A Beginner's Guide to Talmage

A Beginner's Guide to Talmage

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Have you ever wanted to read the gospel classics by Elder James E. Talmage but never quite found the time? Or have you wished you could recall highlights from Jesus the Christ or Articles of Faith? Now you can find the best by Elder Talmage all in one place, arranged by the major themes found in his writing. The first in a new series of classic material from beloved writers, A Beginner’s Guide to Talmage brings together the best quotations and hand-selected excerpts from Jesus the Christ, Articles of Faith, The House of the Lord, The Great Apostasy, The Parables of James E. Talmage, The Story and Philosophy of “Mormonism,” The Vitality of Mormonism, and Elder Talmage’s general conference addresses. A brief introduction offers insight about his life and the influence of his teachings. This thematic arrangement of some of the best thinking from an apostle of the early twentieth century will renew your appreciation for the writings of James E. Talmage.

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By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

James E. Talmage was a powerful author and orator. His books were often written at the request of The First Presidency...now Calvin R. Stephens has taken these writing and given us a WONDERFUL study guide and reference manual.

This book can be used for personal study, teaching material, and talk inspirations.

It is divided up into subject matter and gives us the teaching of Talmage on these topics:

Plan of Salvation
The Godhead
Jesus the Christ
The Atonement of Jesus Christ
Mortal Probation
Satan is an Enemy to God and Man
The Dispensation of the Fullness of Times
Church Government
Principles and Ordinances of the Gospel
Missionary Work
Responsibility of the Covenant People

Don't miss out on this amazing book!

Talmage?...Yes Please
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Talmage = the GOOD STUFF!!!

Jesus The Christ
Articles of Faith
The House of the Lord
The Great Apostasy
The Story and Philosophy of "Mormonism"

These are just a few. And the first two listed here accompany every missionary into the mission field. These books are excellent.

So when I discovered that A Beginner's Guide to TALMAGE includes important excerpts of his writings from these books and speeches that he gave I was elated to get my hands on it. James E. Talmage has a way of expounding and teaching doctrine in a way that most are able to understand and yet it stretches their capacity to understand.

In this new book, Dr. Calvin R. Stephens arranges the teachings and writings of Talmage into sections that make searching his teachings so useful and helpful. For instance, just the first section, PLAN OF SALVATION, is broken down into Pre-Earth life, Creation, The Fall, Marriage, Atonement, Perfection, Salvation Offered to the Dead, Resurrection, Judgement, Kingdoms of Glory, & Kingdom Presented to the Father. And that is just the first section.

I think that this is an extremely useful reference tool. My brain and spirit are bursting with excitement over the gems I've discovered so far in this book.

One of my favorite quotes in the book so far is this one on the Godhead...

"God Is Omnipresent. There is no part of creation, however remote, into which God cannot penetrate; through the medium of the Spirit the Godhead is in direct communication with all things at all times."

I think this is a great book for every LDS library.

Wonderful reference!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

James E. Talmage was a well-known LDS gospel scholar and apostle. His books such as Jesus the Christ, Articles of Faith, and The Great Apostasy are some of the definitive works on LDS doctrine. They do not of course take the place of the scriptures but provide a lot of insight into LDS beliefs. But Talmage's works can be a bit intimidating thus this book presents selections from Talmage's books and general conference talks to provide an introduction to his work.

The selections are divided up by category: Plan of Salvation, The Godhead, Jesus the Christ, The Atonement and more. Stephens has done a nice job choosing selections that explain various LDS doctrines in an understandable way. A great reference for those who want a deeper understanding of gospel doctrines. A wonderful book full of insights and explanations about important doctrines. Highly recommended.