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INSPIRED VERSION NEW TESTAMENT WITH PSALMS

This is the New Testament and Psalms from one of the "Three Standard Books" of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Easy to carry, it is only 351 pages (about 1/2") thick. Hardcover.

RULES AND RESOLUTIONS

This book is part of the "Pastors Reference Library." It contains the Rules of Order governing the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the resolutions which have been passed at General Conferences and World Conferences since the 1860's.

Various editions of this book are available, beginning about 1930. It is updated frequently as new resolutions are passed and some are rescinded. The most common editions are from 1952, 1957, 1964, and 1980.

1966 BOOK OF MORMON

First published at Palmyra, New York, in 1830, the Book of Mormon is one of the “Three Standard Books” of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This is the 1966 Edition by the RLDS Church, which is now known as the RAV, Revised Authorized Version.

Changes include correction of punctuation, elimination of ambiguous construction, substitution of synonyms for obsolete and archaic words, and revision of out-of-date spellings. Examples of changes: “you” and “your” for “thee” and “thy”; “went” for “didst go”; and deletion of many “And it came to pass” phrases.

The book is produced with hardback, paper, and leather covers, and in a large-print edition. A replica of the 1830 edition is also available. The “1908 Edition” of the Book of Mormon is also available; it is now known as the AV, Authorized Version.

BOOK OF MORMON

First published at Palmyra, New York, in 1830, the Book of Mormon is one of the “Three Standard Books” of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The title page of recent editions includes these words: “Compared with the original manuscript and the Kirtland Edition of 1837, which was carefully re-examined and compared with the original manuscript by Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery.”

A variety of books with different formats was produced by the RLDS Church prior to 1908. The “1908 Edition” standardized verses and made a concordance possible for the first time. Chapters follow the numbering system of the 1830 edition. This book is now known as the AV, Authorized Version.
Note that the LDS Church renumbered chapters and verses, so LDS references do not match RLDS books.

The book is produced with hardback, paper, and leather covers, and in a large-print edition. A replica of the 1830 edition is also available. The RLDS Church also published an edition using more modern English and sentence structure in 1966; it is now known as the RAV, Revised Authorized Version.

REPLICA 1835 EMMA SMITH HYMNAL

Emma Smith was instructed to make a selection of sacred hymns for the early Church. This is a replica of “A Collection of Sacred Hymns for the Church of the Latter Day Saints.” It was first printed in Kirtland, Ohio, in 1835. The book contains 90 hymns—words only.

The preface says, “In order to sing by the Spirit, and with the understanding, it is necessary that the Church of the Latter Day Saints should have a collection of “Sacred Hymns,” adapted to their faith and belief in the gospel, and, as far as can be, holding forth the promises made to the fathers who died in the precious faith of a glorious resurrection, and a thousand years’ reign on earth with the Son of Man in His glory.

Notwithstanding the Church, as it were, is still in its infancy, yet, as the song of the righteous is a prayer unto God, it is sincerely hoped that the following collection, selected with an eye single to His glory, may answer every purpose till more are composed, or till we are blessed with a copious variety of the songs of Zion.”

Note that the photo shows the front cover and the spine.

REPLICA 1833 BOOK OF COMMANDMENTS

The Book of Commandments was being printed in Independence, Missouri, when a mob destroyed the press and scattered the unbound sheets. This replica contains copies of all the printed pages; it ends in the middle of a sentence.

Note that the photo shows the front cover and the spine.

REPLICA 1830 BOOK OF MORMON

The Book of Mormon is one of the “Three Standard Books” of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This is a replica of the first edition, which was printed in Palmyra, New York.

Note that the photo shows the front cover and the spine.

REPLICA 1835 DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS

First published at Kirtland in 1835, the Book of Doctrine and Covenants is one of the “Three Standard Books” of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This is a replica of the first edition, and it includes the Lectures of Faith plus 102 sections.
Note that the photo shows the front cover and the spine.

DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS

First published at Kirtland in 1835, the Book of Doctrine and Covenants is one of the “Three Standard Books” of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The title page of recent editions includes these words: “Carefully selected from the revelations of God, and given in the order of their dates.”

The RLDS Church first published the Doctrine and Covenants in 1864, and many new printings have been made since then. In 1970 the World Conference decided that several sections which were not revelations of God should be placed in an appendix. The 1990 World Conference completely removed the appendix, so later printings do not include Sections 107, 109, 110, 113, and 123.

The book is produced with hardback, paper, and leather covers, and in a large-print edition. A replica of the 1835 edition is also available.

ZION’S PRAISES

Produced by the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1903, this hymnal of 232 hymns was designed for Church school groups. It became a supplemental hymnal in many RLDS Churches.

The introduction says, “Zion’s Praises is sent out with the hope that it will meet a hearty welcome from all lovers of the beautiful in music and song.... With a desire to help the song service of the Sabbath-schools everywhere, interest the young, gladden the hearts of the elderly, and honor in grateful praise God, to whom all honor and exaltation is fully due, the work is submitted and dedicated to Zion’s hopeful children.”

HYMNS OF THE RESTORATION

Produced by the Restoration Hymn Society, this blue hymnal has been used in many Restoration branches and groups since 1984. Originally issued with 402 hymns, an “Enlarged Edition” was published with a total of 446 hymns. It was also published as a large-print, spiral-bound book and a looseleaf edition for piano and organ.

THE HYMNAL FOR YOUTH

This book was produced by the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in conjunction with The Westminster Press. The preface says, “We were happy to be able to make arrangement with The Westminster Press that permitted us to include many of the hymns already issued in the Hymnal for Youth and to add hymns of our own choosing.”

There are 396 hymns, plus several pages of instructions to leaders, sample orders of worship, and responsive readings.

CHILDREN’S HYMNAL

Produced by the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, this book was planned to enrich the worship of the nursery, kindergarten, primary, and junior ages. Its purpose is to provide hymns that will help children grow in their relationship to God, to Jesus, to the Church, and to other people.
This book contains hymns in many categories and from many sources, most of them specifically designed in both verse and music for children. It includes fun and action songs and exercises for use in children’s camps, reunion activities, vacation church school, and other occasions where non-worship material is needed.
The book contains 225 hymns plus 44 fun and action songs.

HYMNS OF THE SAINTS

This became the official hymnal of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1981. It contains 501 hymns and complete indexing. This book is also available in a looseleaf edition for piano and organ.

THE HYMNAL

Also known as “the gray hymnal,” this was the official hymnal of the Church from 1956 until 1981. It contains 582 or 583 hymns, depending on the printing. The first printings of the hymnal included “Come, Come, Ye Saints” as #580. The hymn was ordered removed in 1960, so the next several printings had a blank page where that hymn should be. Later printings scrambled the last few hymns and filled in the blank page.
Normally the covers were gray, but original bindings have also been found in red, green, black, yellow, and sky blue.
This book was also produced in a looseleaf edition for piano and organ and in two pocket-size printings—one with a black leather cover and the other a light blue paper cover.

SAINTS’ HYMNAL

This was the official hymnal of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 1933 until 1956. The same hymnal was available in both dark blue and lavender covers. It contains 442 hymns, plus complete indexes.

THE BOUNDLESS QUEST

by Florence Whipple Simmons
Felice, the heroine narrator of this novel, is a young married woman of radiant personality. Her account reflects this quality as she describes her quest for happiness in the social whirl of the ambitious Old Guard, descendants of the Puritan elite, in a fictional New England city.
The routines of the "mousie doily race," so termed and protested by her husband Philip—equally ambitious but intent upon broader horizons—finally catapult her into new scenes and totally unexpected situations.
Confronted by dangers in surroundings that call forth resources of courage she had not realized she possessed, she daringly answers to the greatest of all challenges. As she does so, she gains a faith and convictions about God that lead to her fulfillment.

TRUE SUCCESSION IN CHURCH PRESIDENCY: A Reply to B. H. Roberts on “Succession in the Presidency of the Church”

by Heman C. Smith
We have been attacked by Mr. B. H. Roberts of the LDS Church; and it is both a privilege and a duty to respond.
This work authenticates the claim of Joseph Smith III to the presidency of the Reorganized Church.

THE TRUTH DEFENDED: A Reply to “Doctrines and Dogmas of Mormonism”

by Heman C. Smith
"The Doctrines and Dogmas of Mormonism Examined and Refuted" is the title of a book written by one "Elder Davis H. Bays" and published by the St. Louis Christian Publishing Company in 1897.
The publishing company has given this work the following indorsement: “...A careful study of this work will convince the reader that the author has completely examined and refuted the doctrines and dogmas of Mormonism.”
The indorsement given the book by a respectable publishing house furnishes the apology, if one is needed, for the consideration given it in this treatise.

BOOK OF MORMON LECTURES

by Henry A. Stebbins
This book is a revised and enlarged copy of the Book of Mormon Lectures that were delivered by the author during February, 1894. The work was well received, apparently filling a place in the advocacy of our cause which no other book did, owing, perhaps, to the narrative method of treating the subject and the taking of various colonies in their order.
The author has revised and corrected the original, and also added much more to the book from the antiquarian and historical material that has come to light in favor of the Book of Mormon.

THE DIVINITY OF THE BOOK OF MORMON PROVEN BY ARCHAEOLOGY


by Louise Palfrey
The author takes the discoveries already made and theories already formed, and brings them together into one volume in convenient form for the use of Book of Mormon students.
These papers were originally prepared to be used as required readings in connection with the study of the Book of Mormon in Religio locals and were published serially in the "Arena" department of Autumn Leaves. They are the result of careful study and research of the best authors and writers of American archaeology.


BOOK OF MORMON TALKS


by “Orion” Hyrum O. Smith
This is the fourth volume of the “Birth Offering Series.”
The book describes the archaeological evidences of the people of ancient America as well as the history of the Book of Mormon.
This is written as dialog with many verses of the Scriptures being read by the children. It starts with Ernest saying: “Papa, Harry, Ethel, Maude, and I would like to have you explain to us about the Book of Mormon.”
Papa answers: “I am very glad to have the opportunity, my dear children, to explain the matter to you. What is it that you can not understand, and where shall I begin?”

PRIESTHOOD ORIENTATION STUDIES


by Alfred H. Yale
Priesthood Orientation Studies was designed to meet the need for studies to acquaint those called to the priesthood with the areas of ministry in which they may serve, and to inform them of their general duties, responsibilities, and privileges.
Contents:
I. BECOMING ACQUAINTED WITH PRIESTHOOD
The Meaning, Purpose, and History of Priesthood
The Offices of Priesthood
Form of Organization
II. THE DUTIES AND PRIVILEGES OF PRIESTHOOD OFFICE
The Elder
The Priest
The Teacher
The Deacon
III. INTRODUCTION TO THE SCRIPTURES
The Bible
The Book of Mormon
The Doctrine and Covenants
IV. INTRODUCTION TO RESTORATION HISTORY
Important Events in Church History
An Outline of Restoration History
Approach to History
Soil of the Restoration
The Restoration
The New Jerusalem
Nauvoo.
Disorganization
Reorganization
Return to Zion
Growth of the Church
V. FUNDAMENTAL DOCTRINE
The Nature of God and of Man
Atonement; Rewards
Gospel Principles; The Church
VI. THE BASIC LAW OF STEWARDSHIP
VLL. CHURCH ADMINISTRATION
Administrative Procedures
Judicial Procedures
Local Organization and Administration
VIII. MAJOR AREAS OF CHURCH ACTION
IX. FINANCING THE MINISTRIES OF THE CHURCH

THE PRIESTHOOD MANUAL


Various editions are available, beginning in 1934.
The Pastors' Reference Library has been of great value to the priesthood and leadership of the Church. It has formed the central corps of books considered by priesthood as essential to their ministry. It has set standards for our work and helped to unify the Church. The Priesthood Manual is one of this group of publications.
From time to time it has been necessary to revise and update The Priesthood Manual to keep it current with the growth of the Church.

MINISTRY OF RECONCILIATION AND CHURCH COURT PROCEDURE


by Fred L. Young
The Restoration movement as evidenced in the Church has a unique program for assisting its members to their goal of righteousness. Particularly is this true in the case of those who fall into temptation and sin, whether it be one which deeply affects the lives of many. or which touches only the lives of a few. This ministry finds its roots in the lives of the members, and extends through the work of the priesthood and the Church judicial system.
As members of the Church better understand the purpose and achievable goals of the ministry of reconciliation, growth toward Zionic ends will be more evident. The purpose is a mutual effort toward perfection.
None other than a divine mind could conceive of a system of ministry, such as we have in the Church, which permits such close correlation of all its functions. It calls for men and women of the highest moral and spiritual character. It also calls for men and women who continue to study and grow.
When using· this book, one should consider the entire book and not one section alone. For example, when considering repentance, one should read everything on that subject. Make full use of the cross-reference index in the back of the book.

TALKS ABOUT JOSEPH SMITH


by “Orion” Hyrum O. Smith
Come now, and let us reason together," is the invitation of the Lord to His children. "Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear." This volume is written to help parents “bring up your children in light and truth.”
Brother H. O. Smith, under the nom de plume of "Orion," is the author. He has collected facts bearing upon many events of an historic, social, and scientific character, which were treated by Joseph Smith years before their occurrence. Today they stand as irrefutable proofs of the wisdom of the man, as much as the direct prophecies made by him which have been literally fulfilled.
This is “Birth Offering Series” number 8.
This is written as dialog with many verses of the Scriptures and other quotations being read by the children.