The Holy Temple

The Holy Temple This is a comprehensive book about the LDS temple It examines in appropriate detail the doctrines and practices which surround that holy building and particularly their implications for the individua

  • Title: The Holy Temple
  • Author: Boyd K. Packer
  • ISBN: 9780884944119
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This is a comprehensive book about the LDS temple It examines in appropriate detail the doctrines and practices which surround that holy building, and particularly their implications for the individual Church member.Part one offers the Lord s invitation Come to the temple It sets forth the requirements for attendance basically, preparation through worthiness and theThis is a comprehensive book about the LDS temple It examines in appropriate detail the doctrines and practices which surround that holy building, and particularly their implications for the individual Church member.Part one offers the Lord s invitation Come to the temple It sets forth the requirements for attendance basically, preparation through worthiness and the attitude and behavior appropriate for those attending that holy place on the first and all subsequent occasions Part two deals in brief fashion with the ancient temples then turns to the central human figure in the work of the temple Elijah the Prophet, who anciently held the keys relative to the sealing power of the priesthood Malachi s prophecy and the human tradition about Elijah s return in the latter days are impressively set forth.Elijah s return and all that it means for the happiness and salvation of mankind are the themes of parts three and four Following early Restoration scenes, here is the Kirtland Temple built at great personal sacrifice Dedicated, it fulfills a major purpose in the glorious visions of April 3, 1836, the Savior himself introducing three heavenly beings who then convey priesthood keys One of these is Elijah Thereafter the revelations progressively develop the doctrine of temple work for both the living and the dead under divine direction temple ceremonies are introduced and participants eagerly flock to the Nauvoo Temple through President Wilford Woodruff the supporting work of lineage linking is clarified by revelation and the spirit of Elijah is manifest both in and out of the Church as genealogical research and temple work blossom, temples multiply, and those beyond the veil assist those involved in the work here.The endowment with its sacred covenants and its elevating symbolic instruction, the sealing ordinance, and the other temple ceremonies are discussed sensitively and authoritatively.

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    About “Boyd K. Packer

    • Boyd K. Packer

      President Boyd K Packer, the President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, was set apart to this position on February 3, 2008 Previously, he was Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles beginning June 5, 1994 Prior to becoming Acting President, he served as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, having been ordained an Apostle on April 9, 1970 He earlier served for almost nine years as an Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles An educator by profession, his career includes service as supervisor of seminaries and institutes of religion for the Church and as a member of the Administrative Council of Brigham Young University.

    148 thoughts on “The Holy Temple

    • I honestly struggle to make it cover-to-cover through church books. I'd rather topic study and move on, but I read this in a couple of days this week as I found myself absorbed in learning all I could about the temple. President Packer is good about citing sources and referring you on to specific scriptures and talks. After finishing the book, I read sections in the Doctrine & Covenants and the entire Pearl of Great Price to help supplement the points he made. The book is definitely worth yo [...]


    • I had a hard time rating this one. It's is all good information and well-written obviously. Most of the book I felt was something I've already learned in a Sunday school lesson, but it was all information worth reviewing, and I did have my mind open to some new inspiration. It was a worthy read, but it's not a book I would read over and over again. Would highly recommend to non-LDS who want to know more about our temples.


    • It feels almost blasphemous, but I'm barely giving this book four stars. It really is meant for people who have not yet gone, or who have only been a few times, to the temple. The book says just about everything you can say on the subject without ever actually talking about the temple ceremonies. The beginning and end of the book are quite repetitive, however, and seem to say the same thing over and over again (e.g the temple ceremony is sacred, not secret, and we should be anxious to do family [...]


    • I would recommend this book to anyone who is planning on going through the temple in the future or anyone who wants to know why we do temple work. The book itself is well written with plenty of anecdotes, stories, and scripture. I did find it a bit on the dull side after about 200 pages, mostly because it became very repetitive, but it is still a very good book about why we have temples. I was really interested in the parts about genealogy and found a lot of really beautiful insights there, but [...]


    • The women in my ward (congregation) are reading this book as we look forward to the dedication of a temple here in Indianapolis. It had been a long time since I read it, and I found it very much worth reading again.One thing that I noticed more this time was the illustrations for each chapter heading. They were done by President (then Elder) Packer himself.


    • I started reading this shortly after being called as an ordinance worker. I have read a few short pages before my shift each week which has given me time to ponder its beauty and approach the temple with greater reverence.


    • Really such an excellent book. I have loved taking my time reading this book so I can take a minute to slow down and feel the Spirit as I read. I would definitely recommend this book. I love what I have learned from it!


    • I've read it a couple of times, but reading it this time through the eyes of a temple worker has been a revelation, so to speak.


    • I have been meaning to read this book for quite some time. I learned some interesting things about the temple, church history, etc.


    • I am so grateful for the blessings of the temple! And I cannot wait to go claim those blessings :) 10 days!


    • My favorite part was when it talked about Elijah and Elijah appearing and committing the dispensation of the gospel.


    • It's been nearly 8 years since I went through the temple for the first time (not including baptisms). Reading this book, I learned so much and was inspired to make changes in my own life. If read with a humble heart and a willingness to learn and change for the better, this book will help you to become more like Christ and to prepare yourself and your family for His coming.


    • Excellent advice and revelation for anyone that is looking to enter into the House of the Lord woven in with the history and sacrifices that were made to bring us the Temples in these the Latter Days.





    • One of the most wonderful books on the Temple and Temple Worship! Loved it and would highly recommend it!



    • This is a very well done book. I learned a lot and am left inspired to make the temple and especially genealogy a bigger part of my life.



    • Good book. I felt it explained not just reasons behind temple work but also doctrinal background for it. Really liked the discussion around the Old Testament temple doctrine of Elijah. Straight forward writing made it easy to understand, but also kind of dull to read in some parts. Overall a good book that expanded my understanding, which I was hoping for.


    • Great book. Motivated me to do better at family history and to strengthen family relationships right now.


    • I really enjoyed this book, even though the intended audience seems to be someone who is preparing to go to the temple for the first time. For someone like myself, who has been to the temple many times, there is not a lot of new information here. However, there are plenty of good reminders of the blessings of temple attendance and the reasons that we do temple work. As it says on page 42, "In the temple, we face the sunlight of truth."There was also a lot of good information about the history of [...]


    • Our ladies book group decided to read this book because the Atlanta Temple was closed for renovations July 2009 and we knew that in the upcoming months we would have an open house, dedication and then have our temple back up and running. Most of us had either read Elder Packer's book or pamphlet just before we went through the temple and we thought it would be a great review and a way to get even more excited about having our temple back.Well obviously it's been a while since I've been on good r [...]


    • I loved this book and think it is a MUST read for all who attend the temple and go on missions (which should be everyone!) The reason I say this is because of these two quotes which are related and talk about different aspects all related to the temple - doing missionary work and seeking after the dead - as being the greatest responsibility that we have. “The greatest responsibility in this world that God has laid upon us is to seek after our dead.” - Joseph Smith“The Lord has given to the [...]


    • This book is a good overview of what temples are and why they are important. Elder Packer really knows his stuff and I appreciated that he cited a lot of outside sources. Having not been to the temple before, much of the information still seemed frustratingly vague, but it did change my perspective a bit about temple work.All my life I have dreamed of going to the temple; this goal has been primarily for my benefit. However, after reading this book, I finally realized that we have temples so tha [...]


    • I read this book very slowlya page or two a day. It's a book that I had been wanting to read for a long time. It really helped me appreciate the temple more and recognize my own responsibility with temple and genealogy work. Chapter 19, which deals with family history and preparing names for the temple, is VERY dated. That said, it was actually a really interesting chapter to read because it shows how far the Church has come in 30 years.President Packer deals with the temple in a very careful an [...]


    • I was asked to red this book when I was set apart as an ordinance worker in the temple. It took me longer than it should have because I didn't focus on it. Some parts were very basic and uninteresting to me, there were parts though I did find interesting and enjoyable. Two quotes from the book;Page 11, "You should come to the temple. You really should! It may be that you look forward to the once-in-a-lifetime privilege of going there to receive your own endowment, to receive your own blessings, [...]


    • I really liked this book as an introduction to the temple (or for a beginner like me). It was nice to have a book that really focuses on the WHY of the temple. I also felt that Packer was very clear about how we have seen changes in the temple and how those come about. That being said it wasn't a book that answered many of today's questions about the temple or even explained the temple ceremonies that well. But I don't think that was his goal. It gave me a lot of food for thought and was really [...]


    • What a wonderful book on temple and family history work! I read this for my Religion 261: Family History-Genealogy class at Brigham Young University. The book the history of the temple during the time of ancient Israel. Elijah, the prophet and his mission are covered with great emphasis.The keys of the holy priesthood have been restored in our day, and it is such a blessing for us, and for our kindred dead. Our ancestors are waiting for us to do their work for them, and it all starts with resear [...]


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