Resources for LDS Families
In her memoir, Keeping Kyrie, Emily Christensen recounted the chaos she experienced in a span of just a few years—from cancer and the death of her parents, to marriage and the adoption of six children with special needs. Now she draws on her decades of religious scholarship to look at the creation story in Genesis as a lens for understanding the principles of chaos and creation in our lives. A faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she ties together concepts from the Bible, the Book of Mormon, modern prophets, Hebrew linguistics, and her own perspective. The book’s creative design and layout make this an easy read that is full of deep doctrines to ponder.
PLAIN & PRECIOUS, VOLUME ONE: 1 NEPHI covers the first 22 chapters of the Book of Mormon, an account of a prophet and his family led by God out of Jerusalem in 600 B.C., and their journey to a promised land on the American continent.
PLAIN & PRECIOUS, VOLUME TWO: 2 NEPHI covers the period of the Book of Mormon between the arrival of Lehi's family in the promised land, and the death of the prophet Nephi. It explores divine covenants, the teachings of Isaiah, and much more.
PLAIN & PRECIOUS, VOLUME THREE: Jacob to Mosiah covers the period of the Book of Mormon between the stories from the prophet Jacob to the account of King Mosiah and his people. It explores divine covenants, the teachings of Isaiah, and much more.
Dr. Emily Christensen joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2009. She brings to her study of the Book of Mormon a unique perspective, as a Jungian therapist, as theological scholar, and as a student of Hebrew. Here, Dr. Christensen shares the fruits of that study, offering fresh insight into scriptural characters, language, and doctrine, while always building upon a firm testimony of the atonement of Jesus Christ. PLAIN & PRECIOUS, Set One contains the first three volumes that cover the period of the Book of Mormon between the story of Lehi's family to the account of King Mosiah and his people.
How much can a life change in just five years? For Emily Christensen, that span began with her conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and ended with the adoption of six children with special needs. But the highs and lows between those two points are almost too hard to believe: enduring cochlear implant surgeries, meeting and marrying the man of her dreams, grieving the death of both of her parents, becoming a chaplain, and fostering more than seventy children. At the core of the story is an account of her ongoing efforts to save the life of her youngest daughter, Kyrie (pronounced keer-ree-ay). Born with captivating eyes and a full head of curly hair, Kyrie also came into the world with Pierre Robin Sequence, a disorder where her lower face and airway were not properly formed. First as a foster mom and then as an adoptive mother, Christensen has fought her way just to help her daughter breathe.