ALL the News about
Mormons, Mormonism
and the LDS Church
Mormon News: All the News about Mormons, Mormonism and the LDS Church
Posted 16 Apr 2001   For week ended April 13, 2001
Most Recent Week
Front Page
Local News
Arts & Entertainment
·New Products
·New Websites
·Mormon Stock Index
Letters to Editor
Continuing Coverage of:
Boston Temple
School Prayer
Julie on MTV
Robert Elmer Kleasen
About Mormon News
News by E-Mail
Weekly Summary
Submitting News
Submitting Press Releases
Volunteer Positions
Bad Link?

News about Mormons, Mormonism,
and the LDS Church

Sent on Mormon-News: 10Apr01

By Deseret Book Press Release

Elder Holland's New Book A Timely Message on the Importance of Personal Purity

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- Perhaps no message is of more importance today than that of the importance of staying morally clean and pure. It's a message powerfully delivered by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland in "Of Souls, Symbols, and Sacraments (Deseret Book, $10.95 hardcover book, $10.95 audiocassette, $12.95 CD talk on tape, $15.95 videocassette).

Elder Holland discusses these private and sacred issues in an honest but delicate and compassionate manner, always couching his comments in the language of the scriptures and emphasizing the love of God and the power of the Atonement. Turning his remarkable spiritual and literary talents to the subject of human intimacy, Elder Holland reviews the doctrinal seriousness of personal purity and examines "why we should be clean, and why moral discipline is such a significant matter in God's eyes." Relying on scripture and statements from the prophets and using thought-provoking insights from poets and philosophers, he explains clearly and forcefully why Latter-day Saints cannot adopt the world's views about intimacy.

"Of Souls, Symbols, and Sacraments" is an invaluable companion for parents teaching their families the law of chastity and for young adults struggling with why to say no when the world is pressuring them to say yes.

About the Author: Elder Jeffrey R. Holland received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Brigham Young University, and a master's degree and Ph.D. in American Studies fromYale University. He was appointed president of BYU in 1980, holding that position until called as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy in 1989. In June 1994, he was called as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He and his wife, Patricia Terry Holland, are the parents of three children.


[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Of Souls, Symbols, and Sacraments
More about Elder Jeffrey R. Holland's "Of Souls, Symbols, and Sacraments" at

Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Kent Larsen · Privacy Information