General Conference is approaching next weekend and we have put together a display in our LDS Department just for you! It is full of books: some written by the General Authorities and their families, some all about Conference, and some newly released books that are just wonderful, including:
Truths Most Knowing by Boyd K. Packer
An Apostle’s Witness is a rare and precious gift in today’s world. And the testimony of President Boyd K. Packer, developed over the course of more than fifty years as a General Authority, is filled with wisdom and understanding.
“All knowledge is not necessarily of equal value,” President Packer reminds us. In this timely book, he speaks of truths that “can be crucial to happiness as well as to exaltation.” These are truths “most worth knowing,” and they are essential to our progress in mortality and throughout eternity.
“The most important truth,” writes President Packer, “is, of course, my witness of Jesus Christ.” The stories, experiences, and principles he shares in this volume bear powerful witness of that greatest truth of all.
Witnesses of Christ by Jerry H. Houck
Discover the men beneath the mantle. This comprehensive book features biographical portraits of all 82 modern-day Apostles. With little-known stories and all the facts, you can get to know these devoted men as you never have before. Perfect as a reference for seminary, Sunday School, family home evening, and personal scripture study, this book brings Church history to life.
Men of Character by Lloyd D Newell
For generations, prophets have extolled the important role of men in providing for their families, protecting their children, and bettering society. Latter-day Saint men have been and continue to be powerful influences for good in shaping the destiny of future generations.
With this book, we celebrate one hundred noble men in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who have accomplished the extraordinary, leaving an indelible mark on history. These are stories about life, love, and a remarkable determination to do one’s best—messages that reveal to the reader that neither happiness nor greatness is found in compromising self, but instead, both are found in reaching toward a higher source. By reaching up, these men have reached out to make a valuable difference.
My Home Can Be a Holy Place by Kristen M. Oaks
Lily is a young girl who is helping to make her home a holy place.
Through Lily’s story, told by Kristen M. Oaks and illustrated by award-winning Latter-day Saint artist Dan Burr, we are invited into Lily’s home to share time with her family.
Children will love seeing how Lily and the other children contribute to the spiritual environment of their home through their everyday activities. We seem them praying, working together, eating dinner as a family, reading the scriptures, counseling together to make good decisions, participating in family home evening, sharing the gospel with friends and family, and learning to love one another. They love the Lord and feel His Spirit in their home.
This delightful book shows readers of every age how homes can becomes holy places in which children grow up in the Lord.
The Holy Ghost Can Help by Kristen McKendry
Sage McKenna Lyrica Joy has such a hard time making decisions that she can’t even decide which of her names to go by. But soon she finds out that when you don’t make decisions, others make them for you, and that s not always a good thing. More importantly, she begins to wonder how a person is supposed to know how to choose the right—until her mom teaches her the Holy Ghost can help her decide.
Children and parents will delight in this charming story about making choices, especially the important ones.