Matthew B. Brown, American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, 1999, 9×11″ softbound, 342 pages.
A fascinating study of the temple and its symbolism from ancient to modern days. Brother Brown explains the rich heritage of external and internal temple symbolism throughout the ages. He also explores many of the compelling doctrines that are associated with temples. This book includes discussions on: Rituals and symbols associated with ancient temples and the earliest Christians (the most detailed presentation of such material to be found in the LDS market); Riveting spiritual experiences related to temple work; Making one’s calling and election sure; Myths about the origin, symbols, and rituals of Freemasonry; Temple work during the Millennium. Representing more than a decade of intense research and documentation, The Gate of Heaven is destined to become a classic among Latter-day Saint works dealing with temples.