I wish more of Mr. Gaskill’s books were available as an e-book or better yet an audiobook as well as the option of being free with plus. I love his writings.
This is a fantastic and insightful book. I wish it was in ebook format so I could always have a copy with me.
Alonzo Gaskill (in my opinion) is one of the best LDS authors today. This is just another excellent book to add to the other 5 books or so that he has written. This book is very uplifting and gives you a deeper understanding on gospel symbols/symbolism. A must for those who have been endowed (or perhaps who will be endowed shortly). Ceremonies in general (or rites, rituals, ordinances) are very symbolic. Understanding the meanings behind the symbols make the 'ceremony' even more powerful and meaningful to you personally.
You will need to "double finger" this book (keep one finger where you're reading and another where the footnotes are) just like with his other books. This can be a little tiring at times, but well worth it. Especially if you enjoy reading the extra commentary in the footnotes as I do (lot of great info in the footnotes). Again, this is a MUST for your LDS Library. You will definitely be edified by reading this book.