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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.

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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.

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Easter & General Conference 2016

Easter Sunday is approaching (March 27th) as well as General Conference (April 2nd and 3rd) and we have put together a great display in our LDS Department just for you!


Our General Conference display is full of books: some written by the General Authorities and some all about Conference, including:

To The Rescue: The Biography of Thomas S. Monson by Heidi S. Swinton

To the Rescue: The Biography of Thomas S. Monson

To the Rescue is the much-anticipated official biography of President Thomas S. Monson. Beginning with President Monson s family heritage and his early years in Salt Lake City, it includes his vocational preparation and his career in the world of journalism. More important, this inspiring book recounts his lifetime of Church service. Called as a bishop at the age of twenty-two, as a mission president at thirty-one, and as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve at age thirty-six, he has traveled the globe to minister to the Saints for more than fifty years.

This book shares many of his personal experiences, from his visits behind the Iron Curtain to his contributions on the Scriptures Publication Committee and in the missionary and welfare areas; it also provides up-to-the-minute information about his work as Church President. Filled with wonderful photographs and little-known accounts, this biography is a portrait of a leader who ministers both to the one and to the many, and who is completely dedicated to doing whatever the Lord prompts him to do.

Standing For Something by Gordon B. Hinckley

In this national bestseller, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gordon B. Hinckley, has created a classic look at the values that can change our world–and how to stand up for them. Drawing on anecdotes from his much-admired life of faith and service, as well as examples from American culture today, he examines ten virtues that have always illuminated the path to a better world: love, honesty, morality, civility, learning, forgiveness and mercy, thrift and industry, gratitude, optimism, and faith. He then shows how the two guardians of virtue–marriage and the family–can keep us on that path, even in difficult times.

Standing for Something is an inspiring blueprint for what we all can do–as individuals, as a nation, and as a world community–to rediscover the values and virtues that have historically made us strong and that will lead us to a brighter future

A Future As Bright As Your Faith by Thomas S. Monson

President Thomas S. Monson has reminded Church members that we can have hope and happiness in whatever circumstances we face. As he says, “Though the storm clouds may gather, though the rains may pour down upon us, our knowledge of the gospel and our love of our Heavenly Father and of our Savior will comfort and sustain us and bring joy to our hearts as we walk uprightly and keep the commandments.

There will be nothing in this world that can defeat us.” This dynamic collection of thoughts for each day of the year from President Monson is certain to motivate and inspire us in our pursuit to be of good cheer. Containing 365 quotations and accompanying scriptures for daily reading, this small, carry-along sized book will fit in a purse, briefcase, or backpack. It’s also an excellent resource for family home evenings, gospel lessons, talks, or personal study. Give the gift of hope—or keep yours alive—with the words of our beloved prophet.

 


We also have book all about the Atonement and the true meaning of Easter, including:

Celebrating A Christ-Centered Easter by Emily Belle Freeman

Discover how the personal experiences of people who were closest to the Savior during the final week of His life can change the way your family celebrates Easter. Learn the meaning behind the wheat baskets, the forget knot, the red egg, and other traditions that will help Easter become a “High Holy Day” in your heart and in your home.

Celebrating a Christ-Centered Easter offers hope for an Easter filled with the Spirit of Christ as we offer our finest to Him in deepest gratitude for His sacrifice. Return to the spiritual roots of this holy celebration with this beautiful gift book that will help bring you and your family closer to Jesus Christ.

Amazed by Grace by Sheri Dew

What is grace? What difference can grace make in our lives? How does the Savior make His power available to us? And what must we do to gain access to that power?

In Amazed by Grace, Sheri Dew discusses each of those important questions, exploring a topic that she describes as being central to the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

As we come to more fully understand the majestic doctrine of grace, our faith will increase. We will see how the Savior keeps His promise to make weak things strong. And we will believe the truth that “His Atonement makes available all of the power, peace, light, and strength that we need to deal with life’s challenges.”

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Fall 2015 General Conference

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

Truths Most Worth KnowingAn 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

Men of Character: Profiles of 100 Prominent LDS MenFor 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

My Home Can Be a Holy PlaceLily 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.

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General Conference Sale

Our General Conference sale is here! Get ready for conference with some great new books and music. Receive 15-40% off on select items.

“I believe we have all been created for greater things than we can comprehend.”

-Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland’s new book, Created for Greater Things, is full of great insights and some pretty marvelous photos and illustrations. We have it on sale for $12.00.