by R. Clayton Brough & Thomas W. Grassley
Topics: Patriarch, Patriarchal Blessing, Sacred, Declare Lineage, Purposes of the Blessing, General Authorities, Encouragement, Comfort
Understanding Patriarchal Blessings is an excellent source for all who seek information about the blessings which guide and influence Latter-day Saints throughout the world. It is especially valuable for those who are preparing to receive their own patriarchal blessing.
The book gives answers for many frequently asked questions. It explains the office and calling of a patriarch, tells what a patriarchal blessing actually is, and describes what purposes the blessing is intended to achieve. Important objectives such as the declaring of lineage, understanding who we are and what we can achieve, and a blessing’s function as an instrument for encouragement and comfort are carefully explained.
A chapter is devoted to properly preparing for a patriarchal blessing. The steps that candidates should follow are outlined from Church publications. Another chapter explains how patriarchal blessings are given, and how written copies are made available to blessing recipients.
Questions sometimes arise concerning how patriarchal blessings are to be understood and interpreted. The book quotes explanations from various Church authorities that deal with the most frequently expressed queries. Another chapter gives valuable suggestions for how individuals can live to receive the rich blessings that patriarchal blessings often contain.
Understanding Patriarchal Blessings has been carefully prepared. It conveys respect for the sacred nature of patriarchal blessings. It cites numerous sources, and documents those sources so readers can seek further information. The authors have written their book in simple language, and in a format which can be read and enjoyed by Latter-day Saints of all ages. It is an especially appropriate book for LDS youth who are approaching the age when patriarchal blessings are most frequently given.
- The Office of a Patriarch
- The Definition of a Patriarchal Blessing
- The Purpose of a Patriarchal Blessing
- The Contents of a Patriarchal Blessing
- Preparing for a Patriarchal Blessing
- Receiving a Patriarchal Blessing
- Understanding a Patriarchal Blessing
- Living a Patriarchal Blessing
6″ x 9″ paperback