The Truth about Eden: Understanding the Fall and Our Temple Experience

The Truth about Eden Understanding the Fall and Our Temple Experience The Eden story is your story In The Truth About Eden Alonzo Gaskill explains why the Fall and redemption must become our personal narrative His exploration of the third pillar of eternity shares inva

  • Title: The Truth about Eden: Understanding the Fall and Our Temple Experience
  • Author: Alonzo L. Gaskill
  • ISBN: 9781462112531
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Hardcover
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    The Eden story is your story In The Truth About Eden, Alonzo Gaskill explains why the Fall and redemption must become our personal narrative His exploration of the third pillar of eternity shares invaluable insights that will change the way you respond to the Savior s loving directions and evil s enticements.

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    • Michael West says:

      A paradigm-shifting book about the fall! Great resource on learning more about the fall and the creation from an LDS scholar's point of view. Bro. Gaskill clearly explains why the accounts of the fall we get in the scriptures and LDS temple are mostly figurative and there is hardly any historical fact. Most of the book is him going verse by verse through the fall accounts and explaining the symbolism of each one as it relates to us and Christ's church. The information presented is very well back [...]

    • Bonnie Atkinson says:

      On one hand, I agreed with Robert Millett that this is a book worth reading, and hope that those who struggle with the many levels of interpretation available in the garden story will experience mind widening. 40 years of Sunday School has certainly highlighted an intellectual and spiritual void on the subject.On the other hand, if you've spent 40 years in wisdom literature and read many of his sources, the book will seem more like a lit review than an elucidation of a heretofore unheard interpr [...]

    • Jenalyn says:

      The first chapter was good. After that, Gaskill gets into his interpretations of the temple which I think is wrong. He was repetitive and contradictory as well. I like his book on symbolism better.

    • Jeffrey Richardson says:

      This book had a few good points that I never before realized. For example, it gave me understanding in regards to whether the Geneis story is literal or symbolic, how Adam and Eve represent us, and what other General Authorities have said on the subject. However, I persoanlly like things more in depth which is something I felt this book lacked. I felt that some things were repeated too often and lacked depth. Maybe others didnt feel that way though.

    • Rae says:

      Gaskill's book is tailored for anyone who wants to know more about the content of both the scriptures and the temple. Careful readers will be challenged, regardless of their level of understanding and spirituality. Although I read it from cover to cover, I will keep it as a resource to dip into when I have forgotten things and need to refresh my mind. I enjoyed this one immensely. Even the chapter notes are insightful, which is not always the case.

    • Heather says:

      I loved this book. It sat on my nightstand as I read it slowly over several months and then began reading all my highlighted notes again! Gaskill has given a ton of sources for this book. None of the ideas are new but all are backed up and many I had never thought of before. A well done book that gives great insight into how the story of Adam and Eve applies to me and thus helps make my temple experience more significant.

    • Alex Wheatley says:

      Great read. I read this one quick and will use it as a reference for the future. I had Professor Gaskill as an instructor for a couple of courses in college, so I was already familiar with his teaching style and reasoning. Lots of good insights, regardless of whether they happen to be true or not.

    • Scribs says:

      "e scriptural story of the Fall is primarily designed to teach us about ourselves.""Adam is Everyman and therefore Representative Man. He is the representative of both our original parents and of all humankind.""We are to see the story of the Fall as the story of our fall."I wish I had read this book many years ago, before I went to the LDS temple. Of course it wasn't published until 2013, but now that we have it, I think this book should be taught as part of temple prep. Gaskill exhaustively do [...]

    • Alex says:

      Typos aside, I really enjoyed learning more about Adam and Eve and myself. I enjoyed seeing the stories I had grown up reading, become something so much deeper. Thanks for helping me see it all so differently - If it weren't for the typos it would have gotten 4 stars from me, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. I know petty.Dear Emily S. Chambers,There are so many freakin' typos in this book. Seriously! It's a bit ridiculous. Did you even read it when you 'edited' it?So. Many. Typos.This [...]

    • Paul says:

      For temple-going LDS readers, this is one of those books that will repay re-reading. It is full of insights to help with understanding the symbolic and figurative elements in the various accounts of the fall and in the temple presentation. Drawing on a wide range of sources, Gaskill helps to unravel some of the misconceptions about the Fall, casts light on symbolic elements and, in doing so, potentially enriches the temple experience. However, I did find the structure of the book unhelpful with [...]

    • Tyler says:

      This book is a very thoroughly researched exposition of the Doctrine of the Fall. The main point that he proposes and explains is how the story of the Fall as recounted in Genesis, Moses, Abraham, and the temple experience is a highly figurative account designed to teach us about ourselves and should be understood and read as such, rather than as a highly literal historical account of Adam and Eve and the Fall of Man as it actually occurred. His points are very convincing and answer a lot of que [...]

    • Karin says:

      This one had some great insights. But I did not like it as much as Sacred Symbols: Finding Meaning in Rites, Rituals, & Ordinances. Sacred Symbols had many variations of interpretations and an attitude that was also open for personal thoughts and comfort. This book was more authoritarian and it rubbed me the wrong way in many passages. It was well-referenced and had Many Pages of Footnotes, which I loved. It was a good read for this time of my life.

    • Eva McGann says:

      The book is very detailed and breaks down the account of Adam and Eve scripture by scripture in each place it is found (Genesis, Abraham, Moses). There are lots of references at the end of each section and a topical index at the end. There is a lot of really good detail and yet some parts I feel he treats too lightly with it in depth discussion. Several themes are repetitive which is a little annoying. However overall it is a good book that provides additional insight into the fall of Adam and E [...]

    • Lori says:

      After reading this book, I feel like I am finally beginning to understand the Creation, the Fall and our need for the Atonement on a deeper level. There is so much to ponder and to think about. I appreciate how comprehensive the notes are at the end of each chapter. I referred to them often, verifying points the author was making. I read this book with my scriptures close at hand so that I could also verify scripturally the points he made. I'm not sure I agree with everything, but this book cert [...]

    • Denise says:

      Alonzo L. Gaskill is able to communicate complex ideas and explain the use of symbols in a way that even I can understand. His extensive lists of sources and short bios help in understanding the concepts presented in this book. A few of the subjects covered are the effects of the Fall, the types of Christ represented in the Fall, Satan's tactics then and now, and the amazing scope of the Plan of Salvation. Not only did I learn a lot, I have been left with tons to think about and study further! L [...]

    • Lynne says:

      Enjoyed reading Gaskill's opinions on the creation story. One of my personal issues with commentaries is that it's more thought-provoking and meaningful to ponder out the symbolism of scriptures and forming an opinion before taking on someone else's view. It's like finding plausible solutions without doing the homework.The notion of "skipping the backstory" aside, I agreed with many of Gaskill's theories and disagreed with some too. I enjoyed the scholarship and found the notes to be thorough an [...]

    • Amanda says:

      This book was a little lighter than my usual temple material, but I thought it did an excellent job conveying temple typology to the masses. I actually really enjoyed it as a jumping off point for re-imagining temple ordinances. It wasn't meant to be a complete explanation of the endowment, its interpretation brought up several points that are very much needed in order to really understand the temple.

    • Nedra says:

      The book is divided in such a way that as I read each chapter I was full of questions or concerns. I am a believer in symbols remaining somewhat consistent and in line with historical events if indeed they are based on historical events. for this reason the way the book was organized was difficult for me. Nevertheless, there were so many insights that I found about the fall, creation and my own position in it.

    • Angela Pearson says:

      WOW! This book opened my eyes and taught me truths I have never considered. I may be a beginner, but I still recommend this thorough investigation on many levels to the creation, fall and atonement. I could barely put it down, and will definitely be buying it as a second, thirdr read, reference and study.

    • April Fear says:

      Professor Gaskill does an excellent job of explaining the symbolism of the fall, both in the scriptural accounts and the Temple presentation. Points that I use to find confusing or contradictory are easier to understand now. The book is well researched and extensively documented. I highly recommend this book to anyone who would like to further their understanding of the Temple experience.

    • Camille Baird says:

      This is an in depth, verse by verse (LDS scripture comparison of Genesis, Book of Moses,Book of Abraham, D&C and Book of Mormon are all used) look at Adam and Eve, both as literal and symbolic figures. Some of it is rudimentary is you study scripture and some of it is interesting and thought provoking. I really enjoyed it.

    • Brittany says:

      There were small parts of the book that I found interesting. Otherwise, he keeps repeating the same things over and over again. He also points out parts of scripture that are taught in the temple. Which was unnecessary, and just didn't sit right with me.

    • Monte says:

      Interesting information. Poorly laid out book - sections seemed to be repeated (although they really weren't). Clarity of exposition for the fundamental ideas were not as well presented as I would have preferred.

    • Rob Campbell says:

      Very interesting theological read. Did a good job os posing interesting question. This book does an even better job of logically answering these questions as well. I'll be searching out more books by this author.

    • Heidi Rothert says:

      This book does a phenomenal job in explaining the garden as or pertains to Symbolism in the temple. if you want to know or understand more about the temple this book will help!

    • Sara says:

      This book is a keeper! I need to read it over and over helps me understand the temple so much more.

    • Teresa says:

      3.5 stars. I didn't like this one as much as "sacred symbols." It only added a few new insights.

    • Leslie says:

      After going to Alonzo Gaskill's class at BYU education week, I was happy to see that what he taught was in his book. So much to think about in his class and his book.

    • Allison Dunlap says:

      Understanding that the story of Adam and Eve is my Story, my Creation, my Fall, my Redemption.

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