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“Faith Like the Ancients”-A Book Review

    Faith Like the Ancients is an essential book to developing the faith of any member of the Church of Latter-Day Saints. Consequently, the insights, revelations, and testimonies of its contributors allow you to understand your faith and God’s plan on a deeper level. 

    Like any good relationship, it’s important to nourish your commitment to God. This book will help guide you on how to deepen your faith in Him and believe in His everlasting love. 

    In this article, you will learn firstly all about the contents of this essential Christian book. Secondly, how it will help you develop your faith.  And lastly where you can get a copy to start reading it, allowing it to change your life. 

    What is Faith Like the Ancients?

    Faith Like the Ancients is a two-volume compilation of Christian works put together by N. B. Lundwall in 1950 and 1968. It begins by outlining the importance of the Prophet Joseph Smith and the teachings he handed down from his revelation of God. 

    Various personal testimonies, teachings of the Mormon faith, and anecdotes of miracles are recollected in these two volumes. Beautifully, they feature contributors such as Orson Pratt, Brigham Young, and John Q. Adams. 

    How Will Faith Like the Ancients Help Me Develop My Faith?

    Faith Like the Ancients is an essential text for any member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to read. Hopefully by listening to the testimonies of those who helped develop the religion, you will gain a better understanding of the practices and professions of the faith. 

    In truth, it can be difficult in a world full of darkness and confusion to remember that Jesus Christ has promised us redemption.  Also, we need to remember that God’s Spirit still dwells within humankind. This book accounts miracles, visions, dreams, and prophecies revealed by God to these integral members of the church.  To be sure, it will help you hold on to the good in this world. 

    It is crucial to keep learning about your faith and about Jesus Christ to nourish your relationship with Him. By reading Faith Like the Ancients, God’s word is illuminated through the people of faith He chose.  Consequently, they were chosen to help you gain a better understanding of His plan for mankind. 

    Likewise, it will help secure and strengthen your own faith to be reminded of the faith of those who lived for God and not for the world. With over five hundred total pages between the two volumes, there is a message for everyone.

    Other Recommended Books on Faith

    Read Faith Like the Ancients with an open mind. Perhaps, James V. Williams’ “How I Saved My Life by Observing the Sabbath” will speak to you.  Another text to try might be Rachel Barton Ballantyne and Robert J. Barton’s “God Will Provide”.

    The topics covered are vast, but they all point to God’s saving love and the one constant message of having faith in Him who created all. This book also contains an essential history of the Mormon faith. It is important to learn about why the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was founded.  Also learn what its mission is in order to have faith to move mountains. 

    Where Can I Get a Copy of Faith Like the Ancients?

    There are many used bookstores that will carry Faith Like the Ancients. Additionally, the two volumes can be purchased online at websites such as Amazon and eBay. Check out your local library which may have a copy or ask another member of your church to borrow a copy. 

    Religious bookstores with a dedicated Church of Latter-Day Saints section will usually carry Faith Like the Ancients. You may also have luck at secular bookstores that have a religious or Christian section. 

    Final Thoughts

    While faith in God is crucial to members of the Church of Latter-Day Saints, it is important to actively cultivate that relationship with Our Savior Jesus Christ.  This can be done through learning about the faith of the men and women who developed the church on earth today. 

    Faith Like the Ancients is a beautiful testament to the revelations, history, and faith experiences of some of the most influential Mormons. It will no doubt help you to strengthen your own faith and grow deeper in love with GodF

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