July 11, 2005

Books and Talks

Right now I am reading a great book called A Marvelous Work and a Wonder. It is a basic overview of the beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, full of quotes, scriptures and all of that good stuff. It is about 28 chapters, but they are pretty easy to read and not that long. As far as I know, the only copy that the King County Library System has is in the Bellevue library; however you can always order books from another library.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is a member of the Church, who is investigating the Church, or just wants to learn more. It is originally a reference for missionaries, but I think every member should read it.

Want to get this book from the library?
Want to buy this book online?

Yesterday, from the library at church, I borrowed a CD recording of a talk by Floyd Westin, called “The 17 Points of the True Church.” The speaker is talking about an experience that he his air force bound buddies had in college, where they went through the Bible and wrote down the things that a true church of Christ must have. After they compiled the list they went to many churches interviewing ministers and priests. At the time the young men began this project, none of them were member of the LDS church.
The talk was wonderful and I highly recommend it. It’s very informative and has several funny moments.
This talk is not available for purchase on Amazon, or for rental at the library, but you can probably get it at your meeting house’s library or from a store that sells Church items, such as Deseret or something. If I can find it I will post a link.

Over and Out,

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