The Prophet Joseph Smith observed that death and the spirit world are subjects "we ought to study more than any other. . . . If we have claim on our Heavenly Father for anything, it is for knowledge on this important subject."
Brent Top, a professor of Church History and Doctrine at BYU, highlights the wealth of information the scriptures and latter-day prophets and apostles have provided to us about death and the spirit world—its location and conditions, the nature of departed spirits, and the work performed for and by those there. Removing much of the mystery and fear associated with dying, this book demonstrates that knowing what life will be like after death can help inspire us to live better lives here and now.
I really enjoyed this book! It starts with this incredible poem by President Hinckley...
What is this thing that men call death,This quiet passing in the night?’Tis not the end but genesisOf better worlds and greater light.O God, touch Thou my aching heartAnd calm my troubled, haunting fears.Let hope and faith, transcendent, pure,Give strength and peace beyond my tears.There is no death, but only change,With recompense for victory won.The gift of Him who loved all men,The Son of God, the Holy One.
~President Gordon B. Hinckley
I love it! Also the powerful scriptures in this book are amazing! Chapter 7 helps remind us which things matter most and what our eternal priorities should be. After reading this I felt so uplifted and such peace. I highly recommend this beautifully written book!
Thank you so very much Deseret Book for bringing us another fantastic product!
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