Holy Places: True Stories of Faith and Miracles from Latter-day Temples

by Chad Hawkins

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Bestselling author-artist Chad Hawkins brings together inspiring illustrations and compelling true stories about temples in a new, affordable gift book. Holy Places includes more than sixty faith promoting stories with accompanying artwork from temples around the world, including the most recent temples in Ghana, Manhattan, Newport Beach, and Nigeria. Based on more than a decade of personal interviews and in-depth research, each story in this beautiful volume conveys a sense of God's hand in the important work of temples and the faith of Church members as they seek to perform that work. Families will love this treasured collection of stories documenting the faith and miracles associated with the most holy places on Earth.

About the Author

Chad Hawkins

Since 1989, Chad Hawkins has been one of the LDS church’s premier temple artists. He has published over 100 temple works art. His art career has taken him to six continents and nearly every temple. His art can be found within sixteen temple cornerstones and hanging on interior temple walls. The original work of his Vernal Temple was chosen to be on permanent display inside that edifice.

Chad began his series of temple artwork, at the age of seventeen to support his two-year mission in Frankfurt, Germany. His portfolio includes many commissioned pieces, and his works are in private collections wherever there are temples. In 2011, he was awarded the US Army War College commission to create the official painting for their graduating class.

He has sold nearly two million works of art and written/illustrated six bestselling books for the Deseret Book Publishing Company. His seventh book, Temples of the New Millennium, was released in 2016 and celebrates the completion of the church's 150th temple.

Chad enjoys all types of outdoor recreation including marathons and triathlons. As an avid distance runner, he has competed in marathons throughout the country.

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Average rating:

(based upon 6 reviews)

Educational and inspiring book about our temples
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I enjoyed reading the stories about the temples and admiring the artwork in this book. I loved reading about how the Lord protected his house.

My testimony of the Temples has grow.
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

How do I even start to tell the world about this book, there are no works that can describe my feelings. The stories are told so well. The drawings are amazing. My sons (ages 12 and 8)and I would read a story than look at the picture and find the hidden picture followed by the best discussions. I cannot begin to tell you of how much the spirit touched me while I was reading this book and my testimony of the temples has grown so much. I feel blessed to have read this book and I know you will feel such a spirit while you are reading this book just as I did

a great spiritual book to have
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I loved reading this book, the up lifting stories, the Spirit that I felt reading of how President Snow talked with the Saviour face to face. My faith and testimony has grown,which was needed after a year of been so low. A reminder that Jesus Christ is with us at all times.

Thanks Chad for this "pick-me-up"
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

My parents gave this to me for Mother's Day, and it came at a good time. I have been struggling with health problems and needed a pick-me-up. This book was perfect. , It contains several short accounts of modern-day miracles and other touching events related to our temples. It's a nice reminder that God loves us and watches over us and will help us in our time of need if we exercise faith in him. , His artwork is always pleasant to see as well.

Truly inspiring and uplifting!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

My husband and I both read this book. We could not put it down. It was inspiring reading of all the marvelous miracles that took place with each of the temples listed. The artwork was beautiful. We have visited a lot of temples and this made those visits even more special knowing some history. It is an easy read. Would be great to share with the family at meal time or prayer time.

This is a "gotta" have book for your libraries
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This book was given to my husband as a gift from a dear friend. We were excited to find 2 of our favorite stories about our temple here in Kona Hawaii. I mentioned the book to our friend whose story is in the book and his wife ordered the book for him. I love reading stories about the temples and what affects they have on those involved in the construction and maintenance.

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