14 items to spiritually prepare your family for going back to school

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Going back to school is the perfect time to get back into good spiritual habits and reenergize your family's Come, Follow Me study. 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.

You've read the Doctrine and Covenants before, but Emily Belle Freeman and David Butler, hosts of the popular YouTube scripture-study channel Don't Miss This, have created a new approach that will change the way you read your scriptures. These great teachers, whose love for the scriptures is contagious, explore the significance of one verse from each section of the Doctrine and Covenants, showing you how to dig deep and find personal application of God's word. 

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Perfect for your family study and for individuals of all ages, the Don’t Miss This Study Journal, created in partnership with LDS Living, begins with a weekly study schedule and is filled with fun and interactive study guide sheets that complement the Don’t Miss This weekly YouTube videos. Inside you’ll find prompts for taking notes, recording doctrinal insights, and keeping track of the context and content of your Come, Follow Me study.

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Have you struggled with understanding the Doctrine and Covenants? As a collection of separate and diverse texts, it can be rather daunting to study. After all, it is the only one of the standard works that does not tell its own story. Rather than giving a verse-by-verse commentary, author Steven C. Harper takes readers on a guided tour through the revelations. Drawing on the earliest manuscripts of those revelations, he provides historically grounded insights into why each revelation was given, what it means, and why it matters.

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The scriptures tell us to “feast upon the words of Christ,” for they “will tell you all things what ye should do” (2 Nephi 32:3). This advice has been echoed by modern prophets, who have encouraged us to study the scriptures each day and to record our thoughts and experiences regularly in a journal.

The Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price Journal Edition can help with both your daily study and your journaling efforts. All the text of the Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price—as well as large, lined margins—will give you a larger canvas to express your thoughts, document insights you’ve received, or create your own visual art, illuminations, or calligraphy, enhancing your daily study and creating a record that will endure.

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The Doctrine and Covenants Family Reader will help your family learn about and discuss the revelations from the Restoration era of the Church, drawing you closer together as a family and closer to Christ. This format suited for every age and stage of life makes meaningful scripture study an attainable goal for every family.

This book offers your family a simple yet meaningful way to learn more about the Restoration of the gospel and how God speaks to us. You will love how manageable, enjoyable, and enlightening Doctrine and Covenants family scripture study can be!

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Most publications about the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints seem to written for historians and scholars, but this volume promises to be a trusted resource for families, teachers, and youth. The beautifully illustrated book is designed for anyone wanting to understand more clearly the history of the Church and its ties to the Doctrine and Covenants. The format — with word helps, illustrations, photos, maps, explanations, and brief commentaries — bring to life for your family the priceless stories, events, people, and scriptures of the Restoration.

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Coming to know the individuals mentioned in the revelations of the Doctrine and Covenants, their specific stories and circumstances, will shed greater light on how we can apply those revelations to ourselves.This “Who’s Who” was written by Susan Easton Black, an award-winning professor and writer, who is truly an expert on Church history and the Doctrine and Covenants. This book will be a cherished reference for gospel teachers and students alike.

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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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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 by Don't Miss This host David Butler is designed to help teens 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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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 think but help you develop critical thinking skills and 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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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 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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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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You've never seen the pioneer trail like this before! Shine a light behind the pages and be dazzled as hidden images appear before your eyes. The interactive pages bring to life the stories and struggles of the Latter-day Saint pioneers that 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 to see what the pioneers bring along, what dangers lurk along their trail, who is making that eerie noise at night, and much more! All you need is the book, your family and anything that shines a light—even a cell phone!

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Introduce your little ones to their divine heritage with Heavenly Parents, the first book in the Little Latter-day Saint Library board-book set. This engaging book features age-appropriate discussions at three different learning levels on topics such as our Heavenly Parents, the plan of salvation, and the power of prayer. Combining lovely illustrations with gospel learning, this durable book is perfect for tiny hands to cherish as children discover who they are, who their Heavenly Parents are, and what their purpose is here on earth.

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