Sunday, February 28, 2016

No Greater Sacrifice - Steven Shields

This book by Steven L. Shields is a compilation of discourses by Latter-day Saint leaders on the atonement and plan of redemption. Since I'm trying to clear out some of my library, the purpose of this post is to basically reproduce his entire book here by linking to the articles and discourses that Shields' provides in No Greater Sacrifice:

Monday, February 22, 2016

Covenants and Salvation - Joseph F McConkie

Two quotations worth preserving from this book:
"President Harold B. Lee said, "That person is not truly converted until he sees the power of God resting upon the leaders of this Church, and until it goes down into his heart like fire." (CR, April 1972, p. 118)."1
"Significantly, there are no group ordinances in the Church. All covenants are made on a personal basis. It does not matter what others believe or do; we will be judged solely on the basis of what we believe and do."2
1 Joseph Fielding McConkie, Seeking the Spirit (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1981) 
2 McConkie, Seeking the Spirit, 102

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Witnesses of the Book of Mormon - Preston Nibley

Preston Nibley's Witnesses of the Book of Mormon is primarily a compilation of information about the witnesses to the Book of Mormon plates. The book contains minimal narrative, thus its value is based on the depth of resources providing biographical and other information about the witnesses. Since scholarship over the last several decades has produced numerous sources on the witnesses, the value of this compilation has been somewhat relegated. Nevertheless, for reference purposes, the sources used in Nibley's compilation is provided below.