No time is too early to start preparing for a mission. Whether you have your call or are still a few years out, get a better idea of what a mission entails and how to become a successful missionary with these uplifting and insightful books.
by Tad R. Callister
In this volume, best-selling author Tad Callister offers a comprehensive overview of many of the critics' claims and provides carefully reasoned explanations that shed new light on the discussion. He presents compelling evidence, both physical and spiritual, for the authenticity of the Book of Mormon and invites readers on a spiritual journey that promises a witness stronger than any intellectual argument could create.
by David Butler
Jesus is given over a hundred unique names in scripture. Each one of them tells a story—a story about who He is, what He does, and how He shows up in our individual lives.
The name Redeemer comes from a Hebrew word that means "someone who will rescue or save by any means." Some days that is as a sacrificing Lamb, and other days it is as a loyal Advocate.
Who Jesus was in the past—the Good Shepherd, the Mighty Jehovah, the Unfailing Deliverer—is who He still is today. As we learn about how He came into the lives of those in the scriptures, we begin to anticipate and see how He comes into our own stories.
by John Bytheway
John Bytheway suggests that we "F.E.E.L." the truthfulness of the gospel through our feelings, our experiences, the many pieces of evidence we encounter, and our logical conclusions about how a loving God interacts with His children on the earth. Like gradually turning up a dimmer switch, understanding all the ways we F.E.E.L. our testimony will help it grow brighter.
by Clayton M. Christensen
When writing this book, Clayton's expertise as an innovator kicked in, and he set out with friends and family members to find a more effective approach to member missionary work. Their refreshing perspectives are presented in this book, which includes inspiring, unusual stories that demonstrate the effectiveness of the ideas.
by Brad Wilcox
Brad Wilcox's The Continuous Atonement is a landmark work that helps to clarify what the Atonement of Jesus Christ is—and what it isn't. It corrects misperceptions and offers hope to those who struggle again and again.
This teen adaptation will help teenagers better understand and apply the Atonement in their lives and help them teach the nuances of the Atonement to others, whether on a mission, at home, or with friends. As they better understand and apply the Atonement of Jesus Christ, its transforming power will have a lasting effect in their lives.
by David Butler
What do you believe?" The stranger yelled as he grabbed my hand.
There I was. The stage was set. I was up to bat. This was the opportunity I had been trained for, right? The made-up scenario from seminary that was now actually happening. My missionary moment. My mind raced but all I could focus on was, "What DID I believe?"
The Articles of Faith, our quick go-to for what we believe, starts at number one with faith in "God the Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost." But what does that mean for us today, walking down the halls at school or out on the field? Who is God exactly? What does He look like and sound like? What does Deity mean to me? 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?
by Melissa Dymock
This book contains what every prospective sister missionary deserves: a thoughtful “older sister” to help her find the right answer to that vital question of whether to serve a full-time mission, and if the answer is yes, to help her understand how to prepare both spiritually and temporally, what to expect, and how to succeed. Returned missionary Melissa Dymock leads readers step by step through the transition into mission life and offers insights from a variety of experienced missionaries on how to make the most of missionary experience.
by Kathleen Danielson
No matter when disciples have lived on this earth, they have all looked to the same Savior. This unique approach to scripture study weaves together the history, culture, and geography of the Bible and Book of Mormon to provide a deeper understanding of how these standard works support each other. Discover a broader perspective and deepen your own discipleship with this inclusive guide to the scriptures.
by Benjamin Hyrum White
by Don H. Staheli
Missionaries need to begin their exciting time of service with as much personal preparation as possible. In this book, each short chapter includes a great tidbit of loving advice and spiritual counsel (the sort you would get if you were sitting across the table from your own mission president), as well as a true, inspirational experience shared by a full-time elder or sister missionary.
by Sheri Dew
In Worth the Wrestle, Sheri examines the process of asking good questions—whether those questions be doctrinal, procedural, historical, or intensely personal—and learning how to get answers. She demonstrates how to live by faith while seeking greater light and knowledge. And she testifies of principles that are worth wrestling for and of understanding that can be gained in no other way.
by John Bytheway
This fun little book helps readers identify some differences between a good missionary and a great missionary. Ordinary missionaries teach discussions, extraordinary missionaries teach people. Ordinary missionaries count time, extraordinary missionaries make time count. Ordinary missionaries have gospel study, extraordinary Missionaries study the gospel.
Compiled by Elise Babbel Hahl and Jennifer Rockwood Knight
Whether a sister has already worn a missionary badge or is still planning to wear one, this collection of personal stories from the mission field is sure to inspire and entertain. Feel the elation, exhaustion, humor, frustration, and faith of these dedicated sister missionaries. Share the spirit of the divine work of sister missionaries with Do Not Attempt in Heels.
by John Hilton III, John Bytheway, Laurel Christensen Day, Hank Smith, Brad Wilcox, Jennifer Brinkerhoff Platt, Anthony Sweat
This unique little book is intended to help teens get ready for all they will encounter as they embark on the unique adventure of missionary work. There has never been a more exciting time to be alive—and there has never been a more exciting time to be a missionary.