Building your child's knowledge of Christ and His gospel is essential, especially during their teen years. We are counseled to "seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith" (D&C 88:118). As your teens find good books to read, they will grow in the gospel. Here are seven books and CDs that will help your teen's testimony grow:
Over the years, Sheri Dew has heard people ask hard questions. “May I answer these questions,” she writes, “and any questions you may have, by posing a different question: Are you willing to engage in the wrestle? In an ongoing spiritual wrestle?”
In Worth the Wrestle, Sheri examines the process of asking good questions—whether those questions be doctrinal, procedural, historical, or intensely personal—and learning how to get answers. She demonstrates how to live by faith, even when you don't have all the answers. The book consists of 6 chapters discussing everything from what questions are good to how to receive answers and walk by faith.
Do you view the standards of the Church as a fence that says “Keep Out,” or more like a guardrail that says, “Arrive Alive?” In John Bytheway's book, he helps readers understand the commandments aren't just rules for us to follow but guidance to protect and help us find happiness.
Using humor, stories, the For the Strength of Youth pamphlet and numerous statements from Church leaders, John Bytheway explains exactly what's expected of all of us concerning the three M's — Media, Modesty, and Morality. John Bytheway teaches the Lord's standards are designed to help us succeed and lead us to lasting happiness.
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In Be the Chocolate Chip, the authors use a chocolate chip as an analogy for resisting sin and being in the world, but not of the world. They tell the story of how the chocolate chip cookie came to be and outlines four steps to learn how to stay strong in the gospel.
This inspirational book will help anyone struggling with peer pressure or temptations. Brewer and Stucky encourage readers to be themselves and be an example to friends, family, and strangers.
Brad Wilcox's The Continuous Atonement will help you and your teen understand the Atonement and what it isn't.
This teen adaptation will help teenagers better understand and apply the Atonement in their lives and prepare them to them teach the nuances of the Atonement to others, whether on a mission, at home, or with friends. Their testimony and relationship with the Savior will grow and evolve in a lasting way.
All the chapters focus on one question and uses stories to explain and teach principles. The chapters also contain a Prepare to Teach section to assist readers and they share with others the principles they've learned.
In this book, John Bytheway gives five scriptures that will help comfort, guide and instruct us when we face trials in our lives.
In this uplifting book for all ages, the author shows how power, hope, and perspective are found in the scriptures. In addition to identifying five scriptures that will help us get through difficult time, John offers scriptural insights that will strengthen marriages, improve family relationships, build faith, and motivate to action. In his distinctive way, with humor and stories, John explains how we can be lifted by the gospel when times are easy and lean on the gospel "when times are tough."
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