The author, David S. King, is a former president of the Washington, D.C. Temple. While presenting a series of lectures to a local High Priests group, he observed that many temple patrons were not experiencing the personal growth and feelings of joy that temple participation should bring. Come to the House of the Lord is his effort to provide temple participants with insights about temple worship which will revitalize their enjoyment of temple service. Some of his insights are framed within an historical context. He shares intriguing comments about temples in Israel in Old Testament and New Testament times. He speaks of unique experiences in the Kirtland and Nauvoo eras, as well as modern times. But the historical aspects are only a framework for presenting many insights concerning temple symbolism, as well as the reasons for modern practices and protocols. He tells how many things are done, and why, in the administration of the House of the Lord. Elder King puts the grand principles of redemption for both the living and the dead in the context of the afterlife, explaining principles of both salvation and exaltation and their foundations: the atonement of Jesus Christ. A valuable section of his book is devoted to the various processes of preparing for the temple, both for those who are attending for the first time and for those who are processing names and working with family genealogical matters. A unique chapter, "The Temple Sanctuary," speaks of God's promised blessings, temple miracles, respect for holy places, covenants, and the endowment of power. His final chapter focuses on the temple's glorious role in "The Road to Glory." Come to the House of the Lord is a book that teaches, inspires and motivates. All who read it will be blessed with new insights, and will gain knowledge and understanding that will make their temple experiences more rich, meaningful and beautiful.