– LDS Books –
If you’re a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you’re in the right place for LDS books. As an author, I write about the things that I value. One of the things I place the greatest value on is the doctrine and teachings of Jesus Christ. They have, in many ways, defined who I am. That’s part of the reason I feel so strongly about documenting what I find important in this area. LDS books have been important in my learning and understanding and they also inspire me to write myself.
Unfortunately, my LDS books have a ways to go before making it here. I’ve got a large manuscript that I need to “dust off” before it’s ready for viewing, and another manuscript that’s only partially completed. I’ll get around to them soon enough. Until then, let me recommend some other LDS books that I’ve found worth their weight in gold:
- Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith (compiled by Joseph Fielding Smith)
- Doctrines of Salvation (Joseph Fielding Smith, compiled by Bruce R. McConkie)
- Mormon Doctrine (Bruce R. McConkie)
- Jesus the Christ (James E. Talmage)
- Articles of Faith (James E. Talmage)
- Gospel Doctrine (Joseph F. Smith)
- Teach Ye Diligently (Boyd K. Packer)
- Doctrinal New Testament Commentary (Bruce R. McConkie)
There are many, many more, of course. Outside of the scriptures themselves, I’ve found these particularly important in furthering my doctrinal understanding.
However, no LDS book can possibly compensate for the direct teachings of Jesus Christ. The scriptures are absolutely, without question, the source for truth regarding the Savior. The above LDS books rely heavily on the scriptures, and provide a lot of insight to better understand the meaning and context behind the words of the Savior.
If you enjoy LDS books, the list above is a good place to start. When my small contributions are ready, I’ll include them here as well.