Modern apostles and prophets have long taught that the Lord has great things in store for the youth of this generation. But as our teens navigate this world full of temptations, questions, and decisions, there are times when uncertainty and confusion can feel overwhelming. We’ve compiled a list of some of the very best resources to help strengthen, uplift, and fortify youth as they strive to deepen their conversion to the Savior and His restored gospel.
In a world of constant distractions no matter where we look, it's easy to get caught up in all that is going on and to lose sight of our relationship with the Lord. In this engaging presentation based on Doctrine and Covenants 19:23, John Bytheway teaches the importance of keeping the "main thing, the main thing."
This teen adaptation will help teenagers better understand and apply the Atonement in their lives and help them teach the nuances of the Atonement to others, whether on a mission, at home, or with friends. As they better understand and apply the Atonement, its transforming power will have a lasting effect in their lives.
Using scriptures, personal experiences, and illuminating stories collected from others, Hank Smith teaches that not only does the Savior minister to us one by one, but He also knows us individually. Hank says that often the evidence of His love is found in tender mercies—"very personal and individualized blessings from the Lord," as Elder David A. Bednar calls them—that we experience as we go through life.
It's spiritual gut-check time! Now more than ever, young people are asking themselves important questions. As you read, you may discover that your testimony is stronger than you thought, and you'll also become more excited and motivated to let your light shine!
Do your teens have questions? Most do! In Q&A they’ll find the meaningful, relatable answers for many of their most pressing questions, all in one book! Drawing from the most popular questions of Why?, How? and The Big Picture, John Hilton III and Tony Sweat help youth understand the doctrinal “whys” that reinforce the teachings found in For the Strength of Youth. Then they share the “hows” and “whats” to help youth live the gospel in today’s world. With an eye-catching graphic style, this new paperback format is fun and engaging for today’s Latter-day Saint teens.
In this talk on CD, John Bytheway shows that what we often call the “war chapters” in the Book of Mormon are rich in gospel wisdom and spiritual insight. The pattern is clear: When the children of Lehi are successful, it's because they make covenants first and swords later. They pray mightily for help from God; then they go to work and fortify their cities. They fail only when they allow themselves to be enticed, decoyed, and distracted from what they should have been doing.
This book is composed as a series of letters meant for a young Mormon who is familiar with life as a Latter-day Saint but green in his or her faith. The author, philosophy professor Adam S. Miller, imagined himself writing these letters to his own children. In doing so, he struggled to say his own piece about what it means to be—as a member of the Church—free, ambitious, repentant, faithful, informed, prayerful, selfless, hungry, chaste, and sealed. This second edition of Letters to a Young Mormon includes all the content of the original, well-loved book, with added chapters on the Sabbath and stewardship, as well as a new preface by the author, which provides additional framing and context for his writing.
Authoritative yet approachable, this uniquely designed and formatted book offers great insights on navigating life in challenging times. And what better source could there be for such insights than the 15 men we sustain as prophets, seers, and revelators on the earth today?
This inspiring, upbeat, life-affirming book shows teenagers and their families how to navigate through the moral minefields of contemporary life and how to truly enjoy the opportunities and blessings that the modern world has to offer. Drawing upon his faith as well as his personal experiences, Gordon B. Hinckley provides his readers with a game plan for discovering and embracing the things in life that are valuable and worthwhile. He shows how our lives are shaped by the decisions we make every day about personal behavior—and he shows how to make the right decisions with the help of nine guiding principles.
The gospel is the single most exciting thing on this earth, and we ought to be the most interested and energetic people in the world because we have it! Yet how many times do we sit through Sunday meetings in sheer boredom, wishing our teacher was funnier, the speakers were more engaging, or that those three hours would just go by faster? In The Best Three Hours of the Week, John Bytheway outlines six principles to help youth get more out of their Sunday meetings. With humorous and relatable stories and analogies, this talk is sure to help teenagers look forward to Sundays in a way they never have before.
With chapters written by popular speakers John Bytheway, Laurel Christensen, John Hilton III, Hank Smith, Anthony Sweat, and Brad Wilcox, this book outlines the individual parts of the armor of God, what they really symbolize, and how the youth of Zion can face the battles of life with greater strength and spiritual protection. Filled with quotable quotes and video QR codes, this is the perfect book for those who want to line up on the Lord’s side and Armor Up!