Church History Study Guide, Pt. 2: 1831-1844

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Church History 1831 to 1844. This volume is the second of three on Church History and the Doctrine and Covenants. It covers Church history during the Kirtland and Missouri periods, including a series of breathtaking revelations on temples, the Plan of Salvation, the three kingdoms of glory, the Second Coming, principles of priesthood power, the Word of Wisdom, and the Law of the Church. We also learn about fasting, tithing, missionary work, and enduring to the end. We go with the Prophet Joseph Smith and Saints through the crucible of trials in Missouri and Liberty Jail. Then we follow them on to Nauvoo, where the Kingdom rose again on the Mississippi River, work for the dead was introduced, and the law of celestial marriage was revealed. Again, persecution raised its ugly head, ending in the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith at Carthage. In all, it covers 11 years of Church History, and covers sections 100-135 of the Doctrine and Covenants. The cover features ?Brother Joseph,? a beautiful portrait of the Prophet Joseph Smith, by David Lindsley.
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About the author

Randal S. Chase spent his childhood years in Nephi, Utah, where his father was a dry land wheat farmer and a businessman. In 1959 their family moved to Salt Lake City and settled in the Holladay area. He served a full-time mission in the Central British (England Central) Mission from 1968 to 1970. He returned home and married Deborah Johnsen in 1971. They are the parents of six children?two daughters and four sons?and an ever-expanding number of grandchildren.

He was called to serve as a bishop at the age of 27 in the Sandy Crescent South Stake area of the Salt Lake Valley. He served six years in that capacity, and has since served as a high councilor, a stake executive secretary and clerk, and in many other stake and ward callings. Regardless of whatever other callings he has received over the years, one was nearly constant: He has taught Gospel Doctrine classes in every ward he has ever lived in as an adult?a total of 35 years.

Dr. Chase was a well-known media personality on Salt Lake City radio stations in the 1970s. He left on-air broadcasting in 1978 to develop and market a computer-based management, sales, and music programming system to radio and television stations in the United States, Canada, South America, and Australia. After the business was sold in 1984, he supported his family as a media and business consultant in the Salt Lake City area.

Having a great desire to teach young people of college age, he determined in the late 1980s to pursue his doctorate, and received his Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Utah in 1997.ÿ He has taught communication courses at that institution as well as at Salt Lake Community College and Dixie State University for 21 years. He served as Communication Department chair and is currently a full-time professor at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah.

Concurrently with his academic career, Brother Chase has served as a volunteer LDS Institute and Adult Education instructor in the CES system since 1994, both in Salt Lake City and St. George, where he currently teaches a weekly Adult Education class for three stakes in the Washington area. He has also conducted multiple Church History tours and seminars. During these years of gospel teaching, he has developed an extensive library of lesson plans and handouts which are the predecessors to these study guides.

Dr. Chase previously published a thirteen-volume series of study guides on the Book of Mormon, Church History, the Old Testament, and the New Testament. The series, titled Making Precious Things Plain, along with four smaller study guides on Isaiah, Jeremiah, the story of the Nativity, and the final week of our Lord?s atoning sacrifice, are designed to assist teachers and students of the gospel, as well as those who simply want to study on their own. Several of these books are also available in the Spanish language.

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Nov 29, 2012
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History / United States / 19th Century
Religion / Biblical Commentary / General
Religion / Christianity / Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)
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La historia de la Navidad: María, José y el Niño Jesús desde una perspectiva personal es un relato conmovedor y esencial de la historia familiar de la Navidad. Centrándose en la vida personal de Juan el Bautista, José, María, el profeta Nefi en América, y el Niño Jesús, que nos recuerda la extraordinaria fe y sacrificios de estos personajes clave en la narrativa sobre la Natividad. Los lectores se sorprenderán con la fe y la caridad de José a María antes de que supieran algo sobre el origen divino de su concepción. Ellos serán tocados por la fe y la obediencia de la muy joven virgen María a pesar de la amenaza de rechazo y la muerte. Ellos se sentirán inspirados por la fe de Nefi mientras rezaban por la venida del Mesías para salvar la vida de su pueblo en las Américas. Los lectores van a tener una nueva apreciación de la condescendencia de Dios Todopoderoso, el Príncipe de la Paz, al permitirse nacer Él mismo en un lugar tan bajo, humilde y sucio. El Dr. Randal S. Chase, un instructor veterano del CES (por sus siglas en Inglés: Church Educational System, Sistema Educativo de la Iglesia) y del Instituto, proporciona información detallada sobre estos eventos que no se pueden encontrar en ningún otro lugar, y lo hace con un estilo relajado y comprensible. Los lectores se encontrarán que han ganado conocimientos y comprensión, que han eludido antes, de esta historia del nacimiento de Jesús. La cubierta exhibe la hermosa pintura del "Viaje a Belén" de Joseph Brickey.
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