Raleigh, North Carolina (PressExposure) January 31, 2009 -- Celestine Publishing (celestinepublishing.com) announced the release of Principles with Promise: The Doctrine and Covenants of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This book is the fifth in a series of scriptural concordances that focus on different text considered as holy writ from God by practitioners of various religions.
"This edition of Principles with Promise is as unique as is The Doctrine and Covenants itself is; being a collection of modern day revelations received by various prophets in this day and age. They are timeless principles believed and practiced by Latter-day Saints, but they are not considered ancient records; they were received in our day,â commented its author, Vincent DiGirolamo.
This volume captures hundreds of principles, associated references, and promises found primarily in a subset of Latter-day Saint scripture called The Doctrine and Covenants. It also includes The Articles of Faith and excerpts from Joseph Smith History which are similarly held as modern day scripture by Latter-day Saints but are part of another volume called The Pearl of Great Price.
The Principles with Promise series currently includes separate concordances for Latter-day Saints, Catholics, and most other Christian denominations who value the Bible as its primary text. DiGirolamo went on to explain, âThe series will also include future volumes that catalog principles considered to be true by several other religions that practice outside of the Biblical text.â He has already begun work cataloging principles from The Noble Quâran held to be true by people of the Muslim faith; scheduled for release later this year.
âThrough this series, I hope to foster increased acceptance and understanding between people of different religious persuasions. However, if I am the only one who benefits by this exercise, then my goal has already yielded its sweet fruit. I have observed people of many faiths having rich spiritual experience with God, but also noticed that those experiences sometimes lead them to believe they have access to the only truth available to mankind and that theirs is the only way.â
DiGirolamo continued, âWhat I believe is really happening is that we are simply experiencing the God given promises associated with these universal truths; the ones that we have, live and exercise faith in that are true.â The Principles with Promise series seeks to identify principles held as truth and taught in each religion, because the series was built on the foundation of the following principle found in The Doctrine and Covenants.
âThere is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicatedâAnd when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated.â D&C 130:20-21
âThatâs what makes the release of this volume in the series special; being considered the capstone of Latter-day Saint scripture, it is also the secret sauce behind the Principles with Promise series,â DiGirolamo concluded.
Principles with Promise: The Doctrine and Covenants of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is available online at http://www.lulu.com/content/5836494.
In addition to the Principles with Promise series, DiGirolamo is also author of On Common Ground: Bridging the Mormon Evangelical Divide, Grace Divine, and The Sparrow series. All publications are available through http://www.Celestinepublishing.com or [http://stores.lulu.com/store.php?fAcctID=1660162].