From the Cover:
The wife and the mother are the inappreciable treasures given unto you by God. They are the fairest ornaments of existence, and of them shall be born all the inhabitants of the world.
"There is nothing so sacred as true womanhood."
- David O McKay
In the late 1800's, a Russian explorer, Nicholas Notovitch, discovered another record of Christ's life and teachings, guarded for centuries by the leaders of a monastery in Tibet. Author Alonzo Gaskill explained:
"According to the monks, the content of these ancient texts was acquired by some Indian merchants who had been in Judea during the last year of Jesus's mortal ministry. Shortly after Christ's crucifixion, these itinerant importers returned to their homeland and told of the truths they had seen and heard. Within three or four years of Christ's death, the testimonies of those eye witnesses regarding Christ were recorded. Consequently, if their reports are true, then their record of Jesus's teachings was penned before any of the four Gospels." (Pg. 6)Though the discourse is only twenty-one short verses, Gaskill includes several chapters of commentary relating how the truths taught in the Lost Teachings correlate with canonized scriptures, modern-day revelations, and quotes from prophets and apostles. He also applied the teachings to not only women, but men as well. This books isn't long, just under 100 pages, but I found the content rich and meaningful.
About the Author:
Alonzo Gaskill is a professor of LDS Church history and doctrine, with a bachelor's degree in philosophy, a master's in theology, and a PhD in biblical studies. He's taught at Brigham Young University since 2003, and is the author of Sacred Symbols, Love at Home, and The Truth About Eden. To learn more visit his blog
or purchase your own copy of his book here.