A yoga teacher shared an idea that changed how I approach New Year’s: she suggested we make a list of things we are not going to change about ourselves.
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“Jesus the Christ” is one of the most well-known books among Church members—and for good reason. Author James E. Talmage wrote this 804-page masterpiece in the Salt Lake Temple by hand at the request of the First Presidency.
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President Thomas S. Monson, in addressing the women of the Church in April 2005, gave evidence of his loving nature: “My dear sisters, may God bless you. We love you; we pray for you.” President Monson’s words reiterated a significant teaching: “Remember that you do not walk alone. The Lord has promised you: ‘I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up.’”1 In at least three general conference addresses, President Monson has also declared, “How glorious and near to the angels is youth that is clean.”2
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When James E. Talmage Blinded His Brother in a Terrible Accident (+ How It Brought Them Both Closer to God)
The following is an excerpt from the book And Now You Know: The Rest of the Story from the Lives of Well-Known Latter-Day Saints.
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Author's note: The pictures shown in this post are not intended to be disrespectful or make light of sacred things. They were commissioned by Church leadership in the early 1900s and are illustrative of the physical changes the temple has gone through since that time.
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It isn't an easy task to narrow down the list of books written by prophets, apostles, and historians about the Church. The topics are varied and the viewpoints are many. However, there are certain books that have risen to the top and have stayed extremely relevant to readers over the years. We'd like to introduce our ultimate list of must-read LDS classics:
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There are a handful of classic books found on nearly every LDS bookshelf. Jesus the Christ is one of them. But what do we know about the brain behind this Mormon masterpiece? Though we know Elder James E. Talmage was requested by the First Presidency to write Jesus the Christ, his knowledge and training are different from what one might expect. Here are 7 things you didn’t know about James E. Talmage:
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In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the Church History Library launched a new exhibit titled Jesus the Christ on Tuesday, September 8.
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