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Preview — The Holy Secret by James L. Ferrell
The Holy Secret
Many today carry a secret: We do not love what we have been commanded to love. We do not love what is holy. Although we might reverence things that are deemed holy — the temple, for example, and the scriptures, and the Sabbath — we do not love them. Not really. Not with our whole souls.
The Holy Secret is the story of a man who learns how to love what matters. As he does,...more
He goes way too far off on language specific words. His explanation of "goodly parents" in 1 Nephi is possible, but I think there are other ways to easily see that Lehi was wealthy (the precious things given to Laman) which don't require twisting words. If yo ...more
I really enjoyed this book. It is a fictional story, but with many wonderful insights about the gospel. The book is divided into three sections, each teaching lessons about how we can love what is holy, specifically, the scriptures, the Sabbath day, and the temple. I loved the ideas given ...more
It was worth listening to, but it isn't something I would buy (I got it at the library) as a lot of the things he talked about just weren't new for me and I don't think I would like the format when trying to refer back to it. There were also a cou ...more
I saw somewhere that you can read this book online, probably Deseret Book. I think a new chapter comes out each week. Check out this link for Chapter 1. http://deseretbook.com/mormon-life/ne...
Go to this link to read "The Peacegiver", also by James Ferrell, online ...more
Wish Ferrell would just write a non fiction reference book about the scriptures and leav ...more
I agree with what others have said:
1) This book isn't nearly as good as The Peacegiver.
2) The dialogue and storyline are painfully cheesy and pretty much unnecessary. I would have enjoyed a more straightforward essay.
3) I appreciated some of the messages but I found the author's analysis of doctrine to be a little overreaching at times.
The storytelling approach that Ferrell using is helpful in getting that point across though the characters felt a little hard to relate to sometimes.