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At the Pulpit

185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women

This significant collection features fifty-four talks given by Latter-day Saint women from 1831 to 2016, with selections from every decade since the founding of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In the talks, women draw on inspiration and experience to explain and bear witness of their beliefs. Introductions and notes provide insight into the historical and theological context of each talk. In addition to being a scholarly history, this book provides a resource for today’s Latter-day Saints as they study, speak, teach, and lead.

At the Pulpit is available at Deseret Book, Amazon, Store.LDS.org, and many other retail outlets.


Saints at Devil’s Gate

Landscapes along the Mormon Trail

This art book, published in November 2016, accompanies a Church History Museum art exhibition of the same name. The book features dozens of paintings by three Mormon painters, John Burton, Josh Clare, and Bryan Mark Taylor, who traveled and painted the Mormon Trail landscape. Each painting is paired with quotations from pioneers. The book gives written and visual context to the pioneers’ experience of the trail, bears witness to the land as it exists today, and links the experience of pioneers to the challenges of today.

Saints at Devil's Gate is available at Store.LDS.org, Amazon, the gift store at the Church History Museum, and other retail outlets. A free compilation of the pioneer quotations in the volume is available here.

Awards

  • LDS Publishing Professionals Association, 2017 Praiseworthy Award, Honorable Mention: Text Compilation
  • 15 Bytes—Utah’s Art Magazine, Finalist for 2017 Art Book Award

The First Fifty Years of Relief Society

Key Documents in Latter-day Saint Women’s History

This volume, published in February 2016, reveals the largely unknown early history of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through seventy-eight key documents. Beginning with the society’s founding in 1842 and extending through its fiftieth anniversary, the volume features transcripts of meeting minutes, sermons, annual reports, articles, petitions, speeches, poetry, letters, journal entries, and reminiscences.

The First Fifty Years of Relief Society is available at Deseret Book, Amazon, Store.LDS.org, and many other retail outlets.


The Journal of George Q. Cannon

1849–1901

George Q. Cannon was a significant leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as in government, business, education, and publishing, in the last half of the nineteenth century. His activities, personality, and insights on the world around him are revealed in the journal he kept during this period.


The Joseph Smith Papers

For one who had little schooling, Joseph Smith left an unusually extensive documentary record. From 1828, when he began work on the Book of Mormon at age twenty-two, to 1844, when he was killed at age thirty-eight, Smith produced thousands of pages of revelations, translations, letters, declarations, discourses, journals, histories, and other documents. Images and transcripts of these documents, along with historical annotation, are found in The Joseph Smith Papers.

Volumes of The Joseph Smith Papers are available at Deseret Book, Amazon, Store.LDS.org, and many other retail outlets.