Author: Anthony Sweat
About Product: On the outside of the Salt Lake Temple is a carving of two people shaking hands, symbolizing the temple as a place where we make sacred covenants with God. But what are those holy promises, and what do they have to do with becoming endowed with spiritual power in our everyday lives?
In The Holy Covenants, religion professor Anthony Sweat helps us better understand the major covenants of the temple endowment as a pattern of divine living. He explains with clarity and perspective how the temple presentation, clothing, garment, ordinances, and covenants invite us to become part of a holy order, patterned after the Son of God. As we understand and live our holy temple covenants, we can gain spiritual capacity, become endowed with heavenly power, and progress toward our divine potential as “priests and kings [and queens and priestesses], who have received of his fulness” (D&C 76:56).
About The Author: Anthony Sweat is an assistant professor of Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University. He is the author of numerous books and CDs for an adult audience, including Christ in Every Hour, Mormons: An Open Book, and 10 Reasons Why Joseph Smith Is a Prophet, as well as books and CDs for teens, including Why?, How?, and Q&A. He is a regular speaker at various LDS events and conferences. He received a BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Utah and MEd and PhD degrees in education from Utah State University. He and his wife, Cindy, are the parents of seven children and reside in Springville, Utah