Review: Sacramental Reflections by Truman G. Madsen

Sacramental ReflectionsSacramental Reflections
Feasting at the Lord's Table
by Truman G. Madsen
Christian, Nonfiction, LDS
Paperback, 176 Pages
March 2nd 2015 by Deseret Book

Summary

These devotional reflections from the heart of Truman G. Madsen can help bring you face to face with yourself as you prepare to meet Christ at the sacrament table each week. There is a feast awaiting the honest guest who accepts the Lord’s invitation to bring to the altar a “broken heart and a contrite spirit.” Alma promises it will “begin to be delicious” (Alma 32:28) and that “ye shall feast upon this fruit even until ye are filled” (Alma 32:42). Find new meaning in the sacrament and new resolve as you participate in this sacred ordinance.

A perfect Easter gift for adult children.

  

My Review

I really loved the concept behind Sacramental Reflections. What a great way to focus your mind each Sunday as you prepare to partake of the Sacrament. There were approximately 134 topics to choose from. Topics were organized into ten sections: atonement, the prayers, what we bring, Sabbath, music that ascends, fasting, emblems, glorious modern precedents, effects and influences, and glimpses beyond. I liked that each topic was short, taking up one page, and precise, but also thought provoking. If you struggle with your mind wandering or would like some inspiration or direction, this is a perfect resource. I'm going to enjoy continuing to use it.

Source: I would like to thank the publisher, Deseret Book, for my complimentary copy, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Truman G. Madsen received graduate degrees in philosophy and the philosophy of religion from the University of Utah and Harvard. He served as the director of the Judeo-Christian Studies Center at BYU and as director of the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. He is widely recognized as an expert on the life and teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Brother Madsen, who passed away in the summer of 2009, was a prolific author who is also known for his memorable audio and video presentations on a variety of gospel subjects.



I have really enjoyed reading through this one and it's a perfect way to refocus, especially today for Easter.


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