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7 Books That Will Help You Better Understand the Temple

House of Glory: Finding Personal Meaning in the Temple

by S. Michael Wilcox

LDS books to help you understand the temple

In this book full of insight and depth, S. Michael Wilcox identifies the blessing that temple work brings to our everyday lives. He discusses the temple as a house of learning where we can understand the most powerful principles of the gospel and receive inspiration for our families and ourselves. This book teaches how the temple is a house of refuge where we can escape the trials and troubles of the world. 

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Temple Worship: 20 Truths That Will Bless Your Life

by Andrew C. Skinner

LDS books to help you understand the temple

In this inspiring, practical book, Andrew Skinner shows how the temple represents the "ultimate" in our worship, how temple ordinances are tied to the Atonement, how temple blessings apply to all—especially to those who walk life's road alone—and how the temple prepares us for exaltation. He bears witness that the sealing ordinances are a source of great comfort and security, that temples are places of personal revelation, and that unseen beings attend us there. This book will permanently change your feelings about the temple.

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House of Learning: Getting More from Your Temple Experience

by M. Richard Walker, Kathleen H. Walker

LDS books to help you understand the temple

Have you ever felt that there might be something more waiting for you in the temple? Many people who say they love the temple and feel good when they attend still express a desire to bring greater focus to their temple worship. This insightful book from a former temple president and matron is designed to help.

Engagingly written, with many personal experiences and practical applications, House of Learning outlines ways we can prepare to be receptive to the spiritual teachings of the temple and make the temple our house of learning.

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Understanding Temple Symbols Through Scripture, History, and Art

by Jack M. Lyon

LDS books to help you understand the temple

Would you like to gain more from your temple attendance? More knowledge and power? More help for your daily life? Understanding Temple Symbols helps us think about the temple in new and different ways—discovering unexplored avenues of learning, opening doors we hadn't noticed before, and deepening our understanding of the symbolism used in the Lord's House.

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Your Endowment: Gain Greater Joy and Satisfaction in Your Temple Service

by Mark A. Shields

LDS books to help you understand the temple

In this remarkable volume, Mark Shields, an experienced gospel teacher, casts new light on the symbolism inherent in temple ordinances and provides a wealth of insights that will change the way you worship.

By approaching the subject from a scriptural and historical perspective, Mark focuses on specific aspects of the endowment while still respecting the sacredness of the ordinance. With helpful summaries at the end of each chapter, this book provides direction and guidance for all whether you've been attending the temple for years or are preparing to enter for the very first time.

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The Holy Temple

by Boyd K. Packer

LDS books to help you understand the temple

In President Packer’s characteristic warmth and authoritative manner, he examines in appropriate detail the doctrines and practices surrounding the holy temples that dot the world. This timely and valuable book will help members at every stage of life as it focuses on a temple’s purpose, beauty, and the blessings it offers.

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The Temple: Gaining Knowledge and Power in the House of the Lord

by Ed J. Pinegar

LDS books to help you understand the temple

The holy temple of the Lord is perhaps our most profound earthly link to our Father in Heaven—a sanctuary of peace and perspective, of eternal covenants, and of sacred service to our kindred dead. Among its most essential functions, the temple is a haven of instruction in the doctrines of eternity. Renowned gospel scholar Ed J. Pinegar invites readers to consider the infinite importance of all aspects of temple worship and the inseparable connection of temple ordinances to the Savior's Atonement.

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