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Following Christ: The Parable of the Divers and More Good News

Stephen E. Robinson - 1995
    Now, in Following Christ: The Parable of the Divers and More Good News, Brother Robinson explains what happens after we have entered the gospel covenant. He writes, "Where Believing Christ dealt with entering the covenant, this book will focus on staying in the covenant. If being truly converted is to accept Christ as Lord and to make Him the Lord of our lives, then this must somehow be reflected in our lives -- but how? How does being born again translate into behavior after our conversion?" pIn the same clear, readable style of his first book, Brother Robinson explains what is means to be a member of Christ's kingdom, the relationship between faith and works, what it means to endure to the end (it does not mean "being perfect"), the nature of mortality, hazards we may encounter as we seek to endure in the Lord's service, and, finally, the importance of serving others in love. p bAbout the Author/bp iStephen E. Robinson/i is a professor of ancient scripture in Religious Education at Brigham Young University. He received a B.A. in English literature from the university and a Ph.D. in Biblical studies from Duke University.p Dr. Robinson has taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, Hampden-Sydney College, and Lycoming College, as well as serving as department chair in religion at Lycoming College.p Dr. Robinson is the author of iBelieving Christ and Are Mormons Christian?/i He is also the coauthor of a four-volume commentary on the Doctrine and Covenants. His articles have appeared in iJournal for the Study of Judaism, the Ensign, Old Testament Pseudepigrapha/i, and the iEncyclopedia of Mormonism/i.p He and his wife, Janet Bowen Robinson, are the parents of six children.

House of Glory: Finding Personal Meaning in the Temple

S. Michael Wilcox - 1995
    Michael Wilcox identifies the blessing that temple work brings to our everyday lives. He discusses the temple as a house as learning where we can understand the most powerful principles of the gospel and receive inspiration for our families and ourselves. He explains how the temple is a house of refuge where we can escape the trials and troubles of the world. He defines the phrase "house of order" and talks about how the temple as a house of glory, describing the wonderful experiences that come to those who serve there, and especially to those who labor for their kindred dead.

LDS - The Family: A Proclamation to the World

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 1995
    It was first announced by church president Gordon B. Hinckley at the worldwide General Relief Society Meeting on September 23, 1995.Doctrinal assertions * All human beings are created in God's image. * Gender is an essential part of human identity before, during, and after life on Earth. * "In the premortal realm, spirit sons and daughters knew and worshiped God as their Eternal Father and accepted His plan..." * "Sacred ordinances and covenants available in holy temples [of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints] make it possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally."Items of counsel * Sex is sacred and must only take place between a married man and woman. * Parents have a serious responsibility "to love and care for each other and for their children." * Happiness and success come through following the teachings of Jesus and through "faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities." * "...fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families." * "Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children." * "...fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners."Warnings * Those who commit adultery or "abuse spouse or offspring, or who fail to fulfill family responsibilities will one day stand accountable before God." * Disintegration of the family will bring "calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets".For more information, visit our website at:

The Gateway We Call Death

Russell M. Nelson - 1995
    Nelson, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "Our ultimate and highest destiny is to return to our heavenly home. When that time comes, it can be as momentous as the time of birth. Birth is the gateway to mortal life; death is the gateway to immortality and eternal life." In The Gateway We Call Death, Elder Nelson, a surgeon by profession and now a special witness of the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, approaches the subject of death from both a medical and a theological point of view to discuss such topics as these: - The purpose of life and of death - The purpose of mourning - When death comes without warning - Factors of choice, such as suicide, euthanasia, and use of mechanical means to extend life - Life after death "As I have come to comprehend more about life in all of its phases," Elder Nelson writes, "I no longer feel that death is always that foe to be feared. Instead, I view it as a potential friend to be understood." The Gateway We Call Death provides reassurance and comfort for all who seek such understanding.

The Simeon Solution: One Woman's Spiritual Odyssey

Anne Osborn Poelman - 1995
    Promised through the Holy Ghost that he would not die before the long-awaited Messiah, Simeon apparently spent much of his life watching for fulfillment of that promise. Surely there must have been times of doubt, moments when it seemed foolish to cling to such a hope, but his faith was at last rewarded when he was shown the infant Jesus in the temple and recognized him as the Savior of the world.In The Simeon Solution, Anne Osborn Poelman describes how she, like Simeon, learned to trust in the Lord and have patient faith in the ultimate fulfillment of his promises. When she was a medical student at Stanford University she discovered The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, finding in it the spiritual fullness for which she had been searching since childhood. She joined the Church and went on to become an internationally known expert in her medical specialty. At age thirty-eight she married Elder Ronald E. Poelman, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. In this book she shares many personal experiences that have demonstrated the workings of the Simeon solution in her own life.

Boyd K. Packer: A Watchman on the Tower

Lucile C. Tate - 1995
    Packer's life and ministry the gospel principles this outstanding teacher has taught and practiced come through with striking clarity. The book itself will thus be a powerful teacher to its readers"

Heroes from the Book of Mormon

Gordon B. Hinckley - 1995
    Book of Heroes in the book of mormon

What I Wish I'd Known in High School 2nd Semester

John Bytheway - 1995
    . . Class is back in session with John Bytheway. In this sequel to his best-selling What I Wish I'd Known in High School: A Crash Course in Teenage Survival, John Bytheway approaches the deep-down, soul-searching questions that teenagers ponder. He outlines each chapter as if it were a class in high school. 'Classes' cover such subjects as repentance, recognizing the Spirit, prayer, and preparing for the temple. The author has looked for answers to questions in the scriptures and from the words of the prophets. A lively lunch break between classes is vintage Bytheway. Teenagers will better understand the gospel when they read the answers to some of their own questions in John's humorous yet teaching book.


Chieko N. Okazaki - 1995
    Okazaki welcomes us into a garden of goodness where the gospel has the zing and zest of ginger. Sister Okazaki shares insights from the scriptures that are personal and practical. Christ is not just the way, the truth, and the life, she reminds us. He wants to be our way, our truth, and our life. The Christian way is not dramatic, flashy, or taxing. It is do-able, satisfying, and even fun.

Here We Stand

Joseph Fielding McConkie - 1995
    To downplay them—indeed, to fail to emphasize them—is to undermine the very foundation of our faith.Within the pages of this book, Brother McConkietestifies of the reality of the Prophet Joseph's spiritual manifestations andexplains why a restoration rather than a reformation was necessary to reestablish Christ's churchpoints out the inconsistency of accepting ancient prophets while denying the divinely appointed mission of Joseph Smithshows the proper role of the Bible in declaring the message of the Restorationillustrates the spiritual power involved in answering questions from the revelations of the Restorationexplains how to avoid the war of words and the tumult of opinion and to stand instead in the light of revelationBrother McConkie confirms the importance of declaring all that we have received, beginning with the First Vision: "Such is the message that we have been commissioned to take to the earth. To be faithful in that labor brings with it the promise of honor, glory, immortality, and eternal life; conversely, failure to be true to that divine commission places us under condemnation."That gets to the heart of the matter as it disarms critics and avoids the spirit of contention. Brother McConkie encourages members of the Church to appreciate the strength of the Church's claim and to teach it more boldly:"The way we answer questions about our faith ought to be by finding the quickest and most direct route to the Sacred Grove. That is our ground. It is sacred ground. And it is here we stand."