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Preview — Jesus the Christ by James E. Talmage
Jesus the Christ
First published in 1915, Jesus the Christ is the classic Latter-day Saint presentation of the life and ministry of the Savior. Elder Marion G. Romney said, "One who gets the understanding, the vision, and the spirit of the resurrected Lord through a careful study of the text Jesus the Christ by Elder James E. Talmage will find that he has greatly increased his moving faith...more
This book is like the Book of Mormon, another testament that the LDS church is a Christ-based, Christian church. If in doubt, seek it out, and decide for yourself. Parts may be unfamiliar to mai ...more
There are two ways to read this book. You can read i ...more
I’m not going to list for you the multiple fascinating things that I learned about Jesus Christ… it would take too long, and honestly, it’s just something you have to experience for yourself. I’m nowhere near eloquent enough to do it justice.
Suffice to say, besides gaining a greater ...more
While the language takes a bit getting used to (maybe not for others, but for me), I really enjoyed the in-depth study of the Savior's life and His experiences and teachings in the New Testament. The scripture "feast on the words of Christ" really came to mind as I thirsted and feasted on these chapters every morning. I also think ...more
The best part is the footnotes--just knowing the little details makes the life of the Savior that much more real and close, like you were there. So many things about Nazareth and Judea sounded like Paraguay to me that on a long walk through strange places (15 miles a day sometimes) I could look aroun ...more
This book is very properly named because ever word in it is not just a testimon ...more
First, I’m a little picky about the books that I read and because I’m useually reading at least six at once I tend to not complete the ones that I wouldn’t reccomend. In my ratings one star means that if you are thinking about reading it then go a head I think that’s a fine idea, but if you are coming to me for recomendations I’ve got other priorities for your reading list.
This is th ...more
In popular Mormon culture this book straddles the line t ...more
Yes, his vocabulary is challenging. His sentences are long, complex, and semi-colon ridden (and correct ...more
What, then, was my delight to discover as I read "Jesus the Christ" by Talmage that EACH TIME he would come to one of those spots where I felt my studies had given me exceptional enlightenment, EVERY TIME he would pause in his narrative to explain the very po ...more
I cannot express how glad I am to have accomplished this, it felt like I had just finished reading the Book of Mormon for the first time. There is no doubt in my mind that this is an inspired writing. This is not a warm fuzzy read about the Savi ...more
I was hoping for a book of unrivaled testimony m ...more
It was such a tremendous teaching book on the life of the Christ. Written in simple language, it gave me a much better, clearer understanding of the ministry and teaching of Jesus while he was on earth, and the entire eternal plan.
I did find the book deep reading and it took me MONTHS to get through it, but I am so glad I did!!