After Jesus fed the 5,000 with the loaves and fishes, He instructed His disciples, “Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.” So if you’re one of those people who scrupulously saves every last penny, nickel, and dime, you’re actually following Christ’s example. It’s true that as the dollar value shrinks, spare change increases in insignificance, but reading this list of 10 distribution products that a few coins can buy might just reinflate your motivation to penny-pinch.
1. Del Parson's Jesus the Christ
You've seen Del Parson's iconic portrait of the Savior in church, seminary, the temple, and pretty much every building the Church owns. Now, a 5X7 inch copy can be yours for a mere dime. If you're willing to splurge, you can spend an extra 90 cents for the 11X17.
2. The Living Christ
Joseph Smith taught that all things in our religion are appendages to "the testimony of the Apostles and Prophets, concerning Jesus Christ." At the celebration of the new millennium, the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve reiterated their testimonies of the Savior in The Living Christ, a copy of which runs for only 15 cents.
3. The Family: A Proclamation to the World
This historic document, which has often been raised as a standard for Latter-day Saint families in recent years, was presented by Gordon B. Hinckley to President Bill Clinton at the White House shortly after its publication. An 8X11 copy costs 15 cents, and in brochure form it runs for 35.
4. For the Strength of Youth
Even parents blessed with the world’s most well-behaved teenagers would find it well worth a dollar to invest in For the Strength of Youth. The pamphlet offers sound advice on everything from dating to dancing, and the principles found therein can inspire parents and children alike.
5. Scripture Mastery/Old Testament Bookmarks
Struggling in seminary? For 50-60 cents, you’ll be worry-free. Sturdy bookmarks containing a comprehensive list of scripture mastery verses and detailing the often-confusing Old Testament timeline might just save your grade.