Personal Scripture Study

by Gene R. Cook

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Elder Gene R. Cook shares personal insights he has gained through his lifelong study of the standard works and conveys his deep affection for the word of God.

Engaging his fireside participants in a comfortable and informal dialogue, Elder Cook tells how to search and understand the scriptures. He explains why we must prepare our hearts before reading and describes how to discern the voice of the Lord in the sacred verses.

More than a lecture, Personal Scripture Study is a practical lesson in which Elder Cook demonstrates

  • How to identify scriptural patterns
  • How to mark and cross-reference key ideas
  • How to ask questions while reading

By applying these principles in our study of the scriptures, we are able to enjoy the guidance of the Holy Spirit and thus receive personal revelation.

A companion tape entitled Family Scripture Study illustrates how parents can use scripture study to assist in converting their children to the Lord.

About the Author

Gene R. Cook

Elder Gene R. Cook, an emeritus General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2007, has served in various Church capacities, including area presidencies in the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Europe. He also served as a regional representative, as the mission president of the Uruguay/Paraguay Mission, and as a president in the original First Council of the Seventy.

He graduated in business management and earned an MBA from Arizona State University. He has been an insurance consultant, earned his CLU degree, and was an insurance agency manager. He also taught and consulted as a leadership-management trainer for various business firms as well.

Elder Cook and his wife Janelle are parents of eight children and have 46 grandchildren.

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A New Favorite
By , Submitted on 2019-01-21

This talk has opened my eyes and ears and heart of new ways to have the spirit talk to me through the scriptures. many many wonderful amazing life changing applications to scripture study.

By , Submitted on 2017-11-04

Very helpful

An answer to a prayer
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

As he speaks, I feel Elder Cook's humility and reflect what a humble man - the Saviors countenance.The holy scriptures - what they are,why they're important, how to study them to individually come to hear the voice of the Lord. i find this brilliant and so simply to understand and apply the ideas. Yesterday my day was consumed with the feeling of both humility and mental stimulation when I considered how much I haven't sought to gain definitional understanding from the Lord of His words and terms. Muchly, I have relied on reading what someone else has written or said. I have not gained a testimony for myself and put the 'yards' in to get that. Along with humility i mentioned it was mentally stimulating to consider all the words i can now go and find out about, searching for the Lords understanding of things. How many times have I been reading the scriptures and stopped and considered - I just don't understand that? or what is that? and I have not understood the process of how to answer those questions plainly enough to internalise the process and use it. I am just about to purchase,without any hesitation, Gene's mp3 download 'Teaching with the Spirit'.
I am grateful for coming across this 'Personal Scripture Study' book and I am more grateful that it is in audio format as my learning style is more audio-visual than written text format.

One of my favorites!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I have had this talk for many years and have listened to it probably at least 15 times. I did it again today, and have to say that it still motivates me and renews my desire to study the scriptures more diligently. Elder Cook has spent a lifetime studying the Lord's words and loves the scriptures with all his heart! In his classic, humble way, he shares many personal stories and gives concrete suggestions and insights on how we can have more personal, inspiring, life-changing time in our own study. I highly recommend this talk if you are wanting to get more out of the scriptures! His talk on family scripture study is also wonderful!

Very Spiritual and instructional
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This is the best talk on tape I have heard yet on Personal Scripture Study. Elder Cook brings the scriptures and the power of studying the scriptures with the Spirit to full life. It is one of the most spiritual talk tapes I have ever purchased.

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