Get the most out of your 2021 ‘Come, Follow Me’ study with these new resources

In 2021, we will start a new year of Come, Follow Me in the Doctrine and Covenants. Whether your children are young or grown, make sure your family has everything you need to dive a little deeper and to learn a little more in your daily study.

Study Helps

Don't Miss This in the Doctrine and Covenants: Exploring One Verse From Each Section

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. Each short, devotional-style lesson includes a story–typically the question that prompted the revelation–and a short application of the scripture to us today.

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Doctrine and Covenants Family Reader 

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. With lessons and discussion prompts for five-minute family study, this book is suited for every age and stage of life and makes meaningful scripture study an attainable goal for every family.

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The Doctrine and Covenants Made Easier

Scripture study made easy, enlightening, and straightforward. From beloved gospel scholar David Ridges, this valuable book contains the complete text of the Doctrine and Covenants sections 1 through 42, including Brother Ridges's classic in-verse notes, and additional insights and commentary. Bring your family together and master latter-day scriptures with this helpful study companion.

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The Essential Doctrine and Covenants Companion

The Essential Doctrine and Covenants Companion provides a rich, user-friendly overview of this unique volume of scripture. Between its covers, you'll find a two-page spread for each section in the Doctrine and Covenants that contains a key passage of scripture, a short explanation of the section's central concept, a synopsis of its historical background, and a quick list of its prominent people. In addition, a list of main themes for each section provides a summary of how its teachings apply to us today. Most importantly, key insights in each section highlight its message about Jesus Christ—His character, His Church, His desires, and His kingdom. Whether used for individual, family, or classroom study, this enlightening resource is an ideal fellow traveler on your journey through the Doctrine and Covenants.

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Repicturing the Restoration: New Art to Expand Our Understanding

While existing artwork that portrays the Restoration is rich and beautiful, many key events in Latter-day Saint history have never been depicted to accurately represent the historical record. Until now. Artist, author, and professor Anthony Sweat takes readers through a timeline of pivotal events and revelations of the early Restoration. This book also uses art as a launching pad to learn, evaluate, apply, and discuss important aspects of Latter-day Saint history and doctrine as readers repicture the Restoration. 

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Making Sense of the Doctrine & Covenants: A Guided Tour Through Modern Revelations

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. This book is an invaluable addition to the gospel library of families and scholars alike and serves as a fascinating resource for anyone who wishes to become more closely acquainted with this marvelous book of scripture.

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I Saw a Pillar of Light: Sacred Saving Truths From Joseph Smith's First Vision

As we often hear, Joseph Smith's First Vision is foundational to the restored gospel: no Vision, no Restoration. It all starts there. But what receives much less attention, however, is what we learn from Joseph's encounter with God the Eternal Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Best-selling author Robert Millet leads us through the theological concepts discovered, the lessons derived, and the principles learned from the First Vision. Our own personal, prayerful encounter with the doctrines of the First Vision will bring about deep, lasting conversion and faith.

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1820: Dawning of the Restoration

This volume examines the "four cornerstones" of the early 19th century, the time of the gospel's Restoration: revolution and reform, Romanticism, emancipation, and religious revivalism. To illustrate the significance of these cornerstones, the book focuses on remarkable figures in each of these movements, including Napoléon Bonaparte, Alexander von Humboldt, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Charles Wesley. Such an awareness of the Restoration's place in history can encourage a deeper sense of appreciation among Church members for the Restoration of Christ's Church on the earth.

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I Saw the Lord: Joseph's First Vision Combined from Nine Accounts

Joseph Smith's First Vision is the best-documented vision of God in the history of the world. Yet, because the details of the vision are spread over nine different accounts, many people do not know all they could about this remarkable and world-changing experience. Kerry Muhlestein, professor of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University, presents a faithful, harmonized version of the First Vision story to show how each of the various accounts might share select aspects of the vision yet all be consistent with the actual event experienced by Joseph Smith. 

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The First Vision: The Prophet Joseph Smith's Own Account

Inspired by Joseph Smith's simple yet powerful narrative, artists Cary Austin and Greg Newbold have created a treasury of spectacular paintings. Accompanied by the Prophet's own words taken from Joseph Smith—History in The Pearl of Great Price, these paintings vividly bring to life the circumstances that led young Joseph into a grove of trees—and the extraordinary thing that happened to him there. The First Vision is a book that bears powerful testimony of Joseph Smith's prophetic calling; it is a visual and spiritual feast that will be loved by adults and children alike.

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American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith 

American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith offers a fascinating portrait of a man whose name has indeed been had for good and evil among all nations. As the church he founded on American soil has grown to a membership exceeding 10 million in 160-plus countries around the globe, his work has been scrutinized, acclaimed, ridiculed, investigated, applauded, belittled, embraced, and rejected. Historians may disagree as to his motives and his experiences, but no one questions the significance of his accomplishments.

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Don't Miss This in the Doctrine and Covenants Soundtrack

Emily Freeman and David Butler of "Don’t Miss This" teamed up with Jason Deere and the Nashville Tribute Band to soundtrack your study of the Doctrine and Covenants! This EP features 3 brand-new Nashville Tribute Band recordings and digital access to the full Don’t Miss This in the Doctrine and Covenants playlist!

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Praise: A Nashville Tribute to the Hymns

After writing and performing incredibly successful tribute albums to important gospel topics and figures, the Nashville Tribute Band now pays tribute to the hymns. They set out to do versions of these carefully selected hymns in ways that nobody else has done before. In this album, you’ll find exciting classics and refreshing medleys that breathe new life into familiar hymns.

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Joseph: A Nashville Tribute to the Prophet 

Follow the prophet from the First Vision to Carthage and experience through world-class narration and powerful music what it was like to be Joseph. Nationally renowned producers Jason Deere and Dan Truman have taken Latter-day Saint music to new heights—capturing both the trying and the joyful times of Joseph Smith—with a brand new country flavor.

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First Light: Scenes from the Restoration

This album features Brett Raymond's original compositions recalling events of the Restoration. It retells the story of the First Vision and other landmark events in Joseph Smith's life from the perspective of important characters who were involved. We hear the tender testimony of a 14-year-old Joseph as well as the powerful testimony that he bears later in life as a prophet with deep spiritual experiences. We also hear the perspective of Oliver Cowdery and others who bear witness to the unfolding of the Restoration. This album features brand new vocals from popular singers Lexi Walker, Kenneth Cope, Peter Breinholt, Casey Elliott (from GENTRI), Yahosh Bonner, and Daniel Beck.

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Journals & More

Don't Miss This in the Doctrine and Covenants Journal

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.

The Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price, Journal Edition

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, enhancing your daily study of the scriptures.

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Don't Miss This in the Doctrine and Covenants Scripture Stickers

These colorful and versatile scripture stickers were created to complement your "Don't Miss This" scripture study with Emily Belle Freeman and David Butler. Designed by Becky Higgins and made to fit the margins of your Deseret Book journal edition scriptures, these stickers will help you highlight key points from your study and encourage your own journaling. The sticker pages follow the 52-week study of the Doctrine & Covenants. 

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Don't Miss This in the Doctrine and Covenants Poster Set

Supplement your study of The Doctrine and Covenants with these posters created to accompany your "Don't Miss This" study. This Word A Week poster set includes 52 posters with one word, one verse, and one quote from Joseph Smith on each poster.

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