Sacred Walls: Learning from Temple Symbols

by Gerald E. Hansen, Val Brinkerhoff

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Both books and buildings have voices. But rather than the letters of an alphabet, buildings use towers and spires, columns and buttresses, mosaics and paintings, glass and geometric figures, and statues and friezes to speak volumes. However, even though architectural symbolism existed before the written word, the message of a building is often difficult for most of us to recognize.

For Latter-day Saints, temples are the most important and symbolic buildings in existence. Through temples the unique doctrines of the restored gospel are communicated. Although the bulk of this instruction occurs inside the temples, temple exteriors also tell of these profound doctrines — when you understand how to read them.

This unique and fascinating book is designed to help you see the House of the Lord with new eyes as you examine the “voices” of temple exteriors along with the “voices” of the Book of Mormon. Each chapter contains an examination of a sermon or vision in the Book of Mormon related to the temple. This is accompanied by a stunning photo essay of temple exteriors and enlightening commentary that examines the main symbolic motifs of a specific temple. As you learn how to read the messages hidden in plain sight, you will never look at temples the same way.

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Size8 x 11.5
PublishedCovenant Communications
DVD Runtime45 minutes


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A good read
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This book was well written. My husband and I enjoyed how the scriptures were related to the temple. This was given to us as a gift and we were a little hesitant because we didn't want to focus too much on the outside of the temple. We were pleased to find that the book dealt with the doctoral aspect of the commandments.

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Next to Temples of the Most High I rate this book the best.

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