A Marvelous Work and a Wonder #(2021)
- Title: A Marvelous Work and a Wonder
- Author: LeGrand Richards
- ISBN: 9780877471615
- Page: 368
- Format: Hardcover
A Marvelous Work and a Wonder Best Download || [LeGrand Richards] - A Marvelous Work and a Wonder, A Marvelous Work and a Wonder At the conclusion of Elder LeGrand Richards presidency of the Southern States Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints in he left with the missionaries an outline entitled The
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This is an excellent book if you want to learn the basics of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints These people out there like to talk about planets, baptisms for the dead and magic underwear Think of them like those who would write Hebrew on some business door so the Nazis could go and kill as many Jews as they wished, or those friars who would burn protestants on the stake for wanting to read the Bible, or protestants shooting Catholics in Ireland, and Muslims wanting to kill the inf [...]
Don t get me wrong this isn t a bad book, I am concerned with what the book is attempting to do There is a natural tendency that all of us engage in called Confirmation Bias it is once we have accepted a certain opinion or view we seek hard to strengthen it by finding only those things that confirm our held view It also makes us discredit or easily write off anything that challenges our view This book is essentially that, a now outdated attempt at nothing but confirmation bias I no longer belie [...]
The first book I read after joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints It really helped to clarify some of the things that had always caused me to wonder about religion I ve always been a believer of Jesus Christ but how His church became so many different churches believing such different doctrine puzzled me.
I tried to read this book cover to cover like a novel, or biography I began over a year ago, got about half way, put the book down for a while, then picked it back up and finished This book would probably be better to use like a reference book LeGrand Richards is an amazing man, and this book reflects his intellect and love for missionary work Being written in book form in 1950, there are a few things outdated in this book But, the gospel of Jesus Christ is eternal truth, and those truths writte [...]
Elder LeGrand Richards was alive when I was in college, in his upper 90 s To hear him speak and his wisdom and sense of humor are treasures I will always remember I specifically remember him speaking about enduring faithfully to the end, and that he prayed he would be able to do so This book is one of the ground works of the LDS faith, that all newer members should read and grasp I was a little older when I read it the first time, but it is a treasure in teaching fundamentals.
This is a great book for both the investigator and any member wanting a good outline of what it means to be a member of the church.
This book made a difference in my testimony of the restoration of the gospel to the earth LeGrand Richards explained the apostasy and restoration in such a logical and understandable way that left me convinced that Church has been restored to the earth with the proper priesthood, organization and ordinances.
I have and read the 1976 edition and first read the book in 1977 but have reread portions of it over the last 31 years This is a great book for learning and sharing the basic truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ It provides very clear and concise pricipals of the Gospel Very easy and enjoyable reading.
When reviewing nonfiction books, I think it is important to rate based on research, execution, and accuracy rather than on subject matter Let me explain why this book only gets one star from me This book is not meant to be read in one sitting, or even in large chunks Many of the chapters repeat themselves, but this is because many of the chapters cover similar materials Here is an example of LeGrand s extremely biased sources On page 406, we are told by LeGrand that a writer for the New York Her [...]
I read this book to fulfil the goal read a book your pastor recommends being lds, we call our pastors bishops i asked my bishop what he would recommend and this is what he told me this book explains what we believe in why i gave it a lower rating though because there are a lot of quotes in it, and i had a hard time staying awake because of its textbook style of reading it is a great resourse though if you are trying to quickly find an answer about a single topic.
A fantastic book on the Restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ This was the first book my father read as we investigated the Church in the early 1970 s and was instrumental in our joining the Church
This book was part of my mission library It is good book that clearly explains the restoration of the Gospel and its prophetic spread across the world.
This was a decent book that basically tried to prove The Book of Mormon and the restoration of the gospel is true with natural and historical evidence Lots of good scripture references though I would use this book as a resource than anything else.
This was pretty good It started out with a lot of basic stuff that I already knew, but with each chapter it got deeper I was originally challenged to read it when I was a teenager, but I never finished it I m glad I waited until I was an adult to read it from cover to cover, there was a lot of stuff I wouldn t have understood as a teenager If you are knew to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, I would recommend reading Our Heritage and Gospel Principles before reading this But all t [...]
A MARVELOUS WORK AND A WONDER is a classic mid twentieth century text that has near canonical status in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints LeGrand Richards originally wrote most of it as a mission president for his missionaries to better understand and teach the unique aspects of the Mormon Church history and doctrine He repeatedly states that the Mormon Church was not created by reading and interpreting the Bible like the Protestant denominations, but rather, the Church s organizat [...]
Bold Originally written as a summary of beliefs and doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints LDS Church , A Marvelous Work and a Wonder is of an apoloiga It dissects doctrine and opposing viewpoints using the scriptures Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, Pearl of Great Price as well as quotations of learned men and scientific studies The scientific studies are a little outdated, so I d like to see updated figures for today, but that s just the scientist in me com [...]
I would guess that whenever you give a review this bad to a book by a general authority of the Church, some explanation is needed As much as I love Elder Richards, that doesn t mean that his book is great So, what s wrong with it The book never suggests bible bashing, and in fact says that bible bashing is a bad idea, but in my experience, the effect of this book on missionaries is nevertheless to encourage debate and bible bashing.That is not a good way to teach the gospel.Worse, although the d [...]
Reading A Marvelous Work and a Wonder was a good refresher course on the basics of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints I feel like it will be beneficial to me in my future missionary opportunities Knowledge is power It was not an easy book to get through It felt sometimes a little like sitting through a gospel doctrine lesson read straight from the manual It s also a little outdated in it s delivery It s of a This is why we are right, and other churches are obviously wrong format, w [...]
This is Mormonism 101 I read it for a very good Mormon friend when we where working together at Payless He recommended it as a means of getting a good overview of what Mormons believe It was of a missionary book and of course set out to convince its readers that Mormonism makes sense philosophically and biblically The book failed to convince me, obviously and I found myself often provoked than challenged by the author s strange reasoning and tendency to use clinchers like How can it be clear [...]
A bit repetitive, but you re forewarned about that at the outset, since this book is a compilation of pamphlets and not a book in the traditional sense There are definitely some terms that started to grind on me, but that s just because of my upbringing I have always preferred LDS over Mormon, since I have never felt that Mormon is accurate, but is a term used by those who don t know any better Also Richards mentions the pre existence, which has long since been replaced with pre mortal life for [...]
I asked my grandpa a year or two ago what made him join the LDS church He said he happened to find this book in his library, sat down and read it, and never looked back He quit drinking, quit smoking, invited the missionaries into his home, and he and the rest of the family was baptized Written in 1950, it is a bit dated, but the doctrines and beliefs it covers haven t changed It is a great chronicle of the basic history of the church and of the doctrine of the LDS faith If I weren t already a b [...]
This was written in the early 70s as sort of the first missionary manual It s mainly aimed at Christians who are very familiar with the Bible It covers the history of the Restoration and logically presents the case for the need of a Restoration.It s a pretty academic writing style a bit dry but typical of the time It s a bit dated as far as statistics and things like stake seventies go I also think missionaries today meet people who haven t had any experiences with God rather than those already [...]
This was the text that was used by me when I taught Sunday School out at the Utah State prison I taught there for three years It was wonderful My students were sex offenders and addicts for the most part with the occasional murder thrown in These people were hungry for the gospel and it was a wonderful experience We went through the entire book and started again I think some days we spent the entire hour on maybe one page I love this book And not just because of its content, but because of the e [...]
A great book covering tons of gospel principles.
LeGrand Richards is a popular figure in LDS Culture, perhaps even a folk hero at this point At the center of his popularity is this book It s been a long time since I read this, but I remember it contributing greatly to my youthful enthusiasm for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints It contains a nifty quote in which Leo Tolstoy gives a respectful nod to Mormonism I d recommend this book to people wanting to understand Mormonism better Please don t read that as an endorsement of the c [...]
Learned a ton from reading this book, although nothing in particular sticks out as I write this review There were definitely some ah ha moments I m very glad I read it because the various subjects covered will be very useful in my personal missionary efforts As a specific subject comes up, I will be comfortable discussing it or if I can t remember the doctrine, I will have a good familiarity of where the information is located Probably will never read it again cover to cover, but will serve ext [...]
During his lifetime, LeGrand Richards was widely known for his or less extemporaneous talks, his obvious joy in the gospel, and his way of making seemingly complicated gospel doctrines and principles come alive That same spirit shows through in his classic book A Marvelous Work and a Wonder It explains, demystifies, and makes accessible to all the life saving and life enhancing doctrines of the gospel of Jesus Christ An essential adjunnct to the library of anyone who considers himself a Latter [...]
A marvelous work and a wonder does an excellent job of laying down foundational doctrines in the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day Saints However, Richards too often utilizes lengthy quotations from various sources without giving appropriate context or commentary There were areas of the book that did an excellent job of explaining his quotations, but Richards was rather inconsistent in this regard Overall, an interesting book for anyone desiring further knowledge of the Lord s Kingdom on this [...]
Other than the scriptures, this was one of the most spiritually inspirational books I have ever read After reading it I wanted to buy a million copies, write my testimony in it, and distribute it to leaders of other faiths around the world This book offers so much insight in to what and why we believe what we do as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the best part is that it is all very plain to understand This is a must read for all who wish to know about the LDS rel [...]
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