Senator Hatch will be signing copies of his book An American, a Mormon, and a Christian at the South Towne Marketplace Barnes and Noble on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The address is 10180 S. State St. Sandy, Utah.
An American, a Mormon, and a Christian””My Basic Beliefs, Senator Hatch’s most recent book, was released September 2012 on BarnesandNoble.com.
Where did we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going? These three fundamental questions that many of us ponder are explored and clarified in Senator Hatch’s new book. In An American, a Mormon, and a Christian””My Basic Beliefs, the author provides in-depth explanations concerning the principles of the gospel and how the gospel can answer our inquiries about life.
“The answers to these questions and problems,” Hatch says, “can play a significant role in strengthening ourselves, our families, our communities, and our country.”
An American, a Mormon, and a Christian””My Basic Beliefs by Senator Orrin G. Hatch covers many aspects of Latter-day Saint doctrine, including the concept of the Godhead, the apostasy following the death of the Savior’s apostles, the restoration of the gospel in current times, the necessity of prophets today, the first principles and ordinances of the gospel, what happens to those who have never heard of the gospel while on earth, and what happens to families in the life hereafter.
Hatch says, “It is my hope and prayer that this little book will be of interest to you and your family as evidence of the truthfulness of the beautiful gospel of Jesus Christ.”
An American, a Mormon, and a Christian””My Basic Beliefs is a helpful resource for all who are seeking to understand the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Senator Hatch uses scripture, personal experience, and his testimony to present a clear and broad explanation of the gospel. As he teaches the principles, we glimpse the meaning and joy that those principles have brought to both his public and his private life, and we’re reminded of the promise that each of us can feel that same joy.
“”J. W Marriott, Jr.
Senator Orrin Hatch brings to this project a lifetime of sincerely seeking to understand the doctrines of Christ and exemplifying them in his personal and professional life. This book is a masterful yet simple explanation of the restored gospel for those seeking truth and a powerful further witness to believers. Who better to write about higher laws than Orrin Hatch, Utah’s senior senator in Washington, DC? He honors his church covenants and his commitments to the people with equal integrity.
“”Janice Kapp Perry
This is a marvelous book written by an outstanding individual and a very influential senator””marvelous because it is clear, simple, and understandable and deals with the ultimate and eternal questions of life. Perfect for investigators and missionaries. Reinforcing and inspiring for anyone desiring a good basic understanding and compelling testimony of the magnificent work and wonder called “the Restoration.”
“”Stephen R. Covey
About the Author:
Orrin G. Hatch has been a United Sates senator (R-Utah) since 1976. He received his juris doctorate in 1962 from the University of Pittsburgh Law School and has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Maryland, Pepperdine University, Southern Utah University, and Stanford University.
In addition to his public service, Senator Hatch is a deeply religious man. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has been a LDS bishop and has served eight missions for the Church. Senator Hatch and his wife, Elaine, have six children and several grandchildren.