Though their schedule won’t permit an event, Fiona and Terryl Givens will be dropping by to sign copies of their new book, The Christ Who Heals: How God Restored the Truth that Saves Us (published by Deseret Book). They will likely be here this Thursday, November 2, during the day. Please let us know if you would like us to hold a signed copy for pick up or mail one to you.

In a world increasingly prone to doubt, a foundation in Christ is the only sure basis of a durable discipleship. And for Latter-day Saints, the Jesus Christ revealed through the Prophet Joseph Smith is, in some very significant ways, a different kind of Christ than the Jesus of modern Christianity. The Christ of the restored gospel collaborated with Heavenly Parents for our salvation even before the foundation of the world, “does not anything” save it be for our benefit (2 Nephi 26:24), and is determined to patiently guide and nurture every one of God’s children into an eternal heavenly family. Most significantly, this Christ does not rescue us from a condition of original sin or depravity. Rather, He is primarily a healer of the wounds incident to a long-planned sojourn, one intended to immerse us in the trials, pains, and soul-stretching of this mortal schoolroom. He is not only the most remarkable being in the history of religious thought; He is, in fact, The Christ Who Heals. This book is a follow-up to The God Who Weeps and Crucible of Doubt).

Fiona Givens is a retired modern language teacher with undergraduate degrees in French and German and a graduate degree in European History. She is now an independent scholar who has published in several journals and reviews in Mormon studies, including Journal of Mormon History, Exponent II, and LDS Living. 

Terryl Givens holds the Jabez A. Bostwick chair of English and is Professor of Literature and Religion at the University of Richmond.

 

The Christ Who Heals: How God Restored the Truth that Saves Us. Deseret Book. 158pp. Hardback. $19.99

 

**due to short notice, we have limited quantities of some titles**

Other titles by Fiona and Terryl Givens

The Crucible of Doubt: Reflections on the Quest for Faith by Terryl and Fiona Givens. Deseret Book, 2014. Hardback. $19.99.

The God Who Weeps: How Mormonism Makes Sense of Life. Deseret Book, 2012. Paperback–$14.99/Hardback–$19.99

Other titles by Terryl Givens

Wrestling the Angel: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Cosmos, God, Humanity by Terryl Givens.  Oxford University Press, 2014. Hardback. $36.95

Feeding the Flock: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Church and Praxis. Oxford University Press, 2017. Hardback. $34.95

The Oxford Handbook of Mormonism (with Philip Barlow). Oxford University Press, 2015. Hardback. $150.00

Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism (with Matthew Grow). Oxford University Press, 2011. Hardback. $36.95

The Columbia Sourcebook of Mormons in the United States (with Reid Neilson). Columbia University Press, 2014. Hardback. $80.00

Joseph Smith Jr.: Reappraisals after Two Centuries. Oxford University Press, 2008. Paperback. Reg. $26.95, SALE $6.99

By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture that Launched a New World Religion. Oxford University Press, 2003. Paperback. $19.95

The Book of Mormon: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2009. Paperback. $11.95

The Viper on the Hearth: Mormons, Myths, and the Construction of Heresy (updated ed.). Oxford University Press, 2013. Paperback. $28.95

People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture. Oxford University Press, 2007. Paperback. $28.95

 

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