Is priesthood power being used to bless your family? Every week thousands of priesthood blessings are quietly given - most of them by fathers acting as patriarchs in their own homes. Yet many Church members go through life without receiving the blessings to which they are entitled. Is There a Patriarch in the House? tells of personal blessings that can properly be pronounced upon the heads of Latter-day Saints. These blessings come from fathers acting in the role of family patriarch, from priesthood leaaders, from stake patriarch, from priesthood leaders, from stake patriarchs, and directly from above. The book tells priesthood holders how to prepare to give blessings, explains results to be expected, and describes conditions which must be met for those blessings to be effectual. Is There a Patriarch in the House? is a warm and loving book filled with personal experiences which will touch the hearts of many fathers who are reluctant to draw upon the powers which have been conferred upon them. The book discusses the relationship a father/patriarch should have with both God and family, and encourages the reader to move toward that ideal relationship. The author has observed that "Many married and single LDS women yearn for the men of the Church to use their priesthood more often. The mother's role, as prescribed in this Church, is staggering. There needs to be a priesthood bearer who blesses her and her children, especially in today's decaying society. It is a tragedy if priesthood bearers fail family and God by not using their priesthood power." The author vividly recounts his experiences in trying to be a father/patriarch to nine children, while also being active in work responsibilities, in church assignments, and in community service. This heart-warming book is essential reading for fathers, mothers, and anyone who has ever reluctantly given or asked for a priesthood blessing. Horizon takes pride in its release, and invites you to read and enjoy it, and to give it with confidence as a gift that will touch the lives of all who read it.