Director: Barbara Morgan Gardner
About Product: President Russell M. Nelson recently voiced a concern that “too many of our brothers and sisters do not fully understand the concept of priesthood power and authority. I fear that too many of our brothers and sisters do not grasp the privileges that could be theirs.”
Some are surprised to learn that priesthood authority, privileges, and power apply to women as well as men. On the other hand, many women feel undervalued, voiceless, and marginalized regarding the priesthood. Our limited understanding and frustration often stems from the priesthood being taught too narrowly.
The Priesthood Power of Women relies on the standard works and teachings of the living prophets to help all members, especially women, more fully understand God’s power and take full advantage of the powers, blessings, and privileges available to them in this mortal journey by
• clarifying truth regarding the priesthood, for both men and women,
• further expanding our knowledge of the priesthood, and
• strengthening and empowering us as we seek to better fulfill our priesthood responsibilities and make full use of priesthood privileges.
About the Author: Barbara Morgan Gardner is an assistant professor of Church history at Brigham Young University. She holds a master’s degree in educational leadership and foundations, a PhD in instructional psychology, and did post-doctoral work at Harvard University. She recently served as institute director in Boston, serving more than 100 universities and colleges in the area. She is married to Dustin Gardner, and enjoys family, learning, teaching, traveling, people, outdoor recreation, and life.
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I have just started reading this wonderful book. Already it has clarified some of my questions. I recommend this book to both the men and women of the church. It is essential that everyone understand the priesthood and how it relates to women.