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."
|Size||12.5 x 10.25|
|Published||Deseret Book 2019|
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"