Christ and the New Covenant: The Messianic Message of the Book of Mormon (Hardcover, Illustrated Edition)(edit)
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Introducing a major new doctrinal work written by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland who shares his apostolic witness of the central figure of the Book of Mormon — the Lord Jesus Christ. For most of a decade, Elder Holland has read the Book of Mormon repeatedly and thoroughly, focusing on all references to the Savior and his teachings. The result is an intelligent observation and thorough study of the Book of Mormon's contribution to our understanding of Christ.
Illustrated edition: Elder Holland's classic examination of Jesus Christ as the “principal and commanding figure” in the Book of Mormon is now available as an illustrated keepsake. This landmark book explores what the Book of Mormon reveals about the character, attributes, and mission of our Savior. In his warm and thoughtful style, Elder Holland explains why, more than any other book, the Book of Mormon “has taught me to love the Lord Jesus Christ and to consider the full wonder and grandeur, the eternally resonating power of the atoning sacrifice he made for us.” Stunning full-color illustrations by Walter Rane, Robert Barrett, Simon Dewey, Joseph Brickey, and others bring vibrant new life to this beloved volume.
- Published: October 2006
About the Author
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland was called as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in June 1994. A native of St. George, Utah, he received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree and PhD in American Studies from Yale University. In 1974 he became dean of Religious Education at BYU and two years later was named Church Commissioner of Education. In 1980 he was appointed president of BYU, where he served until he was sustained as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy in 1989. Elder Holland is the author of several books, including Broken Things to Mend and Christ and the New Covenant. He and his wife, Patricia, have three children and thirteen grandchildren.
Well-researched and relevant
by Anja - reviewed on September 19, 2008
This book was not a fast read. It contains a lot of information and you don't want to miss anything by not pondering it properly. Elder Holland is a master teacher in this book. But don't expect to be fed milk -- this is meat!
Thank You, Elder Holland
by Jonathan - reviewed on February 26, 2008
Without a doubt, the finest gospel literature I have read outside of the scriptures. The testimony affirmation at the end of the book should be read by all. You will not be disappointed if you read this book from cover to cover.
by Customer - reviewed on September 25, 2008
This is an amazing book to read. The only reason why I did not give it five stars is that the images used to illustrate the book are images that are frequently used. It would have been nice to see some new pictures.
by David - reviewed on October 29, 2012
One thing I want to say is this book is Abridged, so if you are like be and follow along with the book in hand, you can get very frustrated by the way Elder Holland jumps around sometimes into the middle of a paragraph. As long as you are prepared for that little bump in the road the book is truly inspiring and can open your mind to new understanding of the Book of Mormon. I really love this book and the illustrations.
My husband loves this book!
by Rachel - reviewed on October 23, 2008
My husband loves this book-he has read it many times over and it has been a great talking point for he and I.
Great synopsis of the Book of Mormon
by William - reviewed on January 14, 2009
This book did an excellent job of showning how Christ is the focal point of the Book of Mormon throughtout. I thought it was an inspirational book giving hope to any who read it and is a great addition to anyone's library.
Insightful Book Read By The Author Himself
by Customer - reviewed on December 11, 2011
Not only is the book insightful and thought provoking (just like so very many of Elder Holland's Conference talks), but the MP3 audio book version is also actually read by Elder Holland himself. Signed, Pamela T.
A delightful extention to your study of the Savior
by Todd - reviewed on April 19, 2011
Although it is easy to find the Savior on every page of the Book of Mormon, Elder Holland takes that particular topic to the next level. If you aim is to deepen your understanding of the Savior and how he can be found throughout the Book of Mormon, you'll find a wonderful resource to do just that in this book.
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