Understanding the Power God Gives Us: What Agency Really Means
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Understanding the Power God Gives Us: What Agency Really Means

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Without agency, no author part of the gospel can exist. As a gift of
God it ranks with life itself, for without it, life has no meaning.


So writes author Joseph Fielding McConkie in this thought-provoking volume
that gives us fresh insight into why the Lord has blessed us with the precious
gift of agency and what he expects us to do with it.


In laying the foundation for di

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Hardcover, 141 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Shadow Mountain
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Ernie Dawson
Undoubtedly one of the best books I've ever read. It's too bad that it's too expensive to get the book currently not in print. This is about as close as you can get to a "must read" book.
Heather
I really enjoyed this treatment on the principle of agency. I came away with an increased understanding of this principle and a lot to think about as I review my life choices, priorities and goals. I withheld one star because of some quibbles with his writing style. Sometimes he gets too academic for my taste. I think this tendency adversely affected the flow of the narrative and clouded his point at times.
Rebecca
I read this after hearing him speak on this subject at a conference. He takes our basic understanding of "agency" to a new level. He explains how we are not "free agents" in this world but are His agent and must honor that commitment.

Excellent book.
Wendy Jensen
Joseph Fielding McConkie is one of my favorite lecturers and authors. This book on Agency is thoughtfully presented and an excellent resource for the person who seeks to understand this great gift of God - one of my all time favorite books.
Amy
I've read this book atleast 4 times. I keep marking it and marking it up. Amazing!
Aaron
The best book I have read on Agency, one of my all time favorites.
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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...more
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