The Holy Secret
Many today carry a secret: We do not love what we have been commanded to love. We do not love what is holy. Although we might reverence things that are deemed holy — the temple, for example, and the scriptures, and the Sabbath — we do not love them. Not really. Not with our whole souls.
The Holy Secret is the story of a man who learns how to love what matters. As he does, he learns another secret: Love for holiness transforms life itself. His realization of what he had been missing may lead you to some discoveries of your own!
By Debra, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This book changed how I read the scriptures and transformed my understanding of and appreciation for the temple. I think I have begun to understand how the Lord can really make us holy, which was a concept I've never understood at all before. I loved the story as well--it pulled me in and helped me to see myself in a whole new light. Very similar to his earlier book, The Peacegiver, in its impact.
By Robyn, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I really liked this book because it takes the 3 basic "duties" of church members: attending church, attending the temple, and studying the scriptures--and asks us to look at our attitude towards these things. Are we immmersing ourselves in the scriptures? Do we ask questions and really wonder & ponder them? Do we look forward to church and temple attendance? Are we being fed? Are we going hungry and thirsty? Are we giving our all? The way Farrell writes causes the reader to put him/herself in the place of the characters and ask, am I like that? How can I be better? His book really gave me insights that I hadn't gained even on a mission or in religion classes, so thank you, Brother Farrell!
By Nate, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This book was very thought provoking..yes. However, it didn't have the same capturing spirit to it that the Peacegiver did. I am struggling finishing it. It would be an amazing doctrinal book in the style of a Maxwell or Talmage but the book is mostly dialog of scripture (verse by verse) and it looses interest. Re-read Peacegiver.
By Travis, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I can relate to this book. I love the way it makes me think.
By Brenda, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I didn't care for this book. It moved so slowly that I could hardly force myself to pick it up again. After reading the other reviews though, I will give it another try. Perhaps I'm missing the point.
By Monica, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This book gave a lot of great insight and it was a very easy read!
By Sandra, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I loved this book and I had to pass it on to friend. She now wants to get her own copy and a copy for one of her daughters. I loved the Peacegiver and I also loved The Holy Secret.
Thanks for such an inspiring book.
By Camree, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This book was truly amazing to me. I was looking for a pick me up one day while browsing through the Deseret Book and this book just kind of called out to me. While reading it I couldnt put it down because it was just what I needed to hear. I needed to put more effort into my family life, my attitude at church and my scripture study. This book taught me how I could get the most out of being a member of this church. It really changed my life and taught me a lot.
By ANN, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I thoroughly enjoyed The Peacekeeper and was very anxious to read another book from this author. A little bit harder to get into but once I got going in it I couldn't put it down! Thank you for giving me a new insight on how to better personalize the scriptures.
By Renee, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I enjoyed reading The Holy Secret. I often paused to think about the scriptures in ways I had never considered. A must read.