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Publisher's Summary

By divine design, rites, rituals, and ordinances are filled with symbolic meaning intended to help us better understand God’s Plan. If we do not understand the symbols, we cannot fully understand our covenants. In this new book, author Alonzo L. Gaskill presents divers ancient and modern rituals which are illustrative of symbols and practices Latter-day Saints may recognize. The ordinances of the Gospel are both the vehicle by which we make covenants and also a means by which God seeks to teach us. This truly unique book will guide you to a richer understanding of, and appreciation for, what you hold sacred.

©2011 Cedar Fort, Inc. (P)2017 Cedar Fort, Inc.

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For every member Before Endowments

I am 66 years old and left the
church due to my own lack of understanding of what I was doing and why. Now in my return I can not read enough , hungry to hear all that is available for me. I feel like a child newly being Baptized. I am so grateful for the wisdom of Alonzo. Only wish he spoke more slowly but I am grateful for rewind.

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I learned so much!

I’m not in favor of authors reading their own books, but Gaskill does a pretty good job. The thing that really bugged me was all the “quote” “end quote” things. He did his best to minimize the distraction, but there for a while my skin was crawling! However the content overcame the discomfort. I can’t wait to get to the temple and look for all these symbols and more. It is a fascinating subject!

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great book!

learning about the meaning of symbols fascinate me! I learned a lot from listening to this book!

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great but read fast

great book. the reading is a little fast. recommended for sure. great for temple prep.

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Learn more, become enlightened and feel the truth!

This is sacred knowledge that anyone reading needs to come to with an open heart. Then you can understand, feel the spirit of truth and recieve more learning along with revelation. I appreciate this author so much for taking the time to put this together and teach us so we can better change and come closer to Christ by understanding what these things mean! thank you. sherie

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Excellent Find!

Well written and terrific explanations. If you have trouble with the speed at which the author speaks (it is very quick), just slow down the “reading rate”.

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Explained so much I had been curious about.

I really appreciated this book. I had been curious about the symbols in religious rites for some time and found this very enlightening. I’m going to recommend it to my family and friends.

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It was a great book. But he read it way to fast to understand half of the book.

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the subject was very interesting however the reader read so fast that when I would finally wrap my head around a concept he was halfway through the next concept already.

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