Ed J. Pinegar, American Fork, UT: Covenant Communications, 2014, hardbound, 260 pages.
The Atonement is the central focus of the temple and is typified in all aspects of the temple ordinances. However, we must train our eyes, ears, and hearts to recognize it and the significance and meaning behind the symbols related to the Atonement.
The holy temple of the Lord is perhaps our most profound earthly link to our Father in Heaven—a sanctuary of peace and perspective, of eternal covenants, and of sacred service to our kindred dead. Among its most essential functions, the temple is a haven of instruction in the doctrines of eternity. Renowned gospel scholar Ed J. Pinegar invites readers to consider the infinite importance of all aspects of temple worship and the inseparable connection of temple ordinances to the Savior’s Atonement. Citing the teachings of Church leaders—as well as his own personal insights and experiences as a sealer, longtime temple patron, and former temple president—the author instills in readers a fundamental sense of gratitude as they come to more fully realize the significance of the temple as the only way back to our Father through the Atonement of Christ the Lord.