Now you can pre-order a brief theological introduction to Moroni

12.17.2020 | The Maxwell Institute

“. . . ye may be filled with this love, which he hath bestowed upon all who are true followers of his Son. . .”

This call to pure love marks the culmination of Moroni’s book—and thus of the Book of Mormon. With his final words the prophet concludes that love is the lens through which we can fully understand our Savior, the essential quality in our quest to become like him.

David Holland shows the book of Moroni to be an intentionally organized collection of artifacts, pointing readers toward the transformative power of divine love. He interprets Moroni’s teachings as a “theology of the Gift”—a doctrinal depiction of a God whose nature is to give. This theology powerfully reminds Latter-day Saints that the ordinances we observe, the community we serve, and the talents we develop are all gifts designed to draw us toward the culminating bestowal of Christlike love. Ultimately, this theology rests upon the truth that Jesus Christ is the Gift from which all other gifts flow.

NOTE: Books should be available to ship from the BYU Store near or after Christmas. In-person purchase should be available early next week. Call the store at (801) 422-2400 to verify beginning next Monday. Pre-sale copies will be available from Deseret Book and Amazon shortly. Ebook and audiobook is also on the way!

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