New Book

This is way short. I drove all over the place today, but while at Deseret Industries today, I bought a new Boyd K. Packer book, The Holy Temple.
I haven't started reading it yet, but I did read & itemized another chapter in BKP's Teach Ye Diligently & worked some more in The Things of the Soul.

Two Questions for Boyd K. Packer: Day Eleven

Fat Mo here and I didn’t post yesterday. Things happen, but I did do some reading when I could. Yesterday was so busy, I never got a chance to see who won the final Tour de France stage race. I didn’t see who won or how Chris Froome did. I do have Google, so I know the results, but it’s not the same.

I thought of two questions yesterday:

  • Why does Boyd K. Packer (BKP) write in passive voice so often?
  • Is BKP the wheat thresher, winnower, or the watcher of the wheat field? Or, which role does he play most often?
The Things of the Soul chapter two we believe all that God has revealed Boyd K Packer Book 1996
Chapter 2 of The Things of the Soul by Boyd K. Packer, 1996.

I slept in this morning ’cause I can on Saturday mornings for a little bit and ’cause I watched Star Wars; Rogue One on Netflix way into the night. When I woke up, I read some more into The Things of the Soul (BKP, 1996) and while doing so, I thought of the second question set a bit more. While I have my suspicions of which role BKP plays for the LDS Church as a leader and speaker, I need to verify this role through more research.

New Page: Day Nine

Fat Mo here and above are my grandchildren. They are beginning to settle down for the night after a busy day.
If you look to the right, you'll see a new page: "books." I'll be updating the page each time I finish gathering data on a chapter of which ever book I'm studying. Each page will include the data I showed yesterday.
Today, I made the page & finished the indexing on chapter one of The Things of the Soul by Boyd K. Packer. I'm refining my process, so things should start speeding up. As I complete more Ensign articles, I'll make a page for Ensign articles & General Conference talks.
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The Things of the Soul: Day Seven

Fat Mo here. I bought a book written by Boyd K. Packer, late President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, called The Things of the Soul. It cost me $2 at a local thrift store (Deseret Industries).

The Things of the Soul Book of Mormon Boyd K Packer Book
The Things of the Soul by Boyd K. Packer

The book is about reading the Book of Mormon. I bought the book because 1) I didn’t already have it and I’m going to need it if I’m honest about this research, 2) it was way cheaper than going to Amazon, and 3) I wanted to try out a new way of examining Packer’s texts.

I read chapter one, looking for key words, citations, names, places, themes, an audience analysis, and a thesis. I was able to answer all of those. The audience analysis was easiest, because Packer stated what it was in the first sentence. Here are the seven key words:¬†Book of Mormon, Readers, Lehi’s Posterity, Nephi, Jacob, Not-historical, and Scripture message. The interesting one is “readers”. Packer spends most of the first chapter addressing the reader directly with you. The scripture he cited used “ye”. It’s all pretty interesting. Tomorrow, I’m going to start a new page here outlining the pertinent information about the two books I’m going through now. I hope to eventually have all his books done in the same manner.

Progress: I also added several more talks to my master document and I set up a spread sheet to track my progress through my new book.