“Contents,” Ensign, Sept. 2000, 1


    September 2000

    Volume 30 Number 9

    On the covers: Front and back: Photography by Welden C. Andersen and Craig Dimond.

    Inside front: Add to Faith, Virtue; to Virtue, Knowledge, by Walter Rane, oil on board, 48″ x 36″, 2000. The Young Women values—Faith, Divine Nature, Individual Worth, Knowledge, Choice and Accountability, Good Works, and Integrity—are symbolized in this painting. Faith leads us to a virtuous life, making us capable of gaining spiritual knowledge as well as secular knowledge (see 2 Pet. 1:5, 8).

    Inside back: Lehi Exhorts His Posterity to Righteousness, by Philip M. Leaning, oil on canvas, 26″ x 72″, 1999. Inside cover artwork courtesy of Museum of Church History and Art, Fifth International Art Competition. In this depiction, the prophet Lehi stands before the tree of life, inviting and exhorting his posterity to come and partake of the fruit that was “most sweet” and exceedingly white. Of his experience, Lehi wrote, “And as I partook of the fruit thereof it filled my soul with exceedingly great joy; wherefore, I began to be desirous that my family should partake of it also; for I knew that it was desirable above all other fruit” (1 Ne. 8:12).