Opening Isaiah

by Ann Madsen

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For anyone who has ever found it difficult to understand the teachings of the prophet Isaiah comes a powerful learning opportunity by Ann Madsen, beloved LDS scholar and educator. In Opening Isaiah - a DVD presentation filmed in the Holy Land - Ann teaches about Isaiah's profound prophecies in an easy-to-understand way and instills in viewers an appreciation for the writings of this beloved prophet and seer.

About the Author

Ann Madsen

Wife of the late Truman G. Madsen, Ann Madsen is the mother of three (plus an Indian foster son), and a grandmother of sixteen and great-grandmother of 43, going on 44 (as of 2018). Ann received her BS Degree from the University of Utah, her MA degree from BYU in Ancient Studies with a minor in Hebrew. Her thesis was entitled, Melchizedek, the Man and the Tradition. She has been teaching Old Testament at BYU since 1976. She presently teaches Writings of Isaiah. She also taught courses in New Testament and Isaiah both at the BYU­-Provo campus and at the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies, where she lived between 1987 and 1993. She is the author of Making Their Own Peace: Twelve Women of Jerusalem and the DVD Opening Isaiah.

Her church service has included: Mission President's wife (New England Mission 1962-65), Stake Relief Society President (BYU 8th Stake and later for seven years in the Provo Utah Sharon East Stake), and Jerusalem Branch Relief Society President 1991- 1993. She was on the Gospel Doctrine writing committee for the Church for 17 years. She served on the Sunday School General Board from 2009-2015 and is presently teaching a Gospel Doctrine class in her ward’s Sunday School. Her hobbies include swimming and cooking. She has been writing poetry most of her life. She loves researching her family’s history and the temple attendance that results from it.

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Absolutely a Stunning Gem
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

How does one pay enough homage to such a great example of outstanding video making? Yes, this DVD bears the Madsen hallmark of delightful excellence. Sister Madsen's voice throughout is authoritative yet mild. The production values--well, you just have to see them.
But it is Sister Madsen's inspired narrative that makes this a stunning Must Have for me. She really does "open" the book. She gives priceless keys that make Isaiah a treasure.

Loved it! A true master teacher's approach to Isaiah!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This valuable DVD presentation helps you make the meaningful connections yourself in Isaiah, and that's what I most loved about it.

It's not telling you verse by verse how and what to understand, but like a true teacher, Madsen invites you into Isaiah's world so you are equipped to grasp it on your own terms when you read. We need more like this, equipping us to learn instead of trying to inform us with learning.

first rate, lots of special insights
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I love Truman Madsen's “guided tour” style DVDs. Also, I love the book of Isaiah. It was an easy decision to try the new Ann Madsen DVD.

I am glad I bought it. I especially like the scene where she gives a tour of a full size version of Solomon’s temple, as it was in the days of Isaiah. After a minute, I realized that the temple was animated. The animation is as good as found in major motion pictures. Ann’s presentation is loaded with her special insight. I highly recommend it. In fact, I intend to give a few as Christmas gifts.

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