Join the millions of people who come to explore historic Temple Square in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City.
The Spirit of Salt Lake City
Author: Scott Jarvie
Publisher: Cedar Fort
ATTRACTING about five million visitors each year, Temple Square is ranked as the sixteenth most popular site in the United States. It draws more people than all five of Utah’s national parks combined.
SCOTT JARVIE’S exquisite photographs showcase buildings in and around Temple Square, displaying intricate pioneer craftsmanship and architectural marvels. Discover the brilliant design of the Tabernacle, which was built without any support pillars, the history of the gothic-style Assembly Hall, and the elegance of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, formerly Hotel Utah. Read how the masterpiece Christus statue came to be in the North Visitor’s Center and enjoy the beautifully landscaped grounds that provide a myriad of places for reflection.
A beautiful reference guide to the first 170 Latter-day Saints temples. This beautiful book provides a compelling view of Mormonism’s accomplishments in building its temples. From historic temples to those still in operation and a preview of more to come, you’ll find interesting facts and statistics on each structure, as well as stories and anecdotes about the construction. Perfect for sharing the grandeur with friends of other faiths, or for teaching children about the temples, this book will become a cherished volume in any gospel library.
Author: Christopher Kimball Bigelow
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
In this beloved second book in the Books of Bayern, from New York Times bestselling author Shannon Hale, the fire could save Enna . . . or destroy her. Enna's brother, Leifer, has found the secret to an extraordinary power--to make fire without a spark. It's an ability that could be used for good . . . if he can control it. But Enna can't decide if it's a power she wants for herself, or one that should be extinguished forever. When their home country of Bayern goes to war, the choice becomes unbearable. Enna never imagined the warm, life-giving energy of fire could destroy anything she loves, but now she must try to save Bayern and herself before fire consumes her entirely. The second book in master storyteller Shannon Hale's beloved Books of Bayern series is equal parts fantastical and romantic, with an unforgettable protagonist to root for at its center.
Author: Shannon Hale
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Juvenile Fiction
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Author: Brigham Henry Roberts,Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Sai
Publisher: Palala Press
Each temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was built on miracles, trials, and faith. Photographer Scott Jarvie has traveled the United States photographing temples and building his own collection of stories. Follow Jarvie’s journey in Mormon Temples in America, which is filled with nearly 600 stunning photographs as well as construction and dedication details and personal stories from those who call the temple their own.
Stories of Faith and Inspiration
Author: Scott Jarvie
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Category: Mormon Church
This revised and updated comprehensive travel guide examines North America's most sacred sites for spiritually attuned explorers. Important archaeological, geological, and historical destinations from coast to coast are exhaustively examined, from the weathered pueblos of the American Southwest and the medicine wheels of western Canada to Graceland and the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr. Histories and cultural contexts are objectively surveyed, along with the latest academic theories and insightful metaphysical ruminations. Detailed maps, drawings, and travel directions are also included.
Author: Brad Olsen
Publisher: CCC Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The Ensign of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Category: Mormon Church
It is appropriate for us Latter-day Saints to desire spiritual experiences, if we want them for the right reasons. The Prophet Joseph Smith demonstrated this when, at the dedication of the Kirtland Temple, he prayed: "let thy house be filled with a mighty rushing wind, with thy glory." Joseph specifically asked for a heavenly experience. Of course, his faith had waxed strong in the Lord; but then again, shouldn't ours? So writes Andrew S. Weeks in Spiritual Temples: Heavenly Experiences in the Houses of God, a thought-provoking, inspiring book that is also studiously and reverently researched. Weeks writes about the history of temple worship and its restoration in the latter-days, which sparked a stream of heavenly manifestations given to prophets and other faithful saints, fulfilling the Lord's words that temples are "consecrated" for "obtaining revelations." Present-day temple building, the future of temple work, and worthiness are also discussed. "I will appear unto my servants, and speak unto them with mine own voice," the Lord promised, "if my people will keep my commandments, and do not pollute this holy house." Spiritual Temples supports the premise that, whether through inspiration or direct manifestation, heavenly experiences are available to temple visitors today.
Heavenly Experiences in the Houses of God
Author: Andrew Weeks
The Millennial Quest Series chronicles a family's journey from our time to the Second Coming of Christ, into the Millennium, and finally back through their pre-mortal lives to discover the startling reasons things occur in mortality as they do. This series is unlike any other, in that it tenderly follows their existence through four separate very real world--earth life, millennial life, after-life, and pre-mortality.This book is the first installment in this sweeping drama. Through heart-warming events and real-life tragedies, their lives are traced through the struggles and triumphs which bring them the great blessings sought by the faithful of every age. This is a timeless romance of lives forever intertwined, of vast blessings gained at incredible cost. It is an immensely engaging story for all who have pondered the sweeping drama of existence, or who have gazed upon the battlefields of life, and wondered why.
Author: John M. Pontius
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Category: Christian fiction, American
Religion and spirituality are still among the most common motivations for travel - many major tourism destinations have developed largely as a result of their connections to sacred people, places and events. Providing a comprehensive assessment of the primary issues and concepts related to this intersection of tourism and religion, this revealing book gives a balanced discussion of both the theoretical and applied subjects that destination planners, religious organizations, scholars, and tourism service providers must deal with on a daily basis. Bringing together a distinguished list of contributors, this volume takes a global approach and incorporates substantial empirical cases from Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Roman Catholicism, Mormonism, New Ageism, Sikhism, Buddhism, and the spiritual philosophies of East Asia. On a conceptual level, it considers, amongst other topics: contested heritage the pilgrim-tourist dichotomy secularization of pilgrimage experiences religious humanism educational aspects of religious tourism commodification of religious icons and services. A vibrant collection of essays, this outstanding book discusses many important practices, paradigms, and problems that are currently being examined and debated. It raises an array of significant and interesting questions and as such is a valuable resource for students, scholars and researchers of tourism, religion and cultural studies.
Author: Dallen Timothy,Daniel Olsen
It is a story not known nor told before. Four to five million annual visitors come to Temple Square. Both L.D.S. and non-L.D.S. inquire about what they see and feel. Table in the Wilderness answers questions, reduces prejudice, explains tenets, promotes interest in the Church and missionary work, and affirms that L.D.S. are Christians. It describes the absolutely unique and spiritual magnetism of This Place.
This Place Temple Square
Author: D. Michael Stewart
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Jeffrey R. Holland
Jeff Speck has dedicated his career to determining what makes cities thrive. And he has boiled it down to one key factor: walkability. The very idea of a modern metropolis evokes visions of bustling sidewalks, vital mass transit, and a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly urban core. But in the typical American city, the car is still king, and downtown is a place that's easy to drive to but often not worth arriving at. Making walkability happen is relatively easy and cheap; seeing exactly what needs to be done is the trick. In this essential new book, Speck reveals the invisible workings of the city, how simple decisions have cascading effects, and how we can all make the right choices for our communities. Bursting with sharp observations and real-world examples, giving key insight into what urban planners actually do and how places can and do change, Walkable City lays out a practical, necessary, and eminently achievable vision of how to make our normal American cities great again.
How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time
Author: Jeff Speck
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Category: Social Science
Latter-Day Prophets Since 1844. This volume is the third of three& ;on Church History and the Doctrine and Covenants. It covers Church& ;history during the administration of all of its Prophet-Prophets since& ;Joseph Smith. It begins with the succession of the Apostles after& ;Joseph Smith's martyrdom, the building of the Nauvoo Temple, and the trek to the west of the Latter-day Saint pioneers. We follow them through Iowa, Winter Quarters, and on to Utah. We witness the colonization of the state of Deseret, while the rest of the country suffered from Civil War. Then we follow events through the administrations of all of the 19th-Century, 20th-Century, and 21st-Century prophets from John Taylor to Thomas S. Monson. We become familiar with the early lives, missions, marriages, and callings of each of these prophets, seeing how the Lord prepared them for the particular time that they led the Church. We finish with a look toward the future as we await the Second Coming of our Lord. The cover features a beautiful photograph of the Salt Lake Temple, taken at dusk during the Christmas season from the roof of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.
Latter-Day Prophets Since 1844
Author: Randal S. Chase
Publisher: Plain & Precious Publishing
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Wallace Stegner tells about a thousand-mile migration marked by hardship and sudden death—but unique in American history for its purpose, discipline, and solidarity. Other Bison Books by Wallace Stegner include Mormon Country, Recapitulation, Second Growth, and Women on the Wall.
The Story of the Mormon Trail
Author: Wallace Earle Stegner
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press