About the book: In our tempestuous day, where can we turn for refuge
It is no surprise to anyone familiar with prophecy that the latter days are stormy ones. "We live in a very dangerous world that threatens those things that are most spiritual," writes President Boyd K. Packer. "The adversary is about. His objective is to cause injury."
But there is a place of strength and peace, a true refuge from the storm. In this powerful book, President Packer discusses the priesthood, the family, and the Church, three important forces that, working together, create a haven from the world. "The gospel of Jesus Christ enables individuals to become exalted by being part of eternal families," he writes. "The gospel contains the purpose, the doctrine, and the plan. The priesthood is the power and the authority. The Church has the means and organization. The exalted, eternal family is the end of the gospel plan."
This apostolic counsel will help you build an unshakable foundation for eternity by strengthening your understanding of core doctrine regarding the priesthood, the family, and the Church.
My review: I LOVE President Packer, I love how he is not afraid to tell things as they are. He is really an amazing man. This book is really awesome! It talks about what all of us need to know about the Priesthood, it's written for men, women, youth and children to help us all learn about this marvelous power that Heavenly Father has given us to help protect us from the storms of life. I think it's really a timely book, there are so many voices around us telling us exactly what the Priesthood should mean to men and women. Unfortunately, those voices are mostly sent from the Devil and we need to look to our leaders to know what Heavenly Father would have us know about the subject. Thanks to President Packer for giving us this great book to help us learn more about our Father's power.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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About the author: BOYD K. PACKER, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has been a member of that quorum since 1970 and a General Authority since 1961. Immediately prior to that, he was the supervisor of seminaries and institutes for the Church. He is a former president of the New England States Mission.
President Packer was born in Brigham City, Utah. He served as a pilot in the United States Air Force during World War II and later obtained his doctorate in education from Brigham Young University. He is the author of several best-selling books, including The Holy Temple, That All May Be Edified, and Teach Ye Diligently.
He and his wife, Donna Edith Smith Packer, are the parents of ten children.
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