GCBC Week 3: “The Holy Temple—a Beacon to the World” by President Thomas S. Monson

Welcome back, and thanks for your great participation so far.  This week we will look at the talk by our prophet, Thomas S. Monson.  In last week’s talk, Elder Holland testified of President Monson’s calling and divine leadership, and specifically of the prophetic love and warning in his messages.  As we study our talk this week, let’s try to pay attention to his expressions of both love and warning, and try to determine what our prophet is asking us to do.

“The Holy Temple—a Beacon to the World”

by President Thomas S. Monson

What are your thoughts, impressions and insights as you read this talk?  Feel free to join in the discussion in the comments, even if you’re new to General Conference Book Club.


GCBC Week 11: Temple Mirrors of Eternity

(Announcement: 12 days of Christmas challenge starts today! Random acts of kindness daily until Christmas. Click here or on the button on the sidebar for more information.)

“Temple Mirrors of Eternity: A Testimony of Family”
Elder Gerrit W. Gong
Of the Seventy

“An eternal perspective of gospel conversion and temple covenants can help us see rich blessings in each generation of our forever families.”

I haven’t read this one yet, so I’ll save my thoughts for the comment thread, but I did go to the temple last week and have to confirm that the temple actually does solidify our love for our family:  current, past and future family.

What are your favorite principles or quotes from this talk?  Is there anything you learned here that you had not considered before?  What stood out to you as you studied it?  And, most importantly, what did it make you feel or want to do?

Please share your thoughts in the comments below.  (If this is your first time to General Conference Book Club, click here to learn more about it.)

General Conference Book Club Week 10: Elder Bednar

05_02_bednaFirst of all, thank you for your kind and very supportive comments on my last post.  I want to address that some more, but I’ll save it for tomorrow I think.

Welcome back to General Conference Book Club, Week TEN!  I’m not sure I’ve stuck with many goals for ten weeks before, so congratulations to all of you who are still with me on this little study journey.  Even if you’re not participating in the actual club readings, go back and read people’s great comments on the GCBC posts because they really do have some amazing insights and testimonies.

This week’s talk is “Honorably Hold a Name and Standing” by Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.  To be honest, I don’t remember much about this talk, but I do remember how he powerfully expressed his testimony at the end.  I look forward to going back and studying it more carefully.

If this is your first visit to the General Conference Book Club, click here to learn more about it. You’re welcome to join us at any point along the way.

>>Click here to read the talk “Honorably Hold a Name and Standing” by Elder David A. Bednar <<

I’ve included this video produced by the Church as a reminder of how our lives are blessed by the temple.

Have a great week.  God Bless.