Latter-day Saint Life

4 Ways All Latter-day Saints Should 'Seek Wisdom Out of the Best Books'

The most stirring manifesto on the importance of education in Latter-day Saint scripture is found in the Doctrine and Covenants: “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” (Doctrine and Covenants 88:118).

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were commanded to study a wide range of “things both in heaven and in the earth, and under the earth; things which have been, things which are, things which must shortly come to pass; things which are at home, things which are abroad” (Doctrine and Covenants 88:79).

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Here are a few guiding principles for this column that may also help you build your personal library of best books.

First, LDS readers take it for granted that the best books include our scriptures. Therefore, some columns will offer new insights and fresh approaches to the scriptures, or highlight commentaries and aids that can enhance scripture study.