As Latter-day Saints, we don’t have to choose between faith and intellect.
For the month of March, the LDS Living Book Club will be reading and studying Every Needful Thing, a collection of essays from accomplished academics and professionals who speak about discipleship not only with their minds but also from their hearts.
Every Needful Thing marks a milestone in the Latter-day Saint gospel scholarship with all 25 contributors being women. Melissa Inouye and the late Kate Holbrook, who passed from cancer this last year, worked to compile essays from accomplished academics and professionals that urge us to seek “anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report” and learn to live in a world of complexity and abundance.
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With humility and openness that makes their specialized work accessible to a general reader, these authors model how to live life as a whole person. They relate the twists and turns of their intellectual and spiritual journeys, giving readers confidence to make their own ways and to pursue “every needful thing” (D&C 88:119).
What This Month Holds
- An easy-to-follow reading schedule shared on Instagram
- Excerpts from the book shared on LDSLiving.com
- Poignant quotes and discussion of the topics addressed in the book
About LDS Living Book Club
Each month we choose a new book to read together. Joining is easy! Simply follow @ldslivingbookclub on Instagram for reading reminders and insights.
About the Book
Every Needful Thing: Essays on the Life of the Mind and Heart
Available in Deseret Book stores and at deseretbook.com.
About the Authors
Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye
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