9/14/19

RLDS BOOK OVERSTOCK SALE



September/October, 2019


We have been buying books, and we need space to shelve them.

Our 10% and 20% discounts do not apply on these sale items. 

This offer is good through October 31, 2019, or while supplies last.


E-mail to PaulVLudy@gmail.com or phone 816 210-8450 to order.




  $1.00 Each (Regularly $2.00 to $10.00) •
Adventuring for Jesus, 1955, hard

Anway, Joseph and Carol, Adventures in a New Land, 1987, soft

Baker, Robert, RLDS New Age Theology Exposed, 1986, soft

Barlow, T. Ed, Living Saints Witness at Work, 1976, hard

Barrington, George, God Will Not Let Me Go, 1977, soft

Black, Lea Vail, Wings of Worship (Plays), 1968, hard

Boyd, Theo E., Poetic Reflections from the Dust, 1979, hard

Braby, Carol, Heritage and Hope, 1984, soft

Bradley, Ruth O., Great Themes from the Book of Mormon, 1974, hard

Brockway, Edith, The Golden Land, 1968, hard

Brockway, Esther, Toward Better Witnessing, 1976, hard

Buck, Clifford, The Greatest of These, 1966, hard

Butterworth, Vida, Girls in White, soft

Carter, Mary Leland, An Instrument in His Hands, soft

Cheville, Roy A., By What Authority, 1959, hard

Cheville, Roy A., Did the Light Go Out? 1962, hard and soft

Cheville, Roy A., Expectations for Endowed Living, 1972, hard

Cheville, Roy A., Humor in Gospel Living, 1978, soft

Cheville, Roy A., Meet Them in the Scriptures, 1960, hard and soft

Cheville, Roy A., Scriptures from Ancient America, 1964, hard and soft

Cheville, Roy A., Spirituality in the Space Age, 1962, hard

Cheville, Roy A., Ten Considerations for Family Living, 1958, soft

Cheville, Roy A., The Bible in Everyday Living, 1961, soft

Cheville, Roy A., They Made a Difference, 1970, hard and soft

Cheville, Roy A., Through the West Door (Graceland College), 1946, hard

Cheville, Roy A., When Teen‑agers Talk Theology, 1968, hard

Cheville, Roy A., When They Seek Counsel, 1954, soft
Church and Evangelism, The, 1941, hard

Church, Olive, A Time of Rebellion, 1968, hard

Cole, Clifford A., Faith for New Frontiers, 1956, hard and soft

Cole, Clifford A., The Prophets Speak, 1954, hard

Collins, Barbara Lee and Hale, A New Concordance of the D and C, 1992, soft

Conduff, Sara, Because He Cares, 1988, soft

Cornish, John J., Into the Latter Day Light, mimeo only

Davis, Dwight, Ministry of the Elder, 1953, soft

Decade of the Best, A, (1961‑1970 Saints' Herald articles), 1972, hard

DeLapp, G. Leslie, In the World..., 1973, hard

Dempsey, Elbert A., Jr., Untangling Our Faith, 1993, soft

Dempsey, Elbert A., Jr., Adventuring with God, 1985, soft

Doty, Harry L., Prayer Meetings, 1979, soft

Draper, Maurice L., Credo "I Believe," 1983, soft

Draper, Maurice L., Footnotes, 1996, soft

Draper, Maurice, Marriage in the Restoration, 1968, hard

Draper, Maurice, Methods of Evangelism, 1953, soft

Draper, Maurice, The Founding Prophet, 1991, soft

Draper, Maurice, Why I Belong, 1958, hard and soft

Edwards, Deane Butler, All Children Are Mine, 1964, hard and soft

Edwards, F. Henry, All Thy Mercies, 1962, hard

Edwards, F. Henry, Authority and Spiritual Power, 1956, hard

Edwards, F. Henry, God Our Help, 1943, hard and soft

Edwards, F. Henry, The Joy in Creation and Judgment, 1975, hard

Edwards, Paul M., Inquiring Faith, 1967, hard

Edwards, Paul M., Our Legacy of Faith, 1991, soft

Edwards, Paul M., The Chief, 1988, soft

Edwards, Paul M., The Elder: Minister of Mission, 1997, soft

Edwards, Paul M., The Hilltop Where (Graceland  College), 1972, hard

Ettinger, Cecil R., Congregational Readings, 1975, hard

Ettinger, Cecil R., Thy Kingdom Come, 1965, hard and soft

Fry, Evan A., Unto All Men, 1959, hard

Galbraith, Madelyn, There Is a Book, 1971, hard

Gilberts, Helen, Sariah, 1970, hard and soft

Griffiths, Gomer T., The Instructor (mimeo reprint), soft

Griffiths, Gomer T., The Interpreter, 1986 reprint, soft

Ham, Wayne, Enriching Your New Testament Studies, 1966, hard

Ham, Wayne, Man's Living Religions, 1966, hard and soft

Ham, Wayne, Publish Glad Tidings, 1970, hard

Hanson, Paul M., Jesus Christ among the Ancient Americans, 1945, hard

Hartman, Frances, Poetic Voices of the Restoration, 1961, hard

Hartshorn, Chris B., A Survey of the Doctrine and Covenants, 1962, hard and soft

Hartshorn, Chris B., Let Us Worship, 1946, hard

Hartshorn, Chris B., The Development of the Early Christian Church, 1967, hard

Hettrick, Ric and Marcia, From Among Men, 1976, hard

Higdon, Barbara McFarlane, Committed to Peace, 1994, soft

Higdon, Barbara McFarlane, Good News for Today, 1981, soft

Hinckley, Helen, Columbus: Explorer for Christ, 1977, hard

Holm, Francis W., The Mormon Churches‑‑A Comparison from Within, 1970, soft

Holmes, Reed M., The Church in Israel, 1983, soft

Holmes, Reed M., The Forerunners, 1981, soft

Holmes, Reed, The Patriarchs, 1978, soft

Howard, Richard P, Restoration Scriptures, 1969, hard

Hughes, Richard & Joe Serig, Evangelism, the Ministry of the Church, 1981, soft

Hunt, Larry E., F. M. Smith: Saint as Reformer (Volume 1), 1982, soft

Hunt, Larry E., F. M. Smith: Saint as Reformer (Volume 2), 1982, soft

Hurshman, Lloyd, William Dodds, David Chobar, Many Will Respond, 1988, soft

Inouye, Henry K., Jr., Roy A. Cheville: Explorer of Spiritual Frontiers, 1996, soft

Jones, Irene, Know Your Scriptures, 1966, soft

Judd, Peter & Bruce Lindgren, Introduction to the Saints Church, 1976, hard and soft

Judd, Peter, The Sacraments, 1992, soft

Kelley, Edmund G., The Making of a Frontier Missionary, 1980, soft

Kelley, William H., Presidency and Priesthood, undated reprint, soft

Kirkendall, Norma Anne, Let's Do Something About Our Teaching, soft

Knisley, Alvin, Book of Mormon Dictionary, Mimeo reprint of 1945 book, soft

Knisley, Alvin, Infallible Proofs, mimeo only

Kramer, Annando, From Now to Eternity, 1993, soft

Landon, Donald, To Be the Salt of the Earth, 1965, hard

Learning God's Way, 1964, hard

Linder, Ted, Ben Nelson: Defender of the Faithful, 1981, soft

Look Upward, 1988, Sionita School, soft

Lucero, Paul, In Search of the Eternal Christ, 1986, soft


• $5.00 Each (Regularly $8.00 to $40.00)

Blair, Frederick B., The Memoirs of President W. W. Blair, 1908, hard

Brown, Paula, The Mormon Girl,, 1912, hard

Burton, Emma Beatrice, Beatrice Witherspoon, 1915, hard

Cheville, Roy A., Joseph and Emma, Companions, 1977, hard

Davis, Inez Smith, Story of the Church, The, 1989, soft

Edwards, F. Henry, A New Commentary on the Doctrine and Covenants, 1977, hard

Edwards, F. Henry, Life and Ministry of Jesus, 1982, soft

Gibson, Margaret Wilson, Emma Smith, the Elect Lady, 1954, hard

Griffiths, Gomer T., The Instructor, 1902 8th Edition, hard

Hanson, Paul M., In the Land of the Feathered Serpent, 1949, hard

Henderson, John and Lilli, Discovery of the Last Chapter Vol 1, 1997, soft

Henderson, John and Lilli, Discovery of the Last Chapter Vol 2, 1997, soft

Henderson, John and Lilli, Keys to the Hidden Mysteries, 1992, soft

Henderson, John and Lilli, Secrets of the Last Sunrise, 1994, soft

Holik, Norma Anne, Prophecy and Today, 1979, private, soft

Kelley, E. L., The Law of Christ and Its Fulfillment, 1911?, hard

Kelley, William H., Presidency and Priesthood, 1902, hard

Luff, Joseph, The Old Jerusalem Gospel, 1912, hard

3/9/19

33 WOMEN OF THE RESTORATION

by Emma M. Phillips

Over the past century and a half, thousands of women have lived and died in a Christian cause called the Restoration movement. Out of this long list of women of the Church, the author has extracted a group of thirty-three to be representative examples of the kinds of lives which have helped the Church to grow.

Because their biographies appear in this book does not make them heroines over and above the other women of the Restoration movement. They stand on a level with the unsung—and in many cases now unknown—women of our faith who reared sons and daughters in our tradition and talked to their neighbors about the gospel, and who cleaned churches, built fires, taught classes, quilted and tied "comforts," and did the myriad other tasks required on the frontier of service.

It is to our loss and our shame that we have not done a better job of collecting and retaining the information necessary to make a permanent record of the lives of more of our pioneer women. Many of their experiences, would bring to our young people a greater appreciation for the energies spent that we might now worship as we do.

The biographies in this book are arranged in chronological order. As you read, you will notice the changing times and changing problems that have confronted our women. From these stories of service and sacrifice, both adult and young can gain a greater insight into our history and a higher regard for the cause these women fostered.

A COMMENTARY ON THE BOOK OF MORMON

by Chris B. Hartshorn

Many commentaries on the Bible have been available from other sources, and our own Church has published a commentary on the Doctrine and Covenants since 1938, but this is the first time our people have had ready access to a Book of Mormon commentary.

This is not a complete commentary in the sense that each verse is thoroughly explored; rather the author has chosen the more significant passages in each chapter for comment. Those parts of the Book of Mormon which seemed to him to offer some problems or difficulties have received extensive treatment.

The order of presentation in this book follows that found in the Book of Mormon. To locate a particular subject, the author suggests that the reader use A Concordance to the Book of Mormon, published by Herald House. Then use this commentary to get further light associated with the text by the use of references from other books. Immediately following the contents page is a "Proper Names Pronunciation Guide," which adds greatly to the value of this book. This guide was reviewed by several Church authorities and represents their consensus of opinion. It should do much to standardize Book of Mormon pronunciations throughout the Church.

Reference literature will have value to the reader to the extent that he is able to find readily the helps it offers. Therefore, several indexes have been prepared by the author and placed in the back of the book: (1) index to bibliography; (2) reference indexes to our standard Scriptures; ( 3) a topical index.

We commend this book for study by every member of the Church and by all students who wish to investigate the Book of Mormon more thoroughly.

A DECADE OF THE BEST

In 1960 Elbert A. Smith, former presiding patriarch and longtime member of the first presidency, was memorialized by the establishment of a journalism award in his name. Writing had been his most appreciated talent. He had been a contributor and editor for the Saints' Herald for over a half century.

The Elbert A. Smith Memorial Award was to be given annually to the person "writing the Saints' Herald article judged best to reflect...the high standards of originality, insight, and constructive emphasis set by Elbert A. Smith." The first award was made in 1961 to Clair E. Weldon, a seventy serving at that time in Central and South America. His timely article, "Brazil—An Open Door," presented a view of the opening of new missions abroad, then in the midst of dynamic expansion. Since that date, ten additional awards have been given.

In most instances, the chosen articles have had a timeless quality—they will have value for years to come. It is for this reason that they have been collected into book form. The award-winning articles of the last decade (1961-1970) comprise the bulk of this volume.

A NEW COMMENTARY ON THE DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS

by F. Henry Edwards

When my first commentary was published in 1938, it was felt that a study of the historical background of the revelations in the book of Doctrine and Covenants was needed. In the six printings of the Commentary, it was revised at a number of points, generally to bring it up-to-date; but the passage of time, the receipt of further guidance, and the development of emphases not covered hitherto have combined to advise the preparation and publication of this book.

Nearly 150 years separate us from the times in which the earliest sections of the Doctrine and Covenants were given. We have forgotten, if we have ever known, many small but important details of Church history which provide light for understanding the words of the prophets. This book attempts to provide some of the desired background as faithfully as possible.
This edition differs from the earlier printings in three major respects: some biographical notes formerly included have been eliminated since they are now available in Church History, Volumes 5, 6, 7, and 8; a considerable number of comments on the text have been added; and the book has been brought up-to-date.

This is the 1977 edition, which contains Sections 1-152 (1976). Two earlier editions are generally available. A later edition, entitled The Edwards Commentary..., was published in 1986.

A PROPHET CAME TO AMERICA



By Elbert A. Smith

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A RESTORATION HERITAGE

by Frances Hartman Mulliken

America was founded by strong, determined people who placed their faith in God. The Church also was founded by such individuals. They were sometimes called rebels—fanatics—because their beliefs could not be changed or their voices stilled.

A Restoration Heritage is the saga of a family formed in a new nation and a new religion. From old letters, family legends, diaries, and documented volumes of history evolve nearly 150 years in a chain of human lives. Some were strong characters, some weak. Still others were indifferent. Mostly they were honest, hardworking people who placed their faith in a personal God and sought divine direction in their living.

A STUDY OF JESUS CHRIST'S VISIT TO ANCIENT AMERICA


THIS IS A VERSE-BY-VERSE COMMENTARY OF THIRD NEPHI

by Ronald M. Turner

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A TIME OF REBELLION

by Olive Church

Jenny, an out-of-state second-year student at Graceland College, realizes how far apart her two worlds of home and school are when she spends Christmas vacation with her widowed mother and teen-age sister. As she contrasts the familiar patterns of family life with the exhilarating atmosphere of the college campus, she decides she can never accept the mores of the people with whom she grew up. Her mother is hurt when Jenny appears to rebel against the role she is expected to fulfill in her hometown after she finishes college. And her sister resents Jenny’s attempt to rescue her from unwise romantic involvements.

Friends from high school days and friends at college look to Jenny as a confidante; and by listening to their problems, she begins to discover what it is she really expects from life. Masculine admirers—from carpenters to college professors—vie for her attention and add amorous highlights throughout the story.

Still uncertain about which career she should pursue after graduation, she agrees to join a dorm mate on a trip to the mountains of New Mexico. Here, in a primitive cabin, they spend the summer months writing, painting, and thinking about the future. Jenny experiences the breakthrough she has been seeking in her spiritual life—an awareness of Deity and divine direction in selecting a profession.

A TRIBUTE TO EMMA


by Mark H. Forscutt

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A VINEYARD STORY

by Estella Wight

This is one of the most popular works of Latter Day Saint fiction ever published. Originally published in 1927, it was reprinted that the young men and women of the Church may enjoy it as their fathers and mothers did.

A sequel to In the Shelter of the Little Brown Cottage, this book continues the life of the Warren family. Janey Warren is pursued by two would-be suitors, both of whom have been called to the priesthood. And one of them, Robert Clayton, has been asked to go on an overseas mission. Will Janey choose him and become the wife of a missionary?

ADVENTURES OF A SOUTH SEA MISSIONARY



by F. Edward Butterworth



At the age of twenty-six, F. Edward Butterworth and his bride of a few months made their first trip to the South Pacific as missionaries for the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. That was in 1944.

Out of the experiences of approximately nine years in this far-away mission of the Church, Brother Butterworth has recorded some of the more fascinating ones in this book. Much of this material first appeared in serial form in the youth magazine, Stride.

"Eddie," as he is best known, has a very interesting style of writing. He keeps his readers in suspense as he describes his shipwreck, the finding of the Kon-Tiki, pearl diving and spear fishing, meeting Tahitian royalty, native customs, and walking in a fire pit.

ALWAYS THE FRONTIER


by Elsie Townsend

In the early 1900's Florence Wildermuth arrives in Lebeck, Missouri, and begins teaching school. She is twenty-one years old and "in no hurry to get married" until she meets and falls in love with Sam Andes, a priest in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Florence settles down and begins to rear her family. But for her husband, there is always the frontier, and Sam’s eyes look westward.


Florence fights her fear of the unknown and moves to Far West, where Sam works as a blacksmith. When he reads about homesteading in Montana, Florence at first ignores the idea, hoping his dreams will fade. Eventually she succumbs to his restlessness, and Sam hurries out west to stake a claim on the land.


With their five children, Sam and Florence move to Montana. The Andes family builds a sod house and faces danger and hardships in the treacherous winters with little but love for each other and abiding faith in God.


Elsie Townsend’s true-life story of her mother and father, Florence and Sam Andes, is a tribute to all the Church families who have put their trust in God and traveled to unknown places, establishing homes and planting the Church, which sees "always the frontier."

ARTHUR A. OAKMAN: Themes from His Radio Sermons

compiled by Stephen A. Gregson

Arthur Alma Oakman, possibly as much as any popular theologian, has influenced the theological thinking of ministers in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He received General Church appointment in 1930 and soon began developing his theological and preaching talents. He served as presiding elder of the Stone Church in Independence from 1936 to 1938. Ordained as a member of the Council of Twelve in 1938, his first assignment as an apostle was to his native England and continental Europe. His devotion was exemplified in that when the war broke out in Europe, he chose to stay, serving as apostle to people who were experiencing the ravages of war.

Brother Oakman's theological contribution drew great appreciation for his Melchisedec priesthood lectures, "Christus Veritas," which later were expanded in one of his six books. These books, widely used in the Church, are God's Spiritual Universe, Belief in Christ, He Who Is, Resurrection and Eternal Life, O Worship the King, and The Call of Christ in an Age of Dilemma.

People in the central area of the Church appreciated his radio ministry, which he gave unreservedly. His sermons originated at the Stone Church in the 1930s over KMBC. In the later years of his life his Morning Devotions were heard over KXTR-FM. The theology and dynamic preaching of Brother Oakman, which has influenced so many members of the Church, reached out to touch the lives of those in the Kansas City area.

Brother Oakman died on December 26, 1975. Following his death, his more recent radio sermons were collected and edited for this book. Two volumes are available.

AS IT WAS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH!

by Robert E. Baker

I see a world in utter chaos and I ask "How much longer can these conditions continue?" I examine my life and what I know to be true and find that there are many truths that must be shared. I look to the Scriptures and the words of the Savior and realize that a lost vision must be rekindled within the Church.

A warning must be given. Erroneous thinking must be corrected. The "deceived" must be shown how they have been misled and who is responsible for the deception.

I want to point out what once was, what was intended, and what must come in the future.

AUTHORITY AND SPIRITUAL POWER

 by F. Henry Edwards

In this book the author talks of the two most fundamental aspects of the gospel as expressed through the Church. A fine building filled with worshipers or thousands of them bonded together by fraternal ties do not meet the needs of the human spirit unless they are motivated by spiritual power.

The authority to function as ministers for Christ makes this power effectual in the world. These two—authority and spiritual power—are the sine qua non of the Christian religion.

In the nine chapters of this little book, the author discusses the various aspects of ministry, the sacraments, prayer, the keys of the Kingdom, spiritual gifts, and eternal life.

The book is designed for a study course and is also good for meditative reading. Each chapter is preceded by an outline to assist the teacher who presents the subject matter.

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CHRISTIANA STEDMAN SALYARDS



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BEATRICE WITHERSPOON


by Emma Beatrice Burton

Emma Davison was born May 20, 1844, in Nova Scotia. In 1860 she was married to Joseph Burton, a ship captain. Sailing took Joseph away from home so often that he decided to give up his life on the seas and homestead in California.


In the pioneer community where the Burtons settled there was no church, so a weekly Bible class was organized. Two elders of the Reorganization came to the little community and preached to the group. On December 7, 1873, the Burtons were baptized. Joseph was called to the priesthood and later became president of the Southern California District. Emma often traveled with him as he ministered to the people in his assigned field. Frequently they helped other pioneer Saints establish homes in California.


Because of their enthusiasm for the Church, the Burtons wanted to share the "good news" with their friends back in Nova Scotia. Leaving their children with relatives, they spent two years in Canada telling the gospel story. In 1884 they were asked by Church officials to work in the Australasian Mission. Emma and a daughter, Abbie, did sewing to provide an income.


After four years they returned to California where they remained until 1894 when Joseph offered to pilot the missionary boat Evanelia to French Polynesia. Emma accompanied him on that first voyage, and later they were assigned to minister there. Emma assisted her husband in producing a thousand copies of the Doctrine and Covenants in Tahitian, helped publish Te Orometua (a native language periodical), translated and mimeographed Church school lessons, and worked with the women and children in the Islands. A prolific writer, she was a frequent contributor to Autumn Leaves, Zion’s Ensign, and the Herald in addition to writing her autobiography.


Following the death of her husband in 1909, she remained active in the Church until her own life ended on September 3,1927.

BECAUSE HE CARES

by Sara Conduff

Writing this book has been a beautiful experience for me, sorrowful at times, but at the same time very joyful. I have felt an inner need for many years to express my story in the small hope that someone might benefit from my experiences. Life is sometimes difficult, and many times we reach a point, as I did, where continuing to live does not seem to be the best alternative.

After finding Christ, or really recognizing that He had always been with me, the alternatives were suddenly enormous, with beautiful hopes and challenges to look forward to. I find Christ to be a living, close, personal God who has helped me move from a young, orphaned girl in Central America contemplating suicide on a bridge overlooking the Chamelecon River to a thankful wife, mother of three beautiful children, and spiritually challenged member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Even now, as I write this preface, I am seeing and remembering the many beautiful ways God has fulfilled my heart's desires and prayers. He is always with each of us "Because He Cares" for our needs. We only have to learn to recognize, trust, and accept His gifts.

BETWEEN THE COVERS OF THE BOOK OF MORMON


by Verda E. Bryant

I stood before a group of children at The Plains, Ohio, with a Book of Mormon in my hands. The blank looks on their faces prompted me to ask if they knew what it was. Several did. Then I asked them if they knew what was between its covers, and none did. So, impulsively, I told them I didn’t know much about it either, but that we would find out, and that each Sunday thereafter we would have a story from the Book of Mormon.


With this promise to prod me, I dug into the book and read for story content. I early decided that each story would have to be connected with the previous one. I told them in the Church school worship services as nearly as possible in the narrative style of the Book of Mormon, attempting to use the same language but simplifying the words.


Visitors from the district who occasionally heard them advised me to offer them for publication, so after completing them I typed them and sent them in.


After the story appeared in Stepping Stones, it was re-edited and revised with the help of Vida Kraus, to remove errors. The book is presented to the youth of our Church with the hope that future generations may grow into adulthood with a better understanding and appreciation of the Book of Mormon because they have learned its story.

BETWEEN THE COVERS OF THE DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS




by Verda E. Bryant






After my book, Between the Covers of the Book of Mormon, was published in 1945, I determined to write the story of the Doctrine and Covenants’ testimony that Jesus lives and speaks in our day in such a manner that even the children would understand and thrill to its message.


I began this story then, but after several chapters realized I did not know enough to continue, and I shelved it. Seven years later, at the suggestion of Apostle Reed Holmes, I tried again, but the manuscript as then presented was rejected by the publishers. Again it found its place upon the shelf, and I was discouraged.


During a reunion prayer meeting in 1956, Apostle Maurice Draper, who presided, suggested each of us bear upon his heart the name of someone we wished would embrace the gospel. My mind flew to my childhood girlfriend, to whom I had tried a number of times to tell the story. Though we had then been separated for nearly twenty years, we had maintained an active correspondence, supplemented by an occasional visit. At that time she was living in Africa with her Air Force husband.


During that 1956 reunion prayer service, I determined to redo this book and dedicate it to the children of my friend, particularly for Sandra and Frank, who were then of the age for which I wrote the story, in the hopes that perhaps it might influence their lives toward the fullness of the gospel.


I present Between the Covers of the Doctrine and Covenants to the youth of the Church and to all who desire to read a simple account of the wonderful message of a living Christ. I add my personal testimony that Jesus lives and speaks today, for I, too, have heard His voice in words that were clear and sure.

3/8/19

BETWEEN THE COVERS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT



by Verda E. Bryant






Throughout my years of teaching in Vhurch school, camps, and reunions, I have talked with many young people. Most of them have gone through a faith-shaking period of trying to make the transition between the stories of the Bible they have heard as children and the treatment given ancient history in their study of the sciences and the Bible itself in the colleges of our country.


Even the student who is fortunate to have an understanding, God-fearing teacher goes through a terrific trial as he adjusts from the Bible of his childhood to the Bible of his college studies. The one who studies under an atheist meets a hurdle that is almost insurmountable. I have seen something of the turmoil of these young people as their faith is tried, and my heart has gone out to them. I knew I could not prevent them from being so taught, but I might be able to help prepare them for this kind of teaching and give guidance that they might find answers to their questions.


Joseph Smith, the latter-day prophet, admonished: "Seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning even by study and also by faith."


This book is an effort to do just that. It presents the basic Bible history in story form, using key phrases in biblical language. It attempts to analyze both the conclusions drawn by scholars and the traditional interpretations of the Bible in an endeavor to find a point where they might be harmonized.


I present Between the Covers of the Old Testament to the youth of the Church, and to all who desire to strengthen their faith in the "Good Book." My personal testimony is that I have learned to love my Bible and to understand much better what is between its covers by applying the principle of learning by study and by faith.

BIBLE STUDIES

by Thelona Stevens

Rather than a textbook, this book may be regarded more as a guide, with the Bible as the text, supported by the Book of Mormon and Doctrine and Covenants.

It presents a well-balanced view of the main historical, theological, doctrinal, and sociological aspects of the Old and New Testaments.

Fifty-two lessons contain objectives, background information, questions for study and discussion, and significant Scripture verses to help students gain a better understanding and appreciation of the Bible and its purpose.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

by Joseph H. Anthony

After the death of his mother and the conviction of his father for embezzlement, 16-year-old Don Merwin is denounced by his relatives and threatened with life in a reformatory. He runs away, determined to continue his schooling, earn the money necessary to repay what his father had taken, and convince people in his hometown that the son of a thief can become an honorable man.

The story traces his adventures as he sets out on his own, meets another traveling family, and eventually learns of the Church of Jesus Christ.

This novel was first published about 1920 and was reprinted in paperback in 1978.

BOOK OF COMMANDMENTS, REPLICA 1833

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.

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.

BOOK OF MORMON, REPLICA 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 a replica of the first edition, which was printed in Palmyra, New York.

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

BOOK OF MORMON, 1966

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.