Get more out of your gospel study with these new journal editions from Deseret Book

by | Jul. 15, 2021

Have you seen the journal editions of the scriptures? Did you know that there are also journal editions of some of Deseret Book’s most popular gospel classics? Whether you want to enhance your learning with notes and cross-references or are trying to keep a lasting record of your personal insights, these study tools will inspire you as you dive deeper into gospel topics.

Increase in Learning, Journal Edition

“The overarching purpose of Heavenly Father's great plan of happiness is to provide His spirit children with opportunities to learn,” writes Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. But how can we best learn the things we need to know and do?

Elder Bednar emphasizes concepts, patterns, and processes that invite each of us to act and learn fundamental truths for ourselves. Declaring that answers to our questions always are found in the doctrines and principles of the restored gospel, he provides a framework in this book for learning those doctrines and understanding with our hearts.

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The Melchizedek Priesthood, Journal Edition

The concept of priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is unique. A portion of God's power is delegated to "individuals who He knows perfectly well are imperfect." How does that work? As authors Dale and Ruth Renlund ask, "How is it conceivable that His awesome, delicate power could be used by both an illiterate farmer and a rocket scientist—to equal effect—in the salvation of humankind?"

This helpful book "has arisen in large part from questions we have asked each other over the years," write Elder and Sister Renlund. "The quest for an understanding of the priesthood and its proper application has continued through our respective medical and legal training and our careers outside of the home. A fuller understanding and application of the priesthood power has required both of us to work together inside our home."

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Faith Is Not Blind; Worth the Wrestle, Journal Edition

During Faith is Not Blind, award-winning authors Bruce and Marie Hafen draw upon a lifetime of experience in Church service, college teaching, and parenthood to help readers embrace both the spiritual and the intellectual aspects of the gospel. Their approachable tone and real-life examples acknowledge complicated gospel issues, and guide readers through the steps necessary to work through complexity, develop informed testimonies, and become filled with the faith that comes from knowing God.

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.

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The Divine Gift of Forgiveness, Journal Edition

Elder Neil L. Andersen’s The Divine Gift of Forgiveness has brought hope, healing, and peace to thousands who have sought to better understand the power of repentance and forgiveness. Now you can study these thoughtful and inspired teachings in a whole new way with The Divine Gift of Forgiveness, Journal Edition!

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Jesus the Christ, Journal Edition

Enhance both your gospel study and your personal journaling efforts. For the first time, this beloved gospel classic by James E. Talmage is available in a new journal edition, providing you large, faintly lined margins to use as a canvas to express your thoughts and deepen your understanding and testimony of timeless gospel topics.

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The Infinite Atonement, Journal Edition

With The Infinite Atonement, Brother Tad R. Callister offers us what may be the most comprehensive, yet understandable, treatment of the Atonement in our day. He thoughtfully probes the infinite scope of this "great and last sacrifice," describing its power and breadth and explaining how it redeems us all. And now you can write your own thoughts, feelings, and testimony right alongside the text of this timeless gospel classic.

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Women and the Priesthood (Revised Edition), Journal Edition

Women and the Priesthood by Sister Sheri Dew shows how studying the doctrine of the priesthood will help you find the answers you seek about women and the priesthood, about women in the Church, and about the vital influence that righteous women can have in the world. And with extra-wide, lined margins, you can enhance both your gospel study of this important topic and improve your personal journaling efforts. 

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The Holy Temple, Journal Edition

In President Packer’s The Holy Temple, his characteristically warm and authoritative manner examines the doctrines and practices surrounding the holy temples that dot the world. This timely and valuable book will help members at every stage of life as it focuses on a temple’s purpose, beauty, and the blessings it offers.

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