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16 books to help you get more out of the New Testament in 2023


With Sunday School focusing on the New Testament this year, it’s great to have resources to accompany each lesson. Whether you’re a teacher preparing next week’s lesson or a ward member anxiously engaged in gaining more from your Come, Follow Me study this year, these books are great additions to your personal or family scripture study.

Come, Follow Me Journal Edition

A new resource for your home-centered gospel learning! The Come, Follow Me Journal Edition presents all the text of Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families in a journal format that will allow you to record notes and impressions right alongside your 2023 New Testament study. This spiral-bound, paperback edition of the 2023 manual is light and convenient to take with you to Sunday School, carry throughout the day in a backpack or handbag, or keep at your bedside. Extra-wide, lined margins give you space to write down insights you receive or document learnings you want to revisit and remember. Create an enduring spiritual record to get the most out of our personal or family New Testament study.

The New Testament Study Guide: Start to Finish

As we study the New Testament and its chronicle of the life and ministry of our Savior and His Apostles, how can we deepen our understanding of its principles and doctrine?
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. This volume gathers together into one place unique insights and explanations from the New Testament to help individuals and teachers gain more from their personal scripture study. Asking inspired questions as we seek a deeper understanding of the scriptures invites personal revelation and draws us closer to Jesus Christ, inviting His strength and power into our lives.

Don't Miss This in the New Testament

Along with tens of thousands of others who don't want to miss enlightening scripture insights, enjoy a new approach to studying the New Testament! Emily Belle Freeman and David Butler, hosts of the popular YouTube scripture-study channel Don't Miss This, explore the significance of one verse from each chapter of the New Testament, showing you how to dig deep and find personal application of God's word. Paired with short, devotional-style lessons, their love for the scriptures and thought-provoking questions will lead you to a more meaningful study of the New Testament and vibrant discussions with your family and friends. With just one short devotional at a time, you'll complement you Come, Follow Me study, discover additional stories and insights, and explore a timely theme of deliverance.

Don't Miss This in the New Testament

Open the way for a richer New Testament experience with this daily journal featuring all-new content for 2023. Created by Emily Belle Freeman & David Butler, the journal leads you on a spiritual journey, exploring insights and principles that can elevate your personal and family scripture study.
Don’t Miss This Journal is used as a companion resource to your “Come, Follow Me” study. It includes areas to take notes, record spiritual impressions, and more clearly understand each week’s gospel topic.

New Testament Family Reader

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 book offers your family a simple yet meaningful way to learn more about Christ and His teachings. You will love how manageable, enjoyable, and enlightening New Testament family scripture study can be!

The New Testament Made Easier Journal Edition

Join the tens of thousands of readers who have experienced spiritual growth from reading and pondering the books in this series.
Noted teacher and gospel scholar David J. Ridges brings the New Testament to life with his well-known teaching skills in this three-volume, expanded Come, Follow Me journal edition of The New Testament Made Easier. This version includes hundreds of additional brief notes and commentary, more verses from the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible, and, as an invaluable bonus, the complete manuscript of the best-selling book Our Savior's Life and Mission to Redeem and Give Hope.

The New Testament for Latter-day Saint Families

This valuable new resource contains the full text of the King James version of the New Testament in large type and easy-to-read design. In addition, this 512-page, full-color book contains word helps, thought-provoking questions, definitions of difficult words and concepts, and an extensive footnote section. Full-color illustrations from renowned artist Robert T. Barrett ensure children and their parents will come to more fully understand and appreciate the writings of those men who were contemporaries of Jesus Christ. A great family bible!

Verse by Verse, The New Testament Vol. 1: The Four Gospels

What do the Gospels tell us about the life and teachings of Jesus that is pertinent to us today? How can the testimonies of the early Church leaders strengthen our own testimonies of the living Christ? Although much has been written about the testimonies of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John and their accounts of the Savior's ministry, Verse by Verse: the Four Gospels is the most comprehensive, useful, and easily read volume prepared on the New Testament gospels in recent decades. A thorough doctrinal commentary, it addresses many gospel issues and answers questions of every kind. This valuable resource is supplemented with photos, paintings, drawings, charts, maps, and other study helps to encourage us to come unto Christ by learning of him through the words of those who walked and talked with him and his Apostles.
Verse by Verse, The New Testament Vol. 2: Acts Through Revelation

The New Testament: A Translation for Latter-day Saints

This new translation renders the New Testament text into modern English and is sensitive to Latter-day Saint beliefs and practices. This translation is readable and accessible for a wider range of readers than the King James Version. The original structure of the New Testament is restored and highlights features such as quotations, hymns, and poetic passages. New and extensive notes provide alternate translations, commentary upon variant manuscript traditions, and historical insights.

Our Day Star Rising: Exploring the New Testament with Jeffrey R. Holland

In his decades as a teacher and an Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland has often shared remarkable insights gleaned from his study of the New Testament. Our Day Star Rising compiles these insights: those about the history and context of the New Testament as well as teachings from the New Testament, wherein he uses its verses to cast new light on various doctrinal themes.

Becoming New: A Doctrinal Commentary on the Writings of Paul

Many would consider Paul to be the greatest missionary of all time, but it is what he taught, in both his sermons and his epistles, that is truly priceless. And yet, many Latter-day Saints find Paul's writings difficult to fully understand. Becoming New focuses on distinctive doctrinal truths found in Paul's teachings, including insights from the Prophet Joseph Smith and other modern-day prophets.

The Parables of Jesus: Mirrors to the Soul, Windows to Eternity

In The Parable of Jesus, Elder Gerald N. Lund shares not only the ancient context and setting in which each parable was taught, but also illuminates the language and layers found within the parables, helping us see the application for our own lives today. As we seek the divine truths often obscured by parables, the Lord can help us better understand ourselves and reveal to us eternal insights.

The Complete Joseph Smith Translation of the New Testament

In the late 1990s, a team of BYU scholars worked with the Community of Christ (formally RLDS) Church to gain access to the complete Joseph Smith Translation manuscripts. This book utilizes that research to provide a concise, at-a-glance reference book that teachers and students of the scriptures can use to quickly find any and every change the Prophet made to the New Testament — compared side-by-side with the corresponding verse of the King James Version. This is the most correct and handy edition of the Joseph Smith Translation available. It will enrich your study of the New Testament and enhance your understanding of the principles it teaches.

Understanding Joseph Smith's Translation of the Bible

The focus of this book is on the original documents and what their derivatives tell us about what the New Translation is, how it came to be, and its place alongside the Latter-day Saint scriptures. At the center are the documents and the text they preserve, while the notes focus on primary sources and a few specific textual studies.

Women of the New Testament

In this well-researched and richly illustrated companion volume to Women of the Old Testament, author Camille Fronk Olson focuses on many of these remarkable women and explores the influence of Jesus Christ and his gospel on women living in the meridian of time. It may be surprising to learn that their challenges and personal struggles are not unlike our own. From his beloved mother, to a quiet woman in a crowd, to two sisters each desiring to serve the Lord in her own unique way, to a woman weighed down by sin, they bore a powerful witness of the Savior before and during his earthly ministry. Others, including Lydia, Phebe, and Prisca, proclaimed truth and labored to spread the gospel after his Resurrection.

New Testament Journal Editions

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 and wide margins will give you a large canvas to express your thoughts, write down insights you've received, or create artistic, visual representations of the things you are learning. Enhance your daily study of Christ's life and teachings and create a personal record that you will treasure for years.

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