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9 Invaluable Resources to Help You Prepare for and Understand Your Patriarchal Blessing


Whether you're preparing to receive your patriarchal blessing or are looking for new perspective as you study yours, these resources offer wonderful suggestions and advice to help you navigate and understand the counsel God has for you.

by Ed J. Pinegar, Richard J. Allen

How would you like to have a compass that could help guide you back to your Father in Heaven? You can when you receive your patriarchal blessing. It offers counsel and guidance directly from your Heavenly Father. It's like having your own personalized section of the Doctrine and Covenants. In this easy-to-comprehend volume, Pinegar and Allen clarify what a patriarchal blessing is and is not, where it comes from, and what you need to do to prepare to receive it and benefit from this personal treasure of wisdom. Makes an ideal gift for young men and young women, new members of the Church, or anyone who wants to get more out of their patriarchal blessing.

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by Alonzo L. Gaskill

Want to know if you're ready to receive a patriarchal blessing? Who to share it with once you have it? Or how to interpret your blessing? This enlightening book will help you prepare for and make the most of your patriarchal blessing. With quick answers to all your questions and a firm foundation in the scriptures, this is a must-read for youth, parents, and leaders.

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by Garry H. Boyle

Perfect for teens and adults, this book teaches you how to prepare for and study your patriarchal blessing. Discover what God has prepared for you on earth and in the eternities!

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by Steven D. Green

Have you ever wondered what is significant about being a descendant of Israel? What role Ephraim plays among the tribes of Israel? What covenants the tribe of Ephraim made — and to what blessings their descendants are entitled? This fascinating history of the tribe of Ephraim explores the many facets and responsibilities of being a descendant of Ephraim.

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by Thomas S. Monson

”The same Lord who provided a Liahona for Lehi provides for you and for me today a rare and valuable gift to give direction to our lives, to mark the hazards to our safety, and to chart the way, even safe passage—not to a promised land, but to our heavenly home. The gift to which I refer is known as your patriarchal blessing. Every worthy member of the Church is entitled to receive such a precious and priceless personal treasure.”

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by Allie Arnell and Margaret Willden

"Identifying the parts of your blessing can help you find direction for your life."

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by Sharon G. Larsen

”When you pray often and seek to know the Lord’s will like Nephi did, the Lord will show you the way.”

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by Richard D. Allred

”Patriarchal blessings are … similar to a roadmap that indicates the paths that may be traveled and destinations that may be reached if we stay within those paths.”

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by David A. Edwards

”Our prophet’s words help us better understand the great value of our patriarchal blessings.”

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