Daughters in My Kingdom: The History and Work of Relief Society
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 2011
Through historical accounts, personal experiences, scriptures, and words of latter-day prophets and Relief Society leaders, it teaches about the responsibilities and opportunities Latter-day Saint women are given in Heavenly Father’s plan of happiness.
Increase In Learning: Spiritual Patterns For Obtaining Your Own Answers (Spiritual Patterns, #1)
David A. Bednar - 2011
Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. But how can we best learn the things we need to know and do?Elder Bednar emphasizes concepts, patterns, and processes that invite each of us to act and learn fundamental truths for ourselves. Declaring that answers to our questions always are found in the doctrines and principles of the restored gospel, he provides a framework in this book for learning those doctrines and understanding with our hearts.
Created for Greater Things
Jeffrey R. Holland - 2011
Holland. But such accomplishments are not achieved by fierce competitiveness, calculated one-up-manship, or cold indifference to others. True greatness will always be predicated upon love, respect, compassion, dignity, prayer, hard work, God. In this collection of memorable quotations, selected from Elder Holland s talks and devotionals given over the past twenty-eight years, his remarkable insights and words of encouragement particularly to women are paired with inspiring visual images in a beautiful gift book designed to lift and strengthen readers in all walks of life.
Life's Lessons Learned: Personal Reflections
Dallin H. Oaks - 2011
Oaks in the introduction to this unique book. "This is an autobiography of learning and application rather than a compendium of doctrine." Masterfully blending personal experiences with the doctrines of the gospel, Elder Oaks invites us to join him on a journey through some of the turning points in his life and the lessons he has learned through a lifetime of devotion to the Savior. The short but potent chapters offer perceptive observations into such diverse topics as the purpose of adversity, the importance of respecting those with whom we disagree personally or politically, the merits and limitations of law, the blessings of tithing, the seeming conflict between science and religion, the Lord's use of imperfect people to further His work, and the power of the Atonement to recover those who have fallen behind. Elder Oaks also relates the very personal lessons he learned from the death of his wife, June, and from his subsequent marriage to Kristen McMain. Woven throughout the book is Elder Oak's powerful testimony of the Savior and His mission. Life's Lessons Learned is a rare glimpse into the experiences of the heart that have shaped the life of an Apostle of God."
Teachings of Thomas S. Monson
Thomas S. Monson - 2011
Monson is the must-have companion to the bestselling, acclaimed biography of President Monson, To the Rescue. This book will be invaluable to readers because it -provides President Monson's teachings in topical format, and includes statements on more than 130 topics, from a discussion on the Aaronic priesthood through comments directed to the youth. -gives quick, easy access to statements on vital gospel topics covering more than a half century of President Monson's teaching. -is the ideal, reliable source for modern prophetic guidance on a host of subjects. -outlines what we should know and how we should live in our time. -includes a scripture index so readers can find what President Monson has taught about specific scriptural passages. -includes a page at the front of the book for readers to record their testimony about the impact of the prophet's teachings in their own lives. This book will be the authoritative collection of our beloved prophet's teachings and an invaluable resource for all who are involved in teaching the gospel.
A Return to Virtue
Elaine S. Dalton - 2011
So she decided to run a marathon.Now, years later, she has taken her experiences and insights related to running and woven them into an analogy for an attribute and value she feels passionate about: virtue."I have embarked on a journey to reinstate the word virtue into our vocabulary and our lives," Sister Dalton writes. "We call for a social reform, but what is really needed is a moral reform—a call for a return to virtue." As we run life's race, it is virtue, meaning purity and power, that will sustain us through the long miles.A Return to Virtue is an invitation and a guide to running well the marathon that we call mortality. "Give it 100 percent," says Sister Dalton, "and one day we will be hugging each other and celebrating—victorious—at the finish line!"
Sacred Symbols: Finding Meaning in Rites, Rituals, & Ordinances
Alonzo L. Gaskill - 2011
If we do not understand the symbols, we cannot fully understand our covenants. In this new book, author Alonzo L. Gaskill presents divers ancient and modern rituals which are illustrative of symbols and practices Latter-day Saints may recognize. The ordinances of the Gospel are both the vehicle by which we make covenants and also a means by which God seeks to teach us. This truly unique book will guide you to a richer understanding of, and appreciation for, what you hold sacred.
Are We Not All Mothers?
Sheri Dew - 2011
In this inspiring booklet, Sheri Dew lovingly explains that it is a woman's calling to help lead the rising generation through the streets of mortality and that women are the Lord's secret weapon whether they have children or not.Sheri says, ï¿½As daughters of our Heavenly Father, and as daughters of Eve, we are all mothers and we have always been mothers. . . . Motherhood is more than bearing children, though it is certainly that. It is the essence of who we are as women. It defines our very identity, our divine stature and nature, and the unique traits our Father gave us.ï¿½
Bad Guys of the Book of Mormon
Dennis Gaunt - 2011
But for every good guy in the Book of Mormon, there is a bad guy as well—Laman and Lemuel, Korihor, King Noah, Amalickiah. We can learn lessons from their lives as well. Each chapter recaps the story from the scriptures, including the lessons not learned by the bad guy, and ends with a call to action by providing application ideas and questions to ponder. Written in a light, conversational style, this book for teens and young adults is filled with quotes from latter-day prophets and insightful personal experiences to illustrate some of the lifechanging spiritual lessons we can learn from the bad guys of the Book of Mormon. "I loved this book! I never thought that I'd like a gospel book, but this one was fun and actually written for young people. I read it in one sitting! I loved the humor ('Hello, Moroni. My name is Ammoron. You killed my brother. Prepare to die!') as well as the questions to ponder." —Amy, age 15
I Hope You Know How Much I Love You: And Other Advice for a Happier Life
John Bytheway - 2011
With humor and insight, John takes us through invaluable lessons he has learned in order to have a happier life. His advice to be content with ourselves and our accomplishments, reduce stress by striving to have the Spirit with us, choose to be delightful, show more appreciation to those we love, and rely on the Savior, among other great ideas, offers hope to us all. As John states, “Hopefully this book will be a battery charge for our lives.”
God So Loved the World: The Final Days of the Savior's Life
Eric D. Huntsman - 2011
The babe Jesus of Bethlehem would be but another baby without the redeeming Christ of Gethsemane and Calvary, and the triumphant fact of the Resurrection."Gordon B. Hinckley The period from Palm Sunday to Easter morning presents a wonderful opportunity for Latter-day Saints to reflect upon the last days of our Lord's earthly ministry. In God So Loved the World, each chapter examines the scriptural account of the Savior's last days and hours, providing historical context, cultural background, and biblical insights. The book also discusses the significance and personal application of that day's events and suggests additional readings to increase our understanding of the Atonement and draw us closer to the Savior. • A way to refocus our attention from the traditional holiday celebrations and experience a more meaningful observation of Easter. • Can be used as a personal or family study guide/devotional. • Includes a chronology of events leading up to the Resurrection, full-color artwork, photographs of sites, maps, and sidebar articles.
The Michael Wilcox Collection
S. Michael Wilcox - 2011
Michael Wilcox. Now, for the first time, six of his classic talks have been gathered together in one convenient CD collection. Help deepen your appreciation for the gospel and learn from the memorable stories in these favorite messages: The Fourth Watch Walking on Water: When the Lord Asks the Impossible Your Faith Becometh Unshaken: Building Your Testimony Pyramid When All Eternity Shook Seeing As God Sees The Jesus We Need to Know The collection also includes a never- before- published bonus DVD featuring a Michael Wilcox presentation at Time Out for Women.
Toni Sorenson - 2011
Wickedness abounds despite the humbling famine, and the Gadianton robbers are increasing in strength. While deserted by his rebellious father, Kiah is raised in righteousness by his mother and grandfather, and finds guidance in the teachings of Nephi, their prophet and friend. Growing into manhood, Kiah sees his family torn apart by dissention regarding the prophesied Savior, but as he remains courageous in the face of deceit and betrayal, his faith becomes firm. And while his desire to fight the infernal robbers remains, Kiah comes to know his true calling: to be a warrior of God.Concecrating his life as a missionary, Kiah labors among Nephites and Lamanites caught in destructive cycles of pride and sin. He testifies of Christ amidst fierce persecution, witnessing the miracle of redemption as well as the brutal murder of loved ones. And as the Missiah's advent draws near, Kiah must face the bitterness of unrestrained corruption before tasting the sweetness of a promise fulfilled.
The Blessings Of Abraham: Becoming A Zion People
E. Douglas Clark - 2011
Douglas Clark Why study the life of Abraham? What does a man who died nearly four thousand years ago have to do with Latter-day Saints today? In a word, everything. Abraham is our forefather whose covenant we have inherited. Therefore, we are heirs to the abundant blessings of protection and exaltation given him. Abraham's mission is our mission. His life is truly a powerful pattern and invitation for us to come unto Christ. Abraham's life is a story of high drama, set in a dark and decadent world much like our own. It's a tale of grave danger and divine deliverance, deep anguish and overwhelming joy. It's also one of the world's greatest love stories. To tell Abraham's story, it is essential to include Sarah. Together Abraham and Sarah built Zion, and together they should be remembered by their righteous posterity who aspire to build Zion. Drawing on rich sources, including restored scripture, the words of modern prophets, ancient and modern scholars, rabbinic texts, the Qu'ran, early Christian writings, and more, this important volume tells the story of Abraham in a way that will be both meaningful and inspiring to Latter-day Saints. Here is his storyand ours. 6" X 9", 332 pages ISBN 978-1-59811-867-4
Happy Like Jesus: Lessons From Jesus Christ on How To Live
D. Kelly Ogden - 2011
Kelly Ogden says, "In order to achieve eternal life, the kind of life our Father and our Savior live, you must learn to avoid evil. In fact, if you reverse evil (spell it backwards), you have 'live.'" In the new book Happy Like Jesus, readers take a closer at the Savior's personality, his character traits, his teachings, and his behavior how he acts. "We will look to him," says the author, "and try to become like him, so we may live." Chapters include "Be Happy," "Be Holy," "Be Humble," "Be Prayerful," "Be Disciplined," "Be Loving," "Be Forgiving," "Be Persevering," and more. Selling points: • A short, inspirational gift book that is filled with stories and doctrinal insights that will enlighten and uplift. • Features seventeen short chapters focusing on characteristics that reflect the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
Doing What We Came to Do: Living a Life of Love
Ardeth Greene Kapp - 2011
Love enables us to bless others as we reach past our own concerns. Love provides opportunities to heal, to hope, and to have faith - even when dreams have to wait and the challenges of life weigh us down.When we are filled with love, we can make a profound difference in our own lives, in our homes and circles of influence, and in the world in which we live. Love makes it possible for us to do what we came to do.
Sunset: On the Passing of Those We Love
S. Michael Wilcox - 2011
Although at the time he was not intending that it would ever be published, he gradually came to recognize our “sacred covenant to share our burdens, our mourning, our comforts, and our witnesses.” The lessons he offers in this thoughtful and sensitive book are more than a chronicle of his own journey; they are important reminders to all of us to cherish every day we have with the people we love, to treasure the gift of our mortality, and to turn to the Lord in all our trials.
Disabilities and the Gospel: How to Bring People with Special Needs Closer to Christ
Lynn Parsons - 2011
Using real-life stories and a touch of humor, this inspiring book guides you to teach effectively, overcome communication barriers, and build strong relationships with people of all ages with disabilities. Discover each person's ability to learn and grow as you help them feel like a valuable part of your life.
Latter-day Liberty: A Gospel Approach to Government and Politics
Connor Boyack - 2011
But what is liberty exactly, and what role does it play in our lives? Connor Boyack explores these questions and much more in this detailed analysis of historical developments, secular information, and scriptural insights. Make the most of your freedom through the joys of the gospel with this timely book.
Finding Hope: Where to Look for God's Help (Time Out for Women Classics)
S. Michael Wilcox - 2011
Michael Wilcox offers a profound message of hope and encouragement. Using powerful stories from the scriptures, he teaches that hope can be found in looking past obstacles and moving forward with faith, in looking back at past experiences that may have strengthened us for future challenges, and in looking for times when the Savior walks with us. On those days when we may wonder if Heavenly Father has forgotten us, we have the assurance that each of His servants will receive "the light of the countenance of their Lord . . . every man in his hour and in his time and in his season." And although it may not be your hour now, He will come because He is aware of us, He knows our needs, and He will bless us.
Voices of Hope: Latter-Day Saint Perspectives on Same Gender Attraction- An Anthology of Gospel Teachings and Personal Essays
Ty Mansfield - 2011
Catherine Thomas, Camille Fronk Olson, Wendy Ulrich, Robert L. Millet, and Michael Goodman. In addition, each chapter includes personal essays or firstperson stories of faith and commitment from Latter-day Saints who have dealt with same-gender attraction. Ty Mansfield says, "If you personally experience same-gender attraction, I hope the Spirit will impress upon you the depth of God's love for you, that you will know you belong in His church and kingdom, and that you will know there are many who walk this journey of faith with you."Contents:Introduction: A seal of living reality by Ty MansfieldSeeing the big picture by Brad Wilcox"Arise and Walk" by Robbie PierceBecoming by Sarrah ReynoldsThe gift of hope by Kirk ReidmanA mighty change of heart by Rich WylerA gift of love : perspectives for parents by M. Catherine ThomasTrust in the Lord by Tony Clarke"As I have loved you" by Antoinette CoccoLove is always the answer by Kathleen Marsden"Come unto me" : exploring the heart of christian discipleship by Wendy UlrichLearning the true gospel : the transforming power of the Atonement by T.S. RichardsBeing my true self by Tyler Moore"This shall be for your growth" : a wife's journey to self-discovery and healing by Rhonda MosesA sacred gift by Blake SmithA church for all : a gospel of inclusion by Camille Fronk OlsonFinding my home in the faith of my fathers by Steven FreiA Christ-centered gender identity by John Alden"Thy will be done" : living with HIVbyAIDS in faith and brotherhood by Kenneth HooverFeeding the flock of God : the vital role of sensitive and loving priesthood leaders by Robert L. MilletMy shepherd will supply my need by Shawn McKinnonMy journey as a priesthood leader by Jerry HarrisThe Atonement can fix that too! by Kevin LindleyEternal marriage : principles, possibilities, and promises by Michael GoodmanAn unlikely gift by Jason G. LockhartFor time and all eternity by Katharine Matis AdamsResolution : the unexpected miracle by Jeff BennionCreating a whole marriage by Tanya Bennion
Dean C. Jessee - 2011
Several score revelations, dating from as early as July 1828, would be printed in a volume to be called the Book of Commandments. For an organization less than two years old with a membership of just a few hundred, the decision to print ten thousand copies appears overly ambitious, but Joseph Smith had already published five thousand copies of the Book of Mormon under even more modest circumstances. He understood that printing was essential both to preserve and to disseminate the sacred texts God had given him. With publication they could "go forth unto all flesh" as authorized by the revelation intended to end the book. Revelations and Translations, Volume 2: Published Revelations features the Book of Commandments and the other major printed versions of Joseph Smith's revelations that were published or in the process of being published during his lifetime. Revelations and Translations, Volume 2 goes hand in hand with Manuscript Revelation Books, the first volume in this series. Manuscript Revelation Books presents the earliest surviving manuscripts of many of Joseph Smith's revelations, the ones used by Smith and his associates in preparing the published scriptures of their day. Volume 2 presents the printed revelations in the form that most early Latter-day Saints read and experienced them. Together the two volumes make the early revelations more accessible than ever before.
Love You, Hate the Porn: Healing a Relationship Damaged by Virtual Infidelity
Mark D. Chamberlain - 2011
“There's nothing virtual about the damage pornography does to a relationship.”The good news is that the marriage itself can be a couple's most powerful tool in healing in a pornography habit. This helpful, informative, and insightful book will help couples learn how to harness that strength to make their marriages more fulfilling than they ever imagined possible.Love You, Hate the Porn helps couples draw together when pornography is threatening to tear them apart.Shows couples how to identify and address vulnerabilities in their relationship.Offers healing advice for spouses.Provides help for the struggling partner to avoid relapse.Focuses on how to make the marriage relationship strong than it was before.