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With so many great LDS books out there, it can be hard to pick which ones to start with! Check out these 7 best LDS books you didn't know you should put on your reading list.
It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of great new LDS books released each year. With so many important topics broached by insightful authors, figuring out which books to read can seem daunting. Especially when our reading list already includes other must-read items like seminal LDS works, like Jesus the Christ.
We're here to help.
Looking beyond the standard works (which we realize are definitely #1 on any reading list) as well as beyond the standard doctrinal heavy-hitters you probably already have in your must-reads lineup, we've ranked 7 of the best new LDS books you should definitely add to your reading list:
#7 - Living in the Eleventh Hour by Robert L. Millet
Recognizing and preparing for the signs of the times is critical for all of us living in the latter days. In Living in the Eleventh Hour, author Robert L. Millet points our minds and hearts toward the future—to the glorious day that lies ahead. This encouraging work not only assists us a Latter-day Saints to recognize and better understand the signs of the times but also reminds us of our individual responsibilities as we prepare ourselves and the world for the much-anticipated return of Jesus Christ.
What is it about The Princess Bride that Mormons love so much? The squeaky-clean humor? The undeniable romance? The R-O-U-S-es?
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Mawwiage. Mawwiage is what—oh wait. Let me try again. The Pwincess Bwide. The Pwincess Bwide is what bwings us togevvah today.
As a culture, that tongue-in-cheek statement is really quite accurate. Nearly every Mormon loves The Princess Bride, and if they don’t love it, they’ve at least seen it. And I openly confess: I love it more than most Mormons. I don’t even remember the first time I saw it, but I can guarantee that it was definitely before I graduated from Primary. I might not be able to quote the entire movie word for word—but I’m pretty darn close.
Bishops and counselors often pray long and hard over who they should call to serve in their wards. But what happens when, after your own prayer and counsel with the Lord, the answer you feel prompted to give is “no”?
It’s a word that can be extremely difficult to say, especially in a religion that often values service before self and expects a lot of its members. We don’t want to disappoint our leaders, and we especially don’t want to disappoint the Lord. Saying “no” feels like admitting we don’t trust the plan the Lord has in store for us, especially when we feel like we need to say no to an assignment as important as a Church calling.
Let me pause here and explain a little more about myself: I really struggle with children. I have a hard time interacting with them, and I have always dreaded a calling in the Primary. Being a young, active, LDS married woman, I know that getting called to the Primary isn’t a question of if, it’s a question of when. And when that day does come, answering “no” is an option I feel I need to at least consider, if only for the sake of my sanity and the sake of any potential future posterity I might one day decide to have.