This insightful book by Elder Dale G. and Sister Ruth Lybbert Renlund helps men better understand the principles and doctrine of the Melchizedek Priesthood and learn how to properly exercise it in their daily lives. Section One presents the foundations of the priesthood, explaining basics about what it is, what it is for, and the commandments that govern its use. Section two gives fifteen principles that act as a "primer" for using the priesthood more effectively. A few of these principles include "A Priesthood Holder Must Be Willing to Be Presided Over," "A Priesthood Holders Uses Councils Effectively," and "A Priesthood Holder Judges Righteously." Elder and Sister Renlund's joint quest in studying the priesthood and its application offers a model for how men and women can work together in their understanding and teaching about the priesthood.
About the Author
Dale G. Renlund was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on October 3, 2015, after having served as a General Authority Seventy since April 2009. He receive B.A. and M.D. degrees from the University of Utah and went on to receive further medical and research training at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Before entering full-time Church service, he was a professor of medicine at the University of Utah and specialized in heart failure and heart transplantation. He is the author of more than 200 scientific articles in his field of medicine.
Ruth Lybbert Renlund received a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Utah and taught high school for three years. She then earned her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law while her husband was a medical resident and cardiology fellow. During this busy time, her husband also served as a bishop. She practiced at the Utah attorney general's office for three years and then became a highly successful plaintiff civil litigation attorney for twenty years. She also served in various community and law-related committees and boards. She and Elder Renlund are the parents of one daughter.