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One of those rare, must-have books for every student of the gospel. — Sheri Dew
Over the course of his more than five decades as a General Authority, President Packer has powerfully and thoughtfully addressed many major doctrinal, moral, and social issues. Now his teachings on 25 key topics have been compiled in this encyclopedic guide to better understanding the principles and practices of the Gospel. With hundreds of quotations, his most memorable stories, and dozens of photographs chronicling President Packer's service, this amazing reference tool is the most definitive book of our time on gospel questions and is a must-have for your personal library.
- Color: Dark Brown
- Foil Stamp: Gold
- Edges: Gold
- Silk Marker: Yes
Each copy is identified by number from the limited series of 775 copies. Although it is not possible to select your exact number, purchasers of these copies will receive a copy numbered in the range between 650 and 775.
- Key Topics:
- The Great Plan of Happiness
- Obedience and Faith
- Repentance and Forgiveness
- Covenants, Baptism, and the Gift of the Holy Ghost
- Spiritual Development
- Revelation and Spiritual Experiences
- The Scriptures
- Righteousness and Perfection
- Measurable Principles
- Chastity and Dating
- Family Relationships
- Teaching and Church Doctrine
- Learning and Scholarship
- Economics and Welfare Principles
- Government, Laws, War, and Freedom
- Church History and the Restoration
- Preparing In the Last Days
- Meetings and Auxiliaries
- Priesthood and Its Exercise
- Leadership and Following the Brethren
- The Kingdom Rolls Forth
- Temple Work
- Spreading the Gospel
- The Gospel In Our Lives
About the Author
Boyd Kenneth Packer was the tenth of eleven children born to Ira and Emma Packer in Brigham City, Utah. After graduating from high school, he served as a pilot in the US Army Air Forces from 1942 to 1946. He served in the Pacific theater of World War II.
After the military, he attended Weber College (now Weber State University), where he met his wife, Donna (Smith). They married in the Logan Utah Temple in 1947 and had ten children. After their marriage, he attended Utah State University, earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees and later an EdD from Brigham Young University.
He has served as a General Authority of the Church since 1961 and an Apostle and member of the Quorum of the Twelve since April 1970. He served as Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve from 1994 to 2008 and was made President in January 2009.
In addition to his natural gift to teach, he was blessed with a remarkable gift as an artist. President Packer’s artistic bent and love of nature are as integrally a part of him as his spirituality, compassion, steadiness, and humor.
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