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LDS “Great Works” and the Mormon Texts Project

Great thinkers such as C. S. Lewis and Charles Eliot have held that reading “great books” – that is, old books that have stood the test of time – has inherent value that can’t be replicated with a diet of contemporary books.

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Most Current Articles in Back to the Best Books

Motherhood Realized – An Inspiring Anthology for the Hardest Job You’ll Ever Love

Motherhood Realized was written by a group of women who want to share a message. That family life is beautiful and motherhood is a privilege. Even though some days it is hard to see that beauty.

By Catherine Keddington Arveseth
Scope for the Parents’ Imagination

Parenting isn’t for the weak or the faint of heart. It’s the only job you’ll ever have that requires 24/7 on-call responsibilities without the hazard pay we really deserve.

By Juli Caldwell
Everything I Know About Being Single I Learned From Anne Shirley

Anne Shirley from the beloved Anne of Green Gables series is a role model nearly every girl and woman can look up to. But one thing Anne Shirley is rarely given credit for, is as a role model as an “older” single woman.

By Erin Ann McBride
Rescuing Wayward Children Translated for Spanish-speaking Parents

If your child has gone astray, you are not alone! Larry Barkdull's book on the subject, Rescuing Wayward Children, is now available in Spanish.

By Larry Barkdull
The Non-fiction Nook - The Gathering of Zion: The Story of the Mormon Trail

This story of the Mormon Trail by noted author Wallace Stegner has been quoted many times in General Conference.

By Emily Geddes
The Non-fiction Nook
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Hundreds, if not thousands, of medical advances in the last half-century have been made possible by one woman, and most people, even in the medical field, have never heard of her.

By Emily Geddes
Day of Defense: Positive Talking Points for the Latter-days

Have you ever been challenged with difficult questions about your LDS beliefs and didn't know what to say? This book walks you through many of the stumbling blocks and confusing topics today's saints encounter when discussing their religion.

The Non-fiction Nook: Small and Simple Things

Hundreds, if not thousands, of medical advances in the last half-century have been made possible by one woman, and most people have never heard of her.

By Emily Geddes