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Symbols are everywhere, and they are the most effective tool God uses to teach us about Himself, His plan for us, and our potential. Symbols are amazing in how they can be used on many different levels. This book helped me to expand my understanding on many of the symbols found in the gospel.
This is an interesting book with a great array of symbolism examples and explanations from the Bible, Book of Mormon, Church History and more. I only gave it a 2 stars because most of the examples were ones I have already heard of and the reading started to drag so I ended up skimming it. Maybe if I tried reading it during a different season, instead of the summer, I could have stuck to it...?
Joseph Fielding McConkie received a Doctorate of Education from Brigham Young University in 1973, following which he became the director of the LDS Institute of Religion at the University of Washington in Seattle. Four years later he joined the faculty at BYU where he is now a Professor of Ancient Scripture. He is the author or co-author of 25 books, the most recent being a 1200 page work titled R...moreMore about Joseph Fielding McConkie...