Christ and The New Covenant
Introducing a major new doctrinal work written by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland who shares his apostolic witness of the central figure of the Book of Mormon — the Lord Jesus Christ. For most of a decade, Elder Holland has read the Book of Mormon repeatedly and thoroughly, focusing on all references to the Savior and his teachings. The result is an intelligent observation and th...more
I read about 100 pages before I decided that this book would be best used as a reference book, a supplement, or one of those books where you read a chapter a week.
His insights, however, were fantastic. I will never read the story of the brother of Jared the same way again. Amazing.
I wouldn't mind owning this book, but I can't imagine readi ...more
In my opinion, it doesn't translate well, however, into a 400+ page book. That's what made it a little difficult to read. But at times Elder Holland's impassioned testimony of the power of the BOM and of the its testimony of Christ does offer the reader some wonderf ...more
In his preface, Elder Holland shares with the reader that this book is the result of several years of private study. ...more
"This volume is meant to be more like a meditation upon scripture than a work of scholaship. . . . From the beginning it was intended to be a study of the Book of Mormon's contributions to our understanding of Christ."
I generally don't enjoy devotional books; I prefer to read scripture, honest history, or personal narrative. But Elder Holland is among the very best writers (and speakers) in the Mormon church. His style is clear and literate, with little of the bo ...more
I found this a perfect Sunday read, it seemed that about half of the Book of Mormon is quoted therein (minus the war stuff). As the title implies, it is dedicated to the study of Christ, references to Him, prophecies of Him, the appea ...more
One of my favorite quotes (ideas) he brought out is that we know very little about Jesus' life before his mission but only that He "grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom, and the grace of God w ...more
I also loved the insights I gained from the chapter called "Types and Shadows: The ...more
Favorite Discoveries: The Discussion of the Brother of Jared: Rending the Veil of Unbelief Chapter
And also the discussion of the scripture: 2 Nephi 31:5 'strait AND straight ...more
I would definitely say that this book ought to be read by those who are already very familiar with the actual Book of Mormon text. If you want to know what the Book of Mormon teaches about Jesus Christ, read the Book of Mormon first. Then read it again, and ...more
I especi ...more
Did it change my life? Mmm... probably not, but I think there are a n ...more
Elder Holland doesn't go through book by book, but rather bears his testimony and shares his insights into patterns he's observed in the Book of Mormon. There is a lot to be learned from Elder Holland about the Book of Mormon, and you can pretty much guarantee you'll learn a lot from this densely packed book of apostolic insights into the most important book ever writ ...more
As for myself, and the reason for only two stars, I didn't find in it anything new to me, and with some boredom put it down only a 5th into it.