Mormon bishop, New York Times best-selling author explains 'Essentialism' from a gospel perspective

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  • Mormon Wife La Porte, IN
    Nov. 18, 2018 1:38 p.m.

    I bought the book Essentialism for the purpose of it offering something to better my life. And it has. Enough so, that I wanted to read about the author. It was a nice surprise to see that Greg McKeown is a Latter-Day Saint and I certainly appreciate the gospel insights he offered in this article.

    It's easy to become overwhelmed with what we should learn, do, be and become. In fulfilling our committments, we sometimes unnecessarily add the unimportant or non-essential to our load. This also serves to detract us from our focus, whether it's our involvement in organizing a church activity or how or what we are studying about the gospel.

    I wish he had written his book 30 years ago and that I had read it. I'll start from now.

  • TP TWIN FALLS, ID
    April 27, 2018 2:26 p.m.

    This was a wonderful article. I didn't want it to end!
    I appreciate the Authors insights into priorities, and that he used real people to demonstrate how it 'looks" in real life.

    I loved the explanation of Essentialism through a Gospel Lens- Would love to read a whole book from that perspective.

    Can't thank you enough for this.

  • CMTM , 00
    June 23, 2017 8:08 a.m.

    RE: the three degrees of glory. The term “telestial” originated with Joseph Smith’s use of the Latin Vulgate in the KJV; it appears that he took the first two letters of “(te)rrestrial” and added them on the ending of “ce(lestial)” to create the new word, “telestial.”

    “Telestial world.” There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial)is another.(1 Cor 15:40 KJV ) Compare,

    (1 Cor 15:40 NIV ) There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies; but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is another.

    RE: The doctrine of progression: (Jude 1: 6 KJV,) And the angels “kept not their’ first estate =( G.archn)”. Modern translations: “….the angels who did not stay within their own ‘position of authority”,..(Jude 1: 6 NIV)
    Context,”… angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell…”( 2 Peter 2:4) actually Fallen angels(demons) Not pre mortality..