A Mother's Educational Course for Latter-day Saints

Divinity for 2012
Book of Mormon

"And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God."   
(Mosiah 2:17)

Divinity Recommended Resources for 2012

  • Book of Mormon
  • Book of Mormon Class Member Study Guide
  • Teachings of Presidents of the Church: George Albert Smith
  • Ensign Magazine
  • Daughters in my Kingdom
  • Hymns of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  (1985) 
  • Children's Songbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Divinity Journal
  • Temple Attendance
  • Patriarchal Blessing
  • Faith in God, Duty to God, and/or Personal Progress
  • Study Guide of your choice (to go along with Book of Mormon study)
  • General Authority Biography of your choice
  • Doctrinal/Inspirational book of your choice



Divinity Guide for 2012

Mountaineer Level

1. Read from the Book of Mormon regularly (daily if possible, even if only 1 verse).

2. Read and study the Book of Mormon to be prepared for the Gospel Doctrine lesson each week.  (Refer to the Book of Mormon Class Member Study Guide)

3. Read and be prepared for the Relief Society Lessons from the Teachings of Presidents of the Church: George Albert Smith.. Usually there are 2 of these lessons each month. Check your own ward/stake calendar and schedule to see what you need to read. Read these lessons before 
they are covered in R.S if possible.

4. Read each month's Ensign magazine from cover to cover.  If you would like to spread the conference issues out longer (May and November), you can choose to read 2 or 3 articles a week.  Then in the months of May and November you can catch up on other Ensigns you may not have finished yet.

Inspirator Level

1. Complete all assignments from the Mountaineer level.

2. Read Daughters in My Kingdom.  This book can be completed quickly.  You may wish to read it more than once.  Take notes for your Divinity Journal.

3.  Read and memorize one hymn or primary song each month. Try to learn all the verses but at least memorize the first verse. Ponder on the words of the hymn/song and write down any thoughts you have. Play the hymn/song during the month -- CD's with or without words are available through the Distribution Center, or listen free online at 
(Divinity Journal Suggestion - write out the words to the hymns you have chosen as copywork.)

There is also a wonderful series of episodes on different LDS hymns at the following link:


4.  Keep a Divinity Journal.  In the journal you can record any thoughts, impressions and spiritual experiences you may have during your study.  You could list scriptures that influence you.  Also include copywork of the hymns you memorize, passages from any of the readings, and scriptures you especially like.  Writing summaries of the readings could also be an aspect of the Divinity Journal.

Adventurer Level

1. Complete all assignments from the Mountaineer & Inspirator levels.

2.  Make a goal to attend the temple monthly.  If you have not been to the temple, make a goal to prepare yourself to attend by the end of the year.  Take your own family names if possible.

3.  Read your patriarchal blessing monthly.  Let it be a guide for your life.  If you have not yet received one, prepare yourself to receive it by the end of the year.
4.  Select goals and work on Faith in God, Duty to God, and/or Personal Progress with your children or just by yourself.  Check on and track your progress weekly and that of your son or daughter.

Summiteer Level

1. Complete all the assignments from all previous levels.

2. Choose one, two or all of the following options:

Option 1 - Further Study of the Book of Mormon

~Read or study at least one book/study guide to further your understanding of the Book of Mormon.  Here are some possible resources but you may choose any book of your choice:

  • Book of Mormon Student Manual Religion 121 - 122
  • The Essential Book of Mormon Companion by Kathryn B. Jenkins
  • 400 Questions and Answers about the Book of Mormon by Susan Easton Black
  • The Book of Mormon Made Easier (Parts 1- 3) by David J. Ridges
  • Treasures from the Book of Mormon (Volumes 1 - 4) by W. Cleon Skousen
  • Book of Mormon Who's Who by Ed J. Pinegar and Richard J. Allen

Option 2 - Read a Biography of a General Authority

~Read at least one biography of a General Authority (or other inspirational LDS person).  Here are just a few possibilities:

  • To the Rescue: The Biography of Thomas S. Monson by Heidi S. Swinton
  • The History of Joseph Smith by His Mother by Lucy Mack Smith
  • A Disciple's Life: The Biography of Neal A. Maxwell by Bruce C. Hafen
  • Go Forward with Faith: The Biography of President Gordon B. Hinckley by Sheri L. Dew

Option 3 - Read a Doctrinal/Inspirational Book

~Read at least one book of your choice.  Here are some examples from previous years but the possibilities are endless:

  • Inspiring Experiences that Build Faith by Thomas S. Monson
  • Pathways to Perfection by Thomas S. Monson
  • Be Your Best Self by Thomas S. Monson
  • The Holy Temple by Boyd K. Packer
  • The Holy Secret by James L. Ferrell
  • The Temple: Where Heaven Meets Earth by Truman G. Madsen
  • Faith Rewarded: A Personal Account of Prophetic Promises to the East German Saints by Thomas S. Monson
  • Hearing the Voice of the Lord: Principles and Patterns of Personal Revelation by Gerald N. Lund
  • A Witness and a Warning by Ezra Taft Benson
  • Articles of Faith by James E. Talmage
  • A Marvelous Work and a Wonder by LeGrand Richards
  • Eve and the Choice Made in Eden by Beverly Campbell
  • Sisters At The Well: Women and the Life and Teachings of Jesus by Jeni & Richard Holzapfel
  • The Miracle of Forgiveness by Spencer W. Kimball
  • Beloved Bridegroom by Donna Nielson
  • Peculiar in a Good Way by Mary Ellen Edmunds
  • Faith Precedes the Miracle by Spencer W. Kimball

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