Sacred Symbols: Finding Meaning in Rites, Rituals and Ordinances

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By divine design, rites, rituals, and ordinances are filled with symbolic meaning intended to help us better understand God s Plan. If we do not understand the symbols, we cannot fully understand our covenants. In this new book, author Alonzo L. Gaskill presents divers ancient and modern rituals which are illustrative of symbols and practices Latter-day Saints may recognize. The ordinances of the Gospel are both the vehicle by which we make covenants and also a means by which God seeks to teach us. This truly unique book will guide you to a richer understanding of, and appreciation for, what you hold sacred.

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Alonzo Gaskill is one of my favorite authors, and this is one of the best books I have read on symbolism in religion. Those who are endowed would especially benefit from ancient temple symbolism and can draw correlations to how it relates to the symbolism used in LDS temples today. As is typical Gaskill, his footnotes are almost as extensive as the chapters and not something you want to skip over. Spend time reading his footnotes as you can learn as much from them as you can from the rest of his writings. If I could give more than 5 stars I would. --Amazon

This book is for my daughter and her husband, who loved the things I shared with her when I was reading my copy of this book before she went to the temple for the first time. It's very interesting how learning about other religion's practices can enhance my understanding of our (LDS) temple practices. We are taught symbolically in the temple, so understanding ancient practices and teachings is helpful in a world that does not typically understand or recognize symbolism. --Amazon

This book unfolds the 'mysteries' of heaven that are symbols here - the careful annotations (what fun to read the footnotes!) invite the spirit and the writing style never scares the spirit away while treating sacred topics. I'm grateful for the life experience of Brother Gaskill and his unique perspective to be able to bring all of us together with our ritual experiences by reverently discussing symbols. A must read for any temple goer seeking greater understanding. --Amazon

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