"Lord of the Rings," "Jane Eyre," "Alice in Wonderland" + 30 More Literature References in Conference

by | Sep. 28, 2017

FunMormon Life

There's no doubt about it: LDS Church leaders love referencing literature in general conference. I bet there are a few from this list you've probably read.

From Beauty and the Beast to Return of the King, general authorities from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have referenced all kinds of literature in their conference talks over the years. See if one of your favorite stories, poems or plays have made the cut:

President Thomas S. Monson cited Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in April 2016 general conference while speaking on obtaining celestial glory. “Unlike Alice, we know where we want to go, and it does matter which way we go, for the path we follow in this life leads to our destination in the next life,” President Monson said.

The late President James E. Faust, formerly the second counselor in the First Presidency, taught in October 2002 general conference that seeking happiness from material goods prevents true joy. Quoting “The world is too much with us, late and soon,” by William Wordsworth, the apostle discouraged selfishness, stating that “a person obsessed only with getting will have a hard time finding peace in this life.”

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