|Book on CD||Unabridged, 5 discs, approx. 5.5 hours|
|Size||6 x 9|
|Published||Deseret Book 2017|
I didn’t expect this book to be so in-depth and full of well researched information. I so enjoyed the enlightening subject of Adam and Eve. In a very scholarly examination of how the recoded events have changed through the centuries until now, it is made so much clearer what the truth is. I am enjoying studying this book with all its facets and becoming much clearer on things I thought were set in stone. Definitely recommend for serious study.
If you like history, meaning of language and want to know the Savior on a deeper level this book is a great read. The Givens’ have done the homework for us when it comes to understanding where, when, why, and how the Gospel of Jesus Christ is understood in ancient and modern religious cultures. The extensive thoughts and quotes from other religions and God-fearing people as well as church leaders helps us to see more clearly who Jesus Christ is and what he offers to us through his atonement. Take time to ponder the truths. Each section would be an amazing FHE discussion point!
This book was not what I was expecting, yet I’m so grateful I read it! In part one the authors delve into the history of Christianity, often quoting and referencing early writers and their views of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.
I found it fascinating how over time views could be changed and misinterpreted. The authors showed the need for a restoration to give us a true perspective of the Loving and Living Christ. I highly recommend this book!
I started this book expecting something very different than what I found. I am so very glad I did! The beginning of the book traces Christian thought and belief since Christ died. There was a fascinating tracing of various doctrinal beliefs from the ancient church down to current times. I especially found it interesting how many of those “traditions” have worked their way into even LDS beliefs. The second part of the book shares the doctrine of Christ and the Atonement as it has been restored through the prophet Joseph Smith. I was so struck by the light and hope and joy to be found in the true doctrine of Christ and was left so grateful for modern revelation. I completely recommend this book to anyone interested in a better understanding of revealed doctrine about Christ and His Atonement. Inspiring!
This book was amazing. It took many of the questions I’ve had and in the book they were laid out in a very understandable way. This book came into my life at the perfect time. It increased my testimony of the atonement and taught me principles and why it’s important to implement them. I feel this is a very inspiring book and who knows, it may be just what you need in your life when you read it. This book can help anyone. I loved it and would recommend it.
This book was not quite what I expected when I first started reading it. It was not a light read for me. Part one of the book is the history of Christianity in ancient times, starting in 100 AD, down to Joseph Smith. It explains the Gospel before the restoration. Part two tells of the Christ that we know today, with references from the ancient churches, modern day scriptures, and quotes from latter day apostles. This book could be used as a great study guide, as everything is very well researched and sourced. The authors shared a great knowledge of Christ that helps with our understanding of how he is a “player” in our lives today. I found the last chapter in this book, “the Saving Christ” to be especially enlightening.