Category Archives: LDS

LDS Father’s Day

Looking for a gift to get your dad? We have some books in our LDS department that would be the perfect gift this Father’s Day.

 

LDS Easter Books

A Family Easter Celebration

1

Start a new Easter tradition or complement your celebration of this most sacred holiday with this beautifully illustrated book. A Family Easter Celebration tells the story of the Savior’s selfless Atonement and miraculous Resurrection through scripture passages and Christ-centered music. Ideal for family Easter programs or personal reflection, this inspiring keepsake will help you draw loved ones near to celebrate the hopeful spirit of Easter.

 

The Women of Easter

by Liz Curtis Higgs

Wreath of Snow_cvr.inddYou’re about to meet three women named Mary, each of whom has a life-changing encounter with Jesus. Mary of Bethany prepares the way for the Lord’s burial when she anoints His feet and fills the air with her perfume. His mother, Mary of Nazareth, remains by His side from His first breath to His last, her loyalty  unwavering. Mary Magdalene, delivered of seven demons, bravely supports her Teacher through His darkest hours, then proclaims the glorious news of His resurrection.

What a trio. What a Savior!

Your mind and emotions will be engaged and your faith strengthened as each scene unfolds, preparing your heart for a richer, deeper Easter experience. Liz Curtis Higgs, a seasoned Bible teacher and award-winning novelist, combines her storytelling skills with a thorough verse-by-verse study of Scripture as together you explore the remarkable lives of The Women of Easter.

The Holy Week for Latter-Day Saint Families

by Wendee Wilcox Rosborough3

Has your family ever celebrated the triumphal entry of Christ on Palm Sunday? Or learned about Passover and its connection to the Last Supper? Whether you want to create brand-new traditions or add to old favorites, The Holy Week for Latter-Day Saint Families has something for everyone to more fully commemorate the last week of the Savior’s mortal life.

This day-by-day guide will help you and your family celebrate the week leading up to Easter. Each day you’ll find something for children of all ages:

  • Scriptures related to the events of that day
  • Inspirational messages for families
  • Music and video ideas
  • Fun and meaningful activities
  • Festive recipes
  • Beautiful fine art pieces

Families will be reminded of Jesus as they experience Palm Sunday, Cleansing Monday, Parable Tuesday, Betrayal Wednesday, Last Supper Thursday, Good Friday, Salvation Saturday, and Easter Sunday. The Holy Week will draw your family closer to Christ this Easter and help you celebrate the true meaning of this important holy day.

To This End Was I Born
by David J. Ridges

4

All hope, life, and mankind hinges on one momentous week:

The last week of the Savior’s mortal life. With characteristic clarity and insight, best-selling author and renowned gospel teacher David Ridges walks us through Christ’s final days in mortality, reminding us that Easter is, above all, a celebration of GOD’S LOVE FOR US.

 

A Book of Mormon Easter

by Michelle Kendall5

Experience Easter through scriptures, lyrics, and artwork in A Book of Mormon Easter. This inspiring book can be used in your home and at church to tell the Easter story as it was witnessed by the Nephites in the Book of Mormon.

This book contains artfully designed excerpts from Easter-related hymns and Primary songs. You can find the full sheet music for each song in the LDS hymnbook and the LDS Children’s Songbook.

Celebrate the Resurrection and the Easter season throughout the year with A Book of Mormon Easter.

The Savior’s Final Week

by Andrew C. Skinner

6

Andrew C. Skinner’s deeply instructive works Gethsemane, Golgotha, and The Garden Tomb are combined in this single volume to help us more fully comprehend the miraculous, transformative power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. In his thoughtful and inspirational way, Brother Skinner offers profound insights into the culminating events of the mortal life of our Savior.

General Conference

All members of the Church are invited to participate in the 187th Annual General Conference of the Church.

The First Presidency, members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and other General Authorities and General Officers of the Church will deliver messages of inspiration and guidance in six sessions:

The general women’s session for sisters ages eight and older will be Saturday, March 25, at 6:00 p.m. (Mountain Daylight Time).

The general priesthood session for priesthood holders will be Saturday, April 1, at 6:00 p.m. (MDT).

The general sessions for individuals and families will be Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2, at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (MDT).

All sessions will be streamed live on the home page of LDS.org. Sessions are also available via the Church satellite system, Mormon Channel, radio, television, satellite, and other digital channels.

Processed with VSCO with a5 preset

 

LDS New Releases

Check out these LDS books released TODAY!

what you don’t know about the 100 most important events in church history

by Casey Paul Griffiths, Susan Easton Black, and Mary Jane Woodger

1DID YOU KNOW…

  • Brigham Young made significant changes to the structure of the Church, most of which are still in place today?
  • Communist leader of East Germany invited the Church to build a temple in their country.
  • Serious consideration was given to building a temple ship that would visit seaports to make ordinances more readily available to Saints around the world?

These facts are just a few of those you’ll find in What You Don’t Know about the 100 Most Important Events in Church History, a fascinating look at nearly 200 years of the Restoration.

BYU Church history professors Casey Paul Griffiths, Susan Easton Black, and Mary Jane Woodger have written engaging vignettes about our history, ranging from familiar events, such as the First Vision, the trek west, and the origin of Primary, to not-so-familiar events, such as the retrenchment movement, the political manifesto, and the beginnings of seminaries and institutes.

IN 100 SHORT CHAPTERS, YOU’LL…

  • Discover intriguing facts about the Church, you didn’t know before.
  • Gain a greater appreciation for the role of living prophets in the unfolding restoration of the gospel and an ever-changing world.
  • Learn more about lesser-known and even surprising events in the history of the Latter-day Saints.

 

changed through His grace

by Brad Wilcox

2“Have you been changed by grace?” In this insightful book, Brad Wilcox explores this life-altering question in depth. Christians throughout the centuries have used grace to describe God’s favor, good will, and love. However, grace is more than a description of God’s attributes. It is the help, power, and strength He offers as we choose to engage with Him in striving to attain those attributes. Grace is different from the Atonement. It is not Christ’s suffering, death, and Resurrection. Rather, grace is the power that flows from those sacred moments. Grace is not a priesthood ordinance, but essential ordinances invite greater and greater endowments of grace into our lives. Grace is a divine gift, but like any gift, it must be received.

In this book, Brother Wilcox uses real-life stories and personal experiences to demonstrate how we can choose to receive Christ’s grace more fully. In addition to using Paul’s teachings in the Bible, Brother Wilcox draws from the scriptures of the Restoration, the teachings of modern prophets, and sacred hymns to explain complex doctrines in simple and memorable ways. This allows us to understand how a covenant relationship with God and Christ can help us and those we love escape the bondage of addictions. He teaches how through the Holy Ghost–the messenger of grace–God can strengthen and save but also transform us.

This book is filled with hope. God’s help is not a prize for the righteous. It is the source of righteousness. His grace is not a reward for the worthy. It is the source of worthiness. It is not waiting for us once we change. It is the power we need throughout the entire perfecting process.

 

at the pulpit: 185 years of discourses by latter-day saint women

From the banks of the frozen Lake Erie in early May 1831, Lucy Mack Smith admonished 3her despondent fellow Saints. “Where is your faith in God?” she asked. “If I could make my voice to sound as loud as the trumpet of Michael the archangel I would declare the truth from land to land and from sea to sea.”

At the Pulpit contains fifty-four discourses given by Latter-day Saint women throughout the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Like Lucy Mack Smith, these women drew on inspiration and experience to declare their understanding of eternal truths. This book illustrates the history of women’s public preaching in the church, but its most important feature is the actual words of Mormon women. From the time of Emma Hale Smith’s earliest exhortations at meetings of the Nauvoo Relief Society, Latter-day Saint women have been charged to instruct their families and neighbors, their congregations and Relief Societies, and other organizations. The talks featured in this volume show Mormon women doing the spiritual and intellectual work inherent in a life of Christian faith–seeking to do good works, understand the atonement of Jesus Christ, and strengthen their own faith and the faith of those around them. These women endeavored to live what they believed and to help their listeners do so as well.

Written to the high scholarly standards of the Church Historian’s Press, this book provides a resource for contemporary Latter-day Saints as they study, speak, teach, and lead. Each discourse in this volume begins with an introduction that acquaints readers with the vibrant personalities of some of the women who have shaped the church. Introductions also provide glimpses into the circumstances and forces that shaped these women. Readers will encounter some familiar figures from church history and from the contemporary church–leaders like Eliza R. Snow and Linda K. Burton, current Relief Society general president. But they will also learn from women like Jane H. Neyman, whose stories are largely unknown to modern Latter-day Saints. Neyman applied to join the Nauvoo Relief Society in 1842, but her petition was rejected due to gossip about her daughters. Over twenty-five years later, she spoke in a Relief Society in Beaver, Utah, on charity, urging members to be forbearing and forgiving of one another.

The voices in these pages ring from Nauvoo’s red brick store to the National Auditorium in Mexico City to the Tabernacle on Temple Square and beyond. These discourses offer instruction on gospel principles while also revealing the particular concerns of individual women. At the Pulpit allows us to hear the historical and contemporary voices of Latter-day Saint women–voices that resound with experience, wisdom, and authority.

 

His Majesty and Mission

by Sheri Dew, Eric D. Huntsman, Daniel K. Judd, Camille Front Olson, Hank R. Smith, and Kevin J. Worthen

4Christianity rises or falls based on the reality of the Resurrection, and Christian religious leaders of all walks have commented on the importance of the Resurrection. “It is the living Christ of whom the Apostles testify. His Resurrection is the greatest single affirmation of His divinity and the power and reach of His atoning sacrifice,” says Elder Kevin J. Worthen, president of Brigham Young University. He continues, “Christ not only current leads His church; He is also active in our lives today–if we let Him. He knocks at the door and waits for us to invite Him into our lives, and when we do, we will find the truth of the apostolic witness that ‘His way is the path that leads to happiness in this life and eternal life in the world to come.'”

Accordingly, this volume celebrates the living Christ and the miracle of the Resurrection. The essays published in this volume represent the papers presented at the annual Brigham Young University Easter Conferences in 2016 and 2017. In this volume, readers will find the personal witnesses and testimonies of faithful disciples who have devoted their lives to understanding the Savior’s majesty and mission. May their careful, heartfelt, and inspired words take root in your heart and bring you to a deeper, more personal conviction of the central role Jesus Christ and his Resurrection have in the eternal welfare of all God’s children.

 

one in charity

Talks from the 2016 BYU Women’s Conference

In an increasingly polarized world, what will bridge the gulf that divides us? How can such
a “small and simple thing” as care for others transform us into better people than we have been? One in Charity, with featured talks from the 2016 BYU Women’s Conference, supplies those answers and more.

            Elder Dale G. and Sister Ruth L. Renlund

Linda K. Burton5

Barbara Morgan Gardner

Kathleen Hughes

Kristen M. OaksCamille Fronk Olson

Virginia H. Pearce

Sandra Rogers

Kevin J. Worthen

Brad Wilcox

 

LDS Self Help

We have a variety of self help books here at our store! Take a look:

PRIMARY GREATNESS

by Stephen R. Covey

1Many of us are hurting. We have chronic problems, dissatisfactions, and disappointments. Although we generally make it through the day, a lot of us feel overwhelmed by burdens we carry. We try to “lift the load of life” each day, and sometimes it’s just too much. The idea of living a “great life” seems a distant dream.

Too often, however, we have the wrong idea of what a great life is. We think if only we had enough money, enough leisure, enough good looks or popularity, everything would be great. If that’s what makes for a great life, no wonder so many of us feel so weighed down by the demands of everyday living.

Stephen R. Covey believed there were only two ways to live: a life of primary greatness or a life of secondary greatness. Through his classic books and seminars, he taught that the intrinsic rewards of primary greatness–integrity, responsibility, and meaningful contribution–far outweighed the superficial rewards of secondary greatness–money, popularity, and the self-absorbed, pleasure-ridden life that some people consider “success.”

Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s teachings are beloved and have inspired countless readers and leaders. Primary Greatness once again delivers classic Covey wisdom in a compact and digestible form. In this posthumous work, Covey lays out clearly the 12 levers of success that will lead to a life of primary greatness: Integrity, Contribution, Priority, Sacrifice, Service, Responsibility, Loyalty, Reciprocity, Diversity, Learning, Teaching, and Renewal. For the first time, Covey defines each of these 12 qualities and how they provide the leverage to make your daily life truly “great.”

 

A FUTURE AS BRIGHT AS YOUR FAITH

by Thomas S. Monson2

Trust in the Lord

with all thine heart;

and lean not unto thine

own understanding.

Proverbs 3:5

 

WHATEVER YOU CHOOSE TO BE3

by Ann Romney

It has been said that we live in troubled times. The economy is anemic and good jobs can be hard to find. But this I can tell you with certainty: there is adventure ahead. At this stage or your life, the future is thrilling and filled with potential.

 

 

 

UNSELFISH

by Paul D. Parkinson

Everyone is trying to get noticed. Selfies are taking over the internet. We live in a  world where success and achievement seem to be determined by how many “likes” or “followers” one has on social media. Selfish behavior seems to be at an all-time high.

But there are people who do Unselfish things everyday. Acts of kindness that no one notices. Extraordinary sacrifices that don’t always go viral. This book celebrates just a few of the unsung stories of regular people and celebrities alike going against the grain and helping their fellow man.

Unselfish will reignite your faith in humanity and may just inspire you to “love thy neighbor as thy selfie.”

4

 

 

Doctrine & Covenants

This year’s book of study is the Doctrine and Covenants. We have books here at our store to help you so that you can better understand everything you’re learning in Sunday School.

Here are a few of our favorites:

DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS MADE EASIER

FAMILY DELUXE EDITION

By David J. Ridges

1

DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS MADE HARDER

By James E. Faulconer

2

Doctrine and Covenants and Church History

Activities for LDS Kids Ages 8-11

By Madelynne Brown Broyles

3

D&C Class Member Study Guide

LDS Distribution Center

4

Real Hero Calendar

Steve Nethercott’s amazing images have inspired thousands of people around the world by reminding them to look to real heroes for real courage, real strength, and real stories. Now he has come up with a beautifully illustrated calendar of real heroes from the Bible, Book of Mormon, and American History.

real-hero-calendar

Christmas gifts ideas for your Elder or Sister!

Are you in need of some gift ideas to send your missionary for Christmas? We have some things here at the Book Table that your missionary is sure to love!

Plan of Salvation Puzzles

We have these fun Plan of Salvation puzzles in many different languages!

Processed with VSCO with a5 preset

Mission Pins

We have a pin for almost every single mission. If we don’t have a certain mission in the store we can certainly order one in for you!

Processed with VSCO with a5 preset

Missionary Recipe Books

We know your missionaries need a little help in the kitchen. These books will become their best friends!

Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Every missionary is allowed to listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Missionaries love music!

motab

Oil Packets

We have oil packets here for when someone is in need of a blessing!

oiloil1

Columbus Day

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS

“A Man Among the Gentiles” -1 Nephi 13:12

columbusThe story of Christopher Columbus has become so enshrouded in myth over the centuries, and so distorted by political correctness in recent decades, that the facts of his life remain largely a mystery to all but a handful of scholars.

And yet, author Clark B. Hinckley reminds us, the Book of Mormon prophet Nephi suggests that Columbus stands out as “a man among the Gentiles.” In fact, Lehi and Nephi describe only two specific individuals in their prophecy of the latter-day restoration of the gospel: Christopher Columbus and Joseph Smith.

Columbus himself wrote that he was inspired by the Holy Ghost to undertake his great voyage of discovery, a claim some historians struggle to accept. But this candid and revealing book at the life of Christopher Columbus shows us a man with a great dream.

Through research into original Spanish texts and accounts written in Colombus’s own hand, the author retraces the journeys of this dedicated explorer to uncover what may be the most remarkable aspect of Columbus’s life: the degree to which he understood his prophetic mission and his place in history.

General Conference

“All members of the Church are invited to participate in the 186th Semiannual General Conference.

The First Presidency, members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and other General Authorities and General Officers of the Church will deliver messages of inspiration and guidance in six sessions:

The general women’s session for sisters ages eight and older will be Saturday, September 24, at 6:00 p.m. (Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)).

The general priesthood session for priesthood holders will be Saturday, October 1, at 6:00 p.m. (MDT).

The general sessions for individuals and families will be Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2, at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (MDT).” -http://lds.org/

 

Conference Prep!

We have a wide variety of books here by our beloved prophets and apostles. Here are just a few of our favorites:

Consider the Blessings

by Thomas S. Monson

considertheblessingsIf you ask people what they love most about President Thomas S. Monson’s teaching style, chances are they’ll say something about the personal experiences he relates. The accounts President Monson shares are always true, taken from his own life or the real lives of other people. Those warm, memorable accounts have truly become a hallmark of his messages.

Who can forget the woman who saved one of the two sticks of gum Elder Monson passed out to youth in postwar Germany? Or the neighbor who returned a box of baseballs to young Tommy as a thank-you for his kindness to her? Or the father who declined to attend a “Mormon” meeting with his family but had his heart softened by a message he heard on a radio that was actually broken?

In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of his call as an Apostle, Consider the Blessings presents fifty of the true accounts President Thomas S. Monson has shared over the years. With beautiful photographs and heart-touching content, this is a book to treasure with the whole family.

On the Path Home

by Henry B. Eyring

on_the_path_home“Each time a line of truth comes to us, we get to choose what we will do about it,” writes President Henry B. Eyring. “If we try to do what that truth requires of us, God will send more light and more truth. It will go on, line after line, as long as we choose to obey the truth.”

In this classic collection of quotations from President Eyring, eternal truths are presented a line or two at a time, giving us opportunity to ponder, to learn, and to grow. Accompanied by beautiful illustrations and typography, these gems of thought will spark meaningful discussion, offer a quick uplift, or inspire readers who just want to take a quiet moment to draw closer to the Lord.

Forget Me Not

by Dieter F. Uchtdorf

forget_me_notInspired by the five petals of the tiny forget-me-not flower, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf reminds us of five things we will be wise to never forget:

 

  • To be patient with ourselves
  • To distinguish between a good sacrifice and a foolish sacrifice
  • To be happy now
  • To focus on the “why” of the gospel
  • To know that the Lord loves each of us infinitely.

 

A wonderful gift for any woman in your life!

To My Friends

by Jeffrey R. Holland

to_my_friends“If you need a burden lifted, I want you to imagine I am in a personal, private, closed-door chat with you. I want to help you if I can.” With those words, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland invites every reader of his latest book to become a friend, to receive instruction and encouragement, counsel and comfort.

Elder Holland addresses these powerful messages “to my friends who love the Lord,” “to my friends who want to change,” “to my friends who face opposition,” and more. Each chapter begins with a beautifully designed quotation to help convey the message in an artistic way, making the book a lovely gift for friends to share. Throughout, Elder Holland’s powerful witness of the Savior shines through, for, as he writes, “I am grateful for the greatest friend any of us could ever have, in time or eternity, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Accomplishing the Impossible

by Russell M. Nelson

accomplishing-impossibleIn the Lord’s plan for His children, this is the final dispensation. Many important things need to be done to prepare the earth for the Savior’s Second Coming. From preaching the gospel in every nation, to sealing our families throughout the generations, to becoming ever more like our Savior, Jesus Christ, we as Latter-day Saints face many tasks that may seem impossible from a worldly standpoint.

But ours is an eternal perspective, and our mandate comes not from the world but from the Lord, who gives no commandment without preparing a way for it to be accomplished (see 1 Nephi 3:7). In fact, as Elder Russell M. Nelson points out, His pattern is one of “using the unlikely to accomplish the impossible.” From David and Goliath to Moses to Joseph Smith, the history of His people is a story of accomplishing the impossible.

We too can become a part of this grand pattern as we strive to learn and do His will. This insightful book explores some of the means God gives us–such as angelic help, prayer, and gifts of the Spirit–to help us accomplish the impossible.It then shows what we can do to take our place in fulfilling the destiny He has planned for us. As we become partners with the Lord, impossible things really can become a reality!

Yesterday, Today, and Forever

by M. Russell Ballard

yesterday-today-foreverThe scriptures proclaim that “God is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Mormon 9:9). In his latest book, Elder M. Russell Ballard attests to the truth of that statement by combining his words with teachings from his grandfathers, Hyrum Mack Smith and Melvin J. Ballard. What makes this combination unique is that all three of these men have served as members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

“In preparing this work,” writes Elder Ballard, “I have seen anew that the course of the Lord truly is ‘one eternal round’ (Alma 37:12) and that the doctrine of the gospel is timely and timeless. It is forever relevant to disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

These never-before-published talks from Elder Ballard, paired with doctrinal statements from his grandfathers, will be a valuable resource for readers and a powerful testimony of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer.