As members of the Church, we often spend years anticipating the privilege of entering the Lord s temple. But we all know that there are times when temple worship can seem confusing, repetitive, or even boring.
In this remarkable volume, Mark Shields, an experienced gospel teacher, casts new light on the symbolism inherent in temple ordinances and provides a wealth of insights that will change the way you worship.
By approaching the subject from a scriptural and historical perspective, Mark focuses on specific aspects of the endowment while still respecting the sacredness of the ordinance. With helpful summaries at the end of each chapter, this book provides direction and guidance for all whether you've been attending the temple for years or are preparing to enter for the very first time.
Learn to love the temple, understand its purposes, and appreciate the rich symbolism it embodies. Your Endowment is a must-read for anyone looking to get more from temple worship.
This is the best book I have ever read for understanding the Temple. It is a brilliantly written and organized with pure and simple explanations of the symbolism found in the endowment. I highly recommend it to all who have both been to the Temple or are preparing to visit for the first time.
I stumbled upon this book at an LDS bookstore and thought it may be able to provide me with more insight into my temple experience so I purchased it. I began to read Mr. Shields work and I was distinctly impressed by the simplistic presentation of what are often considered difficult topics to comprehend. Prior to my initial temple experience I was provided with a copy of "The Holy Temple" by Pres. Boyd K. Packer and found this work to be helpful at introducing me to the temple. However, I certainly wish that prior to embarking upon my initial temple experience I would have also read Mark A. Shields work as a companion to Pres. Packer's volume. I particularly enjoyed the definitions section after each chapter in Mr. Shields work, which provided me with an easy reference point.
I recommend Mark A. Shields work without hesitation. It is quite simply a work which will place the temple in greater perspective and light a fire in your heart to place yourself within its walls more often. It should definitely be a must read for all those about to enter into the temple for the first time as well as those individuals who have regularly attended. This work provides the plain language needed to truly begin to comprehend the glorious realities of the temple.