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  • Series: The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Vol 9
  • Hardcover: 631 pages
  • Publisher: Deseret Book Co; 2nd Printing edition (November 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0875792529
  • ISBN-13: 978-0875792521
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 6.8 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #152,759 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Great read, very challenging.
Donald Nielsen
It is fair to say that this book has been one of the most influential of my life (I have read it several times over since first reading it 3 years ago).
pistol pete
You will have to change your life if you take them seriously.
Craig Matteson

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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 23, 1998
Format: Hardcover
This book is one of the keystones of my "intellectual bibliography." It has changed my thoughts, words, and deeds. I cannot praise it too highly. It deserves six or seven stars!
This book is a collection of talks that circulated underground at BYU, and were finally solidified into this terrible tome. Terrible in that you get shaken to the core, and forced to stare at your crass nakedness. The book discusses the distinctions between Zion and Babylon, and why the two will never mix.
Chapters include "Zion: a distant view," "Work we must, but the luch is free," and its follow-up"What kind of work." Also, exemplifying Nibley's scintillating humor, there is "How to get rich." And the perennial "Zeal without Knowledge" is worth the price of the book.
Non-LDS readers will seee the Latter-day Saints at theri best and worst--the best dreams, ideals, and hoped that come from their religion are elaborated. And their worst shortcomes are also held up to the light in all their uglyness. This book is a gateway into the soul of what Latter-day Saints are trying to do and trying to be.
Latter-day Saints will have the perceptions of their religion burnt, melted down, and recast. You will never hold Family Home Evening again in the same way. Your sights will be lifted and your hearty renewed and set like flint back to heaven.
!!READ THIS BOOK!!
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By John Walsh on April 24, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I have read most of the published writings of Hugh Nibley and this book is my favorite. Drawing lessons from the past, Dr. Nibley shows us exactly how far we really are from the Zion ideal and what we must do to get there. And the changes required do not leave us in our comfort zone. A must read for any person truly wanting to reach a high spiritual plane. I would rate this book as one of the great classics in LDS literature. John Walsh, Editor, All About Mormons web site.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Stan J on July 31, 2005
Format: Hardcover
And that title says *alot*, coming from me. Covey's book was life changing for me, but ended up proving to be merely a precursor (albeit an excellent one) to "Approaching Zion."
I agree with the above sentiments that this is a trans-denominational text (though it obviously focuses on the LDS--a.k.a "Mormons"), and, quite frankly, this book altered my view of my world as radically as "7 Habits" did; after 27 years, I finally begin to have a much more clear cut idea of what my beliefs entail-- and a real desire to follow through with those beliefs.
Over the past year, since reading it, I've felt closer to my God (as I was stimulated to live my religion more fully), and have carried through with the inspiration to seek deeper knowledge and understanding about life and its many facets.
I honestly wish I had read--and taken to heart-- "Approaching Zion" before going to college; it would have had a remarkable impact on the way I'd have gone about my education.
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Format: Hardcover
This is Hugh Nibley at his most personal and most challenging. Here he expresses his faith, insights, and commitment to trusting the Lord and taking his covenants most seriously. He hammers home again and again that we receive everything from the Lord and that we are blind to many of the blessings we have all around us. We refuse to take them because we are after the things of this world and are of no worth, though we have been warned to turn away from them.

Dr. Nibley implores us to begin living the Law of Consecration. He gives us no quarter. We know what it means, we know how to do it, and we know the covenants we have made. We also know the promises the Lord has made to us concerning this Law. I don't know about you, but I find this beyond what I can do understand or do in my current circumstances. Yet, I feel the need to ponder what the author is telling me and to move towards this principle of life.

These are essays and papers that were written since the 1970s. Many are published here for the first time (unless you read them as papers from FARMS). As I say, these are very challenging writings. Not because they are hard to understand, but because they are challenging in very serious ways. Dr. Nibley takes the gospel very seriously and literally. He points out to us that we have too often inverted values to our detriment. He deplores the way education has changed and that learning and thinking have been replaced by feeling and degree accumulation.

The last few essays in the book are among the most directly challenging to our present way of life. His discussion of Aristotle's notion of goods of first and second intent is wide-ranging and quite informative. The last essay on the atonement is quite beautiful and insightful.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By gaglione1@juno.com on March 31, 1998
Format: Hardcover
"Approaching Zion" is THE most powerful book I have ever read. In it, Nibley characterizes the ideological differences between Zion and Babylon -- an unyielding quest for money, power and fame verses a single-minded devotion for gaining knowledge and wisdom. He denounces society's preoccupation with gaining wealth and our compulsion to convert and measure life, trees, animals, time and earth into cold, hard cash. He shows how we as individuals use the concepts of business, career and economy as a modern day golden calf which allow us to close our eyes to discrepancies between the things we value and the things we accept and do. The cause of poverty is not over-population or idleness, according to Nibley, but greed and the desire to be better and have more than the Jones's. After we have sufficient for our needs, we cannot in all good conscience watch others suffer from a lack of the simple necessities of life. In the eyes of Nibley every one is equal and deserves equal, regardless of intellect, strength or professional status. This book is not recommended for member's of the million dollar CEO's club and is intended primarily for member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints (Mormon's).
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