A lifetime of teachings from President Thomas S. Monson. Teachings of Thomas S. Monson is the ideal companion volume to the prophet's bestselling biography, To the Rescue.
This comprehensive collection:
Gives quick, easy access to key teachings on scores of gospel topics representing nearly half a century of teaching Provides President Monson's teachings topically in alphabetical order Includes a scripture index so readers can find what President Monson taught about specific scriptural passages An invaluable resource for all who are involved in teaching the gospel or learning more from President Thomas S. Monson.
In February 2008, Thomas S. Monson was set apart as the sixteenth President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Recognized as leader and prophet by millions of Church members worldwide, he has traveled the globe in his service as a General Authority, a ministry that spans nearly five decades, beginning with his call into the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in October 1963.
Following are a few brief examples of the content readers will find here:
On adversity: Mortality is a period of testing, a time to prove ourselves worthy to return to the presence of our Heavenly Father. In order for us to be tested, we must face challenges and difficulties. . . . We can rely on the faith and testimony of others only so long. Eventually we must have our own strong and deeply placed foundation, or we will be unable to withstand the storms of life, which will come.
On discipleship: Develop a yearning to know the Lord, to understand His commandments, and to follow Him. Then shadows of despair are dispelled by rays of hope, sorrow yields to joy, and the feeling of being lost in the crowd of life vanishes with the certain knowledge that our Heavenly Father is mindful of each of us.
On Jesus Christ: From time to time the question has been posed, "If Jesus appeared to you today, what questions would you ask of Him?" My answer has always been, "I would not utter a word. I would listen to Him."
On service: God bless all who endeavor to be their brother's keeper, who give to ameliorate suffering, who strive with all that is good within them to make a better world. Have you noticed that such individuals have a brighter smile? Their footsteps are more certain. They have an aura about them of contentment and satisfaction, even dedication, for one cannot participate in helping others without experiencing a rich blessing himself.
On youth: Although there have always been challenges in the world, many of those which you face are unique to this time. But you are some of our Heavenly Father's strongest children, and He has saved you to come to the earth "for such a time as this" (Esther 4:14). With His help, you will have the courage to face whatever comes.
Whether you're preparing a lesson, planning a talk, teaching your family, or just seeking to be uplifted and motivated to live the gospel more fully, you'll appreciate Teachings of Thomas S. Monson.