by Conrad Knudson
Doctrine and Covenants Guidebook is a new and concise study-aid that treats the Doctrine and Covenants section by section. It provides explanations, pertinent historical and biographical material, and quotes brief commentaries and discourses by various Church leaders for guidance and understanding. Hundreds of scriptural passages are cross-referenced, and all the materials are thoroughly referenced. It even identifies the position held by church leaders when they made the statements quoted.
The format of this refreshing guide will instantly appeal to the student of scripture. It is precise and well organized, with good use of lists and well-titled paragraphs and units that make it easy to use. It is an ideal tool for every Gospel Doctrine teacher and student. Most Doctrine and Covenants sections contain verses which refer to a variety of different doctrinal concepts. However, the author provides a real service by providing a short phrase, a “memory hook”, which characterizes a central message of the section. Examples: The Book of Mormon witnesses (section 5), The lost 116 pages (section 10), Called to the work – David Whitmer (section 14), Follow the prophet (section 21), Emma Smith – music (section 25), Gathering the elect (section 29), Service and sacrifice – Orson Pratt (section 34), Your talent (section 60), The everlasting covenant (section 66), The oath and covenant of the priesthood (section 84), The prophecy on war (section 87), The word of wisdom (section 89) Zion: the pure in heart (section 97), etc. Truly, Doctrine and Covenants Guidebook is a valuable guide to studying this sacred volume of scripture.
6” x 9” paperback