a treasure-house of doctrinal understanding.' Robert L. Millet
'Once we have scriptures committed to our mind, they are ours to use, draw upon, work with, compare to, and expand from. Realizing that the scriptures apply beyond our spiritual framework, we use them as a base, or standard, measure. Spiritual understanding boosts and strengthens secular learning.' Elaine L. Jack
'The Doctrine and Covenants is an especially valuable scriptural source for finding answers to our questions about the final judgment. This modern book of scripture not only confirms the answers given in other scripture but adds important insights found nowhere else in the standard works. Studying it carefully will help us better prepare for the Day of Judgment.' Terry B. Ball
'Joseph Smith's translation of the Bible and the revelations in the Doctrine and Covenants are not merely roots entwined but are in reality the same root, received from the same divine source.' Robert J. Matthews
'Understanding the circumstances of the individuals addressed in revelations in the Doctrine and Covenants shows us the influence these revelations had in the lives of early Church members and helps us draw on the strength those revelations offer the Saints today.' Craig J. Ostler
The Doctrine and Covenants: A Book of Answers will help you extract the spiritual riches of a book of scripture addressed specifically to the Saints living in the latter days.
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Published December 1, 2010
by Deseret Book.
Religion & Spirituality.