Books

November 08, 2021 08:00 AM MST
With all the hustle and bustle of the season, make sure to share the true spirit of Christmas with your family. As the weather gets colder and Christmas gets closer, settle in and read these fantastic Christmas books with your children.
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July 08, 2021 07:54 PM MDT
The University of Virginia, founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson, has a library rather than a chapel placed in its center—a radical idea at the time, as “universities were structured around the church,” the school’s website reads.
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By  LDS Living
June 17, 2021 12:45 PM MDT
For long summer days spent at home, we've rounded up quite the list of books for readers of all ages. Consider this your one-stop for all your family's summer reading. Many of these titles are available on Bookshelf PLUS+ and your whole family can use the same account—which gives you access to listen to and read unlimited books available from Deseret Book!
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April 12, 2021 01:00 PM MDT
With new temples announced and messages of hope, kindness, inclusion, and strong foundations, we are excited to study the important topics discussed during general conference and refocus our personal lives and actions. Here are just a few of the themes we picked up on alongside some great resources to help further your personal studies of the topics covered.
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February 22, 2021 01:00 PM MST
With the recent emphasis on home-centered Primary and our Church-wide study of the Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price this year, it may feel challenging to involve the youngest members of your family in the discussion of what might feel like a weekly history lesson. Here are a few great resources to help engage and include your children in your 2021 Come, Follow Me study.
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February 08, 2021 01:00 PM MST
The annual winter clearance sale just started at Deseret Book! Hundreds of items are on sale up to 90% off. Here are our top picks we think you'll love!
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January 13, 2021 01:00 PM MST
The January pick for LDS Living Book Club is The Paper Daughters of Chinatown by Heather Moore. Follow the LDS Living Book Club Instagram to join the conversation. An abridged version of this interview appeared in the January/February 2021 issueof LDS Living magazine.
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By  LDS Living
December 10, 2020 01:00 PM MST
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.
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Fun
November 23, 2020 01:00 PM MST
If one were to pass by 14-year-old Ingrid Ochoa's bedroom on any given day, they probably would hear the distinct clicking of a typewriter.
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By  LDS Living
November 06, 2020 01:00 PM MST
Editor's note: The following press release does not represent an LDS Living endorsement of the film. Parents are advised to use their own discretion based on what they deem appropriate for their children to watch.
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By  LDS Living
March 09, 2020 11:00 AM MDT
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.
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By  LDS Living
December 26, 2019 10:08 PM MST
Many of us commute long distances to work each day, or simply need something to do while running errands in the car or working around the house. Regardless of how busy you are, audiobooks are a great way to inspire and uplift, without worry about finding time to sit and focus on reading. Check out these 20 great audiobooks available from Deseret Book—and listen to all of them for free when you start your 30-day trial of Bookshelf PLUS+.
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By  LDS Living
December 26, 2019 11:07 AM MST
Did you get a new phone or tablet for Christmas? Check out these awesome deals on eBooks you'll want to download right away! Included are some of our favorite novels by Latter-day Saint authors, books that will strengthen your faith, and many great books from the apostles.
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By  LDS Living
December 11, 2019 10:05 PM MST
The following letter previously ran on LDS Living in 2015.
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November 24, 2019 10:08 PM MST
The following is an excerpt from Ed J. Pinegar's book, The Little Book of Gratitude.
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Fun
By  LDS Living
November 11, 2019 10:00 PM MST
Not only does the Christmas season bring gifts, family, and lots of good food but for many it brings colder weather and cozy days at home. Settle in with a cup of hot chocolate and one of these great Christmas novels and truly appreciate the Christmas season.
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Fun
October 19, 2019 08:00 AM MDT
The following article originally ran on LDS Living in November 2017.
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By  LDS Living
October 09, 2019 10:00 PM MDT
Looking for a mysterious tale that will keep you on your toes? Check out these 15 suspenseful mystery novels you won't be able to put down. Best of all, they're all available to read or listen to on Bookshelf PLUS+!
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September 25, 2019 04:20 PM MDT
The story of the Christmas Jars phenomenon is officially getting another chapter! Only this time, fans of the Jason F. Wright novel can watch the beloved Christmas story unfold right before their eyes.
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By  LDS Living
August 23, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
Thomas S. Monson loved spending summers at his family's cabin in Utah's Vivian Park. One summer day, he and his best friend, Danny, decided to clear a field so they could gather with their friends and have a campfire that night. The tall, stubborn weeds would not pull out easily. So Tommy had the idea to burn them up instead.
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Fun
August 16, 2019 05:32 PM MDT
On Sundays, people can typically find Brittany Long Olsen listening to podcasts with some kind of drawing utensil in hand, channeling her inner creative energy as she journals.
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By  LDS Living
August 03, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
As heiress of Rosings Park, Anne de Bourgh's domineering mother is bent on securing her a suitable match, while Anne herself is far more concerned with sketching the flora and fauna of the lovely sea town. It is in pursuit of artistic inspiration among the flowers that Anne becomes acquainted with Mr. Owen Talbot, a charming man with whom Anne feels an immediate connection, despite their differing stations.
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June 29, 2019 09:19 AM MDT
The following story originally ran on LDS Living in 2015 and has been updated to include recent information.
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June 17, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
The following article previously ran on LDS Living in August 2014.
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By  LDS Living
April 26, 2019 10:00 PM MDT
Get to know the current members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve with these books and talks authored by our beloved leaders.
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April 11, 2019 10:00 PM MDT
With Easter approaching, it's a great time to focus our studies on Christ and His Atonement. Here are 10 powerful books that will help you come closer to Christ every day of the year.
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March 19, 2019 07:27 PM MDT
Some of the most important people in S. Michael Wilcox's life never lived.
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February 04, 2019 12:00 PM MST
Marriage has its ups and downs, and there's always room for improvement. Whether you feel your relationship is on the rocks or smooth sailing, these recommendations might make you think about your marriage in a different way.
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December 17, 2018 09:55 AM MST
Since becoming a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I’ve encountered a few cultural differences that took a little adjustment. For example, in the Baptist church, the same preacher delivers the sermon almost every Sunday, so it was strange to me that in this Church we didn’t have the same preacher every week. To make things even stranger, it was folks from the congregation that delivered the sermons!
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December 07, 2018 02:33 PM MST
The Church’s new historic book, Saints, has already been read or listened to by thousands of people. It brings a fresh perspective on the story of how the gospel and The Church of Jesus Christ evolved. While it tells many familiar stories in a conversational, dialogue-based style, there are also many stories that even avid Church history researchers might not have heard, including stories that portray the more human sides of some of our revered early Church figures. Whether you’ve already read Saints once or haven’t started it yet, here are five unique facts that you can watch for in the book.
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Fun
By  LDS Living
November 23, 2018 01:45 PM MST
One of the best parts of Thanksgiving is having all of the delicious leftovers. However, sometimes after such a fulfilling meal, you may feel like switching it up a bit. Try these 10 mouthwatering recipes for your leftover turkey, ham, cranberries, potatoes, and pumpkin from The Lion House Cookbook, Our Best Bites, and The Romney Family Table, all available at Deseret Book.
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By  LDS Living
November 01, 2018 03:58 PM MDT
Brandon Mull reclaimed his place among New York Times bestselling authors last week as the sequel in the Dragonwatch series, Dragonwatch: Wrath of the Dragon King, debuted at the top of the Children’s Middle Grade Hardcover chart. The book topped Wonder, which has spent 168 weeks on the list, as well as several other more recent releases.
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By  LDS Living
October 16, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
You’re going to the temple! How exciting! The day you’ve been preparing for is nearing, and chances are you’re feeling intimidated, confused, or overwhelmed. You certainly won’t be able to understand everything before going to the temple for the first time (or even after you’ve been going for several years), but being prepared can help calm your nerves and help you understand the covenants you’ll be making. Here are just a few of our favorite books that will help you learn to love serving in the temple.
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September 12, 2018 04:00 PM MDT
For another inspiring children's book by the Morris family, check out Squint, available at Deseret Book stores and deseretbook.com.
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Fun
By  LDS Living
September 12, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
Adam S. Miller is a professor of philosophy, prolific writer, and father of three. Throughout his career and authorship of several books, including Letters to a Young Mormon and An Early Resurrection: Life in Christ before You Die, Miller has interwoven philosophy with faith. We recently had the chance to ask him for some insights.
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By  LDS Living
September 06, 2018 08:00 PM MDT
We all want one. A book club. Somewhere where we can share our opinions and feel like intelligent, well-read adults.
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Fun
September 01, 2018 08:40 AM MDT
C.S. Lewis is a legend in the Latter-day Saint world. He has been quoted countless times in general conference and in church magazines. His books are widely read by children and adults alike, but he seems to have a special niche within the Latter-day Saint community. (In fact, S. Michael Wilcox named him one of the 10 great souls he wants to meet in heaven!) We did a little digging to find out just why and came up with the top three reasons.
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By  LDS Living
August 13, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
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?" Understanding the doctrine of the priesthood and the principles that govern its use is a pursuit worth of any member of the Church, but one that should be of special concern to those who hold or are preparing to hold the Melchizedek Priesthood. This careful explanation offers a perfect way to enhance your knowledge and appreciation of priesthood power and how to use it.
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By  LDS Living
August 09, 2018 10:00 PM MDT
Have you ever been to Time Out for Women? Each event is unique because of the different presenters that visit each city on the tour. Check out these products to learn more about these people with incredible stories living faithful lives. Find your event and get tickets for the Time Out for Women Fall 2018 Tour.
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By  LDS Living
August 07, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
Not only is zucchini in season, it's a versatile ingredient that can be steamed, roasted, grilled, baked, or boiled. Check out these delicious recipes for creative ways to use zucchini in your family dinners this week!
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By  LDS Living
July 06, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
Including the inspiring accounts of women leaders in the church as well as the real life, raw experiences of women facing illness, loss, and loneliness these 13 books remind all women just how strong and important they are no matter the storms they face in their lives.
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By  LDS Living
June 29, 2018 10:06 PM MDT
These captivating historical novels will transport you around the globe and throughout time. Find even more historical fiction titles here.
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By  LDS Living
June 28, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
Help your kids find a book that they won't be able to keep their nose out of this summer. From clean romance to mystery and fantasy these selections are sure to intrigue every young reader.
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By  LDS Living
June 23, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
June 27th will mark the 174th anniversary of the martyrdom of Joseph Smith. In honor of the beloved prophet, here are 9 books to help you learn more about him and the events of his life.
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By  LDS Living
June 12, 2018 05:25 PM MDT
Ingredients
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June 12, 2018 12:47 PM MDT
In April 1913, Booker T. Washington did The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints a favor.
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May 22, 2018 04:58 PM MDT
After telling LDS New York Times best-selling author Shannon Hale to "sit this one out" when she voiced her concerns about sexual harassment at FanX, co-founder Bryan Brandenburg apologized on Tuesday.
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May 19, 2018 01:00 PM MDT
I have only three memories of my grandfather Wilbur Yelvington. One was that he was going to bald. If I stood on my tiptoes, I could see the back of his head when he relaxed in his favorite chair after work. Yup. There was the bald spot.
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By  LDS Living
May 15, 2018 02:26 PM MDT
Featured below is a list of 25 modern LDS classics that will leave you looking at life with a new perspective. With some recognizable titles and others you may have never heard of, this list compiles books that have received high ratings from their readers in regard to providing powerful, thought-provoking, and testimony-building material. With writings from beloved LDS prophets and apostles, LDS leaders, and motivational speakers, these modern classics help readers answer questions and gain a better understanding of LDS teachings.
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By  LDS Living
May 09, 2018 02:34 PM MDT
Whether it’s a classic strawberry or sophisticated lime chiffon, you’re sure to find a pie from some of our favorite LDS bakers to fit your summer cravings.
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April 10, 2018 06:11 PM MDT
Sitting at my desk, looking over my extensive list of words and knowing there were many more yet to be found, I felt awe, and I knew more than ever before that the Book of Mormon could not be explained away as the work of one or several 19th-century authors. No man or woman—be it Tolstoy, Tolkien, or Twain—could use unique vocabulary for over 50 individuals.
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By  LDS Living
April 06, 2018 01:00 PM MDT
It can be difficult to find books for kids between the ages of 8 and 12. They aren't little anymore, but they aren't old enough to read books written for teens. If this is a struggle your tween has had, here are seven books that are written just for them.
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By  LDS Living
March 17, 2018 09:38 AM MDT
In 1842, Joseph Smith offered six sermons to the Relief Society of Nauvoo. His words of counsel and instruction offer deep insights into what themes were most relevant to the women of the Church. Take a quick peek at what he said with our list of five things Joseph Smith wanted women to know.
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By  LDS Living
March 16, 2018 09:48 AM MDT
This Easter season is the perfect opportunity to sit down with your kids and read books that teach them about Christ's love and Atonement. These 9 books are perfect resources for helping children of all ages internalize the Savior's infinite gift of grace and redemption.
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By  LDS Living
March 09, 2018 04:00 PM MST
Known for her philanthropy and unparalleled success, LDS billionaire and businesswoman Gail Miller recently received the Rosa Parks Award in Utah, became the third woman to win the Utah Leadership Award, and published her autobiography, Courage to Be You.
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Fun
March 08, 2018 02:00 PM MST
Being a young, single member of the Church is both exciting and terrifying. On one hand, I have more freedom than I will have at any other time of my life. It's a time that I am completely focused on me—what I want to do. What I want to learn. Where I want to go. How I want to spend my money. But on the other hand, the limitless possibilities of the future is incredibly daunting.
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By  LDS Living
March 02, 2018 10:20 PM MST
Let the creators of Ites help prepare your children for baptism in a fun, new, interactive way!
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January 04, 2018 08:00 AM MST
I was in England when President Monson called me on the phone and asked me to write his biography. It was June 18, 2008, a Thursday, and the experience is forever imprinted in my heart and mind.
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December 01, 2017 10:00 PM MST
For Moroni to engrave the sacrament prayers on the plates is a testimony that the sacrament was an essential, not an optional, part of their worship.
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November 29, 2017 10:00 PM MST
Author’s Note: I recognize that my life experience with Islam has been one of extremes in terms of intolerance and violence. But there are millions of good and sincere Muslims in many countries who love God and family while practicing Islam in a tolerant and positive manner. I consider them my brothers and sisters.
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