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Winner of the 1996 Frankie and John Kenneth Orton Award for LDS LiteratureWhen the Lord instructed the Saints in Kirtland to build a temple, he said, "Establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God" (D&C 88:119). Michael Wilcox identifies the blessing that temple work brings to our everyday lives. He discusses the temple as a house as learning where we can understand the most powerful principles of the gospel and receive inspiration for our families and ourselves. He explains how the temple is a house of refuge where we can escape the trials and troubles of the world. He defines the phrase "house of order" and talks about how the temple as a house of glory, describing the wonderful experiences that come to those who serve there, and especially to those who labor for their kindred dead.
- Released: March 2003
- Length: 4 Hours 16 Minutes
About the Author
S. Michael Wilcox received his PhD from the University of Colorado and taught for many years at the LDS Institute of Religion adjacent to the University of Utah. He has spoken to packed crowds at BYU Education Week and has hosted tours to the Holy Land and to Church history sites. He has served in a variety of callings, including as bishop and counselor in a stake presidency. He has written many articles and books, including House of Glory, Sunset, 10 Great Souls I Want to Meet in Heaven, and Finding Hope. He and his late wife, Laurie, are the parents of five children.
Buying it for all of my children
by Trent - reviewed on June 28, 2010
I've yet to read a more understandable, yet comprehensive book on how to appreciate and understand the beauties of the Temple experience and avoiding unnecessary perplexing feelings that often come to a first time participant. A perfect book for first timers & a must read for those of us who've attended regularly, but may be missing out on much that we could be learning and experiencing!
best temple book I've read, giving it to my children
by Dee Dee - reviewed on January 10, 2012
This is truly a gem! I've listen to it a number times while driving. It makes me want to go to the Temple right then and go home and start my genealogy. My husband and I listen to the first CD on our way to the temple for the first time in a while. It really help.
Great to listen to whilst travelling to the temple !
by Nadja - reviewed on September 05, 2007
I cannot speak highly enough about these CD's. Brother Wilcox has such a strong testimony of the temple which comes across as he speaks. My husband and I have listened to these CD's over and over in the car whenever we travel (especially to the temple as we live over 5 hours away) Each time we listen to them we gain greater insights into the the temple and how regular temple worship affects every aspect of our lives for the better. We will use this as a basis for many family home evenings and dinner table discussions. I have recommended these CD's to everyone I know !!
Favorite Church book
by Scott - reviewed on May 13, 2008
This is the finest Church book I've ever read. Bro. Wilcox is an extremely gifted teacher, and this is, in my opinion, his finest work. This book is unique in that it gives great doctrinal insights while also giving extremely moving personal experiences. In doing that, the book reaches both the scholarly and the general audience of the Church.
Outstanding insight and depth.
by ANN - reviewed on August 31, 2009
The "House of Glory" CDs gave me a quantum leap forward in understanding my temple experience, even after more than 30 years of attendance. Brother Wilcox has provided outstanding insight and depth in this work on the temple, while keeping it simple enough for all of us to understand. It has opened my eyes to so much more than I ever understood before, and fueled a desire to return often. I recommend it to everyone I know.
by Customer - reviewed on October 24, 2008
I love Bro Wilcox's insight on making the temple more meaningful.
by Antonio - reviewed on July 22, 2012
Since I started reading this book my temple attending experiences as well my attitude towards the temple have improved so much. Brother Wilcox is a gifted individual and his insights on the scriptures together with his experiences and display of love for the Lord have enriched my life and helped me to get closer to the Savior. Totally worthwhile and a great companion for Gospel study.