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A decade's worth of excitement built prior to the dedication and opening of the Rome Italy Temple in early 2019. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from around the world and all others will be welcomed at the Rome Temple visitors' center, where the first thing they see is a stunning 20' x 7' art-glass window created by Tom Holdman and his associates at Holdman Studios.

This beautiful masterpiece, entitled "Come unto Me," was created to boldly testify that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, our Savior, Redeemer, and ultimate Healer. In this powerful five-panel window, viewers discover the prodigal son, the good Samaritan, the woman reaching out to touch the Savior's robe, and many symbolic representations of Christ's life and teachings.

Like light through that stained-glass window, this book seeks to illuminate the mission, parable, and miracles of Christ. The authors, a team of respected gospel teachers, share stunning insights and new perspectives that allow for deeper understanding and, more important, greater application of Christ's teachings in our lives today. Open the pages and see the beautiful depictions of the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the loaves and fishes. Then read the passages and find yourself in each parable and miracle. This book will help us all listen for—and respond to—Christ's eternal plea: "Come unto me."

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Size12.5 x 10.25
PublishedDeseret Book 2019

About the Authors

Anthony Sweat

Anthony Sweat is an assistant professor of Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University. He is the author of numerous best-selling books and a regular speaker at various LDS events and conferences. He received a BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Utah and Med and PhD degrees in education from Utah State University. He and his wife, Cindy, are the parents of seven children and reside in Utah.

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Tom Holdman

Tom Holdman opened his stained glass studio 27 years ago, out of his parents' garage. His work is found in all 50 states and internationally, including in over 80 Latter-day Saint temples. Tom and his wife, Gayle, have three children and lead a team of 70 artists.

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Tyler Griffin

Tyler J. Griffin is an associate teaching professor in Brigham Young University’s Department of Ancient Scripture. He joined the BYU faculty in 2010 and loves the opportunity this job gives him to interact with over 1,000 students each semester and to present at Education Week every August. Before coming to BYU, he earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical/computer engineering and master’s and doctorate degrees in instructional technology. He taught in the seminaries and institutes for fifteen years, where he also trained potential seminary teachers and developed an online home study seminary program. Tyler cofounded and co-directs the BYU Group, which produces immersive digital learning tools for enhancing scripture study. He and his wife, Kiplin, are the parents of ten children.

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Gayle Holdman

Gayle Holdman is a wife, mother, artist, writer, and public speaker. A degree in family science, certification in positive psychology, and daily foreign language study assist her in serving God's children while creating international glass art along with her husband, Tom.

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Brad Wilcox

Brad Wilcox is an associate professor in the Department of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University, where he also enjoys teaching at Campus Education Week and Especially for Youth. He speaks at Time Out for Women events and is the author of The Continuous Atonement, The Continuous Conversion, Because of the Messiah in a Manger, and the BYU devotional, "His Grace is Sufficient." In 2018, his book Changed through His Grace received the Harvey B. and Susan Easton Black Outstanding Publication award for LDS Scholarship. As a young man, Brad served his mission in Chile, and in 2003 he returned to that country to preside over the Chile Santiago East Mission for three years. He also served as a member of the Sunday School general board from 2009 to 2014. Brad and his wife, Debi, have four children and eight grandchildren.

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Come Unto Me
By , Submitted on 2019-02-25

I bought this book for my granddaughter who will be serving in the Rome Temple Visitors' Center, and I couldn't resist buying myself a copy. What a treasure! This is not just a guide to the stained glass, although that part is fascinating. Each symbol in the glass is explained with doctrine, scripture, quotes from general authorities, and interesting history. Each page could be a lesson for Sunday study or FHE. This is a must-have for anyone planning to visit the beautiful Rome Temple Visitors' Center. This book contains wonderful doctrinal insight for all Christians. I wish I could thank all the authors and artists personally for creating this volume which truly helps us understand the Savior's entreaty to "Come Unto Me"

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