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23 Items to Spiritually Prepare Your Family for Going Back to School

by | Aug. 02, 2019

Going back to school is the perfect time to get back into good spiritual habits. Whether your goal is to improve your family study or better engage your children in the gospel, these items are sure to help you stay on track all year. 


 Improve Your Family Gospel Study:

The New Testament, Journal Edition

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The New Testament Journal Editions can help with both your daily scripture study and your journaling efforts. The complete text of the New Testament and the Joseph Smith Translation, along with wide, lined margins, will give you a large canvas to express your thoughts, write down insights, or create visual representations of the things you are learning.

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The New Testament Family Reader

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The New Testament Family Reader will help your family learn about and discuss the mortal life and teachings of Christ and His Apostles, drawing you closer together as a family and closer to Christ. This abridged format, suited for every age and stage of life, makes meaningful scripture study an attainable goal for every family.

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The New Testament Study Guide: Start to Finish

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The New Testament Study Guide: Start to Finish is a comprehensive question-and-answer commentary set alongside the text of the New Testament. It draws from thousands of powerful scriptural insights, including those from general authorities and officers, church magazines and manuals, the most respected commentaries, scripture reference books, and other publications.

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Insights from a Prophet's Life

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More than a biography, this landmark volume invites readers to experience President Nelson's life through dozens of brief vignettes and hundreds of photographs. Each episode highlights an important lesson; taken together, they weave a captivating story of a man prepared in a unique way to lead the Church in our day.

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Classic Hardcover Journal

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Appreciated for its practicality as well as it's beauty, this hardbound classic journal features 192 lined pages of high-quality, acid-free paper. Foil stamping on the cover adds luster to the high-quality, leather-like cover. It's perfect for writing down spiritual insights, thoughts, and promptings.

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Fineliner Scripture Markers

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Find your favorite scripture and make your mark with this 10-color marker set. These Fineliner Markers have a super fine metal-clad clip with an ergonomic triangular barrel for fatigue-free working.

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Know Your Place Page Marker

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Gifty and nifty, these solid metal arrow page markers are beautifully designed to slip onto any page and mark your place in style! Crafted from solid brass and copper, the little arrows will point precisely to where you finished reading! Always know your place.

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 Invite the Spirit into Your Home: 

Our Family Council Journal

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Inspired by President M. Russell Ballard's counsel for families to conduct regular family councils, this journal can be a helpful tool in making note of items discussed, keeping track of "next steps," or simply recording humorous or sweet moments. Included are possible discussion topics, a list of suggestions for using the journal, and guided journal pages with space for meeting minutes.

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Love Is a Choice: Making Your Marriage and Family Stronger

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Whether you're engaged to be married, a newlywed, or someone with decades of marriage under your belt, this counsel from an inspired leader will help you develop more Christlike love for those around you. As you draw closer to the Savior through your daily choices and actions, His love will fill your home.

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Joyful: Piano Duets of Gérald Caussé and Nicolas Giusti

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Nicolas Giusti and Gerald Causse became fast friends 10 years ago and bonded over their love of the piano and their shared faith. For this album, Nicolas composed piano duet arrangements of classic hymns with the purpose of sharing the joy of the gospel. Together they turn traditionally somber renditions into joyful celebrations.

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Faith That He Lives

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Using a powerful yet clean style, with only the most important elements included, this portrait of the Savior celebrates our faith that He lives and that He is there. Paper print with torn edges floating under glass and framed in warm golds and pronounced black edges, it will serve as a simple reminder to keep Christ at the center of your home

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The Priesthood Power of Women

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Some are surprised to learn that priesthood authority, privileges, and power apply to women as well as men. On the other hand, many women feel undervalued, voiceless, and marginalized regarding the priesthood. Our limited understanding and frustration often stems from the priesthood being taught too narrowly. This book can help all members, especially women, more fully understand God's power and take full advantage of the powers, blessings, and privileges.

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Let Us All Press On

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The first hymns album from the Tabernacle Choir in seven years, Let Us All Press On features beloved classics like "All Creatures of Our God and King" and "More Holiness Give Me." Bring inspiration and peace into your home with this beautifully arranged album.

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 Engage Teens and Children in the Gospel:

Almighty

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Some of our most foundational doctrines surround the character of God and our relationship with Him. But who exactly is He? Does He know me? Can I know Him?

This book is designed to help you discover the answers to those questions and more. Grab a pen, get ready to do some creative thinking, and come closer to God by learning about His identity, His character, and—most importantly—how He feels about you.

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Seekers Wanted

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The purpose of this timely book is to aid you by providing essential skills to seek learning by study and faith. These chapters don't tell you what to thinkbut help you figure out how to think. The book aims to increase your capacity to be a disciple-scholar. Using relevant doctrinal and historical examples—coupled with engaging visuals and approaches—each chapter teaches models, steps, and frameworks to help you learn by study and faith.

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Born to Change the World

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As members of the Church, we are often told to obey commandments because we are children of God or because we have been saved for the last days. But isn't everyone on earth right now a child of God who has been saved? What sets Latter-day Saints apart? We have a birthright! We have been given much—temporally and spiritually. Now it is time for us to use what we have been given to make an eternal difference for people throughout the world.

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The Continuous Atonement for Teens

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Brad Wilcox's The Continuous Atonement is a landmark work that helps to clarify what the Atonement is—and what it isn't. 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.

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The Atonement of Jesus Christ is for Me

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Christ's Atonement is stronger than storms on the sea—and it’s Jesus’s gift to you and to me. This reverent, rhyming picture book teaches that the Atonement can help us overcome any challenge we face, whether we’ve made a bad choice or feel lonely or scared. Help your children learn that when we turn to Jesus Christ, we can do hard things and become our best selves.

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Follow the Prophet

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These interactive pages bring to life stories of ancient and modern prophets your children will love. The questions posed on each spread will lead to learning and discussion that parents will love, too. Children of all ages will be delighted to illuminate the pages and see how God speaks to prophets, how prophets guided their people, and much more!

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I Can Pray Every Day

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Learn to pray every day and feel close to Heavenly Father no matter where you go. This adorable picture book is the perfect way to teach your little ones when, where, and how to pray.

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Miracles of Jesus

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Introduce your little ones to the many miracles Jesus performed during His mortal ministry. Follow along as the new star appears at Jesus's miraculous birth and as He feeds 5,000 people with only five loaves of bread and two fishes. It's the perfect book for young children to develop a testimony of the Savior.

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