"JESUS THE CHRIST STUDY GUIDE," by Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Thomas A. Wayment, Deseret Book, $18.99, 230 pages (nf)
It's been a century since Elder James E. Talmage wrote "Jesus the Christ," a Latter-day Saint classic.
In commemoration of that milestone, co-authors Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Thomas A. Wayment have published "Jesus the Christ Study Guide" to assist readers in their study of the Savior's life and teachings.
This study guide is meant to be a supplement, not to replace or duplicate Talmage's original work, the co-authors wrote in the book's preface.
"We envision you with a copy of 'Jesus the Christ' in one hand, this study guide in the other and the scriptures in front of you," they write. "Using this guide, we hope you will carefully read 'Jesus the Christ' and look up the scripture references, so you can take full advantage of Elder Talmage's most important book."
The study guide follows "Jesus the Christ" chapter by chapter, offering insights and study questions, and providing a glossary for difficult words.
"Jesus the Christ" is the only book that has ever been written in the Salt Lake Temple, according to the study guide. More than a million copies have been have been printed since 1915, with many being found on shelves of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and in the hands of full-time missionaries worldwide.
Elder Talmage was called as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1911 and died in 1933.
Holzapfel is a professor of LDS Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University and recently served as president of the Alabama Birmingham Mission.
Wayment is a professor of ancient scripture at BYU. He also serves as the publications director of the Religious Studies Center at BYU.
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