Latter-day Saint Life

7 Essentials for Gaining More From General Conference


Preparing for general conference is always a good idea. Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf has said, "There are messages in each general conference given as a gift and a blessing from heaven specifically for our personal life situations." To aid in your preparation, we've compiled a list of items that will help you stay in the conference spirit through conference weekend and beyond!

Friday: Spiritual Preparation

President Russell M. Nelson: Brilliant Mind, Gentle Heart

by KSL Television

Begin your conference weekend with a little one-on-one time with our new prophet. In an exclusive interview with President Russell M. Nelson, we discover the many gifts and talents of a man with a brilliant mind and gentle heart. His colleagues, friends, and family members also offer insights and share stories of his faith and his devotion as a husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

President Nelson's fervent belief in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ makes him a leader for this time. Become better acquainted with this prophet and man of God through his own words and the words of those who know him best.

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Why Isn't God Answering Me?

by Gerald N. Lund

Many Latter-day Saints watch general conference hoping to receive answers to questions particular to their situation in life. Prepare for and supplement your answer seeking with this book by best-selling author Gerald N. Lund. In his wise, conversational style, he offers suggestions and solutions for all who are anxiously hoping to hear the voice of the Lord in their lives. He helps us to approach the timeless question Why isn't God answering my prayers? with new perspective and insight that will help us realize the ways the Lord is answering our questions or the reasons He might not be—yet.

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Saturday: Sustenance for the Body and Soul

Six Sisters' Stuff Copycat Cooking Cookbook

by Six Sisters

With more than 50 recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less, this cookbook can help make meal planning a breeze. Spend less time in the kitchen and more time listening to our prophet and apostles with this new collection of more than 100 easy-to-make recipes of popular restaurant dishes and take-out favorites for busy families. Change dining-out to dining-in for a memorable general conference experience your whole family will enjoy.

Includes copycat recipes for Texas Roadhouse Cactus Blossom, Panda Express Orange Chicken, Olive Garden Chicken Parmesan, Disneyland Monte Cristo Sandwich, Chili's Molten Hot Lava Cake, Sprinkles Red Velvet Cupcakes, and Universal Studios Butterbeer.

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by Madilyn Paige

As we prepare for another General Women's Session, celebrate your own womanhood or the women around you with Madilyn Paige's fresh new pop sound on her follow-up to her debut self-titled EP. Keeping with the inspirational tone of her first album, this new effort shows Madilyn Paige striking out with bold messages about positivity, self-worth, inner strength, and the dangers of comparing ourselves to others in a hyper social-media world. Standout tracks like "Scribbles" examine a deeper relationship with God, and the anthemic "We Are the Riptide" is a call to girls across the world to unite as a force for good. 

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Sunday: Preparing for the Future

Teachings of Russell M. Nelson

by Russell M. Nelson

As conference winds down, keep the words of the prophet present in your mind with this definitive volume of his teachings. Find excerpts from his speeches and writings spanning more than three decades as an apostle of the Lord, including many from his recent world tour and other unpublished addresses. Alphabetically arranged by topic, these teachings on more than 100 subjects provide a perfect, easy-to-use resource for talks, lessons, and more.

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The Book of Mormon, Journal Edition

by Deseret Book Company

Build upon what you learned at general conference with The Book of Mormon, Journal Edition. It provides the space you need to write down the thoughts and inspiration you receive as you read and study the scriptures. With extended margins for notes and reflection, this new format will allow you to write your thoughts directly in your scriptures and easily find them again in times of need. Suited for every stage of life, this book will help increase your connection to your most treasured verses and make your personal scripture study even more meaningful.

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The Word: A Nashville Tribute to the Bible

by Nashville Tribute Band

Conclude your weekend with an evening of scripture-inspired music. These songs, written by lead songwriter Jason Deere with the other five band members show how Old Testament themes can relate to the modern day. They draw out some of the questions most dear to people of faith: What is our relationship to God? Will we stay or will we go when confronted with opposition or struggles? Where do we turn for strength when the inevitable trials do come? How do we hear the Lord's voice in our lives? Recorded in Nashville by music industry veterans, this collection feels like a soundtrack for the faithful, a celebration of those who walked before and those who are striving now to walk the path of faith.

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