One of the most valuable purposes of the scriptures is to serve as a tool to help us hear the voice of the Lord. But, as Elder Gene R. Cook emphasizes in his book, that blessing doesn't come through casual effort.
In Searching the Scriptures, Elder Cook explores how we can effectively ponder, question, and mark the scriptures and understand how they apply to our lives. He also shares his testimony of the power and blessings that come from knowing God's word. And he gives suggestions on how to organize family study and how to use the scriptures as a way to bless each family member. Relating personal experiences to show what has worked and what hasn't, Elder Cook shares ways to motivate everyone in the family to participate and work to invite the Spirit to be present at reading time.
Elder Cook's hope is to help Latter-day Saints gain a deeper understanding of what scriptures really are and how they apply to us today, and thereby have a desire to learn more from them.
This is one of the best books ever. It has helped to understand the importance of the scriptures, why god gave them to us, and everything people went through to bring this book back to us in these latter days. It's also teaches you how to study them, and to gain as much knowledge as possible from them. Hi highly recommend this book to anyone. I know it has changed the way i view the scriptures forever.
I had become in active in the church for some time and had a hard time really grasping the scriptures when I decided to get my life back on track. I felt very behind my peers as far as my knowledge of the scriptures and was very overwhelmed with the task of learning all I wanted to know. This book was so helpful in giving me a solid foundation on how to successfully search the scriptures from the basics to the in-depth. A definent must read for those at any level.
A great scripture companion.