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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.

 

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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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

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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.”

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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

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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS MADE HARDER

By James E. Faulconer

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Doctrine and Covenants and Church History

Activities for LDS Kids Ages 8-11

By Madelynne Brown Broyles

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D&C Class Member Study Guide

LDS Distribution Center

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Oil Packets

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

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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.

Latter Day Designs

Come check out all of our cool figurines in our LDS department of Book of Mormon figures. We have Nephi, Lehi, Mormon, King Benjamin, the Brother of Jared, and so many more! These figurines can be used to connect with your kiddos in church, during Family Home Evening, and during other church activities. Bring your kids and come take a look!

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Mission Pins

Did you know we have tie pins for almost every mission? Come into the Book Table and see all of our cool mission pins. If we don’t have a certain mission in stock, we can always order one in for you!

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LDS New Releases!

Let God Love You

816bmFllCILby Wendy Ulrich
“We learn about relationships from our experiences with family members, friends, and others. And we often bring what we’ve experienced–whether good or bad–into our perceptions of our Heavenly Father. As we go through ups and downs in that most important of relationships, we may feel more distant from Him than we’d like–but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Let God Love You will help you see God more accurately, trust Him more completely, and become strengthened in His love.”

 

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by Treven G. Hatch

“This insightful book highlights overlooked but significant facts about the re-emergence of the gospel, shedding new light on well-known events and the divinely prepared culture of the time. From appearances of ancient individuals to visions seen by Joseph Smith and other early Saints, there is more to the Restoration than we know.”

 

Preaching Through the Veil

29879by Sherrie Anthony

“God sends angels to teach, protect, warn, and comfort each of us in our individual circumstances. Do we see them reaching through the veil? Do we comprehend their influence and power in our lives?

With tender stories and profound insights, this inspired book highlights the different types of angels, the roles they play in mortality, and how we can grow closer to our family members on the other side. Recognize with spiritual eyes the angels at work in your life!”

 

I Can Forgive with God

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“Are unresolved feelings of anger, resentment, and guilt keeping you from living your best life? It’s time to let go of the pain and make the life-changing decision to forgive. A stirring new work from best-selling author Ganel-Lyn Condie, I Can Forgive with God features the personal accounts of an incredible group of women who have harnessed the power of forgiveness after enduring the furnace of affliction. From divorce and death to addiction and abuse, these sisters’ experiences are linked by one common truth: the power of absolution is available to all through hard work and faithful reliance on our loving Heavenly Father.

The women spotlighted in these stories have come face-to-face with devastating tragedies and trials, ultimately learning to forgive those who have hurt them–including themselves. With the help of this book, you too can find strength in the Lord–the giver of grace–to see your mistakes and others’ through the lens of forgiveness.”

 

The Beautiful Balance

91dD8LcatoLby Michelle Wilson
“Whether in your family, your ward, or your community, you’ve observed them: those noble individuals who are strong, patient, and stalwart in the face of adversity. When times are tough, how do they manage the challenging shift from victim to victor? Chances are they have figured out the balance of control–what they have charge of and what is in the Lord’s hands.

Trying to manage the ups and downs of life can feel overwhelming, but fortunately we’re not alone on this journey. With inspiring doctrinal insights and a healthy dose of humor, author Micelle Wilson inspires readers to let go of fear and find peace, even in the midst of lost jobs, health challenges, or everyday chaos at home. In a world that seems so tempestuous, The Beautiful Balance is a sweet reminder of exactly what we can control–ourselves–and what God controls–all the rest.”