Religion is not lived alone. A fresh focus on our relationships with God and other people can transform our understanding and experience of the Latter-day Saint gospel basics of faith, repentance, baptism, and the gift of the Holy Ghost. In First Principles and Ordinances, Samuel M. Brown begins the work of outlining a relationship-grounded theology by highlighting continuity between the gospel’s first principles and ordinances and the highest ordinances of LDS temple worship. After encountering Brown’s tapestry woven of personal stories, scripture, LDS history, and perspectives of other religious traditions, you’ll never read the Fourth Article of Faith the same way again. First Principles and Ordinances is the latest book in the Neal A. Maxwell Institute’s “Living Faith” series.