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What's New: 'Teachings of Thomas S. Monson'

Published: Monday, Aug. 31 2015 1:44 a.m. MDT

"Teachings of Thomas S. Monson" is a companion to his biography, "To The Rescue." The volume contains inspired teachings that span President Monson's five decades as a general authority of the LDS Church. (Deseret Book)

"TEACHINGS OF THOMAS S. MONSON," compiled by Lynne F. Cannegieter, Deseret Book, $29.99, 365 pages (nf)

"Teachings of Thomas S. Monson" summarizes five decades of inspired teachings by a prophet of the Lord.

Compiled by Lynne F. Cannegieter and being released on Sept. 30, President Monson's new book is intended as a companion to his biography, “To The Rescue,” by Heidi S. Swinton.

“Its purpose is to highlight President Monson’s doctrinal teachings on a variety of subjects, focusing on the core of the topic and featuring what he has taught rather than how he has taught it,” reads the preface. “His insights on communication, discipleship, home and family, service, and Jesus Christ, to name just a few of the dozens of topics treated therein, invite us to examine our own lives and move us to reach higher.”

LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson speaks during a session of  general conference in 2011. (Tom Smart/Deseret News) LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson speaks during a session of general conference in 2011. (Tom Smart/Deseret News)

More than 125 topics are addressed in the book with a high quality cover and heavy paper. In addition to quickly accessing statements on gospel principles, readers will also be treated to a scriptural index so they can learn what President Monson has taught about specific scriptural passages.

President Monson was set apart as the 16th president of the LDS Church in February 2008. He was called to be an apostle in October 1963.

“One of the great blessings of membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the steady leadership of prophets, seers, and revelators in an often chaotic modern world,” the preface continues. “It is our belief that as we read the prophet’s words, testimonies will grow, and we can catch a vision of our Father in Heaven’s eternal purpose that will provide the guidance, stability, and hope we need in our lives.”

“Teachings of Thomas S. Monson” will be available at Deseret Book and other LDS book retailers.

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