House of Learning: Getting More from Your Temple Experience

by M. Richard Walker, Kathleen H. Walker

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“All Latter-day Saints can benefit from this book. If you've never been to the temple, it can help you prepare, and if you are a long time temple attender, it can remind you of some basic things you can do to get the most out of worshiping in that place.” &mdash Association for Mormon Letters

Have you ever felt that there might be something more waiting for you in the temple? Many people who say they love the temple and feel good when they attend still express a desire to bring greater focus to their temple worship. This insightful book from a former temple president and matron is designed to help.

Engagingly written, with many personal experiences and practical applications, House of Learning outlines ways any Latter-day Saint, novice or seasoned, can prepare to be receptive to the spiritual teachings of the temple. It outlines the traits we need to develop to be in the proper frame of mind and heart for temple attendance. Then it explains a simple process through which we can unlock the spiritual meaning of the ordinances — including how they apply in our lives — and make the temple our house of learning.

Table of Contents
Part 1: Preparing for Temple Worship
Chapter 1: It Begins in the Heart
Chapter 2: The Power of Love
Chapter 3: Loving Kindness
Chapter 4: Reverence in the House of the Lord
Part 2: How to Learn in the Temple
Chapter 5: The Principle, the Savior, and Me
Chapter 6: A Place of Personal Revelation
Chapter 7: Seeing Yourself as the Lord Sees You
Chapter 8: Receiving a Fulness of the Holy Ghost
Chapter 9: The Temple — Our Key to Happiness

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About the Authors

M. Richard Walker

M. Richard Walker and his wife, Kathleen H. Walker served as president and matron of the Salt Lake Temple from November 2005 to November 2008. Prior to their temple service, Richard, an attorney by profession, served as a bishop, stake president, mission president, and temple ordinance worker. After both lost their spouses in death they met and married in January of 2004. They live in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Kathleen H. Walker

Kathleen H. Walker and her husband M. Richard Walker served as president and matron of the Salt Lake Temple from November 2005 to November 2008. Kathleen, the oldest daughter of President Gordon B. Hinckley, has served as president of several auxiliary organizations and has been an active leader in her community. After both Kathleen and Richard lost their spouses in death, they met and were married in January of 2004. They live in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This is a great book. No intense doctrine or thousands of scriptures quoted, no heavy reading or having to look up words - just the feelings and thoughts we have probably all shared in wanting to make our temple attendance more meaningful. I love the way the book is formatted -a general thought followed by personal testimonies of Bro. & Sis. Walker from their experiences as Pres. & Matron of the Salt Lake Temple. I hope more books are published in this format.

wonderful stories and inspirational thoughts
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

My husband and I read this together so that we could both get more insights and be more in tune with our Temple sessions. I loved reading about the stories that they shared in this book on other peoples experiences. I would recommend this book to everyone. This is a really easy book to read and worth the time that it takes to read it.

Inspirational and Simple Stories
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

House of Learning was a very simple book to read. There were many inspirational stories that the authors share from their experience as Temple President and Matron.

This would be a good gift for someone who has just gone through the temple for the first time.

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I have been attending the temple for 12 years. I have recently made an effort to expand and improve my experience there, and this book was a lovely guidepost on my journey. I loved the Walkers' insights and suggestions for improving and appreciating temple worship.

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