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.
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.
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.
Note that the photo shows the front cover and the spine.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
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.
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
III. INTRODUCTION TO THE SCRIPTURES
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 New Jerusalem
Return to Zion
Growth of the Church
V. FUNDAMENTAL DOCTRINE
The Nature of God and of Man
Gospel Principles; The Church
VI. THE BASIC LAW OF STEWARDSHIP
VLL. CHURCH ADMINISTRATION
Local Organization and Administration
VIII. MAJOR AREAS OF CHURCH ACTION
IX. FINANCING THE MINISTRIES OF THE CHURCH
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.
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.