My faith in the LDS church has always started with a book. When I was searching for my own faith I found the stories of other’s reassuring and I found my own testimony through the stories and lives shared in the Book of Mormon. I knew that ultimately to find my way to the gospel I needed my own testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints but it’s comforting to know that you are not the only person on a journey of faith and happiness. LDS books are resources that can help you wherever you are on your journey. Here are some of the best LDS books on faith to read:
I Will Lead You Along: The Life of Henry B. Eyring
If you need to build faith in families, the life of President Henry B. Eyring is a great start. This LDS book takes most of it’s tales straight from the journals of President Eyring, including some of his doodles and hopes about his future family. His faithful example and deep love for his wife Kathleen and their family will inspire you, and remind you of the importance of families in Heavenly Father’s plan.
The 7 Day Christian by Brad Wilcox
There was a time when I couldn’t stand up for my beliefs, when I wanted to fit in and when I completely lost my testimony. This book is for someone like me who has felt the weight of the world persecuting their faith. Brad Wilcox shares many personal stories about living the gospel every single day, not just on Sundays. Although we may find ourselves in awkward conversations about our faith, this LDS book is a great reminder to stand up for your beliefs.Find on Amazon
The Holy Temple by Boyd K. Packer
For a time of my life I didn’t attend the temple. I was depleted of all of the amazing blessings and spirit that lives inside those walls. The LDS faith puts a great importance on temples and the service that they provide, and this book will restore your faith and testimony in the power of the temple. President Packer goes into appropriate detail about the doctrines and practices within the temple and how it affects each individual member of the church.Find on Amazon
Lighten Up by Chieko Okazaki
Some of the best books on faith talk about more than just religion. Sister Okazaki talks about having a positive outlook on life, accepting people’s differences, and staying close to your testimony.This book is about having faith that Christ knows all that you have been through and will go through in this life. It’s about enjoying life despite your circumstances. It’s also about trusting in yourself and your relationship with God. Lighten up, life is meant to be enjoyed.
Standing for Something by Gordon B. Hinckley
Can you think of anyone who is a better example of faith than President Gordon B. Hinckley? Well in this LDS book, President Hinckley will demonstrate through personal anecdotes that if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. Having a strong faith and conviction is a power and the path to a better world. Try to implement his ten virtues and you’ll find that they will bless your life and even the lives of those around you.Find on Amazon
BONUS: The Book of Mormon
There is no greater book on faith or book to help you find your faith than the Book of Mormon. I know that through my careful study of the Book of Mormon I was able to find my own testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The testimonies and trials of the prophets of this book have gotten me through many trials in my own life and I know that it was written for our day, our struggles and our comfort.Find on Amazon
I hope that implementing the advice and lessons taught in these books on faith will feel your faith grow. Every day is an opportunity to renew your faith and come closer to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.