Learn About The Old Testament: A Review & Background
A Church News editorial dated January l, 1994, made the bold pronouncement that “the Old Testament has probably influenced the world of Judeo-Christian history and literature more than any other book ever written.” The editorial went on to say that the basis of this claim was the fact that this great book of ancient scripture “contains the stories and traditions and truths that generations of parents have handed down to their children and which pastors from innumerable pulpits have told with power and persuasion” (“A Most Powerful Witness,” LDS Church News, 1994, 01/01/94).
In January 2018, on their regular every-fourth-year scriptural study schedule, adult members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints once again embarked on a year-long study of the Old Testament in their weekly Sunday School LDS Gospel Doctrine class. To enhance your study and make it more meaningful, How Often Would I Have Gathered You, a book of 229 stories from the Old Testament written especially for adult and young adult Latter-day Saints, is recommended as the ideal study aid. This is true for the following reasons:
How Often Would I Have Gathered You is no ordinary book of Bible stories. It contains 229 readable and engaging Old Testament stories, written especially for adults and young adults. These great stories are told in chronological sequence—to the extent possible—and take the reader on a meaningful and exciting journey through the Old Testament—beginning with the Grand Council (as told in the writing of Moses and Abraham in the Pearl of Great Price) and concluding after the return of the Jews to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple following their captivity in Babylon . (more…)