Author Archives for The Maxwell Institute

Brand new book, Let’s Talk about Temples and Ritual by Jennifer Lane available now

February 17, 2023 11:36 am Published by 1 Comment

Jennifer Lane’s new book, Let’s Talk about Temples and Ritual, was released in February 2023.  It is part of the Deseret Book, Let’s Talk about . . . series.  This exploration of the meaning of temples follows her earlier work in Finding Christ in the Covenant Path: Ancient Insights for the Modern World, which also drew on her academic study to help clarify the ancient meaning of temple covenants and ordinances and to make them relevant for our lives today.

Highlight on Into the Headwinds by Terryl Givens

February 16, 2023 10:05 am Published by 1 Comment

Senior research fellow Terryl Givens and his son, Nathaniel Givens, released a new book titled Into the Headwinds on October 18, 2022. Into the Headwinds offers a deeper look at how people individually and collectively form religious beliefs—and what that means for faith in an increasingly secular culture.

Every Needful Thing available now

February 15, 2023 10:52 am Published by 1 Comment

Every Needful Thing is a new book published by the Maxwell Institute and Deseret Book, edited by Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye and Kate Holbrook. It is a collection of essays from accomplished Latter-day Saint academics and professionals who speak about discipleship not only with their minds but also from their hearts. Instead of pushing us to choose between faith and reason, love and law, truth within the restored gospel and truth in the wider world of God's children, these writers urge us to seek "anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report" and learn to live in a world of complexity and abundance. With humility and openness that makes their specialized work accessible to a general reader, these authors model how to live life as a whole person. They relate the twists and turns of their intellectual and spiritual journeys, giving readers confidence to make their own ways and to pursue "every needful thing" (D&C 88:119).